Walking Distance Dining!

There are plenty of dining options within Crown Center but here are a few suggestions within walking distance of the hotel. Fiorella’s, Lidia’s and Grunauer are located across the railroad tracks from Union Station and are accessible via the Freight House Pedestrian Bridge. Pierpont’s, Harvey’s and Parisi are located within Union Station itself. Bon Appetit!


Crown Center Dining

Another fabulous thing about the Westin Kansas City is how accessible the conference space is to Crown Center shopping and dining! Without leaving the complex, attendees have access to a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives. Check out the Crown Center website to see all your options and find out more about the restaurants of choice!


Kaleidoscope is a magical art studio where children can be creative and feel good about their own special ideas. Creating with bows, cardboard, jazzy junk, making puzzles and painting with melted crayons are just a few of the fun things to do. Independent art sessions for children ages 5-12 and family art Sessions for children of all ages! Kaleidoscope is free as a public service by Hallmark. Call for session times.

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Science City

Located across the street from the convention hotel, Science City provides hands-on science fun (and learning) for kids of all ages. Science City was named one of the best science centers in the US by Parents Magazine and has events and attractions sure to amuse and instruct the entire family.

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