Most Photogenic Fountains in Kansas City

What do Rome, Italy, and Kansas City, Missouri have in common? Not much you might say, however it is a little-known fact that outside of Rome, Kansas City has the most fountains of any city in the world and is officially known as the City of Fountains. Whether you are looking for a water feature to highlight on your Instagram, or simply a lovely setting for a stroll, read on for a list of the best-looking fountains you will find outside of Europe and in Kansas City.

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1. J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

The J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain is the most photographed fountain in the city, with a backdrop that offers a gorgeous view of the city. It was sculpted in 1910 and sits in Mill Creek Park at W 47th Street and J.C. Nichols Parkway.

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2. Children’s Fountain

This fountain features six bronze children dancing and playing in the water, and was installed in 1995. It is located in Children’s Fountain Park, on North Oak Trafficway and NE 32nd Street.

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3. Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Fountain

Located in the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, this water feature is set in a flourishing garden of over 7,000 plants spanning two acres. It was finished in 2000 and located at in the Green Garden at 4800 Rockhill Road.

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4. Fountain Basin at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

In addition to a gorgeous fountain view, you’ll get a taste of culture when you visit this fountain as it is located inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The fountain itself is a historically significant piece, with the bowl dating back to 220 AD, and the pedestal made in 1933.


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5. Vietnam Veteran’s Fountain

This fountain is dedicated to those who fought during the Vietnam War. Carved into the wall alongside the fountain are the names of the 451 soldiers from Kansas City who gave their life for our freedom.  

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6. Belinder Circle Fountain

Evoking classical European style, the Belinder Circle Fountain features 300-year old marble imported from France. It is located at the intersection of Belinder Avenue, W 65th Street, Tomahawk Road and Norwood Street.

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7. Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain

This fountain dates back to the 1700s and features three mythological sea horses on the top. It is located at Ward Parkway and W Meyer Boulevard.

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8. Spirit of Freedom Fountain

Not your typical fountain, the Spirit of Freedom fountain is a beautiful piece of architecture with a water feature underneath. The fountain was inspired by and dedicated to Bruce R. Watkins, who made major contributions to the black community in Kansas City.

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