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Fun and Entertainment Await at The Legends at Village West

The Village West is a retail and entertainment destination in its self. Race fans visiting the Kansas Speedway, and travelers alike will find an assortment of shopping, dining, and entertainment to enjoy with family and friends on their visit. This is more than just a shopping and entertainment destination though. The Legends at Village West also honors legendary Kansans with more than 80 unique tributes crafted in a variety of art forms. There are statues, portraits and medallions, all of which comprise the shopping center's goal to provide "edutainment." Pedestrian plazas and courtyards add to the ambiance featuring lush landscape and outdoor fireplaces.

Looking for a place to stay for your trip? No problem, the lodging selections include the Great Wolf Lodge, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express. There's a 14-screen movie theater, and the shopping, which there is plenty of, and which features Cabela's, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Kansas City T-Bones baseball, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG Max Azria and many more.

Among the current options for eatable delights are Russell Stover chocolates, Ted Turner's Montana Grill, Sports Nutz, Jimmy Buffett-owned Cheeseburger in Paradise, Chateau Avalon, Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Barbecue, Arthur Bryant's Barbecue, Sheridan's Frozen Custard, International House of Pancakes, Longhorn Steakhouse, Applebee's, Sonic, Amini's Galleria, and others. The Legends also has several one-of-a-kind restaurants that Dave & Buster's, and the Saddle Ranch Chop House.

One of the one-of-a-kind restaurants that we visited on our trip was the Cantina #1: Live the Corona Lifestyle. We like the beer and never imagined that the food would be just as good at the Cantina, which offers a diverse variety of authentic, specialty foods from Mexico developed in harmony with Grupo Modelo Beers, owner of Corona. This is a really casual restaurant that makes you feel like your on the beach evening a getaway with family and friend, of course, this is the whole idea and focus of the Corona brand. With Live Music or D.J. playing every Thurs-Sat 10pm-2am and the delicious food and fun atmosphere you're certain to have a memorable dining experience. Find out more about dining options at Corona by calling 913-788-8770, or for catering call 816-868-8320, and this is a wonderful restaurant for groups, including those of parties of 30 or more. To plan a group outing to Corona call 816-868-8320.

We also visited the only restaurant dedicated to one of my favorite creatures; the dinosaur, called T-REX. Here Dino's come to life around every corner. It's true, because it seemed around every turn we discovered something new or some hidden creature that crept to life before our eyes. I've always loved dinosaurs, and there were plenty of families who also enjoyed the life-like dino's you'll find at T-REX.

A visit to Kansas City, Kansas is more than one might expect. Travelers have the advantage of this bi-state metropolitan that offers destinations both in Kansas and nearby Missouri. There are full-gaming casinos, theaters offering a wide variety and styles of productions, and exciting nightlife. Plus, there's incredible shopping, a fabulous zoo, theme parks, festivals, live music, professional sports, and world-famous cultural and art museums to enjoy!

By Melody Schubert

Getting There:

What makes a visit to the Legends a exciting experience is that the list keeps growing every day! Who knows what great night life attractions or shopping destination might be added soon? The Legends at Village West in in Kansas City, Kansas is located at 1843 Village West Pkwy for more details on current attractions, events, and entertainment call 913-788-3700 or visit

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