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IPMS Great Plains
KC CON 2002
March 23 , 2002
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Local Information

Overland Park, KS is located within the greater Kansas City area that is a vibrant medium-sized urban center.  Area attractions easily within driving distance (within 30-45 mintues) from Overland Park include:

General Area Information
Convention And Visitors Bureau Of Greater Kansas City
Experience Kansas City
Yahoo Travel

Weather Information

Hotels/Motels Near KC CON
Holiday Inn & Suites
Other Area Hotels and Motels (Yahoo Travel listing)

Restaurants Near KC CON

Westport Area - an attractive district of good restaurants and trendy shops between 39th and 45th streets, was the original jumping-off point for the Santa Fe Trail.
Ameristar Casino - The Midwest entertainment mecca that offers something for everyone: twin floating casinos, 15 restaurants ranging from casual fare to fine dining, a 1,384 seat Grand Pavilion for headline entertainment and sports, a luxury hotel, 18 movie screens, Kids Quest supervised child-care and more.
Harrah's Casino - Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel is a stationary boat casino in North Kansas City, Missouri that is open mardi gras: 8am-5am m-f, 24hr weekends;north star:11am-2am m-f, 9am-4am weekends. The 59,468 square foot casino features 2,236 slots and sixty-one table games. The property has four restaurants and a hotel with 291 rooms.
Argosy Casino - Argosy Casino-Kansas City is a river boat casino in Riverside, Missouri that is open 8am-5am, sunday-thursday, 24 hours friday and saturday. The 35,863 square foot casino features 1,100 slots and thirty-four table games. The property has three restaurants.
Isle of Capri Casino - Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City is a stationary boat casino in Kansas City, Missouri that is open 8am to 5am mon-thurs; 24 hours fri - sun. The 30,000 square foot casino features 1,100 slots and thirty table games. The property has five restaurants.

Area Attractions
Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Kansas City Zoo
Arabia Steamboat Museum - Unbelievable treasures and fascinating history await. Explore our museum and learn how the handsome steamer Arabia prospered on the rivers, perished in 1856 and was finally rediscovered 132 years later, precious cargo intact. This exhibit, in Kansas City, Mo, is many things: history, ingenuity, tragedy, adventure, perseverance, preservation and a tribute to the pioneer spirit. This is Life! Come explore!
Hallmark Cards Visitors Center/Museum - Splendidly awful. Traces greeting card styles alongside cultural change, demonstrates printing process and passes on saccharin propaganda. The Hallmark Visitors Center, located in Kansas City's Crown Center complex, presents a lively overview of the world's largest greeting card company to more than 150,000 visitors each year.  
Science City at Union Station
Kansas City Museum - Adventures in science and history
18th and Vine District
Kansas City Jazz Museum - Dedicated to Kansas City jazz, with great exhibits on Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - An enthralling collection of photographs, interactive exhibits, and original team uniforms, tracing the turbulent history of black baseball in America.
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art - bringing together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City - The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City was founded in 1982 by two Kansas Citians - Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall. Located on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the museum contains twenty-four rooms filled with antique dolls,dolls' houses, cast iron toys, trains, and scale miniatures.

Country Club Plaza
Oak Park Mall
Leawood Towne Center
Crown Center