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Why You Should Visit Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City
The vast, middle of our country, known as America's Heartland, appears as an endless patchwork of farmland and snaking rivers, punctuated by the occasional city that often seems so small and inconsequential especially from an airplane window. To coastal dwellers, these flyover cities, a slightly disparaging term, refer mostly to the swath of land making up states like Illinois, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Missouri.
Beyond the well-traversed Windy City of Chicago, a few smaller Midwestern cities are luring travelers with their creative cuisine, live tunes, new museums, and serious laid-back charm. Here, a guide to three cities worth landing, and cheap womens lingerie, in.
flyover statesPhoto: Courtesy of Selam, selamdafla, Kansas CityLong known for its stockyards, jazz, and famed barbecue, Kansas City is also said to have more fountains than Rome and more boulevards than Paris thus its honorary title, Paris of the Plains. Conjuring up a few days in this friendly, easy-to-zip-around city includes a robust dose of art, shopping, music, and of course, indulging in some classic Midwestern fare.
flyover statesPhoto: Courtesy of Golden, goldenandpine, Where to ShopExplore Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, an outdoor shopping destination that includes terra-cotta and stucco design influenced by KC's sister city of Seville, Spain, which makes for a lovely architectural stroll.
Pop inside Matt Baldwin's (a 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist) Standard Style and Baldwin KC (where you'll find the designer's KC hat that often appears on homegrown actors Jason Sudeikis and Paul Rudd). The world headquarters of Hallmark has its own boutique department store, Halls, which cheap womens lingerie believe it or not houses labels like Prada and Rag & Bone. Check out smaller shops like the sweet home-goods store Golden & Pine, or the Cali-cool Dear Society, stocked with classic Jordache and woven wall hangings. Intended for intimates, the long-standing Birdies in the Crossroads sells lacey lingerie along with artist Peregrine Honig's whimsical sketches. A slice of classic Americana (think perfectly worn Pendleton and faded Levi's) lives at Cable and Company. And in the East Bottoms, the general store Urban Provisions has leather satchels, boho wares, and, of course , kitchen essentials.
Where to Eat and DrinkThe small , stylish champagne pub? a Va is the spot for bubbles and bites. Sip potent margaritas at the buzzy Port Fonda or nab a seat at create whiskey pub Julep. The patio of Gram & Dun has a lively happy hour of polished cocktails and snacks. A James Beard Cworthy dinner can be found at Bluestem (chef Colby Garrelts was awarded Best Cook Midwest in 2013), while the hip Rieger serves Kansas City strip steaks and libations. For Neapolitan pizzas, try Il Lazzarone, and for exciting Scandinavian bites, head to Klubbkrokstrom. For that famed BBQ, visit the well-traversed, Paul Rudd Cendorsed Joe's Kansas City or the industrial-meets-rustic Q39 where wood-fired meats match with local brews. Serious coffee enthusiasts frequent Oddly Correct.
flyover statesPhoto: Courtesy of the Kemper Museum, kempermuseum> What to DoThe Moshe Safdie Cdesigned Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, revered for its spectacular tone, hosts the resident Kansas City Symphony and a variety of operatic and ballet productions.
And there's no shortage of art the 1933 neoclassical Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art contains a renowned Asian art collection and a dramatic glass block structure that houses contemporary works, including a tranquil Isamu Noguchi sculpture court. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art features a giant lawn spider, courtesy of 20th-century artist Louise Bourgeois, and a private collection of artists, from Georgia O'Keeffe to Damien Hirst. Later, drop by an old fire station housing artist Tom Corbin's elegant, statuesque bronze work and rest in the tranquil courtyard. Live music aficionados will appreciate the moody, red-hued Green Lady Lounge, with its retro cocktail lounge twist, or the more casual, nightly jazz venue at the Majestic.