Shopping in Kansas City

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Country Club Plaza

  • The Country Club Plaza brings a touch of European shopping to Kansas City.  One of the region’s most vibrant landmarks, the Country Club Plaza was designed in 1922 as the country’s first suburban shopping district.  This 1 million square foot dining and retail neighborhood was inspired by Spanish architectural styles, such as stately towers, landscaped courtyards, grand and small fountains and stucco facades.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  0.3 miles (easier to walk than to drive)

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Mrs. Cecil Wade
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 – 1925)


Crown Center

  • Crown Center is a three story mall and home to some of Kansas City’s best shopping experiences.  Crown Center is located north of the Plaza and adjacent to Hallmark Cards Corporate headquarters.  You’ll also be within close proximity to several of Kansas City’s world-class attractions, including the Hallmark Visitors Center, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  3.4 miles

Crestwood Shops

  • The Crestwood Shops opened in 1921 as one of Kansas City’s first neighborhood shopping centers.  The historic block is the perfect place to spend the day shopping and dining.  Discover some of the best the city has to offer in the unique and independently owned shops and restaurants at the Crestwood Shops.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  1.4 miles


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Jamie Okuma


The Shops of Prairie Village

  • The Shops of Prairie Village offer upscale merchants and merchandise, in an atmosphere that is welcoming and full of life.  A powerhouse of local business owners offer-up style and gifts wrapped with exceptional convenience and customer service.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  4.4 miles

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Crossroads Art District

  • The Crossroads Art District is one of the coolest parts of Kansas City.  Once-dilapidated warehouses, many structures have been transformed into a fun and funky district full of people whose work fills neighborhood galleries and studios with everything from handcrafted ceramics to enormous oil-paintings, artisan jewelry and gourmet chocolates.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  4.1 miles

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Return to Sender
Jeff Sonhouse (American, born 1968)


Brookside Shopping District

  • Planned and built in the 1920’s, Brookside remains one of Kansas City’s favorite shopping neighborhoods.  Full of leafy trees, broad sidewalks and independently owned businesses, you’ll find clothing, home décor, old school toys and upscale dog treats.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  1.8 miles

West Bottoms

  • West Bottoms might be traditionally known as Kansas City’s cattle transport and industrial zone, but in the last couple of decades, it has grown into something much more interesting.  With young people moving in and setting up boutiques, galleries and studios, there are countless venues to explore.  For the adventurous night owls, the West Bottoms offers a thriving nightlife, including live jazz and soul performances.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  5.9 miles

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Creamer, Sugar Bowl with Lid, Teapot with Lid
Margarete Heymann-Lobenstein (German, 1899-1990)


The River Market

  • In terms of venerable histories, the River Market is one of Kansas City’s most fascinating.  Renowned for its popular City Market, the area dates back to 1857 and has featured everything from traveling circuses to horse-trading events.  These days, it’s much loved for its incredible shopping, dining and entertainment venues.  The Arabia Steamboat Museum completes the River Market experience.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  6.2 miles

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Westport “the original Kansas City” 

  • Originally called West Port, the neighborhood got its name as it was the westernmost village where settlers stocked up before venturing into the Kansas Territory.  Today the neighborhood is known for its blend of tasty eateries, trendy boutiques and popular nighttime hot spots.  By day Westport buzzes with residents and tourists but comes to life at night when restaurants and bars fill up.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  1.3 miles

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The Green Domino
Albert Bloch (American, 1882-1961)


Power and Light District

  • The Power and Light District is a renowned dining, shopping and entertainment neighborhood located in the Downtown Kansas City area.  Completed in 2008, the complex includes the latest in fashion, trendy food, and live music events.
  • Distance from the InterContinental Hotel:  5.2 miles

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