Flea market fiends and bargain shoppers unite :). If you're a lover of vintage stuff, antiques, re-purposed furniture, embellished, and just downright cool things, the historic West Bottoms area of Kansas City is the place to be the first weekend of every month. Steeped in history, the buildings of the area tell the story of commerce as it arrived in Kansas City, dating back to the 19th century. The ebb and flow of the economy, mother nature, and the cyclical business climate (World War II, the flood of 1951, the building of Kemper Arena in 1974) have revitalized the area several times over the last century. Even if you're not shopping for awesome bargains, you should take the opportunity to check out the history and architecture of the West Bottoms. Treasures abound!