KC's Country Club Plaza the Cheap Alternative to...Spain

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By DAVID MARTIN

Dreaming of of a trip to Seville? Kansas City tourism officials have an offer for you, although travelers will need to squint and pretend that the beggar just asked for a down payment on a hamburguesa con queso.

Shooting for the stars with "staycation" ideas, the taxpayer-supported Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association is advertising the Country Club Plaza as an alternative to, yes, Spain.

"European art, colorful architecture of the detailed domes and towers and romantic atmosphere of the Country Club Plaza immerse travelers in the heart of Spain without leaving the Midwest," the visitors bureau says in a press release.

And when that gets old, there's McDonald's and The Dark Knight showing on four screens.

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