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The Kansas City's Ghosts & Gangster Tour

1300 Lydia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106-3410
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It is a tongue and cheek type of event. The tour guide interacts with a monitor screen but they... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Matthew_Stivers
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Kansas City, Missouri
SO much FUN!

The retirement community I work with scheduled a private tour with Carey's Gangster tour. Our guide... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Mytzis01
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Peculiar, Missouri, United States
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Kansas City was a favorite spot of the “old timers.” The Gangster Tour puts you hot on the trail of this city's most notorious Goodfellas. Don't make us twist your arm. Grab your chopper, hop on the bus and you’ll be immersed in a melodramatic look at mob homes and hangouts, turf wars and infamous crimes like the Union Station massacre.Tours board at Union Station's West Transit Pavilion. For reservations or for ticket information call 816-471-1234. We’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.
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1300 Lydia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106-3410
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

It is a tongue and cheek type of event. The tour guide interacts with a monitor screen but they teach the guest a lot about how Tom Pendergast became the big wig in Kansas City. With showing the actually buildings that were used as well.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

The retirement community I work with scheduled a private tour with Carey's Gangster tour. Our guide was on time, professional and knowledgable... not to mention incredibly talented. The organization made booking this event really easy and communication was spot on. Our guide was fun and...More

2  Thank Mytzis01
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had some out of town guests and the weather was gray and cold, so this was the perfect solution. The tour is done in a bus with Donnie and Jonnie the mobster tour guides and the help of on-screen movies they interact with. This...More

1  Thank gil100
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour. My son and I did this tour on a whim. I'm a history buff and enjoy learning about Kansas City's history. The guides, Johnny and Bull were knowledgeable and entertaining. I know of KC mobster history, but it great seeing...More

1  Thank franklinc_63
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This was our first tour of the city, though we have been visiting Kansas City for over ten years now. It was one of the very best tours I ever participated in. There was Benny the Bull, our driver and our two Gangster guides, Donnie...More

1  Thank Betina
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

The KC Gangster tour is very well done! Our mobster tour guide "Johnny" and driver "Benny the bull" are hilarious together. They have a great rapport with each other which adds even more to the tour. It was fascinating hearing stories about KC's shady past...More

1  Thank Kimberly R
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the gangster tour! I’m a KC native and found this tour not only fun but very informative. It was amazing to learn so much history of my hometown. The bus driver and guide were quite the pair. We had lot’s of laughs....More

1  Thank 318stephanie
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came to downtown KC for an early Valentine’s Day celebration and thought this tour would be a fun way to get our weekend started. We truly enjoyed Johnny and Benny who kept us laughing and engaged throughout the whole tour. It...More

1  Thank hlbarnes16
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

This was one of the very best tours of Kansas City's Gangster Days. Benny the Bull, our driver even added to the story telling (and kept us away from road construction). Our 2 Gangster guides, Donnie and Johnny kept the stories flowing as we drove...More

2  Thank Sallie P
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

For my 26th birthday (in January) I chose to take the gangster tour of KC with my friends. It was so fun! Johnny & Benny were hilarious and it was super educational. It's so interesting to learn about KC's history because the Midwest isn't typically...More

1  Thank Jodeci T
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Alex L
August 11, 2017|
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Response from DeefromOz | Reviewed this property |
The public tours are only on Saturdays. You can book a private tour during the week if you have a group.
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Amanda S
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Ogslayor |
The tour is open to all ages however I would recommend 5th grade or so and up. Younger children will probably won’t get much out of it beyond the spectacle of the authentic tour guide
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Lloyd P
February 27, 2016|
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