at Village West 

Village West Parkway
Kansas City, Kansas  66111
(913) 788.-3700

Kansas Legend Wyatt Earp - statue in Kansas City, Kansas
Wyatt Earp - Wichita & Dodge City, Kansas
Fountain at Legends at Village West - Kansas City, Kansas

The Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kansas is a modern shopping center that is very successful at merging retail stores with food and entertainment in a way that is likely to appeal even to those who don't care for shopping or malls.

The Kansas Legends theme has been carried though out the Legends shopping center with statues, paintings & plaques dedicated to over 80 Kansas sports figures, entrepreneurs, explorers, artists, scientists, writers, poets, and politicians. A free self guided audio tour leads visitors through each corridor, providing information about the featured Kansas legends and the artistic representations in which they are depicted. 

Even the chain restaurants at the Legends tend to represent small chains or (in the case of the T-Rex Cafe and Backfire BBQ), the first of the chain.

And there are a lot of things to do at the Legends besides at and shop: games at Dave and Busters, twelve lanes of bowling & dozens of interesting cocktails at Pin-up Bowl, Stanford & Son's Comedy Club, Build-a-Dino, the Legend's 14 theater with its 87' wide screen & luxury seating, Wyldewood Cellars Winery with tasting, free wi-fi and a minor league (Kansas City T-Bones) baseball park.

Oh, and the surrounding Village West includes Arthur Bryant's World Famous Barbeque, Kansas Speedway NASCAR track, indoor water park, Schlitterbahn outdoor waterpark and the largest furniture & sporting goods stores in the region. 

Kansas City T-Bones at the Legends
The Kansas City T-Bones and Wizzards (Major League Soccer) play in CommunityAmerica Park at the Legends.

Kansas Legend: Walter P. Chrysler
Walter P. Chrysler statue

Tony DiPardo
A Kansas Legend, Tony DiPardo (KC Chief's band leader for 35 years) was signing bobble heads
during a September, 2007 visit to the Legends. Notice his Super Bowl Ring.

Yellow Brick Road at the Legends in Kansas City
Little girl walking the "Yellow Brick Road"

T-Rex Cafe at Kansas City Legends shopping center.
T-Rex Cafe is filled with giant creatures from dinosaurs, to mammoths, to nautilus, to an enormous octopus
that looms (and moves) above much of the dinning area.

Pin-Up Bowl
This is only the second location for for Pin-up Bowl with a combination of retro bowling,
reto & modern mixed drinks, and hip night spot.

Pin-Up Bowl - retro bowling and many reto and modern mixed drinks
Pin-Up Bowl (she left a 3-7 split)

Walter Johnson - Humboldt Kansas baseball player
Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh - Kansas Astronomer
Amelia Earhart - Kansas Aviator.
Gale Eugene Sayers - Kansas football player

statues dedicated to Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun
Tribute to Kansas runners Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun
(a medallion dedicated to Maurice Greene is nearby) 

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