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About American Royal

You can't get more American than a trip to American Royal - a non-profit organization based in Kansas City that has actually been operating since 1899 - imagine all the family fun that's been had!

Kids and adults alike can enjoy the host of events and activities across the year, that really embrace the heritage, culture and traditions of the USA.

Did we mention that involves rodeos and BBQ? Well, it does, so you  might want to keep reading!

The American Royal is home to the World Series of Barbecue (yes, that's really a thing!), as well as a host of livestock shows, ProRodeos, and Horse Shows.

But we know, back to the BBQ! What if we told you that American Royal hosts sauce contests, and BBQ rub contests, and even classes to be a judge?

American Royal also host BBQ Marketplaces, kids BBQ experiences, and Cowboy family fun festivals too!

Then of course you have the rodeos - from Youth Rodeos to that iconic ProRodeo, it's always exhilarating when you see cowboys and cowgirls in action - especially in an area where it's so integral to the culture!

So why not really embrace one of the reasons America is so great, and head to American Royal in Kansas City for a day of family fun!

Check the website before you go for what's on, so you can plan around the days that offer specific activities.

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Adults Prices vary on the event so check before you buy tickets

Children Prices vary on the event so check before you buy tickets

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American Royal FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at American Royal?

You will be spoilt for choice! Love BBQ? You are in the right place! You certainly won't go hungry at this Kansas City favorite

Any top tips when visiting?

It's worth checking the year long calendar so you can plan around what you want to experience, as there are so many events and festivals taking place regularly

Does American Royal have a gift shop?

There is an American Royal store where you can pick up a range of super cool gifts and merchandise including apparel

Teachers corner

Young cowboys and cowgirls from around the Kansas City area are invited to a roundup of Royal rodeo fun and educational events! The American Royal School Tours Program is designed to educate students in 2nd through 4th grade and consists of an educational tour and Invitational Youth Rodeo. School Tours will take place on select days so call ahead.

Is American Royal fully accessible?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the events

Any additonal information?

Take your camera!