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Crown Center, Kansas City
(3.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Shop until you drop at Crown Center, one of the city's largest retail centers featuring a variety of big-name stores and restaurants. Wander the mall's network of both indoor and outdoor halls, passing through its landscaped squares featuring several fountain areas in the "City of Fountains." Grab a bite to eat at one of the many on-site dining establishments, ranging from burger joints to gourmet eateries. You can even stop in for a live show at the theater, or view the world headquarters of the famous Hallmark Card Company, which offers a free visitor center. Families with kids won't want to miss Kaleidoscope, a creative wonderland where kids can paint, draw, make puzzles, and more--also for free. Those with little ones can also visit the SeaLife aquarium and Legoland Center here. Check the shopping center website to see what family-friendly events are in store for your visit. Add Crown Center to your Kansas City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kansas City vacation route planner.
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  • Festive and varied shops and attractions. Live music and loads of Kids whilst we were there. One lady came and asked where I got my Sweater, and we chatted for 20 mins. Highlights for us were the Choc...  more »
  • We enjoyed the crayola store and many others. Did not spend as much time as we would have preferred in the facility, there were shows and more we missed, but it was still fun. 
  • I used to visit the Crown Center a couple times a week when we lived in KC. I was so disappointed to see how far it had declined when we returned this fall. I had a panhandler approach me! That would ...  more »
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  • Crown Center has some unique shopping options. Good place to go when shopping for a gift for someone who has everything. Great place to take little kids for free entertainment! The temporary children's exhibits are always worth a stop. Hit Kaleidoscope and Hallmark Visitors Center with kids as well. We always stop at Sheridan's for delicious frozen custard. Walk across the walkways to Union Station and take the free streetcar to the City Market and back!
  • Always an endless supply of new and exciting things to see and do, and some good restaurants too (I love Spin Pizza ... omg). I miss Streetcar Named Desire, though. The Greek restaurant dude is always rude and annoying, but the food is good. Also consistently good are d'Bronx and Milano (delicious). I visit the Hallmark store every couple months - the prices are high, but it is very good quality stuff.
  • Has several pokestops and two poke gyms. Nice fountains. Good restaurants. Little pricey. For extra points, see if you can find the hidden Jimmy Johns.
  • Shang Tea is the best Tea House in KC if not in the entire USA. I've had the opportunity to travel to most major cities in our country and by far Shang Tea has the most selective Organic choice teas. Highly recommend you stopping by and trying some.
  • This is an awesome mall. In March for St. Patrick's Day, they colored the fountain in the front of the building green! Inside the mall, there are stores like the Crayola store, a chocolate factory store, and a store where Russian icons are sold. In front of the mall, there is even an ice rink!!! Some stores there are not family friendly, but overall it's an awesome place to visit!