I bet you didn’t know Kansas City is home to the second most water fountains in the world, trailing only Rome. This point of pride is prominently displayed beyond Kauffman Stadium’s left-center and right-center fences. At 322 feet, it is the largest privately funded fountain in the world, entertaining fans pre and post-game as well as in-between innings. Another unique feature is the crowned scoreboard in center, a perfect complement to the sole baseball-only facility built between 1966 and 1991. The Royals recent success on the field has highlighted one of the hidden ballpark gems in Major League Baseball.
September 3, 2005: Kansas City, Missouri
After spending two relaxing days in Minneapolis, Mike and I were prepared for the “exciting” 450-mile drive to Kansas City, home of the world’s second-largest collection of water fountains, Arthur Bryant’s Barbecue, the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Kansas City Royals. With so much to see in one day, Mike and I really had to have our act together. Fortunately, our planning and the kindness of the people of Kansas City made that one day memorable. [Read more…]