Comfort Suites Speedway
3000 N. 103rd Terrace
Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: (913) 299-4466
Fax: (913) 788-9959
This outlet shopping mall just west of the city houses a plethora of discount stores as well as many national restaurant chains and bars. In addition to the standard department stores like Brooks Brothers and Cole Haan, there are still some local KC favorites like Arthur Bryant's BBQ and Stanford & Sons Comedy Club. Check website for complete list of stores and more about event details.
Furniture, furniture, furniture. What are you looking for? THE NFM has the largest selection that you will find under one roof and at great prices. The deals are just as great as the at the original location in Omaha. Once you visit you will understand why people travel so far to visit the Nebraska Furniture Mart. Open 7 days a week and usually closed on major holidays.
This store is the place for all doll enthusiasts and collectors to visit! You will find a large selection of dolls, accessories, and bears. Repair services are also available.
Open on Saturdays and Sundays from June to October, this farmer's market offers a large assortment of locally grown produce as well as local gifts and crafts.
A family owned western wear store offering cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and western wear from all the top brands at discount prices. Serving customers at their Kansas City store for over 50-years.\
Families will love this innovative teddy bear retail store. First, customers choose a bear body style from a number of types available. Next, they move on to the stuffing area, where employees use a machine to pump the bear into a fluffy form. Finally, each bear receives an outfit to personalize him or her, and presto, they have built their own Teddy. Birth certificates, music CDs and other fun bear-themed merchandise are also available. Finished bears range in price from about $25 to $65. Private parties are available.
The Zona Rosa Shopping Center is every shopaholic's dream, with well over 20 acres of shops to explore, it is hard for even the staunchest anti-consumer to resist. Zona Rosa boasts over 15 eateries, plenty of parking, a kid's zone, even some swanky apartments. Visit the website for a full list of department stores and events taking place at the center.
With four floors and over 140 dealers, there is something for everyone at the River Market Antique Mall. They have a wide variety of jewelry, clothing, décor, furniture, art, crafts, antiques, vintage and retro items, and much more. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with layaway, delivery, and rental services, and they always have free cookies and coffee to make you feel at home while you shop. If you are looking to sell, they are always taking applications for new dealers. Just a peek in the door will reveal many treasures for the selective shopper. -Robin Sontheimer
Prospero’s Books is a bright, colorful bookstore that has many rare books as well as plenty of popular and contemporary tomes. Additionally, the owner even publishes his own titles through his small publishing house, Spartan Press. As you enter, the smell of paper wafts incessantly through the door and as you go upstairs, you will find many photographs and paintings for sale. Downstairs, there are adventurous, underground tunnels filled with books, including the massive kids section, used records, and much more. Prospero's will also buy your used books at a fair price as well as offer trades. The bookstore is known for promoting literary events around Kansas City and fostering the writing careers of young artists. Oftentimes visitors will walk-in on a book signing or a reading throughout the week. In fact, it was here where the world’s longest poetry reading (120 hours) was held in celebration of National Poetry Month back in 2010.
This kitschy shop harkens back to an age where Betty Page was all the rage and Elvis still graced the stage. Inside, visitors will find a blend of old and new designers like Lux De Ville, Sourpuss, Rago and the popular Lucky-13. Some of the items they sell are handbags, furniture, housewares, clothing, knick-knacks and anything else that screams 1950. Overall, it is another great shop on 39th Street in the hip Volker neighborhood.
Shops, restaurants, bars, museums—you will find all of this and more at one of Kansas City's oldest business communities. This is also the home of the Midwest's largest open-air farmers market. Be sure to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum, which flanks the east side of the market, where you will view items recovered from the wreckage of a sunken 1850s Missouri River steamboat. There is no admission charge for the vibrant market, but some attractions and museums charge a fee.
The possibilities are endless when you visit Black Bamboo, which carries an excellent selection of Asian antiques and modern decorative pieces for the home.