Summer travel: Odd attractions in Missouri and Kansas

If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.


New carry-on bag guidelines are put on hold

After “significant concerns were expressed in North America,” the International Air Transport Association is reassessing its much-criticized guidelines for handheld luggage after suggesting last week that the bags become smaller.


KCI passenger traffic climbed 7.2 percent in April

April marked the 12th consecutive month of passenger growth at Kansas City International Airport, according to the Kansas City Aviation Department. The department said 853,986 passengers arrived and departed in April from KCI. Passenger boardings in April also rose 6.5 percent from a year earlier to 426,326.

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