Overland Park, KS

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Kansas City showing a pond and a garden
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

Extended Stay America Suites Kansas City Overland Park Metca
Extended Stay America Suites Kansas City Overland Park Metca
2.5 out of 5
7201 W 106th St, Overland Park, KS, 66212
The price is $66 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$66
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Overland Park. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Quite reasonably priced."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Extended Stay America Suites Kansas City Overland Park Metca
Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
3 out of 5
6801 W 112th St, Overland Park, KS, 66211
The price is $94 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$94
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Overland Park. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Very nice, had a good stay."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Overland Park
Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Overland Park
3 out of 5
10963 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66210
The price is $108 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$108
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Overland Park. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,002 reviews)
"All the staff from maintenance to front desk were always happy to help and friendly. Even when 2 bus load of tourists showed up at once there was always smiles and cheerful responses to all questions."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City 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, 66211
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 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (329 reviews)
"Good location, near by restaurants and highway."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

WaterWalk- Kansas City-Overland Park
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park
3.5 out of 5
11400 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS, 66210
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Overland Park. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,457 reviews)
"I have stayed here many times. It has a nice location near KU med center. It has shopping center and restaurants nearby. It has easy access to the interstate.It's actually located in a somewhat quiet area. It has been showing signs of age though lately."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park
1 BDR 1 Bath Apartment Style Suite WaterWalk Overland Park -2
1 BDR 1 Bath Apartment Style Suite WaterWalk Overland Park -2
Overland Park, KS
Stay at this aparthotel in Overland Park. Enjoy WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Towne Center Plaza and Overland Park 9/11 Memorial ...
1 BDR 1 Bath Apartment Style Suite WaterWalk Overland Park -2
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.

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