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Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

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TYPE: Free Admission
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Southeast
ADDRESS: 3700 Blue Pkwy. Kansas City, MO 64130
PHONE: 816-513-0700
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5 out of 5 stars (2 Reviews)

Price: Admission free
Hours: Open 10am-6pm Tue.-Sat.

The Center is named in honor of Bruce R. Watkins, a political and social activist. Watkins was fueled by the need to recognize and preserve the varied contributions African-Americans made to the development of Kansas City.

The facility is located on one of Kansas City's major thoroughfares. It is part of the Cultural Mall complex, which includes the Spirit of Freedom Foundation, the Satchel Paige Stadium, an amphitheater and a hillside garden, which greets visitors with thousands of multi-colored irises.

The center provides visitors with culturally rich entertainment and educational experiences in the form of exhibits and displays, films, classes and workshops, stage performances and special ceremonies.

The center is open to visitors of all ages. It includes permanent exhibit space, children's workspace, resource library, auditorium, small gallery and glassed encased exhibit area for small pieces and artifacts. Admission is free, although there may be a small fee for some events and classes.

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A great place to experience

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

08/12/2010
Brett K. - Kansas City, MO

The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural and Heritage Center is a fine and lasting tribute not only for Bruce R. Watkins but of the African American experience in Kansas City and the state of Missouri in performing arts, artistic showcases movies, lectures, workshops, stage performances, celebrations of life, films, and special ceremonies. Come...experience

Bruce R. Watkins' Cultural Heitage Center is a great place to experience

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

08/08/2010
Brett k. - Kansas City, MO

The Bruce R. Watkins Cultural and Heritage Center is a fine and lasting tribute not only for Bruce R. Watkins but of the African American experience in Kansas City and the state of Missouri in performing arts, artistic showcases movies, lectures, workshops, stage performances, celebrations of life, films, and special ceremonies. Come...experience

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