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2016 Kansas City Convention - BE THERE! July 25-30

2016 Kansas City Convention - BE THERE!  Yep, that’s right! July will be here before you know it, and with it comes the 46th annual LCCA Convention. It’s been 44 years since the LCCA has had a convention in Kansas City, Mo. and many things have changed in those 44 years. For us, changes that come to mind include weight and hair. Personally, I know I have more of the first and less of the second. How about you?

When it comes to the sights to see, we will all find new and different attractions to see and enjoy in Kansas City in 2016.  Here is our big news for the 2016 convention: we will be able to ride the BNSF Special Excursion Train. This wonderful train is also known by its other names, such as the BNSF Employees Special or VIP Train, and BNSF is making this outstanding train available to us to ride from the Argentine yard in Kansas City, KS to Topeka, KS. The two and a half hour round trip in the modern stainless steel cars of the 50s will take us for a ride on the steel rails of history. This is a trip you will not want to miss, so register early as seats are limited and there will be no reserved seating. You will have your choice of coach, dome and diner. The last two cars will be reserved for the BNSF guests, city and state officials and the charity supported by BNSF.

In addition to the modern and shiny train, Kansas City has an old and sunken steamboat. The Arabia Steamboat Museum has more than 200 tons of recovered treasure from the 1856 steamboat that sank in the Missouri river. You’ll see china, jewelry, clothing, food and hardware. Some of the treasures are in remarkable condition. This museum has even been consulted by the Smithsonian because of its excellence in restoring artifacts.

Remember, many tours have limited capacity, so sign up early!

Details of Convention Tours -Click Here - Note: some tours have already SOLD OUT - check the registration site for up to the minute tour status

Convention Registration Form - Click Here - print and mail in or go on line to the members section - Convention Registration tab

Hotel Registration - click here -  Click Here - Print out and contact Hilton Kansas City Airport directly 

Convention Schedule - Click Here - Click Here - View and print out the full week's activities at the 2016 Kansas City Convention