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Two area hotels offer a discounted UMKC rate. Both hotels are conveniently located near The Kauffman Center, and offer easy access to popular museums, shops, and dining in the Kansas City Plaza and near-by downtown arts and entertainment districts. 

Raphael Hotel
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City MO 64112
816-997-9237

Rooms for OLC Collaborate attendees are available starting at a UMKC rate of $184/night+ for a Standard King/King Studio Suite or $204/night+ for a King Deluxe Suite.  

Reservations can made by calling Christina directly at 816-997-9237 and ask for the UMKC Rate.

 

Hampton Inn
4600 Summit Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
816-448-4600

Conveniently located near The Kauffman Center, the hotel also offers easy access to popular museums, shops, and dining in the Kansas City Plaza and near-by downtown arts and entertainment districts. 

Rooms for OLC Collaborate attendees are available starting at a UMKC rate of $128/night+ for a Standard room or $148/night+ for a Suite.  

Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 816-448-4600. When they speak to reservations, they will need to ask for the UMKC Rate.

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The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

All sessions will take place at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.

 

Parking

  • The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center has over 250+ parking spaces directly in front of the Conference Center. There are an additional 70 or so spaces available across the street at the Kauffman Memorial Gardens. There is no charge for parking at the Kauffman Conference Center or Memorial Gardens.

Kansas City Airport

Out of state visitors can fly into the Kansas City International Airport. 

 

Ground Transportation

  • If you are flying in, we recommend SuperShuttle or Five Guys Transportation to get you from the airport to the conference center or hotel. 
  • You can rent a car, or use Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

 

There is a lot to do in and around Kansas City! Kansas City, known as the City of Fountains, is practically overflowing with adventure.
Here are a few ideas and links to get you started. Make a few days of it!

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If outdoor adventure is more your style, here are a few local options to consider:

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The Country Club Plaza (often referred to as The Plaza) is an American upscale shopping district and residential neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. It was the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols and designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza comprises high-end retail establishments, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as offices. The Country Club Plaza is named in the Project for Public Spaces’ list ‘60 of the World’s Great Places’.

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Kansas City is known for its barbecue. Jack Stack is the barbecue restaurant located nearest to the Kauffman Conference Center. However, if you are looking to drive, here are the top BBQ restaurants in KC:

There are also some amazing restaurants located in the nearby Country Club Plaza if barbeque is not your thing.