Crown Center & Union Station are definitely two of our favorite places to visit, especially when it is hot, cold, rainy, snowy etc. Crown Center has enclosed walk ways called "The Link" so you are able to walk from Crown Center to Union Station & the Hyatt Regency without going outside. You can see all the fountains without going outside but if the weather is nice it is definitely more fun to get up close to the outdoor fountains.
There is also the best splash fountain in Kansas City!
These fountains are located outside behind the big splash fountain.
This beautiful water fall fountain is located in the lobby of the Westin Crown Center Hotel.
(in front of Union Station)
There is a great view of the Bloch Memorial Fountain from the Union Station Link Walkway.
Liberty Memorial Fountains are not within walking distance from Crown Center but definitely worth the drive over. There is a also spectacular view of downtown Kansas City & Union Station.
(view from the Liberty Memorial)