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T-Rex Cafe Waterfall

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  May 12, 2016

The T-Rex Cafe is a dinosaur-theme restaurant and interactive experience located at Legends.  The exterior of the cafe is made up to look like a prehistoric landscape complete with waterfall and a pool.  Water starts up on the roof somewhere and makes it way down the rocks and stones down into the pool.  If it is a windy day, water will go everywhere and expect to get wet if you walk by.  The pool has four or five fountains in it and sits next to an outdoor seating area.  The small T-Rex skeleton greets everyone that walks by.

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Eisenhower Fishing Fountain

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  May 12, 2016

This fountain is located towards the east end of Legends.  It features a statue of former President Dwight Eisenhower fishing.  It is a shallow pool that has water flowing through it from underneath the wall on the north side of the pool.  Every so often, one of many jets will make a little bit of water jump out of the pool to simulate fish biting at the bait.  I tried to get pictures of the jumps, but I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to catch one.

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Beaumont Fountain at Chateau Avalon

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Location:  Chateau Avalon, 701 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS

Found:  June 25, 2014

The Beaumont Fountain is named after its creator, Steve Beaumont, who also created the Chateau Avalon luxury hotel.  It is inspired by the Fontaine De Mers at Palace de Concorde in Paris, France.  At 29 feet tall and 48 feet in diameter, it is the largest structural fountain in the Kansas City area.  It boasts colored LED lighting at night.  The fountain is made up of mythological figures on both levels.  Water starts at the very top and cascades down.  The figures around the outside of the lower basin are mer-people and are each hold a fish that shoots a stream of water up toward the second level.  There are benches and tables surrounding the fountain and it is located in a traffic island in front on the hotel.

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Legends Fountain

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  April 18 and 22, 2014

In front of the movie theatre in the Legends Outlets shopping area is this fountain.  There are two found dates as I was unable to get a front view picture due to the promotional tents that were set up on the first day I stopped by so I went back and got the front view pictures.

Water runs out the top down into the bottom basin.  The top features shooting jets that shoot up one at a time around the top.  The bottom features jumping fountains from the inside circle to the outer circle and they are all around the bottom basin.

The fountain runs all year and there is a post of what the fountain looks like during the Christmas season.

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Legends Fountain – Christmas

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  December 30, 2013

In front of the movie theatre in the Legends shopping area is this fountain that runs year-round.  Around Christmas time, the top part the fountain is turned off and a Christmas tree is placed on top of the fountain.  The lower half continues to run though.  Water flows from the edge of the top ring down to the bottom ring.  There are also jumping fountains around the bottom ring that I had seen running earlier in the winter but they weren’t jumping when I took the pictures.

It’s kind of hard to see in the pictures, but there is steam coming off the fountain as the warmer, moving water met what was a 20-degree morning when I took the pictures.

I had been meaning to get some pictures earlier this month and I work nearby and it is close to the route I take to get to the office.  Today, I finally remembered to bring my camera with me to work and I stopped by on my way to the office.

The Legends Fountain is fully functioning during the warmer part of the year.

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Providence Medical Center Fountain

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Location:  Providence Medical Center, East Visitors Entrance, 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  July 3, 2013

Fountain next to the east visitors entrance of the hospital.  Nearby plaque commemorates 100 years of health care at the site.

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August 28, 2013 – Removed old pictures, added more and new better-quality pictures.  Specified that the east entrance is also the visitors entrance to the hospital.