Overland Park, KS

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This welcoming city may have one of the highest populations in Kansas, but it retains a small-town, country vibe that is hard to resist.

Overland Park combines classic rural Kansas charm and friendliness with all the conveniences of a big city. Expect a warm welcome when you arrive in this lovely place, where outdoor attractions abound and farming is still celebrated alongside an appealing cultural scene.

Start your trip to Overland Park with a rich cup of locally roasted coffee at one of the coffee shops in the downtown area. Afterward, explore some of the city’s open-air spaces, such as the gorgeous Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This nature-filled park is a great place to wander or have a picnic. Events such as Enchanted Forest Fun for kids are regularly held here. Alternatively, put on your walking shoes or rent a bike and follow the waterside path of Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail.

For a change of pace, explore the galleries of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Take photos of the beautiful and understated modernist building housing the artworks.

Bring your kids for interactive educational fun at the natural history Museum at Prairiefire of Overland Park or let them meet the animals at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, a reconstructed turn-of-the-century farm. Explore the sprawling grounds of this living museum, complete with an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse, beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and more than 250 different animal residents.

In the evening, enjoy a hearty dinner at one of the family-owned restaurants downtown. Finish the night by seeing a blockbuster film at Cinetopia Overland Park’s huge movie theater with luxury seating and gourmet concessions. Alternatively, visit the wonderfully retro Rio Theatre, an old-fashioned masterpiece of a building where independent pictures are screened.

Drive to Overland Park from Kansas City International Airport in about 30 minutes. Come in summer to enjoy the scenic hiking trails around the city or in winter to join local residents on the snow-covered hillsides for some sledding fun.

Where to stay in Overland Park

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Nall Hills

5/5(1 area review)

Though Nall Hills might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Towne Center Plaza and Oak Park Mall.

Nall Hills
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Stanley

While there might not be top attractions in Stanley, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Museum at Prairiefire and Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Stanley
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Bel-air Heights

Bel-air Heights might not have many top sights, but Overland Park Farmers Market and Towne Center Plaza are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Bel-air Heights
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Kingston Lakes

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Kingston Lakes and surrounding area, you can visit Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Overland Park Soccer Complex.

Kingston Lakes
Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Convention Center
Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Convention Center
3 out of 5
5001 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS
Fully refundable
The price is $115 per night from May 27 to May 28
$115
$136 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Overland Park. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
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"The room was spacious, clean, smelled good. The bed was comfortable. The shower pressure was subpar. Overall, greatly enjoyed the stay. The hotel was close to all the places we wanted to go to…The Container Store, IKEA, Trader Joe’s."

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Convention Center
WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
3.5 out of 5
11200 Glenwood St, Overland Park, KS
The price is $116 per night from May 22 to May 23
$116
$138 total
includes taxes & fees
May 22 - May 23
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Overland Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (706 reviews)
Nice place
"Nice place, nice employees. Could be a little cleaner. Drawers need to be cleaned out as well."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
My Place Hotel - Overland Park
My Place Hotel - Overland Park
3 out of 5
8983 W 135Th St, Overland Park, KS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from May 27 to May 28
$89
$105 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Overland Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (942 reviews)
"Nice large room. Comfortable bed. Restaurant nearby. Clean. Great location. Full kitchen didn't have any utensils, dishes, or pots. Staff helpful."

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

My Place Hotel - Overland Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
3.5 out of 5
11200 Glenwood St, Overland Park, KS
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Overland Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (706 reviews)
Nice place
"Nice place, nice employees. Could be a little cleaner. Drawers need to be cleaned out as well."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

WaterWalk Kansas City-Overland Park
Large Fenced Entire home  Rare to find - 6 Beds 3 Full  Bath / 1G Wifi!
Large Fenced Entire home Rare to find - 6 Beds 3 Full Bath / 1G Wifi!
Overland Park
Book a stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Overland Park. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a fitness center. Popular attractions Nerman ...
Large Fenced Entire home Rare to find - 6 Beds 3 Full Bath / 1G Wifi!