Crown Center

Visit Crown Center in the heart of Kansas City to find one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, can’t-miss events, and iconic Kansas City attractions. You can spend hours (or days!) taking in all Crown Center has to offer.

 Close-up image of burnt end BBQ and sides served on a wooden tray.
Make your visit complete with a stop at Burnt End BBQ for their award-winning KC barbecue.

Center your vacation stay at our Westin or Sheraton just steps from the action and explore the surrounding area! You’ll find even more things to do in the Crown Center District—from Union Station to the National World War I Museum and Memorial with life-size trenches and a walk-through shell crater.

Cast of The Spongebob Musical singing and dancing during a performance at Coterie Theater at Crown Center in Kansas City.
Enjoy live performances for the whole family at MTH Theater and The Coterie.

When it comes to shopping in Kansas City, Crown Center isn’t run of the mill. You’ll love the unique finds at locally owned, one-of-a-kind stores. Whether you’re looking for a cashmere sweater, a felt fedora, a fine pen, the ultimate Kansas City collectible, or a bag of world-famous popcorn, you’ll find it here. The way we see it, Crown Center is one-of-a-kind. So your shopping experience should be, too.

Be sure to come hungry! Whether your crew is in the mood for award-winning Kansas City BBQ, a burger delivered by miniature train, pizza, or fresh, locally inspired cuisine—there’s something for every taste at Crown Center. From full service to fast-casual, fast food to a quick snack, there is something to satisfy your hunger.

Mother and child play together with legos at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Kansas City.
Everyone’s a kid at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City! Don’t forget to bring your imagination.

We are proud to host some of Kansas City's favorite events! Check out our free exhibits in Showplace, outdoor movies, live music, and multi-day cultural festivals.

Bring your family and friends and explore what makes Crown Center uniquely Kansas City. Learn more at Ready to have some fun? We are!

Arial photo of families sitting on blankets outside of Crown Center in Kansas City to enjoy a free WeekEnder movie on the lawn.
Enjoy a free concert, dinner, and a movie under the stars each Friday in July with WeekEnder.
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