Whether you want to channel your inner explorer and learn more about natural history and science, travel back in time to a frontier farm or take a hike (literally!) through gardens, bluffs and prairie, Overland Park has an attraction you’ll love. The hardest part? Deciding where you’ll start!
The Museum at Prairiefire: American Museum of Natural History celebrates history and science with a combination of permanent and temporary exhibits designed to educate visitors with immersive, interactive environments. If you love the outdoors, the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens stretches over an incredible 300 acres filled with more than a dozen gardens, hiking trails and a 180-acre prairie that showcases native grasses and wildflowers in their full splendor. Or experience history firsthand at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, an authentic frontier farm that’s home to more than 250 animals and birds, a one-room schoolhouse and a turn-of-the-century Main Street. Kids will love the opportunity to bottle-feed baby goats or milk a cow, the perfect way to sample life on the farm.
And if you find yourself with additional time for sightseeing, other popular Kansas City attractions are just a short drive away. No matter where your adventures take you, just don’t forget to take plenty of photos. Tag them with #VisitOP so we can come along for the ride!