Hotel Pirate Warning
NOTE: It is not uncommon for unauthorized vendors to try and sell attendees hotel rooms. These vendors may claim to be representing the PCI Convention. The Precast Show or NPCA stating that the room block is “sold out” and that you must make a reservation with them immediately. Please be careful and book your room directly with the hotel or the link provided on our website. Often these vendors will add fees that could substantially inflate your costs and expose our organizations to penalties for not meeting our room block.
Kansas City’s streetcar, opened in 2016, is free to the public, as is the entire Kansas City,
Mo., scheduled bus transit system. A streetcar stop is located one block east of the
Loews Kansas City Hotel.
Walt Disney opened his first animation studio, Laugh-O-Gram studios, in Kansas City,
and that is where he fed a small rodent that became the inspiration for Mickey Mouse.
Hallmark, the largest greeting card maker in the world, began in Kansas City in 1910,
when Joyce C. Hall started selling postcards out of two shoeboxes at the local YMCA.
Kansas City “ignored” Prohibition during the 1920s, leading to an abundance of jazz
clubs, brothels, and gambling halls. KC even earned the moniker “the Paris of the Plains”
after one journalist wrote, “If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head to Kansas
Also known as the “City of Fountains,” Kansas City features more than 200 fountains
scattered throughout the metro area. Large and small, artistically intricate and cleverly
simple, these showpieces grace courtyards, parklands, and tree-lined boulevards.
Modeled after Seville, Spain, Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza opened in 1922 as the
nation’s first outdoor shopping district.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial houses the most comprehensive collection
of World War I artifacts in the world.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, located just south of the Kansas City
Convention Center, received the Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award and
Best Theater Award as part of the 2012 PCI Design Awards.