- 21 Ratings
River City Mafia Tour of Kansas City
Take a trip through Kansas City's underworld to learn the history of the Mafia in the middle of America. Ride around on a street car, getting out to stretch your legs at historic locations.
What You Will Do
- Tour Kansas City's notorious underworld as you follow the downtown streetcar route
- Explore the Italian section of Kansas City, aka Little Italy, where the code was Omerta–"you handled your own affairs."
- Hear the action-filled story of the Kansas City Mafia to learn the tale of its historic power
- Guided tour
- 21 Ratings
Mr Stafford provided historical details ok KC that were unknown to me and being a native Kansas Citian it was great to learn.
Erik was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and considerate of visitors time and questions. We highly recommend this tour!
More walking than I thought. Otherwise great.
Eric was very knowledgeable and interesting and really knew his history.
Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Very informative, included more things happening at that time that weaved together.
Friday at 5:15 would not be my choice to offer the tour. Other than that, it was pretty informative. Hard to focus on what the guide was saying when I just wanted to get to dinner and sit down. :).
At times the information wandered a little off topic. Erik has a vast knowledge base and does a good job of telling the story but there are so many names that sound similar it was hard to keep them straight, and it was hard to know what decade we were discussing because it would jump around a bit, and our feet and backs grew tired from standing for so long.
Great historical content and knowledge by presenter.
Excellent tour! Erik was a great tour guide - extremely knowledgeable about KC's history. Plus as an added bonus, Gary Jenkins also provided some interesting insight into the mob and the River Quay. I'd highly recommend this tour!
1) Need to explain the degree of walking required initially as it was too much for some older folks. We easily could have started out a block closer to the entrance to the bridge. 2) instead of standing outside of Union Station, it would be recommended to go back inside and find a seating area in which to discuss more AND have a Q&A session. Standing outside for 45 minutes was difficult. EXCELLENT tour guide in Eric and would have loved to have continued Q&A further....only inside.
Enjoyed the history and conversation about the past.