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You don’t have to spend big money to have big fun in Overland Park! A number of local attractions and points of interest are free of charge, giving travelers plenty of options to explore and enjoy.
 
Peruse the breathtaking galleries of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and you’ll soon realize why the museum is an Overland Park treasure. Located on the Johnson County Community College Campus (named one of the top 10 university/college campuses for public art in America by Public Art Review magazine), the Nerman welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually to its 11 galleries that host a combination of permanent collections and temporary exhibits. Be sure to swing by Café Tempo for a meal or a snack break.
 
Overland Park is proud and humbled to host a 9/11 Memorial that features a 2.5-ton artifact from Ground Zero and stands at the entrance to the Fire Training Center. The memorial also includes four educational panels that share more information about each downed flight, as well as a victim’s panel and a weeping wall fountain that commemorates those who survived. 
 
Additional free-of-charge highlights include the Indian Creek Hike and Bike Trail, Scheels (a sporting goods store that also offers family-free attractions and entertainment) and Antioch Park, located in nearby Merriam, Kan., which features Historic Dodge Town, a pint-sized Wild West main street. 
 
There’s a lot more free fun to be had in and around Overland Park. And one thing’s for sure—regardless of which attraction(s) you pick, the memories you’ll make will be priceless! 

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