Features at a Glance

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FlyWire Zip Line

Experience a Popular Outdoor Activity Inside!

Experience high-flying excitement at this year’s show! If you’ve ever wanted to try ziplining, this is your chance. Imagine the sensation of stepping off a three-story platform and soaring more than 200 feet across the show at up to 20 miles per hour. Whether you’re a dedicated thrill seeker or normally avoid even the carousel at theme parks, it’s the ultimate rush—and an experience you won’t soon forget.

The zipline will open up one hour after the show opens, with the last ride occuring one hour before the show closes each day. 

Suitable for most ages. Weight restrictions apply.

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KC Food Truck Mafia

Enjoy Kansas City’s Finest Food On Wheels

The KC Food Truck Mafia is a tightly knit family of food truck owners that take pride in serving up tasty, unique fare from their mobile restaurants. Different food trucks will be featured each day of the show.

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Progressive® Insurance Flo-Motion

Fishing Simulator

If you’ve dreamed of sharing your love of the water with Progressive’s always happy-to-help sales clerk, Flo, you can do just that at this year’s show. Stop by to climb aboard a boat set—complete with plenty of fun props— and snap a photo with a virtual Flo to share with your friends and family.

You can also:

  • Kick back, relax and give your feet a rest in the Progressive Lounge
  • Play games and win fun prizes
  • Reel in a “big one” on the fishing simulator
  • Get answers to your insurance questions and chat with Progressive Insurance experts

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Visit with Bassmaster Elite Angler Mike McClelland

Saturday Only- Cabela's Booth

Mike will be on-site on Saturday, January 21st from 10am-4pm. 

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Willow Creek Trout Pond

FREE Fishing for kids!

There's no limit to the fun at the Willow Creek Trout Pond. Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment when your little angler reels in a big one! Free for kids 12 and younger.

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Progressive® Insurance Boat School

Boost your boating IQ!

Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to teach an entertaining curriculum of hands-on boating “courses.” They’ll share tips and tricks that will help you and your crew play it safe while having fun on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family!

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Pirate Island

Climb Aboard!

Join Captain Tim and his crew of pirate scallywags for a "high seas adventure"—climb aboard a pirate ship, sing pirate sea shanties, and skirmish with swords. Be sure to take photos as a souvenir of your pirate adventure.

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Antique and Classic Boat Society

Heartland Classics Display

Take a step back in time to admire the craftmanship of vintage boats. Boating enthusiasts and nautical history buffs will enjoy this fascinating look at a bygone era. 

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Seminar Stage

Fishing Tips from Top Pros!

Learn about the latest boating and fishing techniques from the experts.                

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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center - FREE Boat Maintenance & Repair Seminars

If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself. 


For the full list of seminars, click here

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Thank you for visiting! The 2016 Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® is now over. 

We hope you had a chance to see the show and enjoyed the many features and attractions such as Dock Dogs, Willow Creek Trout Pond, and Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center. 

Plans for 2017 are already underway. We hope to bring back many of these exciting features… and more. Be sure to check back with us to see what 2017 will bring! 


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