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Overland Park Tourism and Sightseeing
Overland Park is a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality packaged in a fresh, contemporary setting. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Overland Park offers and abundance of attractions including over 250 restaurants, great shopping, theaters and over 80 public parks. All of Overland Park's 34 fine hotels offer exceptional customer service and are conveniently located near major highways, allowing easy access to the Kansas City metro area and unique daytrip destinations. The region features everything from historical attractions and art museums to amusement parks and zoos. The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, open year-round, offers a natural setting with walking trail, permanent sculpture exhibit and themed gardens. At the 12-acre Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, enjoy farm animals, horse-drawn hayrides, a fishing pond, a dairy barn, an Indian Encampment, a one-room school house and more. Oak Park Mall, the region’s largest enclosed mall, offers Nordstrom, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble. Hawthorne Plaza includes a variety of specialty stores and boutiques. Historic Downtown Overland Park offers quaint eateries, antiques, art galleries, and shops. Overland Park has a commitment to the arts. The award-winning New Theatre Restaurant brings Broadway-style musicals and plays to Overland Park. The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the region’s largest contemporary art museum, is located on the campus of Johnson County Community College, which has over 400 additional pieces. Plus, the city boasts several smaller galleries and unique public art. With the Kansas City metro at your fingertips, be sure to check out the museums like the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, the nightlife like casinos and the Power & Light District, history at the Pony Express Museum, natural beauty at Powell Gardens, outdoor activities at Shawnee Mission Park, professional sports competitions, including Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, NASCAR, Sporting Kansas City, and the Kansas City T-Bones. Overland Park offers themed daytrip destinations for visitors to explore a 150 mile region. Visitors can have access to metro activities, shopping and dining guides and more in the Visit OP FREE mobile application, available for all Smartphone users. Overland Park. Above and beyond. By design.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Arlo Guthrie at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
Arlo Guthrie at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Mar 10, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Overland Park, KS USA

Arlo Guthrie March 10, 2018 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS 8:00PM


Cabaret at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
Cabaret at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Jan 13, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

Cabaret January 13, 2018 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS

Complexions Dance Company
Complexions Dance Company things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Feb 24, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

Complexions Dance Company February 24, 2018 at Polsky Theatre - Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS 8:00PM

Deborah Brown
Deborah Brown things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Jan 28, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Overland Park, KS USA

Deborah Brown January 28, 2018 at Polsky Theatre - Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS 7:00PM

Matt Otto
Matt Otto things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Mar 18, 2018 (Sunday) Concert event in Overland Park, KS USA

Matt Otto March 18, 2018 at Polsky Theatre - Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS 7:00PM


Rick Thomas at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
Rick Thomas at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Nov 12, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

Rick Thomas November 12, 2017 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS 7:00PM

Russian String Orchestra
Russian String Orchestra things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Mar 03, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Overland Park, KS USA

Russian String Orchestra March 03, 2018 at Polsky Theatre - Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS 7:00PM

Stephen Stills w/ Judy Collins
Stephen Stills w/ Judy Collins things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
This Weekend, Jul 30, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Overland Park, KS USA

Stephen Stills w/ Judy Collins July 30, 2017 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS 7:00PM

William Shatner at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
William Shatner at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Oct 28, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

William Shatner October 28, 2017 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS 8:00PM


Advanced Laser Tag
Advanced Laser Tag
Recreation in Olathe, KS USA

Two-story, high-impact laser tag.

AMC Dine-in Studio 28
AMC Dine-in Studio 28 things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Movie Cinema in Olathe, KS USA


Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Overland Park
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $63.00/night!

Budget-minded our guests get free Wi-Fi and cozy accommodations at Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Overland Park. Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

B&B Theatres Shawnee 18
B&B Theatres Shawnee 18 things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Movie Cinema in Shawnee, KS USA


Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel & Suites
Hotel in Olathe, KS USA
Currently as low as $92.65/night!

Offering much more than a satisfying free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel & Suites — considered the one of the best in Olathe hotels among our guests — scores for mod style and exceptional comfort. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Bump City/monster Mountain
Bump City/monster Mountain
Scenic in Overland Park, KS USA

Indoor play area for children ages 4 to 12, plus 5,000 sq. ft. vertical and horizontal climbing wall for ages 5 to adult.

Candlewood Suites Kansas City/Overland Park
Candlewood Suites Kansas City/Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $81.00/night!

Well-equipped suites come with full kitchens and free high-speed internet at the non-smoking Candlewood Suites Kansas City/Overland Park where extended stays or short getaways are both easy. Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites Olathe
Candlewood Suites Olathe
Hotel in Olathe, KS USA
Currently as low as $88.99/night!

Offering key ingredients to a comfortable stay including free Wi-Fi and in-room kitchens Olathe Candlewood Suites scores with our guests for spaciousness and closeness to restaurants shopping and I-35. Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites OVERLAND PARK
Candlewood Suites OVERLAND PARK
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $90.00/night!

Free Wi-Fi full kitchens and easy routes to I-35 and Kansas City light the way to the non-smoking Candlewood Suites Overland Park. All 80 suites at the four-story Candlewood property come equipped with full kitchens flat-panel TVs DVD players and free Wi-Fi. Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Chestnut Fine Arts
Chestnut Fine Arts things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Theatre in Olathe, KS USA

Community theatre performing six family-friendly plays and/or musicals per season.

Cinemark 20 and XD
Cinemark 20 and XD things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Movie Cinema in Merriam, KS USA


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Best Places to Stay in Overland Park


Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Olathe
Guest Score:
From $114 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Olathe
Guest Score:
From $114 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Hilton Garden Inn Olathe Ks
Guest Score:
From $127 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Olathe North
Guest Score:
From $108 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn Kansas City Overland Park
Guest Score:
From $129 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Overland Park


The best time to visit Overland Park is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the low 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Overland Park


Month Low Avg High
January 19.9 29.1 38.3
February 25.3 35.1 44.8
March 34.7 45.4 56.1
April 44.8 55.8 66.7
May 54.9 65.3 75.6
June 63.8 74.1 84.3
July 68.5 79.0 89.4
August 66.5 77.2 87.8
September 58.3 69.2 80.1
October 47.3 58.3 69.3
November 34.8 44.3 53.8
December 24.2 33.1 42.0

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