Natural Home Goes to Kansas City

Explore Kansas City and all of its green establishments for relaxing, sleeping and eating.

| March/April 2005

Kansas City, which straddles two states and the “Big Muddy” Missouri River, was once the last stop before heading west on the Overland, Santa Fe, Mormon and Oregon Trails. Today’s Kansas City melds the best of old frontier with blossoming cultural amenities.


Arabia Steamboat Museum
Still an archeological work in progress, this museum displays many artifacts—including a six-ton paddlewheel and 10,000 calico buttons—from the Arabia after it sank into the Missouri’s mud in 1856.
400 Grand Blvd. (816) 471-1856;

Discovery Center
Ten acres of wetlands and gardens surround a green-built center for urban conservation and education.
4750 Troost Ave. (816) 759-7300;


Blue Bird Bistro
This trendy eatery serves locally and sustainably grown organic foods and natural meats. Specials include vegetarian meals and an all-natural version of KC’s signature dish: barbecue.
1700 Summit St. (816) 221-7559;

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