Our Recent Visit to American Girl Overland Park, Kansas
Let me let you in on a not so-secret secret. My ten-year-old daughter is a huge American Girl doll fan and collector. Since the age of 7, she has been collecting the dolls and now has 10 of them in her room. As a mom, I am also a huge fan of the brand because it celebrates the girl power in us all and also gives girls a peek into history with their historical dolls and books. She can play with them and learn from them too, which is a win/win. Since she’s been an American Girl fan, we’ve been able to travel and visit the Chicago store three times, the New York City store, and the Kansas City store twice. A few weeks ago, we took a quick roadtrip and traveled to K.C. for a little fun, and also stopped again at the Overland Kansas store.
I made it clear that she wouldn’t be getting any dolls, but she could purchase some accessories and clothing for her dolls if she wanted. She managed to find a few outfits for her dolls alongside some hair accessories and earrings. She also purchased a skirt for herself to wear (yep, if you didn’t know, American Girl sells some of the same outfits the dolls have in real girls’ sizes). If that wasn’t enough, her doll, Lola, got a nice updo at the AG Salon. Lola was her first American Girl doll and we bought that one at the Chicago store.
Part of our travel plans have to include American Girl. My daughter enjoys seeing the different store layouts and her goal is to visit every American Girl store in the U.S. Not sure if that is going to happen, but she can dream.
The Overland Park, Kansas store is a little smaller than the American Girl in Chesterfield, Missouri. It doesn’t have an American Girl Cafe Bistro like the other locations we have visited, but does have a salon, a t-shirt printing area, and a book and arts and crafts area. This location is nestled in a mall, which may account for the lack of size. The one here near St. Louis is also located at a mall, but you have to walk outside of the store to get entrance to or out of the store. The Kansas store has direct access to the Oak Park Mall.
The staff was friendly and helpful as always. I’ve been told other than working for Disney, this is the best place to work. And by the looks of things, I totally believe it.
Here are two pictures from our AG Overland Park, Kansas adventure.