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.

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1. Hot venue

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Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts by @ms_pix

2. Alfresco masterpiece

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by @johnny2tone

3. Spray painting

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JC Nichols Memorial Fountain by @kpfanmiller

4. Soaring skyline

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View from Liberty Memorial by @samueljlester

5. Game night

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Kauffman Stadium by @ginevans410

6. Looking up

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Union Station by @allisonleahlaw

7. Exotic morsels

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Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates by @jcbramer

8. Just chillin'

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Kansas City Zoo by @kim_horgan

9. Super power

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Power and Light District by @sytphotos

10. Solid salute

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Liberty Memorial by @churchill_chris

11. Majestic view

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Swope Park by @johannapeezy

12. Something's brewing

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Boulevard Brewing Company by @lauragrote

13. Downsized downtown

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Legoland Discovery Center by @jhoffert

14. City lights

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Country Club Plaza by @medinakansas

15. Edgy exterior

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Crossroads Arts District by @jennaspiegel

16. Local flavor

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City Market by @jlwp47

17. Polished stay

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Hotel Phillips by @jhoffert

18. Adrenaline rush

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Worlds of Fun by @darrickinscho

19. Smoked stack

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Arthur Bryant's Barbeque by @greeen_machine

20. Bubble vision

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Sea Life Aquarium by @airjustin94

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