Overland Park is the largest community in Johnson County, the economic engine that drives the Kansas City economy. The population is predominately white and well educated.
Kansas City International Airport is about 45 minutes away and is the primary airport for the entire Kansas City metro area.
By busThere is a bus to the overland park campus from Lawrence k-10-connector .
Interstates 35, 435, and 635 with U.S. 69 pass through Overland Park. Roads are generally uncongested and nearly all parking in the entire city is free.
State Line is the street directly between Kansas and Missouri, thus the name.
One strange road name is College Blvd, but is mainly due to Johnson County Community College in western Overland Park. College Blvd is 111th Street, despite the confusing name.
Also, 135th St turns into Santa Fe as you're heading West. If you happen to be on Santa Fe, that means you're no longer in Overland Park, you are in Olathe.
Overland Park lies between I-35 (north) and 199th St (south) and State Line (east) and Quivira (west).
By busThe Jo bus system from Kansas City also runs in Overland Park, read more there Kansas City#Bus service. The transit stops are on google transit and searchable there, except for the k-10 connector.
Deanna Rose Children's Farmsteadphone: +1 913 897-2360address: 13800 SwitzerThe Deanna Rose Farmstead is basically a farm petting zoo for kids, which they get a large kick out of. There are ducks to feed, sheep to pet, playgrounds to climb on and hay rides to take. It's a great place to bring kids for a picnic or an outing.
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardensphone: +1 913 685-3604address: 8909 W. 179th StLots of trails both mulch and paved though the woods. Lovely wooden areas, gardens, and a large pond. You can even bring your dog, but it's only allowed on certain trails and you should clean up after it.
address: 12140 West 135th St
address: 7950 Marty StThe downtown Overland Park Farmers' Market is a thriving open air market offering produce, flowers, specialty foods and entertainment for the entire family.
Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF)phone: +1 913-642-4404address: Glenwood Arts Theatre, 9575 Metcalf Ave
- Johnson County Community College is located at the intersection of College Blvd. and Quivira Rd. With 35,000 students, JCCC offers both 2-year and 4-year programs. Also, the campus is host to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as an on-site food court and several coffee-shops.
- Sprint World Headquarters, near 119th Street and Nall Ave.
- Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd near Nall Ave.
Oak Park Malladdress: 69 Hwy at 95th StLocated off This mall has it all. With 1.6 million square ft of retail, it features JC Penny's, Nordstom's, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, and Dillards and many many more smaller shops. It also features great play areas for kids.
Town Center PlazaThis open air mall is great. It features many high end shops, and a 20 screen movie theater. A nice place to spend some time.
Garozzo's RistoranteMouthwatering spiedini and decadent tiramisu
Ruchi Indian Restaurant
Hikari Japanese Steakhouse
BD's Mongolian BBQ
J. Gilbert's Steakhouse
Johnny Cascone'sGood Italian style food. They often bring in jazz singers and bands to play in the middle of the restaurant.
phone: +1 913 649-3885address: 8615 W 95th StMexican, Fast Food
Wyandot Barbequephone: +1 913 341-0609address: 7215 W 75th StBarbecue
phone: +1 913 385-7427address: 9520 Metcalf AveBarbecue
The PeanutVery smokey, but great hot chicken wings
AmeriSuites Overland Park/Convention Centerphone: +1 913 491-9002address: 5001 W. 110th St
AmeriSuites Overland Park/Metcalfphone: +1 913 451-2553address: 6801 W 112th St
phone: +1 913 469-5557address: 11001 Oakmont
Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park/Convention Centerphone: +1 913 317-8500address: 11001 Woodson St
Courtyard Kansas City Overland Park/Metcalf, South of College Blvd.phone: +1 913 339-9900address: 11301 Metcalf Ave
phone: +1 913 262-3010address: 7240 Shawnee Mission Parkway
phone: +1 913 888-8440address: 8787 Reeder Rd
phone: +1 913 312-0900address: 10920 Nall Ave
phone: +1 913 451-8000address: 10800 Metcalf Avenue
Residence Inn Kansas City Overland Parkphone: +1 913 491-4444address: 12010 Blue Valley Pkwy
SpringHill Suites Kansas City Overland Parkphone: +1 913 491-0010address: 12000 Blue Valley Parkway
Wyndham Garden Hotel Overland Parkphone: +1 913 383-2550address: 7000 West 108th St
phone: +1 913-648-7858address: 7200 W 107 th StDeluxe Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary High Speed Wireless, Refrigerator/Microwave in Each Room, on site fitness, Complimentary 24 hour Fitness Club passes, meeting rooms
phone: +1 913-649-7060address: 10601 Metcalf AveFree breakfast, evening Manager's Reception, two-room suite, refrigerator and microwave in room, free 24 hour fitness center, indoor pool, meeting rooms
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Overland Parkphone: +1 913-451-6100address: 10100 College BlvdRestaurant, guest rooms, free 24 hour fitness center, indoor pool, meeting rooms