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

Two-story, high-impact laser tag.


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.

Embassy Suites Kansas City - Overland Park
Embassy Suites Kansas City - Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $152.64/night!

Located 1.6 km from Corporate Woods Business Park this hotel in Overland Park Kansas offers spacious accommodations convenient amenities and delicious on-site dining options just a short drive from Kansas City. Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant.

Ensor Farmsite & Museum
Ensor Farmsite & Museum things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Museum in Olathe, KS USA

Explore amateur radio history.

Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam
Hotel in Shawnee, KS USA
Currently as low as $129.00/night!

This Merriam hotel is within a 15-minute drive of downtown Kansas City. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool hot daily breakfast and free WiFi. Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam features a refrigerator microwave and cable TV in every guestroom. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast.


Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam
Hotel in Shawnee, KS USA
Currently as low as $129.00/night!

This Merriam hotel is within a 15-minute drive of downtown Kansas City. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool hot daily breakfast and free WiFi. Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam features a refrigerator microwave and cable TV in every guestroom. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast.

Hampton Inn Kansas City/Shawnee Mission
Hampton Inn Kansas City/Shawnee Mission
Hotel in Shawnee, KS USA
Currently as low as $119.00/night!

Located one mile from Shawnee Mission Park and Tomahawk Hills Golf Course this Kansas hotel features an indoor pool. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs with HBO and free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms at Hampton Inn Kansas City/Shawnee Mission provide seating areas and desks. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast.

Hampton Inn Overland Park
Hampton Inn Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $94.16/night!

Just a short drive from the excitement of Kansas City and near a variety of attractions this hotel in Overland Park Kansas offers guestrooms with contemporary amenities and friendly services. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant.

Incred-A-Bowl
Incred-A-Bowl
Golf in Overland Park, KS USA

Forty-lane bowling center with two snack bars, 10,000 square-foot arcade, miniature golf and laser tag.


Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art
Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Museum in Overland Park, KS USA

41,000 square-foot contemporary art museum. Largest in four-state region.

Pump It Up
Pump It Up
Recreation in Olathe, KS USA

Giant interactive inflatable play structures.

Sadlers Indoor Racing
Sadlers Indoor Racing
Recreation in Olathe, KS USA
User Rating:  User Rating 1.0
Feel the wind in your hair when you race around the curves of the indoor go-cart tracks.

Shawnee Town
Shawnee Town
Recreation in Shawnee, KS USA

Pioneer town including the first jail in the Kansas Territory.


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Best Places to Stay in Overland Park


Embassy Suites Kansas City - Overland Park
Guest Score:
From $153 / night.


Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Kansas City/Shawnee Mission
Guest Score:
From $119 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Overland Park
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Merriam
Guest Score:
From $129 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

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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