An arts district, an entertainment district and (arguably) the nation's best barbecue are just the start. Take a tour of Missouri's second-largest city through the inspired eyes of Instagrammers.

By By Jess Hoffert

1. Hot venue

Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts by @ms_pix

2. Alfresco masterpiece

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by @johnny2tone

3. Spray painting

JC Nichols Memorial Fountain by @kpfanmiller

4. Soaring skyline

View from Liberty Memorial by @samueljlester

5. Game night

Kauffman Stadium by @ginevans410

6. Looking up

Union Station by @allisonleahlaw

7. Exotic morsels

Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates by @jcbramer

8. Just chillin'

Kansas City Zoo by @kim_horgan

9. Super power

Power and Light District by @sytphotos

10. Solid salute

Liberty Memorial by @churchill_chris

11. Majestic view

Swope Park by @johannapeezy

12. Something's brewing

Boulevard Brewing Company by @lauragrote

13. Downsized downtown

Legoland Discovery Center by @jhoffert

14. City lights

Country Club Plaza by @medinakansas

15. Edgy exterior

Crossroads Arts District by @jennaspiegel

16. Local flavor

City Market by @jlwp47

17. Polished stay

Hotel Phillips by @jhoffert

18. Adrenaline rush

Worlds of Fun by @darrickinscho

19. Smoked stack

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque by @greeen_machine

20. Bubble vision

Sea Life Aquarium by @airjustin94

Join the fun! Share your #midwestmoment on Instagram and we might feature you @midwestlivingmag.

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