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Original KC Barbecue Tour

  • Eat your way through Kansas City on a barbecue tour
  • Enjoy at least one meat and one side at each stop
  • Gratuities for the staff at the restaurants (but not your guide) are included for a hassle-free experience
Original KC Barbecue Tour
From USD 72.00
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Original KC Barbecue Tour
From USD 72.00
Find out for yourself why Kansas City is known for its barbecue on this food tour that takes you to different barbecue joints for tastings. Traveling by bus with a guide, you'll visit famous barbecue spots and lesser-known venues, plus see some of KC's historical neighborhoods.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

All guests will be served a portion of Arthur Bryant's world famous smoked meats and house made side dishes

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: American Jazz Museum

Enjoy a brief history of the music that put Kansas City on the map

Stop At: LC's Bar-B-Q

All guests will be served a portion of LC's locally loved smoked meats and house made side dishes

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Take sight of Kansas City's world-famous art museum. Inside, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of holds collections of more than 35,000 works of art and welcomes 500,000 visitors a year.

Pass By: Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

See the premier Country Club Plaza shopping district and all the charm it brings to Kansas City. 15 blocks filled with over 100 shops and more than 30 restaurants. This is a sight to see!

Pass By: Westport, Kansas City, Missouri

Westport is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City! Originally called West Port, the neighborhood got its name as it was the westernmost village where settlers stocked up before venturing into the Kansas Territory.Today the neighborhood is known for its blend of tasty eateries, trendy boutiques and popular nighttime hot spots

Pass By: Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri

Take in the architecture of Kansas City's first theater to show first run films

Pass By: Firefighter Fountain

The fountain features two bronze figures surrounded by 48 streams of water falling into an 80-foot wide basin. A bronze large than life sculpture of a firefighter with his head bowed is directly to the north of the fountain.Behind the sculpture is a curved stone wall with bronze plaques that list the name of the fallen Kansas City firefighters.

Pass By: National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri

Built By Kansas Citians, Embraced By the Nation.A breath-taking lasting monument to the men and women who had served in World War I. Construction on the classical Egyptian Revival-style monument was completed in 1926 and the Liberty Memorial was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in front of more than 150,000 people.

Pass By: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve was established by Congress and signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. It was preceded by financial panics, bank failures and business bankruptcies that severely disrupted the economy. There were two prior attempts at establishing central banks.

Pass By: Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

Built in 1914, Union Station opens her arms with 850,000 square feet of amazing space that originally featured 900 rooms. In her prime as a working train station, she accommodated hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. During WWII, an estimated one million travelers – many of them soldiers -- passed through the Station. The North Waiting Room held 10,000 people and the complex included restaurants, a cigar store, barber shop, railroad offices, the nation's largest Railway Express Building (used for shipping freight and mail) as well as a powerhouse providing steam and power. So many stories of farewells, reunions and of day-to-day vibrancy still echo in her walls.

Pass By: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

The Kauffman Center, home to resident organizations the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and other innovative programming, embraces a variety of audiences with different tastes, interests and passions. At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, everyone can have an opportunity to experience excellence.

Stop At: Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ

All guests will be served a portion of Danny Edwards locally loved smoked meats and house made side dishes

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gates Bar-B-Q

All guests will be served a portion of Gates and Sons world famous smoked meats and house made side dishes

Duration: 30 minutes
Reviews (145)
1 - 5 of 143 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2018
Great BBQ tour!

This BBQ tour was awesome! Like that we got to try a little of everything. Arlene was an amazing tour guide and Barry a great bus driver! I would do this again for sure. Thanks Arlene and Barry for great experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Norma G
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
A Kansas City BBQ must see!

A great tour if you love BBQ. Arlene is a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Barry was a great driver. The different bbq places were all great. Fun and interesting tour. The history of BBQ is very fascinating and Arlene is a great...More

Thank 184anitaf
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Great value for the money

Pace yourself, because you will be eating a lot of great food. The tour also shows you around the city with a bit of BBQ history thrown in.

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Nothing special

I love barbecue, but I would recommend just spending the money on two meals throughout the day. I have been to Kansas City a few times and I found that I didn't like this one as well as the other restaurants I had been to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ryanls82
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Well Worth It!

Had a great time on this tour, visiting some of KC's finest BBQ joints. In addition to the four restaurants (Arthur Bryant's, L.C.'s, Danny Edwards, and Gates) we also stopped for a sauce tasting. The tasting included the opportunity to try the Source hot sauce,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul S
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Yes parking is available. They take you on a tour bus from the meeting location at Arthur Bryants
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