Group Tours in Kansas City
Groups and Tours in Kansas City
1300 Lydia
Kansas City, MO 64106
Tel: 816.471.1234
Toll Free: 800.243.6383

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Call 816.471.1234 for more details on any of the specialty tours seen below or create your own tour. All private tours are BYOB.


Group ToursLimousine Holiday Light Tours
Limousine Holiday Light Tour rides will help you enjoy the Magical Experience of Holiday on Wheels…

'Tis the season of rich festivities in Kansas City, and no holiday would be complete without a Holiday Light Tour with Carey Limousine! Take a chauffeured tour of the most elaborate light displays in the Kansas City.

Holiday Limousine Light Tours are offered in the evenings from November 26-December 31. Holiday music played upon request and complimentary sparkling cider with each tour.

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Gangster TourGangster Tour
Kansas City was a favorite spot of the “old timers.” The Gangster Tour puts you hot on the trail of this city's most notorious Goodfellas.

Don't make us twist your arm. Grab your chopper, hop on the bus and you’ll be immersed in a melodramatic look at mob homes and hangouts, turf wars and infamous crimes like the Union Station massacre.

Travel Channel Gangster TourAs seen on the Travel Channel, many people believe this horrific event resulted in ghosts continuing to roam the halls of Union Station today.

Tours board at Union Station's front entrance. For reservations or for ticket information call 816-471-1234. We’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.

Tours Run Year Round
Adults $29 tour only
Dinner & Tour $69 per person (Groups of 15 or more)
Private Party Minimum: 15 people
Tour Time: 90 Minutes
Tour Days: Every Saturday at 1:00pm
(Private Tours Are Also Available. All tours are BYOB.)
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The Truman Trolley

For a memorable, fun-filled day with the family or friends, hop on the Trolley at any of our stops in Kansas City or Independence for just $1 all day. Take a full tour to see the treasures of historic museums and points of interest. Stroll around the nationally acclaimed Independence Square and experience the one-of-a-kind shops then relax at one of the many casual or fine dining restaurants. Whether you are looking to step back in time with the likes of history-makers from Jesse James to President Harry S. Truman, or seeking a day full of new adventures, the Truman Trolley will get you here!

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MonarchsThe Kansas City Black History Tour
The Kansas City Black History Tour begins at the famous corner of 18th and Vine every Saturday in February at 1pm. Enjoy a tour of the city that explores the African-American histories of the area including York and the Lewis Clark Expedition, the Dred Scott case, the Law of 1847, the Fugitive Slave Act, the First Kansas Colored Infantry, the Kansas Jayhawks, the terror and treachery of William Quantrill, Bloody Anderson and the bank robbing Younger, the James Gang, the Penn School and the Underground Railroad in the Quindaro Ruins.

Hear how the African-American community had a large role in Kansas City being referred to as “Paris of the plains”. The tour also highlights the world famous corner of 18th and Vine made legendary by entertainers Big Joe Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Oran Hot Lips Page to name a few. Hear about Jackie Robinson’s controversial signing to the Brooklyn Dodges while playing for the KC Monarchs. Learn why 18th and Vine was a magnet for all entertainers, athletes and people looking for a good time all over the world.

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Wheels in Motion
Stop 1: Gail’s Harley Davidson
Stop by Gail’s and pickup a Harley Davidson motorcycle for your tour of Kansas City & surrounding areas. You’ll have use of a recent model Harley-Davidson and the use of a Genuine Harley-Davidson Helmet and rain suit for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

Stop 2: Harley-Davidson Final Assembly Plant
60-minute guided, walking tour of one of two Harley-Davidson Motorcycle assembly plants in the U.S. The tour is handicapped accessible but requires walking on concrete.

Stop 3: Lunch in Parkville, Missouri
Enjoy a scenic ride through the hills of Missouri on way to this historic river town. Investigate the Waddell Bridge in English Landing Park and lunch at the Power Plant Brewery.

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We’re Talking Baseball
Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is a privately funded, non-profit organization to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball. Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, hundreds of photographs and artifacts dating from the late 1800’s through the 1960s. The NLBM share a complex with the American Jazz Museum.

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The Outdoorsman
Stop 1: Cabela’s
Spend the morning browsing at the world’s foremost outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear and more. The 180,000 square foot showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic recreations of their natural habitats.

Stop 2: Lunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of many unique restaurants located in the Legends at Village West complex.

Stop 3: Kansas Speedway
Each year, Kansas Speedway hosts some of the biggest names in motorsports – Wallace, Stewart, Martin, Andretti, Petty . . . and YOU! Be a part of the behind –the-scenes word of NASCAR, the IRL and Kansas Speedway during a group tour of “the best guest experience in motorsports".


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BBQ & Jazz Tour
Stop 1: Gates Bar-B-Q
Eat a late lunch at Gates Bar-B-Q, a Kansas City original. As a family restaurant established in 1946, Gates has grown from a single store front at 19th & Vine to a family of five up-to-date restaurants throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area; each struttin’ the Gates Bar-B-Q unique red roof design and man in full tuxedo top hat, depicting their style. Many American Presidents have dined at Gates.  The connection of good food; fast, personalized service and an immediate greeting of “Hi, may I help you?” serve as Gates’ trademarks. 

Stop 2: American Jazz Museum
The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and educational programs as welll as the Blue Room, a working jazz club, and the Gem Theatre, a modern 500-seat performing arts center. Located in the historic 18th and Vine District in Kansas City, MO, this is the place where jazz masters such as Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, and hundreds of others defined the sounds of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Today scholars, students, musicians, and fans are drawn here to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the best music America has to offer.

Stop 3: Happy Hour in the Blue Room
The Blue Room consistently books top name national and international entertainers while it continues to showcase the best of jazz in Kansas City. Designed to resemble a nightclub from the 1930s, the Blue Room is a multifaceted exhibit focusing on the Kansas City connection to the evolution of jazz, featuring a wall of fame exhibiting the images of those local musicians that made the Kansas City style swing. Each of the nine tables are in fact display cases of rare artifacts from Kansas City’s musical heyday when scores of nightclubs were swinging with sounds of live music.


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Gambling Man
Stop 1: Argosy Casino
The instant you set foot on the new Argosy Casino you’re not in Kansas City anymore. The brand-new $105 million casino is unlike anything you’ve seen before – blending the pure excitement of a hot Las Vegas night and the cool enchantment of the Mediterranean into one amazing experience. Under a domed stain-glass ceiling, amid hand-made Moroccan tile, intricate inlaid terrazzo floors and artist-rendered finishes, the casino will bring to life a Mediterranean village with charming streetscapes tables of gaming excitement all on a single level, a modern ventilation system, new VIP lounge and five new food and beverage areas to bring you a whole new level of service and convenience.

Stop 2: Harrah’s Casino
Experience a brand of service and excitement not found anywhere else. Harrah’s two casinos feature non-stop excitement with gaming sessions every hour, and the sizzling slots have the highest payouts in Kansa City. Great games include slots, Blackjack, craps, Roulette, Video Poker, Video Blackjack, Poker and more. Whether it’s exciting action, luxurious accommodations, or terrific dining, 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. Comfortable. Friendly. Non-Stop. It’s the ultimate casino experience. That’s Harrah’s. Welcome aboard and let the good times roll!

Stop 3: Isle of Capri Casino
While the exterior transports you to the 1800’s, the interior will deliver you to a tropical player’s paradise! You will find yourself amid the newest and hottest slots, your favorite table and poker games as well as the Isle’s signature restaurants. Live entertainment on the casino stage adds to the merriment! If you’re looking to get away from your everyday cares, then join the fun at this island adventure!


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Afternoon Delight: Pub Crawl
Stop 1: Lunch – Harry’s Country Club, River Market
Harry’s Country Club is hip but reverent take on a 1940s honky-tonk roadhouse, Harry’s is not kitschy or imitative but an homage that adores rather than mocks the past. Dubbed “the Crown Jewel of the River Market” by the Kansas City Star, Harry’s claims a loyal following. Guests enjoy the pan fried catfish, beer battered onion rings and the traditional BLT or Philly cheese steak. For a heartier appetite, choose from entrees like the pork chop adobada or city fried chicken with pan gravy and roasted poblanos. In addition to its outstanding beer selection, Harry’s offers a full wine list, scores of whiskeys, tequilas, and vodkas. To fully enjoy County Club pleasure, a 7-foot tall humidor holds imported, hand-rolled cigars for a perfectly tasteful match.

Stop 2: The Cashew, Crossroads
The Cashew is a sleeker, contemporary drinkatorium that hosts happy-hour suits and Crossroad artists. A small menu of sandwiches and soups plays second fiddle to the towering liquor shelf. Outdoor seating and large open windows provide a panoramic view of the downtown skyline and front-row views of Grand Sreet traffic. The Cashew has also embraced train traffic as “train shots” are taken with each passing of the downtown delivery trains. The Cashew is a truly unique downtown drink spot.

Stop 3: Kelly’s, Westport
Kelly’s Westport Inn is one of the most famous bars in the United States. Located in the historic Westport district of Kansas City, Kelly’s had stood the test of time. The building goes back to the Boone Family (yes, that Boone family). It has been a saloon since at least 1933.

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Sail Away
Enjoy a day of water sports, sailing/boating, swimming or fishing and bar on Smithville Lake. This 7,190-acre lake offers city and county operated water-related recreation facilities including a regional visitor center and a 36-hole golf course. One interesting feature of the lake is its long shoreline. Although it ranks tenth in surface acres among the 18 lakes in the Kansas City district, Smithville ranks third in shoreline miles. The distinction becomes a significant statistic since fish and wildlife are dependent upon the shoreline for their habitat. The Lake Shoreline is 175 miles and the total project acreage is 19,709 acres.

Indoor Go-Kart Racing
Inspired by European indoor go-karts tracks, Sadler’s Indoor Racing offers a little piece of Europe in the heart of the Midwest. High performance go-karts are imported from England and reach speeds up to 45 m.p.h. You will experience racing first hand as you maneuver through the Grand Prix, Oval, or European Style Road Race courses. Be prepared to handle the high speed and the transformation of your peers into fierce competitors. Push you kart to the limit maneuvering through a multi-turn course hoping to be the first to see the checkered flag!

Underground Paintball
Paintball is the newest competitive sport combining teamwork, strategy and fun. Players are tagged and eliminated from a game when hit by a CO2 powered ball filled with water soluble paint. Each game’s challenge is to tag the other players and to avoid being tagged. Come play the hottest and fastest growing new sport in the world’s first underground paintball arena at Jaegers Subsurface Paintball. Set in one of Kansas City’s oldest limestone mines, Jaegers spacious underground fields provide plenty of year round comfort at a stead 56 degrees while offering the adventure of a fast paced game of paintball. And when the weather is perfect, you will find Jaegers outdoor fields scenic and challenging.

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The Wild West Tour

Stop 1: The Pony Express Museum

On April 3, 1860, a lone rider left on horseback from the gates of one of the nation’s most historic landmarks, the Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. Carrying saddlebags filled with our nations hopes and dreams, the riders traveled 2000 miles west to Sacramento, California. These brave young souls raced against nature’s cruel elements and rugged terrain in an attempt to unite a country separated by distance. Today the stables continue to stand as a tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era.  Experience the many exciting, educational, state of the art exhibits conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images on an era long passed.

Stop 2: Jesse James Home

The James Home is now located in St. Joseph’s museum corridor but was only two blocks away when outlaw Jesse James was gunned down on April 3,1882, by Bob Ford. After the killing, the investigation into the death was conducted and Mrs. James, her two children, and Jesse’s mother stayed in the neighboring Patee House for two nights after he was killed. The James Home contains a number of items owned by Jesse James and his family, and new exhibits on the 1995 exhumation of the infamous outlaw, including coffin handles, bits of wood, and a pin Jesse James wore in his death photo, as well as numerous photos taken during the exhumation. In 1995, top forensic scientist Professor James E. Starrs, of George Washington University, conducted an exhumation of the grave of Jesse James. In February 1996, he announced that DNA tests performed on the remains and compared to the DNA of existing known relatives proved a 99.7% chance that the body in the grave is that of Jesse James.

Stop 3: Hall Street

Built during St. Joseph’s “Golden Age,” the Hall Street mansions, along with many others, symbolize the prosperity and optimism of the time. The Hall Street area became St. Joseph’s first Historic District in 1974 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch will be served at Barbosas Mexican Restaurant.

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Independence - The Buck Stops Here
Stop 1: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Learn about the life and times of our Harry S. Truman.  Here you’ll see how an average farm boy became our 33rd President.  Parents will enjoy the historical aspect of the museum, while the kids get to put themselves in Harry Truman’s shoes.  Here they’ll get to make campaign button, sort mail, and even write letters to the president.

Stop 2: 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home
This Jackson County jail once held the legendary Jesse James’ brother Frank James.  Take a tour through the jail as well as the beautifully decorated Marshal’s home where the wife and children of the Marshal lived.

Stop 3: 1827 Log Courthouse
The 1827 Log Courthouse is a 2-room log structure is where Harry Truman held court in the 1930’s.  This was Jackson County’s first government building.  It was the only courthouse between St. Louis and the Pacific at the time the Santa Fe Trail trade began.

Stop 4: National Frontier Trails Center
Built in 1990, this museum tells tales of how the American West was settled and how Independence, MO was considered the gateway to the American West.  Here you’ll learn about the many dangers that the settlers encountered along their difficult journey.

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The Legends at Village West

Enjoy the Village West shopping spree.  Shop at the many stores and outlets at The Legends outdoor shopping center.  The variety of stores includes JC Penny, Wilson Leather, and The Buckle.  Outlets include The Gap, Levis, and Adidas. Enjoy lunch and video games at Dave & Busters, or enjoy lunch as the kids dig for fossils and build their own dinosaur at the T-Rex restaurant.

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