Where is Kansas City? What is Kansas City? Study Tour


Where is Kansas City? What is Kansas City?

Missouri? Kansas? The answer is both. This holds true for many aspects of the region that will be brought to light during our visit to Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City is a conglomeration of neighborhoods. We will delve into how George Kessler’s greenway plan and J.C. Nichols’s real estate developments were realized and refer to how they are reinvented in Houston’s Hermann Park and River Oaks. Our study tour will include visits to private collections as well as the world-famous Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Olmsted Brothers’ Swope Park, the WWI Memorial, and Loose Park, located on the site of a Civil War battle and former home of the Kansas City Country Club.

The legacy of post–Civil War segregation led to a rich jazz scene in the 1920s and ‘30s. It also allowed for the growth of the Negro Leagues. Today these eras are immortalized in American Jazz and Negro Leagues Baseball museums in the famous 18th and Vine neighborhood. Led by architectural historian Stephen Fox, travelers will learn about contemporary Kansas City and its civic commitment as a sports destination for the KC Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, college basketball finals, women’s soccer, and the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Do note: Kansas City BBQ is on the itinerary!

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