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Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center


lat: 39.0366875 long: -94.5425625

The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum commemorates and interprets the African American diaspora by creating educational programs about the contributions of African Americans who have shaped the history of Kansas City, Missouri, and the United States.  Educational experiences include classes, workshops, and stage performances, as well as exhibits highlighting important figures and events.  The Gertrude H. Keith library has historical resources and records preserving the memories of Kansas City’s African American pioneers.  Admission is free and open to visitors of all ages.  The first floor gallery showcases local artists.  The second floor hosts temporary exhibits about American history through the lens of African American lives.

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Francis Quadrangle

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Bean Lake Natural Area

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Red House Path

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Trail of Tears Access

A boat ramp that allows visitors to access the Trail of Tears

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Taylors Landing

A boat ramp to the beautiful Missouri River with a peaceful view of the river.

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Red Star Access Site

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Jefferson Mounument

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Trail of Tears Overlook

A breathtaking viewpoint overlooking the Trail of Tears State Park. Car access is available

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Front Loop

lat: 38.82679 long: -90.21614
Arrow Rock

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Tower Rock

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Chamoise to Klondike MO

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