Visitors to Kansas City, Kansas should plan to see The Legends at Village West while they are there. This facility is an open air shopping, restaurant and entertainment complex that stretches over a 1.2 million square foot area. There is something for everyone as they cater to every style, age, and price range. More than half of the tenants which include retail stores and restaurants have their only location at The Legends at Village West.
The architecture is eye catching with a 150 foot tall Smokestack Tower. The theme of The Legends at Village West is that of a historical warehouse district. Visit the Civic Courtyard Fountain where guests will find a two tiered fountain. This fountain produces a more than sixty foot plume of water. The fountain is the creation of WET Design, the same designers that gave us the Bellagio Fountain. Since the water in the fountain is heated it can be used throughout the year.
Kansas legends are incorporated throughout the area. One of the goals of The Legends at Village West was to provide "edutainment'' to all of the guests. In order to promote this theme there are more than eighty tributes to famous Kansans. They are represented through portraits, medallions, and statues. The famous people that reside in The Legends may have been in art or politics, or inventors, explorers, athletes or part of Kansas history. There is a walking audio tour that takes visitors through all the corridors.
There is free Wi-Fi at the west end of the center near the Yard House that runs through to the east end by the Gap Outlet. To get the free Wi-Fi, open the laptop and click on the link for Road Runner Speed Zone service. Customers needing wheel chairs or strollers can get them free of charge in the security office on the first level of the parking garage. The Legends gift cards are available at Customer Service during normal business hours. The Legends at Village West is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
ATM machines are located by the Saddle Ranch Chop House which is close to the Smokestack Tower stairs and also by the Nike Factory. Public Restrooms are next to Customer Service that is under Dave & Buster's. There are also some between the Banana Republic Factory Store and Chipotle Restaurant.
Some of the restaurants that are unique at The Legends at Village West include Wild Bill's Legendary Steakhouse and Saloon and T-Rex. T-Rex is a twenty square foot restaurant with dinosaurs that come to life. There are geysers, waterfalls, and ice caves in the restaurant as well. This restaurant was designed by the same creator that gave everyone the Rain Forest Cafy. The Legends is home to the first T-Rex anywhere.
Retail stores that are at The Legends include: Adidas, Gap Outlet, Forever 21, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG Maz Azria and the Nike Factory.
Besides the 14 cinema complex there is live music and a comedy club for entertainment at The Legends at Village West.