What to see and do in KC

Look here for suggestions on how you might spend some free time while at this year’s annual MAC meeting.


Dining in KC

This is your resource for all things KC culinary (okay, actually just some lists and opinions on local eateries).


Kansas City weather in April typically ranges from highs in the mid 60s to lows in the mid 40s. Precipitation, usually in the form of rain, is common during the month of April.

Check the 7-day forecast here.


The 2014 Midwest Archives Conference will be held in the
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO  64108

Hotel rooms for the conference at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center can be reserved at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/midwestarchives or by calling (888) 627-8538.
Be sure to mention the MAC Conference to receive these discounted rates:

  • $149.00 per night (single or double)
  • $169.00 per night (triple)
  • $189.00 per night (quad)
  • all rates incur 15.35 percent state and local taxes as well as the Kansas City Development fee of $1.73 per night
  • A limited number of Club Level rooms are available at the rate of $179 per night which allow access into the Club Lounge. The lounge is open Monday through Friday (6:00AM to 8:30AM for a continental breakfast) and Sunday through Thursday (5:30PM to 8:30PM for appetizers and beverages)

These discounted rates are available until April 1, 2014.

The Westin Kansas City has a complementary shuttle available for their business travelers between the hotel and the downtown government and financial districts as well as other local area businesses.
It runs Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM; Monday – Saturday 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM


There is plenty to do in Kansas City!

Crown Center is located next door to the hotel and has lots of shops, restaurants, and theaters.  It also is home to a Legoland Discovery Center and the Sea Life Aquarium.

Historic Union Station is just across the street as is the World War I Museum.

For more information about Kansas City, check out VisitKC.com  and download its mobile app (iphone or android)

And, of course, see our posts under the “Sights” tab.