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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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Escape the Fate at Aftershock
Escape the Fate at Aftershock things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Sep 13, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Merriam, KS USA

Escape the Fate September 13, 2018 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS 3:00PM


Hunchback of Notre Dame at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
Hunchback of Notre Dame at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Tomorrow, Jul 22, 2018 (Sunday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

Hunchback of Notre Dame July 22, 2018 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS 2:00PM

Hunchback of Notre Dame at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS
Hunchback of Notre Dame at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Today, Jul 21, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Overland Park, KS USA

Hunchback of Notre Dame July 21, 2018 at Yardley Hall Carlsen Center - KS in Overland Park, KS

Slaves (UK) at Aftershock
Slaves (UK) at Aftershock things to do on a rainy day in Overland Park, KS
Sep 13, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Merriam, KS USA

Slaves (UK) September 13, 2018 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS 3:00PM

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

Two-story, high-impact laser tag.


Aloft Hotel Leawood Overland Park
Aloft Hotel Leawood Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $99.00/night!

With ultra-modern rooms free Wi-Fi and plug-and-play docking stations for electronics the non-smoking Aloft Leawood Overland Park is a refreshingly hip eco-friendly option that even makes sure pets have a comfy stay. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel & Suites
Hotel in Olathe, KS USA
Currently as low as $96.90/night!

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

Candlewood Suites Kansas City/overland Park
Candlewood Suites Kansas City/overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $74.00/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. Free Internet, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites Lenexa - Overland Park Area
Candlewood Suites Lenexa - Overland Park Area
Hotel in Lenexa, KS USA
Currently as low as $94.00/night!

Come and experience comfort and relaxation at the Candlewood Suites Lenexa hotel. Conveniently located in a prime and exciting mixed-use neighborhood with retail stores restaurants offices and homes.


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. Free Internet, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites Overland Park
Candlewood Suites Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $89.00/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. Free Internet, 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.

Clarion Hotel Kansas City - Overland Park
Clarion Hotel Kansas City - Overland Park
Hotel in Lenexa, KS USA
Currently as low as $79.90/night!

Free Wi-Fi an indoor pool a fitness center and a convenient location make the non-smoking Crowne Plaza Kansas City-Overland Park a popular choice among our guests in Lenexa. The high-rise Crowne Plaza has 257 non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TVs. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Cloverleaf Suites Overland Park
Cloverleaf Suites Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $119.00/night!

Cloverleaf Suites Overland Park is a 3-star property set in Overland Park. The property is situated a 4-minute walk from Overland Park Convention Center. The hotel also features free WiFi as well as a free shuttle service.Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Comfort Inn & Suites Overland Park
Comfort Inn & Suites Overland Park
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $84.15/night!

A free daily hot breakfast free Wi-Fi and a seasonal pool make the non-smoking Comfort Inn & Suites Overland Park a solid choice for a Kansas City stay. Rise and shine in one of 82 rooms in the four-story hotel. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Comfort Inn & Suites Shawnee - Kansas City
Comfort Inn & Suites Shawnee - Kansas City
Hotel in Shawnee, KS USA
Currently as low as $76.49/night!

Comfort Inn & Suites Shawnee - Kansas City is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Shawnee (KS). The property has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Courtyard By Marriott Kansas City Overland Park/metcalf
Courtyard By Marriott Kansas City Overland Park/metcalf
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $109.00/night!

Free high-speed internet access and an indoor pool make the non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Overland Park/Metcalf a solid choice for our guests. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Courtyard By Marriott Kansas City Shawnee
Courtyard By Marriott Kansas City Shawnee
Hotel in Shawnee, KS USA
Currently as low as $139.00/night!

Free internet access a staffed business center and an indoor pool make the non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Shawnee a local favorite of our guests visiting Kansas City's southwest suburbs. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Crossland Kansas City - Lenexa - 95th St
Crossland Kansas City - Lenexa - 95th St
Hotel in Lenexa, KS USA
Currently as low as $53.99/night!

Spacious suite-style rooms with kitchenettes seating areas and free Wi-Fi make the Crossland Economy Studios - Kansas City - Lenexa - 95th St. convenient for our guests on longer trips. Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Dayna House
Dayna House
Hotel in Overland Park, KS USA
Currently as low as $150.00/night!

DAYNA house offers accommodation in Overland Park 5 km from Overland Park Convention Center. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen.With 3 bedrooms this holiday home features a patio a living room and a flat-screen TV. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Overland Park


Candlewood Suites Lenexa - Overland Park Area
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.


Embassy Suites Kansas City/olathe
Guest Score:
From $149 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Lenexa - Overland Park Area
Guest Score:
From $96 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Overland Park
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Hyatt Place Kansas City Lenexa City Center
Guest Score:
From $118 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, 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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