NMRA 2018 Kansas City Convention - August 5-12, 2018 National Model Railroad Association


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In the center of it all describes so much more than Kansas City’s geography. A convenient location for leisure and business travelers alike, KC’s central setting means it’s not only easily accessible by interstates and highways, it’s also a quick flight from just about anywhere across the nation. This accessibility lends to its undeniable energy, too—whether it’s a national touring act stopping in for a one-off performance, a family reunion looking for the perfect midway meeting point or the meeting planner trying to please everyone.
  • America's most centrally located major metropolitan area
  • 400 daily flights with non-stop service to 43 destinations
  • 55 million people within a day's drive
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The Kansas City International Airport is located north of the metro area. Our Convention Center is located just south of downtown Kansas City, off of I-35. Visit flykci.com for all sorts of information about the Kansas City Airport

Kansas City International Airport was built by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and opened in 1972. Its low congestion and small number of flight delays have long established it as one of the most appealing commercial airports in the world.

The MCI complex spans more than 10,000 acres, and its three runways can accommodate up to 139 aircraft operations per hour. Uncongested air and ground space, short taxi time, and a low weather-related closure/cancellation rate are why MCI consistently ranks among the lowest in delays of all U.S. airports. Three runways, two of them parallel with 6,575 feet of separation, Category III instrument Landing System and other features help keep operations smooth in even the worst of weather. New surfaces on the runways, taxiways and terminal aprons, along with ongoing infrastructure improvements, enhance the airport's efficiency and convenience to air carriers.
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Daily arrivals and departures from Union Station.
  • The SOUTHWEST CHIEF operates between Chicago and Los Angeles, with Kansas City Union Station as an important stop.
  • The MISSOURI RIVER RUNNER travels from Kansas City to St. Louis and includes additional stops in Independence, Lees Summit, Warrensburg, Sedalia, Jefferson City, Hermann, Washington and Kirkwood.
Visit the AMTRAK WEB SITE for more information.
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With SuperShuttle, traveling to or from KCI Airport has never been easier! SuperShuttle Shuttle is the airport’s exclusive scheduled ground transportation provider, offering round-trip service to more than 90 hotels in the metropolitan area. Click here to make an on-line reservation or call 800-258-3826 for SuperShuttle Services.

SuperShuttle also offers a Direct, Non-Stop Exclusive Transfer at prices starting at $39 for 1-3 passengers or $64 for 4-10 passengers. This rate is available to or from your residence or business. And the best part, our professional drivers operate 3 or 10 passenger vans with ample luggage space.

One way or roundtrip, you can’t find a more reasonable price. You ride directly to your destination for one set price. No meters, no stops, no surprises. Where else can you find a deal that can give you a rate starting at $39 to and from the airport?

SuperShuttle will continue to offer our popular shared-ride service at our very attractive prices to the downtown and plaza hotels, but if time is of the essence, this is the best choice around.
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RideKC operates to and from KCI every day of the week. RideKC buses accept cash and 31-Day Bus Passes. The regular fare one-way to or from KCI is $1.50. Reduced fare for eligible seniors, youths and persons with disabilities with a reduced farecard or Medicare card is $0.75.

Fareboxes accept exact change only; if you do not have exact change the driver can issue a change card that holds a credit. Inform the driver before inserting money into the farebox if you want a change card.

For routes, schedules and additional information on RideKC please check out their website at ridekc.org or contact RideKC directly at 816-221-0660.
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City Wide Taxi Service. Anywhere in Kansas City!

Yellow Cab of KC provides fast, reliable taxi service all over the Metropolitan Kansas City area. Call 816-471-5000 or 888-471-6050 for 24-Hour Yellow Cab Service!

TEXT your order to Yellow Cab. Just program (816) 805-6388 in your phone and next time you need a cab, TEXT IT! No waiting on hold! Receive a confirmation in seconds and and second confirmation from the cab as it is on its way! It is that easy!
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Sit or stand while you ride through the heart of Kansas City’s downtown. The 2.2 mile route along Main Street connects the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center with 16 stops to get you to your destination. The KC Streetcar is free so you can spend your money at the businesses along the route.

Convention and meeting attendees can take advantage of the short ride to see more of Kansas City during their trip. Whether attendees are staying by the Convention Center or near Crown Center, they have access to all the amenities downtown KC has to offer.

FREE to ride
16 stops -- with 13 shelters and digital kiosks
Bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers welcome with boarding and disembarking from middle car
Service animals and dogs in small carriers welcome

Monday-Thursday: 6AM - Midnight
Friday: 6AM - 2AM
Saturday: 7AM - 2AM
Sunday: 7AM - 10PM

FREE TO USE - The Downtown Streetcar system runs without a fare, minimizing dwell times and maximizing economic benefits for its riders. The project is funded with a combination of sources including a voter-approved sales tax increase, parking assessments and federal funding.

Click here to learn more about the KC Streetcar
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Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
816 474 4400

THE HOTEL DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT! See the Ground Transportation web site at flykci.com for available taxi, shuttle, and rental car services.
The Westin Crown Center offers complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the Power and Light District as well as the Freight District. The Shuttle runs Monday through Saturday, 3 pm to 10 pm. See the Westin Crown Center website for more information.

Click here for additional transportation information provided by the Hotel

Map of the Westin Kansas City Crown Center Area