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Jesse James Outlaw Excursion
"Jesse James Farm Home site is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Saturday and noon to 4:00pm on Sunday. Excursion includes film about the James Family self-guided museum tour on site and docent guided tour of the James home. The majority of furniture and pictures are family heirlooms. There is an excellent gift shop on site with books and Jesse James related toys games collectibles and jewelry. Tour fee and lunch included. The family is buried in nearby Mt. Olivet Cemetery accessible by car. Jesse James farm is 35 minutes by car from downtown Kansas City Missouri and 45 minutes by car from Kansas City International Airport (MCI)."""
From $25.00
 
"Day Adventure from Mexico City: Cacahuamilpa Caves
Cacahuamilpa Caves Taxco and Blue Holes Park from Mexico City"Leave from Mexico City at 7am-7:30am and arrive at The Cacahuamilpa Caves National Park at 9:45am. Here you will enjoy a tour inside of the caves and see the most beautiful stone formations as you walk through an illuminated way. Take 2-hours inside the cave and have a wonderful experience. Once you head outside you can take a cool drink and rest before the next stop. Also buy a souvenir or a typical handcraft of the region. At 12pm hit the road again going to Taxco. Arrive in Taxco at 12:40pm and tour the historic downtown of this colonial and silver mining town. Visit  inside of the Santa Prisca Cathedral and see the most important silver jewelries of the city.At 2pm enjoy of a buffet meal included in the tour
From $200.00
 
"Cacahuamilpa Caves
Cacahuamilpa Caves Taxco and Blue Holes Park from Mexico City"You will leave from Ixtapan de la Sal at 9am and arrive at The Cacahuamilpa Caves National Park at 10:30am. Here you will enjoy a tour inside of the caves and see the most beautiful stone formations as you walk through an illuminated way. The tour takes two hours inside the cave and you will have a wonderful experience. Once you head outside you can take a cool drink and rest before the next stop. You can also buy a souvenir or a typical handcraft of the region. At 12:45pm you will take the road again driving to Taxco. You'll arrive in Taxco at 1:45pm and start touring the historic downtown of this colonial and silver mining town. You will take a tour inside of the Santa Prisca Cathedral and visit the most important silver you will enjoy of a buffet meal included in the tour or you can choose another restaurant to visit in the city. At 3:30pm
From $87.00

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The 18th and Vine Historic District

The 18th and Vine Historic District has one of the best music museums around. It also has jazz and blues festivals during late summer. Also good night life. Robert Altman, a KC native, shot his movie...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2011

TWA Building

Renovated office space now - home of a major advertizing company - this was once an operational center for Kansas City's "hometown airline." And my Dad used to work here, back in the day! I like how...
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yooperprof
Jan 20, 2008

Airline History Museum

Once you finally find Hangar 9 at the old Kansas City (downtown) airport, you take a look at its unspectacular exterior and wonder if you're wasting your time. If, however, you have any interest or...
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basstbn
Dec 03, 2004

The Graceful Lockheed Super-Constellation

The dolphin-shaped Lockheed Super-Constellation is the centerpiece of the Airline History Museum. When it is not being flown to an air show in another city, you can tour the plane, itself. It was a...
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basstbn
May 10, 2003

Major William Warner House

I had driven by the Major William Warner House on several occasions without realizing its significance. Warner was a congressman and senator from Missouri, and founder of Kansas City Life Insurance...
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basstbn
Apr 20, 2003

Once Powerful Figure Now Hard to Find

Kansas City's Tom Pendergast was for many years one of the country's most powerful mayors. His powerful political machine (and alleged mob ties) helped him rule KC during the wide-open days of the...
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basstbn
Mar 15, 2003

Tribute to Early Explorers

I'm putting this monument in the off the beaten path category because few Kansas City citizens know it actually exists, or if so, where it is. This statue pays tribute to explorers Lewis and Clark,...
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basstbn
Mar 15, 2003

This is one of the statues in...

This is one of the statues in front of the American Royal. American Royal is a big building and arena where they have horse shows and rodeos. There is a museum that opens at 10:00 Tuesday through...
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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is...

Lyric Opera of Kansas City is at 11th and Central in KC, MO. To tell the truth, I just liked this building. I have not been to an opera there yet. Never been to an opera any place yet. I'll go to one...
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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

The Kansas City Museum at 218...

The Kansas City Museum at 218 Gladstone is in an old mansion. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are great. When we were there they had a travelling exhibit about Sherlock Holmes and museum...
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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

The four sky sculptures a top...

The four sky sculptures a top Bartle Hall make it easy to find this landmark. Bartle Hall is a large exhibit center and convention place. I've been there twice. The last time was to see a boat show....
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brdwtchr
Aug 25, 2002

There's an overlook to the...

There's an overlook to the west of the city that has this statue. THe statue is different on each side.
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slabeaume
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Westport

John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, three miles south of the Missouri River, in 1833. To supply West Port, he set up the riverside Westport Landing. Westport Landing would...
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Fountains

Kansas City likes to call itself the City of Fountains with over 200 man-made springs bursting forth when conditions allow. Certainly one of the most impressive is this fine fountain which dances and...
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Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

Spectacular new performing arts center, opened in 2011 and bringing Kansas City audiences beautiful, dramatic, and architecturally significant spaces for their cultural institutions: the Kansas City...
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Just Off Broadway Theater

I don't normally seek out theaters but I came across this one while driving by and I thought is was the ruins of an old building, which it is in a way. The building is in Penn Valley Park. As I...
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Union Station

Union Station in downtown KCMO is a grand old lady, still beautiful and friendly. Nice book store and other shops and places to eat. The KC railroad exhibit is nice, but for a $7 ticket, most of the...
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Crown Center

This is the nucleus of the midtown area between downtown and Westport which is at Main and 39th. The main intersection is Main and Pershing/22nd Street. Hall family developed this and it is big with...
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