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J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

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Address: 47th & J.C. Nichols Parkway, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Dedicated to the memory of J.C. Nichols, the developer of Kansas City's...

Dedicated to the memory of J.C. Nichols, the developer of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, this is one of the most treasured water fountains in town.

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J.C. Nichols Fountain

Kansas City is known for their many fountains and this is the most popular one. It sits at the east entrance to the Country Club Plaza area and is surrounded by green space and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kansas City is known for their many fountains and this is the most popular one. It sits at the east entrance to the Country Club Plaza area and is surrounded by green space and a walking trail. It is named for the family that funded the purchase and installation of the fountain in the 1950's. The four horseman are supposed... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kansas City is the city of fountains (in the Heart of America, so the city logo is fountain waters spraying in the shape of a heart), and allegedly has more than any city in the world except Paris. And this one is pretty much THE showcase. Its very prominent midtown spot at the edge of the Plaza makes the little... More 

Thank KeAka
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Kansas City and you want to experience one of the most peaceful and beautiful spots in the city, this is it. A leisurely stroll through the Plaza and along Brush Creek is the best for scenery and people watching.

Thank DanielKeith0485
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is the city of fountains and this location is very. Whether you drive by while visiting the plaza or stroll by on a walk, this fountain will catch your eye.

Thank Bob S
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Nice place to walk and relax during the day. After dark the area can become a little sketchy though.

Thank Brad C
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Fountain is so magnificent, it drowns out the occasional miscreants protesting nearby. It is unfortunate that they try to ruin the joy for others. They are unsuccessful at doing so, as the Fountain is a work to behold, and they sadly are not!

Thank DR_AL_S
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love fountains. This is a stop every time I go to KC and I have family there so you can just imagine how often I have been to this fountain. It is always a good photo op.

Thank Brandon M
Lexington, Missouri
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a great spot on the Plaza. Beautiful when the lights are on at night especially. Have enjoyed this area for years. Something any tourist should visit if in the area.

Thank DMSims
Toronto, Canada
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Kansas City Cares about their history.There is a reoect for history and beauty. KC is a real town of mixed people warm and inviting. An unexpected treat for the eye.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

OK I lived in KC and vicinity for about 14 years on and off. This was alwys a go to place. Great strolling/walking and in summer you could often see about 4 different wedding parties all gathered for photographs. Not my cup of tea but my women (wife and daughters) always went " oooh ahhhrr etc. A great location and... More 


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