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Discover the many faces of Kansas City: From jazz to BBQ joints, from its Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to grand institutions of art, enjoy it all in the “Paris of the Plains.”
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Program No. 21810RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,329
Missouri

Signature City Kansas City

Discover the many faces of Kansas City: From jazz to BBQ joints, from its Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to grand institutions of art, enjoy it all in the “Paris of the Plains.”
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,329
Program No. 21810 RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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May 22 - May 27, 2022
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1,329
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2022
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1,329
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
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1,329
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
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May 22 - May 27, 2022
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1,719
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2022
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1,719
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,719
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
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1,719

At a Glance

Combine all the fountains in Rome with more boulevards than Paris, throw in more than 100 BBQ joints and top it off with some stompin’ jazz and you’ve got Kansas City. Spend a week in the “Paris of the Plains” discovering its attention-grabbing neighborhoods, rich African American history, world-class museums and lively jazz clubs. Venture across the city with local experts who share their love and knowledge of this Midwest gem. Along the way, tap your toes to live jazz and stimulate your mind and your taste buds as you learn the secrets of the best BBQ in the country.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5 miles daily.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn about the historical anchors of Kansas City’s black culture on expert-led visits to the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
  • Hear trade secrets from BBQ experts and sample area styles at two different BBQ joints.
  • Explore the Kansas City home and studio of the late artist Thomas Hart Benton to see how he and his family lived, visit Independence and learn about the pioneers.





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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.