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The stage at Power & Light Entertainment District; credit Kansas City CVA

 

KANASAS CITY GENERAL ATTRACTIONS


Kansas City, MO


Country Club Plaza

DESCRIPTION: KC’s most popular destination, this 14-square-block plaza was designed in 1922 with an airy architecture style modeled after Seville, a sister city in Spain; it offers over 160 outstanding shops, cafes and restaurants among its old world architecture of Spanish towers, red-tiled roofs, ornate ironwork, 40 fountains and 50 sculpted works of art, the Plaza is also distinguished as the nation's first suburban shopping district for the automobile

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10a-7p, Thu 10a-9p, Sun Noon-5p

ADDRESS: 47th Street & Broadway  MAP

PHONE: varies by establishment; see Visitor Info on website

WEBSITE: http://www.countryclubplaza.com

Crown Center
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1973, this 85-acre live, work and shop environment is one of KC’s most popular destinations; the development includes two luxury hotels, 300,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, theatres, and a children's creative workshop; the center always hosts events –including the bigger ones during Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving; card-lovers will enjoy the Hallmark Visitors Center, showcase for the world's largest manufacturer of greeting cards

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Hallmark Visitors Center Tue-Fri 9a-5p, Sat 9:30a-4:30p

ADDRESS: 2450 Grand Ave  MAP

PHONE: 816-274-8444

WEBSITE: http://www.crowncenter.com

City Market
DESCRIPTION: Since 1857, these few blocks north of downtown have been the Midwest's largest outdoor farmer's market; take in the fragrance of farm fresh produce and flowers while other vendors sell a wide variety of gift items; restaurants, shops, art galleries antique stores and the Arabia Steamboat Museum and weekly concerts round out the attractions; enjoy a night under the stars with an off-beat movie in the City Market Park at 3rd & Main Street

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 7a-3p, Sat 6a-3p, Sun 7a-3p; all night movies begin at 9p

ADDRESS: 5th & Walnut Streets  MAP

PHONE: 816-842-1271

WEBSITE: http://www.thecitymarket.org

Power & Light District
DESCRIPTION: An $850 million development that re-energized downtown with entertainment, retail and dining in a 9-square-block district that also links the convention center, hotels and attractions; attractions; standout restaurants and attractions include Consentino’s Gourmet Market, Fuego, Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood, Lucky Strike bowling lanes, Bristol Seafood Grill, Envolve Boutique, Bristol Seafood Grill, China BAR, Mosaic Lounge, Gordon Biersch Brewery, wine bistros, barbeque, and a cineplex

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily, hours vary per establishment

ADRESS: bounded by Truman St, Baltimore Ave, 12th St, Grand Ave  MAP

WEBSITE: http://powerandlightdistrict.com

Westport Square

DESCRIPTION: A unique mix of shops, restaurants, coffeehouses, galleries, movie theaters and popular nightclubs coupled with the largest collection of diverse historic sites in Kansas City; Westport once played a key role as an outfitting post for wagons heading West along the trails; Historical markers recount the story of the 1864 Battle of Westport, the last major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: Broadway & Westport Road  MAP

PHONE: 816-756-2789

WEBSITE: http://www.westportkc.com

Harrahs Casino Resort
DESCRIPTION: Aside from the casino, it features 392 luxurious rooms, 7 restaurants/cafes, plus The District and VooDoo Lounge nightclubs

ADMISSION: Free, must be age 21+

DAYS & HOURS: 24/7

ADDRESS: 1 Riverboat Drive  MAP

PHONE: 816-472-7777

WEBSITE: http://www.harrahs.com

Isle of Capri Casino
DESCRIPTION: The exterior resembles a riverboat from the 1800's, but the interior has a tropical theme with five restaurants/cafes cover most of what you’d like to eat while at a casino; free live entertainment on the casino stage every weekend

ADMISSION: Free, must be age 21+

DAYS & HOURS: 24/7

ADDRESS: 1800 East Front Street  MAP

PHONE: 800-THE-ISLE

WEBSITE: http://www.isleofcapricasino.com/Kansas_City

Ameristar Casino & Hotel
DESCRIPTION: One of the largest casinos in the country with entertainment that includes Star Pavilion for concerts – Brian McKnight has performed here, Depot #9, Casino Cabaret, a large Cineplex, video arcade; and a Kids Quest supervised child-care facility; the onsite 184-room hotel offers a mixture of suites and standard rooms

ADMISSION: Free, must be age 21+

DAYS & HOURS: 24/7

ADDRESS: 3200 North Ameristar Drive  MAP

PHONE: 816-414-7250

WEBSITE: http://www.ameristarcasinos.com

Riverside, MO

Argosy Casino

DESCRIPTION: A recently built $105 million casino with a Moroccan/Mediterranean theme; upon entering you’ll notice the domed, stained glass ceiling, hand-made Moroccan tile and terrazzo floors; this is definitely as upscale 62,000 square foot casino with upscale cafes; the hotel includes a luxury suites and a spa; entertainment varies widely though so check the website calendar

ADMISSION: Free, must be age 21+

DAYS & HOURS: 24/7

ADDRESS: 777 NW Argosy Parkway  MAP

PHONE: 800-270-7711

WEBSITE: http://www.argosycasinos.com/kansascity

Kansas City, KS

The Legends at Village West

DESCRIPTION: KC’s newest shopping and entertainment destination boasts almost 100 shops, a cineplex with luxury stadium seating and VIP balcony, bowling alley, gourmet restaurants and the country's first T-REX Restaurant filled with animatronics; increasing the eye-candy quotient, outdoor art is also sprinkled throughout; a unique aspect of the shopping & entertainment center is that it pays homage to all its national legends of local and Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma origin

ADMISSION: Free

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11a-6p

ADDRESS: 1843 Village West Parkway  MAP

PHONE: 913-788-3700

WEBSITE: http://www.legendsshopping.com


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