Saturday, February 3, 2018

Crown Center

I'm so excited to have all of my blogging friends come to Kansas City for BlogPaws in April! The area of town we will be in has been one of my favorites for years-I always made sure to visit the Crown Center area before I lived here.

Crown Center is almost its own community. It is surrounded by the headquarters of Hallmark with its own visitor center; Union Station with restaurants and rotating exhibits; the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial; and the Crown Center Shops. It is also located at the beginning of the KC Streetcar if you want to venture a little further north!

The Sheraton Crown Center Hotel is connected to the Crown Center Shops and Union Station by the Link. You don't have to cross the busy streets or even go outside to travel between the buildings! I recommend visiting the lobby of the Westin Crown Center Hotel while you're there, too. Just on the other side of the shops is the most breathtaking hotel lobby I've ever seen.

The Crown Center Shops are full of KC originals. You can eat at d'Bronx and have New York style deli food or pizza.


Feel like a burger? Have it delivered to you by train at Fritz's Railroad Restaurant.

Sheridan's Frozen Custard has a loyal following.

And for the visiting chocoholics, there's Chip's Chocolate Factory.

Yes, he's making fudge right in front of us. You can see that it draws a crowd. You can even have it delivered right to your mouth!

There is plenty to see and do besides eat.

Make sure to get your KC souvenirs!

There is some bad news: the Crown Center Shops aren't pet-friendly. At least you don't have to go far to get there though so your pets won't be without you for long!


  1. I love Crown Center! Can't wait for everyone to visit!

  2. I love that you did this! I'm from St Louis, so KC isn't exactly new to me ... but I'm excited!

  3. How neat Blogpaws is coming to your area and you are giving future attendees an idea of what they can expect to find there. :)

  4. May skip all the BlogPaws stuff and spend all my time in Crown Center!

  5. We're sure hopin' to be there. But, we can't affurd to stay at the host hotel. We're lookin' at hotels out by the airpurrt. Can you recommend any? Do you know how far from the BP host site it will be from the airpurrt? Paws crossed we see you there. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  6. You make me alllllllllllmost want to come to Blogpaws again. I'd love to see you.

  7. Looking forward to visiting your home time, eat some good food, shop, and finally meet you! I may even attend some meetings at BlogPaws.