Kansas City is on the rise. That’s the vibe around the metropolitan area, and this book shows you just where to find what’s happening in this Midwestern crossroads filled with fascinating places and experiences. You’ve heard about the barbecue and jazz—two traditions that still define the area—but this guide takes you to places where the locals hang. It also includes insider tips and secrets along the way. We share with you the culinary joys of eating in a gas station, how to uncover the city’s gangster past, and where to go to make your own sausage. And that’s just the beginning. 100 Things to Do in Kansas City mixes eclectic with family-friendly venues, iconic Kansas City stops along with places that honor the diversity of people who have called the area home. Whether you are just visiting or grew up here, this book will take you to places that will amuse you, entertain you, and make you think. Traci Angel is an independent writer, longtime journalist, and frequent contributor to the Kansas City Star, who lives in south Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood. When she isn’t on assignment or writing her next feature, she’s with her mini-explorers plotting their next journey to the River Market, West Bottoms, or the 18th and Vine district, her favorite areas of Kansas City. You can follow her @100ThingsKC or www.kcadventures.wordpress.com.