Magic Fingers Relaxation System Massage

November 14, 1916

John Joseph Houghtaling was born on this day in Kansas City. He invented the Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed, a common feature in mid-priced hotels and motels from the 1960s to 1970s. "Hey, gotta quarter?"


Your Guide to The Nutcracker & Where to See It

Local productions and traveling shows bring the iconic ballet to appreciative audiences here in Missouri. For professional ballet companies, The Nutcracker is often the most popular show of the season.


The Elms Resort Excelsior Springs 1931 Robbery Kansas City

November 5, 1931

On this day, forty shots were fired in the Elms Hotel lobby and veranda in a robbery gone bad. The Excelsior Springs police shotgun squad chased the robbers from the hotel to Kansas City where they were caught, tried, and convicted. You can still visit the Elms today. 


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Revival

Missourians love their coffee now as much as they did hundreds of years ago when the French first brought coffee to the shores of the Mississippi River. Indie coffee shops, boutique roasters, national brands, and regional roasters are pleasing customers all over the state.


TWA

October 25, 1930

TWA established the first coast-to-coast all-air passenger service on this date. The planes flew from New York to Kansas City for an overnight stop and then on to Los Angeles. Total trip time was 36 hours.


How We Do Kansas City

Get in on what we’ve known all along. Kansas City is a city of champions.


Join Us at Powell Gardens For the Missouri Life Market Fair

Come out for this festival featuring Missouri-made products you can buy straight from the artists and producers.


Kansas City Stockyards Fire 1917

October 16, 1917

A disastrous fire raged through the Kansas City stockyards killing 17,000 cattle and hogs; 30,000 others were set free and survived.  Many had to be rounded up in downtown Kansas City.


Strictly Scandinavian

At Krokstrom, owner and chef Katee McLean has staked a Scandinavian niche. Her restaurant honors her great-great- great-grandfather Anders Gustaf Krokstrom, who came to the United States in the 1860s.