With an award-winning culinary scene, trendy shops, and beautiful memorials, Overland Park is Kansas’ second-most populous city and home to many enjoyable attractions. Visit Overland Park’s Content Specialist Theresa O’Leary suggests these must-visit sites for travelers:
This NTA member—a 65,000-square-foot, three-tiered golfing range with climate-controlled bays—welcomes golfers of all abilities. Built for social events, Topgolf is an entertainment venue that hosts live musical performances and has a rooftop terrace with fire pits, a full-service restaurant, private meeting spaces, and three bars with more than 200 flat-screen TVs. It also offers group golf lessons that include drinks and appetizers.
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
With 300 acres of more than 1,700 plant species—plus hiking trails and woodlands—this attraction provides an escape from the hustle of the city. “You’ll find peace as you unplug amid nature,” O’Leary says. Visitors can stroll across the arched bridge and the lily pad pond in The Monet Garden, just as depicted in the artist’s famous painting, and also see the Ericson Water Garden and the Train Garden.
The New Theatre & Restaurant
O’Leary says it’s the largest and most successful theater restaurant in the U.S., averaging more than a quarter of a million in annual attendance. Guests dine on American cuisine while enjoying a Broadway comedy or musical. The company produces five shows a year, and group packages include special ticket pricing, event rooms for gatherings, and personalized service from a group sales representative.
Top photo: Topgolf
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