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 is deciding where you’ll start!
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. It's the perfect way to sample life on the farm.
The Museum at Prairiefire celebrates history and science with a combination of permanent and temporary exhibits designed to educate visitors with immersive, interactive environments. Hold a hissing cockroach, smell the moon, or take a selfie with a T-Rex -- it's all at the Museum at Prairiefire.
Don't go far from the Museum at Prairiefire! Chicken N Pickle is a short walk away! Chicken N Pickle is an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar. There are pickleball courts, a variety of yard games and enough space to kick back and relax with your favorite peeps.
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. Find serenity at The Monet Garden that captures the subtle blending of soft colors and shapes typical in the original Monet gardens. Or take in the art at the International Sculpture Garden, a series of sculptures on permanent display along a nearly half-mile loop through a dry oak savanna ecosystem.
iFLY is Overland Park's indoor skydiving experience. Here's your chance to fliers to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush of skydiving in a fun and safe indoor environment. Instructors provide some brief training and then suit you up for flight. The instructors are there to help first time flyers maximize the fun as you feel the sensation of free fall in the two story wind tunnel.
Topgolf is a three-tiered outdoor golfing range. It's outdoors but it's always the perfect temperature under the bays. Golf in snow or golf in 100 degree heat, it's always a perfect day for TopGolf. This fun and competitive game is great for all ages that includes a rooftop terrace with fire pits, live musical performances, full-service restaurant, over 200 TVs, and three bars.
Downtown Overland Park is an eclectic shopping district full of personality, multi-cultural restaurants, and locally-owned shops. Downtown Overland Park is also home to the Overland Park Farmers' Market. Open every Saturday from April until October, the Farmers' Market is named the Best Farmers' Market in the state of Kansas by Cooking Light magazine.
The two-level Oak Park Mall has it all! Anchor tenants JCPenney, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom give you plenty of department stores to explore. From there, browse an incredible variety of retailers like Coach, LOFT, American Eagle, and Sephora. Oak Park Mall has plenty for the little ones too! Check out the Build-A-Bear Workshop, LEGO store, and a children’s play area with an oversized carousel.
You won't see a Kansas sunset quite like the sunset view on Old World Balloonery's hot air balloon. Old World Balloonery offers group rides or private sweetheart rides with champagne. See Overland Park and its beauty from high above!
Step away from the city and have a seat at Aubrey Vineyards winery. Inside the big, red barn, you'll find the tasting room to sample the wine where the wine is made. Bring your camera phone too -- you're sure to find some gorgeous shots of the vineyard while you're there.
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is truly an Overland Park gem. The museum features works of international, national and regional artists. From the moment you walk in, you'll be captivated by the museum's understated, yet architecturally powerful design. A must-see piece displayed on the top level of the Museum is Some/One by Do-Ho Suh. The captivating sculpture is a larger than life metallic military jacket covered with 3000 misprinted dog tags.
Gain a deeper understanding of the county’s history at the JoCo Museum. The 1950s All-Electric House, the centerpiece of the exhibit, exemplifies the American Dream many hoped to find in Johnson County. The kids can enjoy a fun hands-on learning experience in KidScape. Kids learn through play about the past.
At the New Theatre & Restaurant, experience a 5-star American cuisine followed by a Broadway comedy or musical featuring stars from the stage, film and TV. It is recognized in the Wall Street Journal as “the best dinner theatre in the country.” The New Theatre & Restaurant is the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries or just a night out.
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