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Kansas City, Missouri: 12th St and Vine: Kansas City

Intersection made famous in the 1950s song "Kansas City." Now a park where visitors can park their vehicles on a giant painted keyboard, pose with an old-style street intersection sign, and stand on a grand-piano-shape platform that marks the exact spot.

Goin' To Kansas City Plaza

Address:
1562-1500 E. 12th St., Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Goin' To Kansas City Plaza. East edge of downtown. The intersection is now a park with photo-ops, on the north side of E. 12th St., between The Paseo and Woodland Ave.
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Treble clef in bricks.

12th Street and Vine: Kansas City

The park is in the shape of a grand piano. The brick shape is a treble clef.

[Marion Christiansen, 04/19/2023]

The various music-inspired tributes in the park celebrate the song "Kansas City," that made this intersection -- which was obliterated to build the park -- famous.


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