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Explore the Mighty MO on a free boat ride

Step aboard a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) boat for a free ride down the Missouri River and a few hours of exploration and wildlife viewing.

The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host three Missouri River boat trips on Wednesday, August 21 at these times:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A ride on the river provides a chance to see wildlife and offers a unique vantage point to observe the Kansas City area. The trip will include discussions on the river’s history, ecology, hydrology and changes made for navigation and flood control. Discussions will also include public river access sites and using the river for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Registration is required for the river cruise. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Discovery Center at 816-759-7300 or online at MDC. Registrants will be given specific information about entry and exit locations along the river.

Photo: Missouri Department of Conservation

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Robert Berkebile
Robert Berkebile
4 years ago

I just tried to sign up for one of the three times for the MO River boat trip, but found when I went to the site, it seems to be “sold out” and I think I signed up for the wait list for the 5:30-7:30 time (which appeared to be the only thing one could become a stand by for.

I then called the number but got the busy signal; what I would like to know is what kind of info is covered on the trip.