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Family-Friendly Itinerary for Overland Park

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true when you have a fun-filled day ahead! Gather the group and head to Shack and enjoy breakfast all day.

Next, head to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and experience life on a turn-of-the-century farm. Feed the animals (including baby goats!), go fishing and tour replicas of frontier farm life staples, including a one-room schoolhouse, dairy barn, a demonstration blacksmith shop and a mining camp. Swing into Vic’s General Store for souvenirs, including old-fashioned wooden toys and candy, then stop next door at Alex & Emily’s Ice Cream Parlor for a hand-dipped sweet treat.

Ready to head inside? Catch a movie at Cinetopia Overland Park 18, which features an incredible 4-story digital super HD theater, complete with immersive surround sound. Other theater styles, including a parlor or living room, make for comfortable, cozy places to enjoy the latest blockbuster. Upstairs, grab a bite at Vinotopia, which offers a family-friendly menu complete with appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees. 

 

The Museum at Prairiefire immerses visitors in the world of history and science. Before you go inside, stop for a photo opp in front of the museum, designed to capture the energy and intensity of a Kansas prairie fire. It’s the only building in the U.S. to feature NASA-developed Dichroic Glass, which changes color throughout the day. Inside, give the kids time to explore in the Discovery Room, a hands-on learning environment where they can reconstruct a dinosaur skeleton, wear masks from various cultures and time periods and, if they’re feeling extra-brave, hold a hissing cockroach!

Speaking of brave—how does indoor skydiving sound? iFly Kansas City offers indoor skydiving for ages 3 and up. After a brief instruction period, you’ll suit up and soar inside a two-story wind tunnel. 

Nearby Kansas City offers more family-friendly attractions. The Kansas City Zoo features KidZone, where kids can get a close look at a variety of animals like lorikeets and sea lions. Amusement park Worlds of Fun includes Planet Snoopy, a children’s area complete with rides like Lucy’s Tugboat, Cosmic Coaster and Woodstock Gliders. In downtown Kansas City, head to Crown Center and take your pick of family-friendly attractions, including LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SeaLife Aquarium, the Crayola Café, and Hallmark Kaleidoscope, an interactive creative space where kids and their families can make art with materials left over from Hallmark’s manufacturing processes. Historic Union Station is a short stroll away, including the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, Regnier Extreme Screen IMAX Theatre, Science City and the H&R Block City Stage, which hosts live theater performances for kids of all ages.

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Stonehenge

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Downtown OP Makers Market

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Saturday Overland Park Farmers' Market

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Local Life

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