Casino KC Review

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Casino KC in Kansas City— formerly Isle of Capri Kansas City is a classy riverboat casino, permanently docked on the Missouri River. ... You can board the riverboat and you’ll be faced with a casino floor filled with slots and table games, not to mention quality dining and drinking options where you can refuel, recharge, and let off steam.

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Gambling in Casino KC

Spread over 28,000 square feet, the Casino KC floor carries the one-two punch of slot machines and table games as their casino’s bread and butter. In small casinos like this, the poker tables are often the facet of the casino that is forsaken, so it's to be expected here in a small riverboat.

GAMBLING AGE 21+ to bet with cash
SLOTS 1100+
TABLE GAMES 22
POKER TABLES N/A
MIN BET N/A
MAX BET N/A
SMOKING Yes/No*
OPENING HOURS 24/7*

Casino Games

  • Colossal Wizards
  • Spartacus Gladiator of Rome
  • Forbidden Dragons
  • Queen of the Wild II
  • Lazer Lock Ice Sapphire
  • Let it Ride
  • Limit Holdem
  • No Limit Holdem
  • Crazy 4 Poker
  • Fortune Pai Gow
  • Sharp Shooter
  • American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • Any 2 Card Blackjack
  • Hand-Held Deck
  • Single Deck
  • Double Deck
  • Chuck-A-Luck
  • 75 Ball Bingo
  • 90 Ball Bingo
  • Daily Lotto Draws
  • Mini Lottos
  • Electronic Craps
  • Electronic Blackjack
  • Electronic Roulette
  • Electronic 3-Card Poker

Dining, Bars, and Entertainment

The Casino KC has a handful of dining options to satisfy (almost) all tastes, with three restaurants covering the needs of the patrons. Also on offer at the casino is a relaxing bar where you can kick your feet up after a busy night.

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Contacts and about casino kc.

Casino KC
Address 1800 E Front St , Kansas City , 64120 , USA
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Opened first 1996
Casino Type Commercial
Size of the casino (sq/ft) 28,000
Owner Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc.

How to Get to Casino KC

Casino KC is located on the Missouri River in Kansas City, just a few minutes from the downtown area

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  • Nearest Highway I-29
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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re looking for a quaint riverboat casino in the classic Mississippi style, Casino KC in Kansas City MO ticks that box. It offers some quality games, in the form of slots and table games, and some great dining options where you can have your fill. In addition to that, we also enjoyed:

  • The multi level car park
  • Drinking at Pulse Bar
  • Learning about the 20-year history

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Kansas City's Best Casinos

A Guide to Kansas City Casinos

Visitors and locals alike love Kansas City’s casinos for more than just the poker tables, slot machines and other fantastic ways to win. Each touts incredible dining and events as well, plus three offer overnight stays that specialize in luxury and convenience.

Before you play or stay, consult this guide for all the need-to-know info about Kansas City casinos.

ARGOSY CASINO HOTEL & SPA

Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa

Kansas City’s winning destination touts hot slots, world-class tables and nonstop thrills. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or the thrill of this state-of-the-art casino floor, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa takes your experience to the next level. 

Top restaurant options include The Terrace Buffet and Journey Woodfired Steaks , in addition to international favorites like Asian fusion and authentic Mexican street tacos.

When the night’s over, rest up for another big day by staying in the onsite AAA 4-Diamond hotel—fresh off a multimillion-dollar renovation.

HARRAH’S CASINO AND HOTEL

Harrah's Casino and Hotel

Based in buzzy North Kansas City , Harrah’s Casino and Hotel is a player’s paradise thanks to more than 1,300 slot and video poker machines and 60 table games. But where it truly shines is with its World Series of Poker room—the only such space in the entire city.

Not to mention the nearly 400 guest rooms, ideal for late nights spent gaming or enjoying one of the popular live shows at the VooDoo Lounge venue, which regularly hosts notable music acts, MMA fights, dancefloor fun and more.

Onsite restaurants are a stellar plus as well, including  Gordon Ramsay Steak , a prominent addition to KC’s high-end culinary scene.

AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL KANSAS CITY

Ameristar Casino

The sprawling Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City features a little something for everyone. In addition to nearly 1,900 slot machines, 50 table games and 184 guest rooms, a fully functioning movie theater and arcade keep youngsters entertained while adults can play on.

Don’t forget lunch or dinner. A balanced mix of upscale and relaxed offerings—including  Great Plains Cattle Co. —means you can treat loved ones to date nights or fuel up before you hit the gaming floor. Plus, with the area’s largest indoor TV screen at Amerisports Brew Pub , what more could you ask for?

HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY

Hollywood Casino

Turn after turn of thrilling action makes Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway one of the most unique venues in the city. The KCK casino shares a site with racetrack Kansas Speedway , host of two high-speed NASCAR events each year.

In addition to the track, visitors will find 2,000 slot machines, 52 table games and five restaurants. And while there’s no hotel onsite, plenty of other nearby accommodations have what you need to recharge before another full day of entertainment.

Bally's Kansas City

Isle of Capri Casino

Hit up Bally's Kansas City riverboat for a fantastic time that you won’t soon forget. Kick back with more than 1,000 different slot machines and dozens of table games—no matter your gaming preference, there’s a spot for you here.

Grab a bite at 1 800 Noodle Bar , a 20-seat restaurant featuring Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, or catch the game at the onsite cocktail spot, Pulse Bar .

7TH STREET CASINO

Also located in KCK, 7th Street Casino specializes in slot machines. With more than 575 in total—and no other options offered—players can get right down to business with entertaining gaming.

If you’re on a roll, don’t worry about leaving. With a café and bar onsite, your breakfast, lunch or dinner are covered no matter the time of day or day of the week.

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Welcome to Bally's Kansas City

Come experience the all-new 40,000 sq. ft. casino, featuring new slots, blackjack, roulette, mini baccarat, Chickie's and Pete's Crabhouse and Sportsbar, and more!

NOW OPEN Chickie's & Pete's

Chickie’s and Pete’s voted #1 Sports Bar In America by ESPN is NOW OPEN! With a view of a TV from every seat in the house, Chickie’s and Pete’s Kansas City is THE place to catch your favorite teams! Enjoy craft beer, seafood, cheesteaks, famous Crabfries AND MORE!

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Welcome to Bally’s Kansas City

As part of the planned renovation plan and investment in the Kansas City Riverfront, the all-new BIGGER, BETTER, Bally’s Kansas City is NOW OPEN with ALL NEW dining including Chickie and Pete’s – The #1 Sports Bar in North America as Voted by ESPN! Together with Tiki Bar, Best Odds Quick Bites, 1800 Baccarat Lounge featuring 1800 Noodle Bar, and Celebrity Casino and Lounge, along with improvements to the gaming floor, Bally’s Kansas City is the gaming and dining destination in the region!

Best Odds Quick Bites

Whether you’re out for a quick bite between games or longing for something tasty late night, you’ll find yourself satisfied with the familiar options here. Just breeze in and breeze out.

From a classic Cheeseburger, to Chicken Strips and Fries, the menu at Best Odds has something for you!

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Four riverboat casinos hail Kansas City visitors

KANSAS CITY The four casino riverboats in the Kansas City metropolitan area are the city's most popular attractions, according to attendance numbers.

The first riverboat casino in the area, the Argosy Casino, opened in 1994 and continues to expand. In Riverside, less than 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the Argosy IV riverboat was custom built for Argosy Gaming Co. with more than 30,000 square feet of gaming space on three levels and an occupancy load of 2,000 passengers.

The casino is open seven days a week, 24 hours Fridays-Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays-Thursdays.

Near downtown sits the Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City. The exterior proudly adorns the 19th century steamboat look, and the interior provides a Caribbean-theme tropical paradise. One of its highlights is Caribbean Cove, a sports bar with a giant television screen for ideal viewing conditions and open until 1:30 a.m.

The casino is open 24 hours Friday-Sunday and holidays, and 8 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

Just up the road from Isle of Capri is the popular Harrah's North Kansas City Casino and Hotel. Visitors can escape to the French Quarter of New Orleans in the two-level Mardi Gras Casino. Harrah's North Kansas City also features fabulous restaurants and a newly renovated hotel.

The casino is open 24 hours weekends and holidays.

The newest riverboat casino in the area is the Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, which features the largest area of gaming space of the four Kansas City casinos 115,000 square feet on two decks. Ameristar opened its doors in January 1997 and prides itself as an entertainment center, featuring 14 restaurants, a showroom for headline entertainment, 18 movie theaters and Kid's Quest, a child-care facility.

Other riverboat casinos in Missouri are in St. Joseph, St. Charles, St. Louis, Caruthersville, La Grange and Boonville.

Argosy Casino, (800) 270-7711.

Isle of Capri Casino, (816) 855-7777.

Harrah's North Kansas City Casino and Hotel, (816) 472-7777.

Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, (888) 440-7700.

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Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino

1 Riverboat Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64116, US

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About Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino

Discover the thrills at harrah's north kansas city hotel & casino.

Welcome to Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino, a premier destination where excitement and comfort meet. Nestled in Kansas City, this unique hotel offers more than just a stay; it promises an adventure. With four on-site dining options, a vibrant casino, and entertainment that lights up the night, guests are invited to experience the joy of leisure and the thrill of chance.

Each guest room is equipped with cable TV featuring pay-per-view channels, ensuring entertainment is never out of reach. Beyond the basics, rooms are designed with convenience in mind, including tea and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer in all private bathrooms.

  • Gordon Ramsay Steak: Dive into seafood and steak delicacies in an upscale setting.
  • Royal Noodle Bar: Savor authentic Asian cuisine with a selection of noodle dishes, pho, and dim sum.
  • Dynamic Casino Experience: Engage in the excitement with two floors of slots and table games.
  • VooDoo Lounge: Enjoy live music, salsa nights, and comedians for unforgettable entertainment.
  • Proximity to Cultural Landmarks: Explore the historic 18th & Vine District and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, both a short drive away.

Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino is not just a place to stay; it's a destination to experience. Whether it's the culinary excellence of Gordon Ramsay Steak, the vibrant gaming floors, or the lively VooDoo Lounge, there's something for everyone. Situated just 8 miles from the American Royal Museum and close to other significant cultural sites, it serves as a perfect base for exploring Kansas City's rich heritage. Discover the blend of excitement and relaxation that awaits at Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel & Casino.

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Kansas City, Missouri, is home to world-class shopping, places where you can sample famous Kansas City barbeque, entertainment like the riverboat casinos, and great museums like the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the extensive collections of an antique toy museum.

Families will enjoy the 235-acre amusement park, Worlds of Fun, and the adjacent water park, Oceans of Fun.

Shop and Dine at Country Club Plaza

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With amazing shops, great restaurants, and those famed Kansas City fountains, the world-famous Country Club Plaza gets the top pick of the Kansas City's attractions and destinations. The Plaza (as the locals call it) was the first outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district in the United States and is wonderful any time of year.

Sit in the courtyard and enjoy an evening of jazz, or enjoy dinner and drinks on one of the many patios around the district, enjoy a romantic carriage ride, and be amazed by the Plaza Lights during the holidays . See why over 170 shops and restaurants make the Plaza KC's top destination.

Peruse the Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

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The world-renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of Kansas City's most treasured gems. With amazing exhibits both inside and out, the Nelson-Atkins boasts impressive collections with everything from ancient Egyptian sculptures to a Japanese collection with more than 2,000 works of art dating as far back as 10th century B.C.E. You can easily spend days looking at everything. Admission is free, although to see most special exhibits, a small fee is charged.

Visit the Animals at the Kansas City Zoo

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The Kansas City Zoo is a great attraction for those young and old alike. The Zoo is spread over 200 acres with habitats for over 1,300 animals. You'll see animals like penguins, polar bears, and orangutans covering species from all of the continents. The Zoo does have trams, shuttles, and a train but even so, you'll get in a lot of walking.

Savor Kansas City BBQ

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When it comes to Kansas City, barbeque is the one thing they do better than everyone else. With rich traditions of dry-rubbed meats cooked to perfection and covered with spicy sauces, it truly is what made Kansas City "The Home of Barbeque."

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que with its original restaurant housed in a repurposed gas station is a favorite with both locals and visitors. Another eatery serving up local barbeque is Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House which serves a long menu of barbecue meats as well as fish and salads. Located in the Crossroads Art District, this historic converted Freight House has 25-foot ceilings, a fireplace lounge with full-service bar, and indoor and outdoor private dining.

Check Out Union Station

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The fully restored Union Station is one of Kansas City's favorite attractions with plenty of great things to see and do. With everything from the fully interactive Science City and its famed Rail Exhibit to movies, planetarium shows, and world-famous exhibits. Visit traveling national exhibits, 3D movies on the Extreme Screen, or enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice meal in this beautiful, historic building.

See the Collections at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

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Harry S. Truman was not only the 33rd president of the United States, but he was also an Independence, Missouri native. The Harry S. Truman Library in Independence is home to an amazing collection of over 30,000 presidential artifacts including everything from Presidential gifts that he and wife Bess received during his term of office, political memorabilia, and other artifacts from the Truman era. The Truman Library is also a well-known research library and has a massive collection of photographs, a motion picture collection, as well as a political cartoon exhibit.

Gamble at a Riverboat Casino

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You may or may not sail down the river, but you'll find some great gambling venues on riverboats. During the last decades of the twentieth century, many states began allowing riverboats to offer casino gambling, thus limiting the spread of casinos to the boats, while still bringing in some revenue to the states. Many riverboats are actually stationary barges that never leave the dock.

Even if you are not a gambler, the Kansas City Riverboat Casinos are also great places for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The casinos boast everything from great movie theaters and restaurants to concert venues, hotels, and spas. Some favorites are Harrah's Casino with its Voodoo Lounge hosting name entertainment, Ameristar with a great buffet and its Pearl's Oyster Bar. For relaxation, there's an amazing spa at Argosy.

Other riverboat casinos in Missouri are in St. Joseph, St. Charles, St. Louis, Caruthersville, La Grange, and Boonville. In addition, gambling at Indian tribal casinos is legal in Kansas. 

Visit the 18th and Vine Jazz District

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The historic 18th and Vine Jazz District is a fitting tribute to what put Kansas City on the map—world-famous Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball. The district, which was resurrected in the late 1990s, is home to the American Jazz Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the Gem Theater.

With great restaurants and clubs like the Blue Note, jam sessions and great acts abound. There's always something going on at 18th and Vine.

Stroll Powell Gardens

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Located just east of Kansas City , Powell Gardens is an amazing 900-acre botanical garden that boasts amazing displays of plants and flowers that are in bloom any time of year. The displays change with the seasons, so you'll never see the same thing twice at Powell Gardens and is beautiful year-round. Have lunch at their great Cafe Thyme or see their beautiful chapel, home to many weddings throughout the year.

Reflect at the Liberty Memorial and National WWl Museum

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Liberty Memorial and the WWI museum is the official WWI museum of the United States and honors those who served and sacrificed in WWI. This interactive exhibit shows the impact the war had on the United States. The museum and memorial serve as the leading educational institute and resource of WWI. Head to the top of the Liberty Memorial for some of the best 360 views of Kansas City.

Take the Family to Worlds of Fun

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Worlds of Fun, a 235-acre amusement park in Kansas City, opened in 1973. Admission to Worlds of Fun includes access to Oceans of Fun, a water park adjacent to the amusement park. There's something for everyone from roller coasters and thrill rides, to Planet Snoopy for the little ones. Year 'round there are special events marking holidays like Halloween and Christmas.

See the Sea Life

From Stingray Bay to an undersea exhibit where you can view tropical marine life, SEA LIFE Kansas City has something for all ages to learn about and enjoy. There's a Turtle Rescue Center where you can get up close to Green Sea Turtles. A favorite is a special exhibit devoted to seahorses.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City is located in the center of Downtown Kansas City. You can find it in the Crown Center District, situated in the Crown Center Square along with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City. 

Discover LEGOLAND

SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center are both situated in the Crown Center Square in downtown Kansas City. Both attractions can be visited on a combination ticket. This indoor attraction includes Lego rides, a soft play area, a 4D cinema, and a gift shop. There are 10 build-and-play zones for the Lego enthusiast who wants to try building something new. Human-sized Lego characters stroll the building meeting visitors and posing for photo ops.

Find Out About Steamboats

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At the Arabia Steamboat Museum, you can learn about steamboat history as you peruse salvaged items brought up from the Missouri River from the Arabia Steamboat which sank in 1856. The attractive museum, located on the river, offers guided tours where you can watch preservationists working on artifacts. Items brought up from the bottom of the river include clothing, fine china and carpentry tools, guns, and children’s toys.

Explore the World of Toys

The toys housed within the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures are said to be some of the worlds most valuable and rare. The collection began in 1982 when two private toy collectors joined forces. The present-day museum occupies 33,000 square feet and houses 72,000 objects. You'll find dollhouses, mechanical toys, and even political toys within this immense collection of antiques.

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Cruising the Mighty Missouri: Exploring Kansas City’s Riverfront by Boat

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Short answer: Kansas City river cruise is a scenic boat tour along the Missouri River and its tributaries within the city. Visitors can enjoy historical, architectural, and cultural landmarks while cruising on paddle-wheeled replicas.

How to plan the perfect kansas city river cruise excursion.

Kansas City is a city full of life and diversity, with countless options to indulge in its culture, art, and attractions. From trendy galleries to classic museums and the famous BBQ scene, there’s never a shortage of activities to explore . However, one experience that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kansas City is a river cruise excursion. A river cruise allows you to soak in the beauty of the Missouri River while enjoying some fresh air, scenic views and learning about the area’s rich history.

To plan the perfect Kansas City river excursion here are some tips to consider:

1. Choose the right timing

The first step in planning any trip is selecting an appropriate time for your adventure. The ideal time for a river cruise in Kansas City would be from late spring through fall seasons as these times offer pleasant weather conditions with clear skies where you can enjoy the crisp breeze, sunshine and unforgettable sights.

2. Get familiar with cruise options

There are several cruises available in Kansas City, each offering unique experiences tailored to your interests such as dinner cruises or sightseeing only cruises. The type of voyage you choose will depend on what suits your itinerary most; whether it’s a romantic getaway or just casual trip among friends or family.

3. Pick a reliable service provider

As with every adventure undertaking trust only service providers who hold their clients’ needs at priority.This means finding reputable companies that meet industry standards such as safety protocols for all passengers aboard and well-conditioned boats with updated amenities according to current trends which guarantee you comfort during your voyage.

4.Reserve early

Given that most individuals want to experience cruising along Missouri River especially during prime seasons making advanced reservations should become paramount.However best practice dictates that people should reserve ahead of time so they can avoid inconveniences associated with last-minute bookings.For those looking forward to VIP treatment onboard top-notch cruises ,booking even earlier may give more options.Therefore it pays off to inquire on the most ideal dates to board of your preferred cruise excursions to avoid disappointments.

5. Map out your route and interests

Supposing this is the first time you are visiting Kansas City it may be useful to plan out which areas you want to amble through on board especially for sightseeing cruises.The Missouri River flows through many scenic locations including parks, historic landmarks, state-of-the-art museums; from there pick one that best suits what kind of experience you are looking for. Before embarking on your excursion talk with crew members or Cruise Directors about designated stopovers or other onboard amenities like bars restaurants ,entertainment offerings offered during cruising hours.

With these guidelines in mind rest assured your river cruise experience will be unforgettable!

Experience the Best of KC: A Step-by-Step Guide to a River Cruise Adventure

Kansas City, or KC as it’s affectionately known by locals, is not just a city steeped in history and culture, but it’s also home to the powerful Missouri River. A river cruise along the Missouri River is an exciting way to see and experience everything KC has to offer.

If you’re looking to explore Kansas City from a unique perspective, then a river cruise adventure on the mighty Missouri River is perfect for you. This comprehensive guide will take you through everything from ticket purchase to disembarkation, detailing what makes a river cruise an unforgettable experience!

Step 1: Book Your Tickets Online

The first step to embarking on your KC river adventure is booking your tickets online. This ensures that availability for your preferred date of traveling as well as secures your spot in advance.

Step 2: Arrive Early

Make sure you arrive early at least half-hour before departure! You don’t want to miss out on any important welcome instructions on boarding protocol.

Step 3: Boarding Time

As soon as you get onto the boat – cozy up and settle into comfortable seating arrangements offered onboard. Take in views of Kansas City’s skyline while sipping on refreshing drinks and enjoying snacks available during the journey.

Step 4: Experience the Best There Is!

This KC river cruise takes passengers down one of America’s most majestic waterways aboard a luxury paddleboat equipped with every amenity imaginable. From indoor climate-controlled decks for those hotter days or shelter from potential inclement weather outside – there’s something for everyone!

An experienced tour guide points out key landmarks and shares interesting facts about them all givng deeper insights into the rich history behind each one.

Step 5: Don’t Forget Your Camera

On this voyage across waterscapes unmatched around KC, capture picture-perfect moments with landmarks like Union Station, The Arabia Steamboat Museum and Liberty Memorial just few feet away.

Step 6: Unwind and Enjoy

As you meander down the Missouri River, take it all in—this is a trip like no other. You can sit back, relax, and soak up KC’s beauty as the boat cruises smoothly down the river .

Step 7: Disembarkation Time

The tour will return to its original departure point after approximately 1.5 hours of cruising along with memories that will last a lifetime! Before leaving the paddleboat make sure to check if there’s any souvenir or trinket you can purchase aboard as a keepsake of this incredible journey.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an experience like no other while visiting one of America’s most captivating cities – throw yourself into Kansas City river adventure and explore everything from a completely new angle. Book your tickets online now, arrive early, snap away, relax onboard & disembark with memories that last forever!

Kansas City River Cruise FAQs: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

The Kansas City River Cruise is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty and history of the Missouri River. Whether you are a local resident or a first-time visitor, this river cruise is sure to leave you mesmerized with its charm and stunning sights . However, before you set sail, there’s some key information that you should know about this popular attraction. To make sure you have all your questions answered, we’ve compiled an extensive list of FAQs about the Kansas City River Cruise.

What is the Kansas City River Cruise?

The Kansas City River Cruise offers scenic boat rides along the Missouri River. These tours follow various routes based on specific themes such as Jazz music, History, Sunset etc., allowing passengers to witness gorgeous views of KC skyline from different angles.

What are the operating hours of the Kansas City River Cruise?

The tour timings vary depending on what time of year it is. During peak season (May – October), there are two cruises per day – one in the morning and one in late afternoon/evening. During off season months (November – April), only weekend rides are typically available.

How do I purchase tickets for a Kansas City River Cruise?

Tickets can be purchased online prior to arrival or upon reaching boarding dock/ticket office location.

Is food available on board the boat?

Yes! The riverboat has a kitchen that serves light snacks like soda/soda water coffee/tea while providing a cash bar that offers alcohol beverages. For major meal options like brunch/lunch/dinner – these arrangements must be pre-arranged through website booking assistance or reservation calls at least 48-hour beforehand.

Are children allowed on board?

Yes! Children under 4 years old ride free but still need valid ticket documentation check at boarding point; however age determination might require identity proof verification so don’t miss out necessary documents opportunity keeping your child ready for this adventurous ride.

Are pets allowed on board?

Unfortunately no ! Pets are not allowed on board the riverboat for obvious safety reasons; limited by regulations set in place by Missouri laws, protecting both other passengers onboard and well-being of your furry friend.

Are life jackets available on board?

Yes! Life jackets are provided to all passengers and should be worn at all times during the tour. It’s an effort by crew members for ensuring optimal passenger safety standards as well.

What is the duration of the Kansas City River Cruise?

The duration of each trip depends on which option you choose, but generally lasts around 1 – 2 hours. Usually, there’s enough time to enjoy local cityscape views while taking advantage of its historical landmarks before heading back to starting point.

How accessible is the boat for individuals with disabilities?

The boat is wheelchair accessible; however certain areas differ in accessibility options so these must be pre-informed with cruise management crew (providing necessary medical documentation) also that what amendments can be made during boarding phase via ramping platform from final check point flooring area depending upon need/anatomy.

Is parking available near the boarding dock?

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