The tour had some really interesting highlights. First we toured Kansas City’s Sub Troppolis or the Kansas City Underground. This is a 55,000 square foot man-made cave in the bluffs above the Missouri River and is claimed to be the world’s largest underground storage facility. It is 160 feet beneath the surface and contains almost 7 miles of illuminated paved roads and several miles of railroad tracks The facility maintains temperatures of between 65 and 70 degrees and is used by over 50 businesses.
We also toured the renovated old section of the city down by the river. This is very similar to many old market areas along both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. It provides some outstanding gourmet restaurants, excellent shopping, and of course renovated lofts, townhouses, and apartments.
Our next stop was the Federal Reserve Money Museum. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is home of one of the region’s largest automated cash vaults. From the viewing area in the money museum, visitors can get a close up look at how bank employees and the vault’s robots work together to move large containers of cash within a secure area. Also there is the 463 piece coin collection of Harry S. Truman. The Truman Collection is unique in that there are examples of coins produced by the U.S. Mint during every presidential administration.
|Pam at the bar in the Savoy Grill|
|The dining room in the Savoy Grill|
For lunch we went to the Savoy Grill. The Restaurant is in the heart of Kansas City and was established in 1903. Here is a touch of class and sophistication not seen today with chain restaurants. You do not go to the Savoy to eat, you go to have a dinng experience.
|Harry Houdini having dinner at the Savoy|
|The ceiling in the hotel.
Check out the website for the Savoy Grill http://www.savoygrill.net/
Good hunting, good fishing, good luck, and good dinning. Hank