Our little slice of heaven, the River Market boundaries form a wedge shape from the Missouri River south to I-70 and from the Heart of America Bridge on the east to the Bluffs on the west side.
From the North — From I-29 and I-35, follow the signs for I-35 South. Turn right onto Exit 2F – Oak/Grand/Walnut. Continue on Exit to Walnut Street, turn right. Continue driving north on Walnut Street, and you’re in the River Market!
From the East — I-70 West toward Kansas City. Just before entering the downtown, follow US Highway 24 West about a mile to take Exit 2F – Oak/Grand/Walnut on the right. Exit to Walnut Street, turn right, or north on Walnut Street, and you’re in the River Market!
From the South — North on I-35, north toward Des Moines. Exit on the Main Street – Exit – 2D onto 6th Street. Continue east on 6th Street to Walnut Street, turn left on Walnut Street, go over the bridge and you are in the River Market!
From the West — I-70 East into Kansas City to Main St. Exit 2D. Continue east on 6th Street to Walnut Street, turn left on Walnut Street, and you are in the River Market!
The KC Streetcar is free to ride and currently runs from Union Station down to the River Market, making a loop along Grand and Delaware, and on 3rd and 5th streets. Park anywhere along the street car line, including two FREE parking lots available on weekends near the North Loop stops at 601 Main and 711 Main. For more information about the KC Streetcar, visit kcstreetcar.org.
RideKC bus service also serves the River Market, with stops for bus routes 55, 103, 106, 10, 77, 85, 201 and MMAX – and many more that arrive downtown near KC Streetcar stops. Visit ridekc.org for more information.
For more parking information see Visit KC‘s parking map.
The City Market
One of the major attractions to the River Market include the City Market – and is the namesake for the “market” part of the River Market. The City Market’s Farmers’ Market is the largest farmers’ market in the region bringing “Farm to Table” right to the heart of the city with fresh produce and goods on Saturday and Sunday. There are also many businesses inside the City Market, who are also members of the larger River Market Community Association.
To reach the City Market or for information about the Farmer’s Market, visit thecitymarket.org.