Original River Market Walking Tour
Meander through the River Market neighborhood and hear the stories of the city’s beginnings, its middle and its present day.
Discover patrons of the Pacific Hotel and their roles in the Civil War Hear the stories of Battle Row, Marble Hall and the colorful Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Wild Bill Cody.
Discover performers at the old Gillis Opera House including the story about the life of a chorus girl and the demise of the Gillis Opera House.
Stroll down the Town of Kansas Bridge for a breathtaking view of the Missouri River and here the stories of the founding of Kansas City and the influx of immigrants.
Connect to recent players in the redevelopment of the River District in the ’70s and more recently, today.
We'll also step inside some historic building and hear the stories spanning nearly 200 years of history. A vibrant energy radiates all through the River Market Neighborhood. Take part in it and enjoy this and more in the Original River Market Walking Tour. $15
If you're here for a conference or you're a local and don't see a public tour that works for you, private tours for four or more people are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Please note, if you book a tour and the minimum number of 4 has not been reached, the tour may be cancelled.
Tours are given Saturday and Sunday year round.
Tours start at 9 a.m.
Check our calendar for current tours. Check our calendar for current tours. Not all weekends will have scheduled tours.
Approximately 1 1/2 hours in length.
Meeting location :
At in the River Market, the exact location is given when tickets are purchased.
Tours take place rain or shine.
Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing.
What to bring:
You may want to bring a water bottle, especially during the hotter days of summer.
Twenty people per tour group, in addition to one guide per group.
Tour guide gratuities are not included in the price of the tour. Gratuities are accepted and appreciated if you had a wonderful experience.