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Crown Center, Kansas City

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Shopping Mall Gift & Specialty Shop
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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TripAdvisor
  • It sounded boring. However, the tour of the hallmark cards was fun and informative. No cost, so it is budget stretcher. The surrounding outside area is perfect for a picnic.  more »
  • This provides a variety of shops and restaurants, with decent prices. Very good for children. Also, a mix of food.  more »
  • We spent some time at Crown Center since it was connected to our hotel. It was nice to have several restaurants to choose from without leaving the building. The shops didn't appeal to us.  more »
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  • An exceptional location for lunch on a weekday. Plenty of seating in a fascinating setting with spectacular views for a food court, it was easy to find a place to sit, even at 12:15. The restaurant choices are hardly thrilling, but it's got all the bases covered, and the food is usually good and reasonably priced. Service isn't going to win any awards, but they do the key jobs very well, like getting your order quickly and correctly, and keeping the place nice and clean. This is a great place to wander around if you've got extra time, so treat yourself to some dessert and enjoy it.
  • This is a great place for dinner and has a lot of shopping. If you are visiting with kids check out Lego Discovery and Fritz's, where a train delivers your food. Convenient parking and easy interstate access make this a great location.
  • Hidden gem of KC IMHO. Tons of options for the little ones and the food is only getting better. The new burger place (Unforked?) is delicious. The outdoor area always has something fun for my toddler to run around and get into. Union Station right around the corner to really make it a day/weekend of fun.
  • Crown Center is amazing. I have lived in KC my whole life and love going to Crown Center. It's a perfect family atmosphere and kids love the Crayola Store, Aquarium and LogoLand. Not to mention the food is great. People of all ages love Fritz's inside.
  • Crown Center has fun events for families and children of all ages and some good shopping and restaurants. Watch your items closely, though, because we had an expensive stroller stolen outside of Crayola Cafe. The thieves knew what they were doing because they took ours, which was the most expensive stroller there, and they knew when the cameras were turned away. It was disappointing that Crayola Cafe did not let us take the stroller in the restaurant and then this happened. On a brighter note, we were most disappointed that the photos of our toddler taken with one of his favorite characters were in the bottom of the stroller, and the Crown Center arranged to have the photos reprinted for us. However, we were not reimbursed for the stroller or the other contents in the bottom and the diaper bag, and we had to file a police report, which did not get any results.