Just minutes from the heart of Kansas City, your next great outing awaits in Overland Park. Enjoy convenient access to everything from premier sports venues and affordable hotels to local shopping and entertainment.
Things to Do
Embrace the great outdoors with opportunities for farm animal interactions at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and beautiful floral landscapes at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Ready to elevate your heart rate? Join in on the country's hottest new sport with a game of pickleball at any of Overland Park's nearly 80 courts.
Practice your swing at Topgolf, skydive inside at iFly or experience an entirely new kind of game room at BRKTHROUGH, offering 35+ interactive challenges. Prairiefire's Pinstripes offers the chance to enjoy drinks and dinner paired with a game of bocce or bowling. There's also the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, where visitors can enjoy live theatrical performances, explore the Johnson County Museum and other great activities.
Visit the Museum at Prairiefire, one of the area’s crown architectural and artistic jewels, for extinct encounters with the likes of the monstrous T-Rex, plus plenty other immersive experiences. The New Theatre Restaurant serves audiences great cuisine and memorable, star-studded shows. Pay your respects at both the 9/11 Memorial—which includes a steel beam pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers—and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, two moving tributes less than five minutes from one another.
Where to Shop
Shopping comes easily in Overland Park. The tough part? Choosing where to start. Check out the popular Overland Park Farmers Market for fresh fruits, vegetables and spices from regional growers and producers. Head to Hawthorne Plaza for sophisticated shops such as the local EB and Co., dedicated to sourcing a variety of fashionable accessories for women. Threshing Bee at Prairiefire offers heartland-focused looks for all ages.
Load up on all of the newest Kansas City gear at Made in KC and locally made wares at The General Store & Co. Tuscan-inspired Corbin Park boasts local fashion and coveted brands while Oak Park Mall fits the more traditional indoor mall model.
Places to Eat
Downtown Overland Park boasts Find six restaurants under one roof at Strang Hall, a gathering spot featuring diverse cuisines as well as plenty of space to stick around and socialize. Continue your journey through the neighborhood and snag a slice at Buffalo State Pizza or pick your perfect flavor profile from a vast menu at Taco Naco.
Sit down for brunch, lunch or dinner in a stylish atmosphere at the Brass Onion, pick up decadent pastries and fresh coffee at McLain's Market or take on an infusion of Thai flavors into classic KC barbecue dishes at Buck Tui BBQ.
If craft beer piques your interest, check out Brew Lab for private brewing lessons and public classes, plus ingredients, equipment and more. Prefer a glass of wine? Settle in on the patio at Aubrey Vineyards. Learn the basics or become a master at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, where you can hone your cooking skills with more than 600 classes and demonstrations each year.
Pies and baked goods satisfy sweet tooths at Upper Crust Pie Bakery. Caffeinate at André's Rivaz Tearoom—and grab some chocolate while you’re there—or hit up Pilgrim Coffee Company for fresh brews, from pour overs to espresso drinks of all kinds.
Places to Stay
With dozens of hotel options in the area, you're certain to find a convenient and restful place to recharge in OP. Browse the full list here.