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Kansas City Heart of America Tours

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Explore Kansas City’s true American story by bus or on foot, with Kansas City Heart of America Tours.Originally occupied by the Kaw and Missouri Indian tribes, Kansas City was a campsite for the Lewis and Clark on their expedition to investigate westward expansion of the United States. From the underground railroad and the beginning of the Civil War to the railroad, livestock exchange, the mafia, segregation, Harry S. Truman and the Civil Rights Movement, the story of Kansas City is America’s complete history in a nutshell.The tour also showcases the exclusive Country Club Plaza, a replication of Seville Spain, and the first retail shopping district accessible by automobile in the nation. Visitors also experience Jim Crow segregation first hand through the historic 18th and Vine Jazz, Baseball and Bar-B-Q District made famous by Satchel Paige, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Julia Lee, Josh Gibson, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Ben Webster and Jackie Robinson.Walking Tour: $15 per person.Bus Tour: $25 per person; 15 person minimum. Please reserve 48 hours in advance.Contact Erik Stafford at 816-286-5298.


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2009 E. 61st St.
Kansas City, MO 64130

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Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Service Animals Welcome