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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 AMC Dine-In Prairiefire 17, 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. Go upstairs, grab a bite, 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.

You can even test your skills at Topgolf with a three-tiered golfing range. 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 flatscreen TVs, and three bars. The whole family will find their new favorite dish, whether it's Bacon Mac 'N Cheese Spring Rolls or Chicken & Waffle Sliders.

There's no boredom at Chicken N Pickle. Chicken N Pickle is an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex. Bring the family for dining, pickleball courts, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, an outdoor game yard, and a game room with ping pong and TV screens. During the winter months, there is outdoor ice skating.

Head to Dave & Buster's for innovative chef-crafted menu, a state-of-the-art sports bar, and more than 150 arcade games for the official headquarters to eat, drink, play and watch sports.

Now you have a full itinerary for your family trip to Overland Park, so be sure to check out our hotel listings for that perfect atmosphere or pool for the kids to splash around in at the end of the day.

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