This is due to the central location of the city. It is located at the meeting of the Kansas River and Missouri River. It is home to various cultures and cuisines, with a large Irish influence. Kansas City, MO also features riverboat gambling and three separate major league sports teams; The Kansas City Royals (baseball), Kansas City Chiefs (football), and Sporting Kansas F.C. (soccer).
Here are some great things to do in Kansas City, MO:
Arabia Steamboat Museum Guided Group Tours: Arabia Steamboat Museum has got to be one of the best group tours in all of Kansas City. History has been frozen in time. Featuring an up close view of the past.
Kansas City River Market Place: The Historic River Market in Kansas City has been a place where people have gathered for Dining, Entertainment, Shopping, Living and Working.
Kansas City Zoo Guided Group Tours: Kansas City Zoo is a must-see for children and adults interested in getting back to nature. This sprawling park, which attracts 700,000 visitors annually. Excellent for Group Travel Tours.
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The city is considered to be the “Best Baseball Town” in America, lauded as such by national sports magazines and even the former commissioner of baseball himself. Take your group on this tour to soak up the pleasures of St. Louis’ favorite pastimes.
The Gateway Arch: Standing 630 feet tall, the Gateway Arch, our nation’s tallest man-made monument, anchors the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and stands as the iconic monument symbolizing the westward expansion of the United States.
Grant’s Farm: Compliments of Anheuser-Busch, Inc., this Busch family estate was once owned by Ulysses S. Grant. Animal shows, petting area and a tram ride through the wildlife preserve.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours & Gifts: From the history-rich architecture – including three National Historic Landmarks – to cutting-edge brewing technology, you will witness the heritage and tradition Anheuser-Busch.
The City Museum: Explore the unexpected at this exciting, interactive museum for children and adults. A mixture of funhouse, playground and architectural marvel.
Saint Louis Zoo: Famed for its beautiful park setting and world-renowned natural exhibits, the Saint Louis Zoo offers groups a fascinating and entertaining day, indoors or out. Some highlights include Penguin & Puffin Coast, Fragile Forest River’s Edge, Big Cat Country and more.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Anheuser-Busch Brewery
- The Gateway Arch
- St. Louis Cardinals Baseball game
- Listen to some live blues music at one of our local blues clubs
- National Blues Museum
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- The Moto Museum
- The Fabulous Fox Theatre – behind the scene tour
- Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
The St. Louis Microfest is one of the premiere festivals in the St. Louis area! Microfest is a beer tasting festival that offers festivals goers the chance to sample international and craft beers at 3 different session times over 2 days. The festival also includes live music, silent auction, food, live brewer and chef demonstration, and more than enough fun.
The St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair, now in its 11th year, is held annually in May to benefit the St. Louis Mercantile Library. It is located at the JC Penney Center on the UMSL North Campus at 1 University Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63121. Friday May 5: Preview Party and Silent Auction, 6-9pm/ Saturday May 6: The Fair Continues 10am-5pm/ Sunday May 7: 11am-4pm with artists’ demonstrations.
Known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: A St. Louis Street the local history of this world-famous highway is explored. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.
Vandalia Bus Lines: Vandalia Bus Lines has been serving the St. Louis metropolitan area since 1932, and we take pride in our well maintained fleet of clean, comfortable european style Motorcoaches and Vans.
BEST Transportation of St. Louis: Premium sedan, limousine, van and shuttle bus services. Specializing in corporate, leisure and group transportation. All services are professionally chauffeured. When only the BEST will do. Certified DBE and WBE.
Mid-American Coaches: Since 1927, a family owned and operated company. We enjoy the highest safety ratings and the reputation of being the premier charter coach company in Eastern Missouri and Southwest Illinois.
JED Transportation: We are the first impression your guest will receive when they arrive to St. Louis. We take that responsibility very seriously by providing sedans, limos, vans, SUVs, Limos Buses, Shuttle Buses and Motor Coaches.
GEM Transportation, LLC: Professionally chauffeured limousine and charter coach service, unique fleet including various size stretches, vans, buses, charter coaches, trolleys, SUV’s and sedans. Properly licensed and commercially insured for your protection. Your total ground transportation service.
Distance from Major Airports
- Lambert – St. Louis International Airport – 15 miles
Local Tour Guides
Destination St. Louis: St. Louis’s premier destination management company, accredited by the Association of Destination Management Executives. English spoken. firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover St. Louis: Enjoy fun, educational tours with St. Louis’ longest running receptive tour operator. Have a worry free vacation in the Gateway City in our competent hands. A WBE-certified business. English spoken. Contact: email@example.com
MAC Meetings & Events: MAC’s certified, professional tour guides provide a memorable experience for you and your attendees. English spoken. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Tour Guide association of metropolitan St. Louis: Founded in 2004, the PTGA of Metropolitan St. Louis works to raise the public awareness of the tour guide profession and insures the highest quality of services. English spoken. Contact: email@example.com