Legends 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 Civic Courtyard Fountain was designed by WET Design, which also designed the Bellagio Fountain.

The Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kansas is a modern shopping center that has been 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) the first location for the chain.

Although several of the more interesting stores attractions in the Legends have closed in the past few years, there are still many things to do besides eat and shop: games at Dave and Busters, Build-a-Dino, the Legend's 14 theater with its 87' wide screen & luxury seating, free wi-fi and a variety of major attractions in the surrounding Village West. At Christmas time, the Legends has a 45' holiday tree with a synchronized light and music program.

Village West includes Arthur Bryant's World Famous Barbeque, Kansas Speedway NASCAR track, indoor water park, Schlitterbahn outdoor water park,  MLS (Sporting Kansas City) stadium, a minor league (Kansas City T-Bones) baseball park, and the largest furniture (Nebraska Furniture Mart) & sporting goods (Cabela's) stores in the region. 

Kansas City Legends holiday Christmas tree
The Legends Christmas seasons is kicked off with the lighting of a 45' holiday tree on the Saturday before Thanksgiving
with live music, giveaways, prizes & the arrival of Santa Claus to flip the switch igniting a center-wide synchronized light display.

Kansas City T-Bones at the Legends
The Kansas City T-Bones play in CommunityAmerica Park at the Legends. Sporting Kansas City (Major League Soccer)
played in this stadium for several years buy now has their own stadium across the street.

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.

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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