Kansas City’s Best Excursions
Best Way to Learn on Vacation: The interactive exhibits and collection of personal artifacts at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence make learning about local government and politics anything but dull.
Best Architecture: Built solely for foot traffic, Omaha’s cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is an impressive work of architecture, and is even more picturesque when it’s illuminated after dark.
Best Recreational Activity: You won’t find any white-water rapids on this river, but the Missouri River Boating Tour is an interactive and one-of-a-kind way to see the river and surrounding valleys and bluffs near Rocheport. Get ready for an upper-body workout, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Best Blast from the Past: The building may be small, but the Friends of Rocheport Historical Museum boasts an extensive display of local memorabilia that makes for an interesting — and educational — stop.
Best Reason to Rent a Bike: Even if you don’t want to bike the Katy Trail’s full 225-mile length, heading out from Rocheport for a quick five-mile ride is still a great way to experience the historic trail and enjoy prime views of the Missouri River.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition