River Market

One of Kansas City’s oldest neighborhoods, nestled between downtown and the Missouri River, offers vintage architecture, restaurants, specialty shops, free summer concerts, food festivals and the famous City Market—since 1857 one of the largest farmers’ markets in the Midwest—at its best on Saturday mornings. City Market, at 20 East 5th St., is also home to the Arabia Steamboat Museum, repository of the extraordinary collection of pioneer artifacts unearthed from the sunken vessel.