- Known throughout the world as the birthplace of jazz, this historic district once hosted such legendary musicians as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Turner and Charlie Yardbird Parker. After a multi-million dollar makeover, the area is now home to the American Jazz Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, The Blue Room Jazz Club, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center and the newly-restored Gem Theater. This is considered one of the top attractions in the Kansas City area. Visiting the district is free, but individual attractions charge admission fees.
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