Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth-largest city in the Midwest, with an estimated population of 475,378. It is the anchor city of the Kansas City metro area, which boasts a population of more than 2.3 million as of 2015. The city sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas.
Historically known for its contributions to the musical styles of blues and jazz, and its Kansas City-style barbecue, Kansas City is a destination town. Sophisticated yet unpretentious, it has more than 200 fountains, second-most in the world just behind Rome, earning the nickname, “City of Fountains.” Culturally, the Kansas City metro area hosts numerous performing arts organizations, the nation’s second-largest working train station, and the world-class art collection in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.