Country Club Plaza

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Country Club Plaza

Located within steps of the Intercontinental Hotel and Docent Symposium, the Country Club Plaza is 15 blocks of art, shopping, and dining in the heart of Kansas City.  With 100 stores, 30 restaurants, and amazing Spanish style architecture, "The Plaza" is the first planned suburban shopping center in the country, developed in 1923.  Be sure to take a stroll around this area, which is loved by all Kansas Citians.  Don’t miss the Giralda Tower, which is a half-size replica of the original in Seville, Spain.  There are over 40 lovely fountains, wrought iron pieces and sculptures around The Plaza, brought to the US especially for this area.  

Download the Plaza Art Guide at to discover more about the sculptures, art works and architecture you will be able to explore just outside the doors of your own hotel. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a just a few blocks northeast of the Plaza, if you would like to continue a walk filled with art and history.

During the holidays, this area is transformed by lights hanging from every tower and building.  The Plaza Lighting Ceremony is a popular local event where the lights are turned on by a different celebrity every year on Thanksgiving.


View from the Intercontinental Hotel of the Country Club Plaza



View of Country Club Plaza with fountain and Giralda Tower


Shopping on the Country Club Plaza


Holidays at the Country Club Plaza 


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