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Discover More of Kansas with a Bus Rental in Overland Park

Ride a bus rental in Overland Park, Kansas and explore this great city!

With more than 173,000 residents, Overland Park is the second most peopled city in Kansas, and is part of Johnson County. The city is one of the best housing markets for families, according to Housing Wire. But there are a lot of attractions that you can find here and these are what make the city a must-visit when you are in the area.

Go on a day trip with a bus rental in Overland Park.

Overland Park is located right next to Kansas City in Missouri, and is a neighbour to several other communities on all sides. This makes it a great place to have a day trip. There are certainly a lot of things to do and see in the city. So why not get on a bus rental in Overland Park, Kansas and check out the following sights?

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center is maintained by the city and features baby pool hours. It is Overland Park's biggest pool facility with zero depth entry, cooling fountains, diving boards, slides, a lap lane, as well as shady areas and picnic areas.

If you do not feel like getting wet, you can head on to Incred-A-Bowl (Overland Park, KS 66223). With 65,000 square feet of space, you can get a great bowling alley that can give you the cosmic bowling experience, and play mini golf and laser tag.

Arts & Culture

Overland Park, Arts & Culture

Be sure to check out the downtown area, where you could find the clockwater plaza and a statue of William B. Strang, Jr., the city's founder. Then go to the Strang Carriage House and the Overland Park Historical Society.

You could also go to the Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS 66210) campus and check out the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Another place that you could visit for modern art is the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art. Here you would find the Epsten Gallery, which focuses on the culture and heritage of the Jews. Or you could go to Art at the Center Gallery, which features the works from the best artists in the region.

Furthermore, you should see Shim Sham Shimmy, a public sculpture created by David Stromeyer. It stands at 18 feet tall and is lit at night. This is just one of the public art installations under the city's Public Art Program, which includes sculptures and art found at various points of the city, including the 9/11 Memorial at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, the sculpture at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, the Overland Park Convention Center, and the Matt Ross Community Center. You should see them all!

Also, the city gives its residents and visitors the chance to enjoy public performances, including children's concerts and performances from both the Overland Park Orchestra and the Overland Park Civic Band. You could also catch the Music in the Park concert series that happens every Sunday night during the summer. Whereas kids would enjoy the Children's First Wednesday Fun, held every month.

If you like performances, then check out the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Company, the New Theatre Restaurant and the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.

Lastly, there is the Overland Park Fall Festival where you could get the county's best arts and crafts fair, free music concerts, kids' entertainment and activities, food booths, and other fun activities.

Restaurants & Shopping

The Oak Park Mall (Overland Park, KS 66214) has more than 180 stores. The largest mall in the state, it is anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, XXI Forever and H&M.

Hawthorne Plaza is where you go if you want to find unique and special items. You can find stores here that you cannot find elsewhere. You would never know what you'd discover in one of the store shelves here.

You would also love the shopping scene downtown, where you could get a smorgasbord of restaurants, galleries and yes, shops! You could shop from local businesses, ensuring that you can get a variety of items that you can never find anywhere else.

More than just shopping, you can come here to check out the Local Life 3rd Fridays, hosted by the Culinary Center of Kansas City. You could also go to the General Store & Co. where you can get the best vintage and fashionable home decors and unique gifts all in one place.

Other shopping destinations include:

  • College Metcalf Plaza
  • Corbin Park
  • LaPaloma Plaza (Overland Park, KS 66209)
  • Metcalf South Shopping Center
  • Nall Hills Shopping Center

Then you could go to the Overland Park Farmers' Market (Overland Park, KS 66204), an open air market that allows you to buy some of the freshest flowers, produce, and specialty food, and also enjoy the entertainment that they have here. You can get the best from the local growers at the Farmers' Market Pavilion, while also getting the best pies and food stuff on the clock tower sidewalks. So if you are in the city from April to November, then do check them out!

When it comes to dining, Overland Park gives you a range of choices, great service and delicious food. Some of the best restaurants here include:

  • ABC Cafe
  • El Fogon Deli Taqueria (Overland Park, KS 66212)
  • El Portón Café
  • El Salvadoreño
  • Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
  • Geo's Pizza
  • J Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks and Seafood
  • Korma Sutra
  • Pad-Thai Restaurant
  • The Wooden Spoon

Other places you should not miss include Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, Sobahn, Sans Sang Asian Express, Jon Russell's BBQ, New York Dawg Pound, J Alexander's, Thai Place, Penn Station East Coast Subs, Mr. Gyros Greek Food and Pastry, and Hot Basil Thai Cuisine.

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

The city's golf division maintains two of Kansas City's most popular public courses, the Sykes Lady Golf Club and St. Andrews Golf Club. Taken together, these two courses see more than 130,000 golf games per year.

Other than these, the city has these other great golf courses:

  • Brookridge Golf & Country Club (Overland Park, KS 66212)
  • Deer Creek Golf Club
  • Milburn Golf & Country Club
  • Nicklaus Golf Club At Lions Gate
  • Overland Park Golf Club

The city also has the Verizon Wireless Field at Shawnee Mission District Stadium, which is used by the Shawnee Mission East High School, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, and Shawnee Mission North High School. This is also where the FC Kansas City plays.

Meanwhile, the Overland Park Soccer Complex has 96 acres of space containing 12 lighted soccer fields. These fields are regulation-sized and have synthetic turf. Then there is the Overland Park Skate Park at Switzer Park, where you can go line skating and skateboarding. The skate park has a lot of popular street elements such as curbs, quarter pipes, seat box, mini bowl, stairs with handrails, seating bowl, launch ramp, low rails, and pyramid.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Korean War Veterans Memorial honors the soldiers who fought and were lost in the Korean War. Check out the beautiful curved wall where the names of the soldiers are inscribed, the black marble benches, and the 38 steles found at the entrance that commemorates the 38th parallel that still divides the two Koreas. You could drop by the Museum at Prariefire: American Museum of Natural History Exhibitions.

You may also want to visit the city's national landmarks: Broadmoor Ranch House Historic District and Overland Theater. The Graham Rodgers House, meanwhile, is a historic state site. Then there are several city landmarks that you can visit on a bus rental in Overland Park, Kansas, including:

  • E.C. Chase House
  • Gleason House
  • Morse Church
  • Strang Car Barn
  • Strang Carriage House

Parks & Outdoor Activities

The city's main pride when it comes to outdoor spaces is the 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The gardens will be developed in a span of 20 years, but it already has eight ecosystems that include the dry-mesic prairie, dry oak-hickory, dry oak-savanna, riparian woodland, mesic oak-hickory forest, dry wooded swales, wooded draws, and the old field. There are now four gardens that have been developed: the Erickson Water Garden, the Marder Woodland Garden, the Legacy Garden, and the Children's Discovery Garden.

Overland Park oversees more than 80 parks and open spaces covering more than 1,800 acres of land. You can go to any of these parks to use their facilities for some outdoor sports and activities, such as sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, hiking, tennis courts, biking, picnicking and basketball courts.

Much of the Indian Creek Trail is within Overland Park, with 10 miles out of the total 17 miles of the trail in the city. You can get on the trail from the following parks: Foxhill South Park, Foxhill North Park, Roe Park, Corporate Woods Founders' Park, Indian Valley Park and Quivira Park.

Other significant parks in the city includes:

  • Antioch Acres Park, which has mroe than 10 acres of space that includes a playground, picnic facilities, and tennis courts.
  • Bluejacket Park, has close to 10 acres of space and has a pool, tennis courts and a playground.
  • Brittany Park has more than 19 acres of space and features a sand volleyball court, and a hiking trail.
  • Cherokee Park has a playground, a half basketball court, bike and hike trail.
  • Hickory Hills Park has picnic tables and shelters, a playground, two tennis courts, basketball courts, bike and hike trail, and a softball field.
  • Indian Creek Recreation Center has close to 25 acres of space featuring eight tennis courts, concessions, bike and hike trail, playground, and picnic facilities.
  • Kensington Park has around 12 acres of space with a playground, picnic facilities, two tennis courts, a preserve area and a hiking trail.
  • Kingston Lake Park has more than 21 acres of space that allow you to fish, play or have a picnic. It also has a biking and hiking trail.
  • Linwood Park is where you can play softball or have a picnic. You can also play at the playground here.
  • Maple Hills Park features a playground, picnic tables and shelter, trails and softball field. Marty Pool is a great place to swim in.
  • Nall Park has more than 13 acres of space featuring a playground, picnic tables, a soccer field and biking and hiking trail.
  • Overland Park City Hall
  • Overland Park Community Park
  • Prairie View Park has a play area and half basketball court.
  • Regency Lake Park features more than 13 acres of space, a playground, picnic shelter and tables, fishing spots, and biking trails.
  • Robinson Park
  • Santa Fe Commons Park has close to four acres of space and this is where the Music in the Park summer concerts and the Fall Festival are held.
  • Sapling Grove Park has more than 20 acres of space that features a playground, picnic tables and shelter, a preserve area and a biking trail.
  • South Lake Park is yet another great fishing destination in the city.
  • Stonegate Pool
  • Strang Park includes a playground, picnic tables, shelter, two basketball half courts (2), two tennis courts, a historic area, and a hiking trail in its 10.73 acres of space.
  • Summercrest Park
  • Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park
  • Valleybrooke Park has more than 18 acres of space that includes picnic tables, a playground, a sand volleyball court, a hiking trail and a preserve area.
  • Windham Hill Park has more than 32 acres of space with a preserve area, playground and trails.
  • W. Jack Saunders Justice Center
  • Young's Park

Zoos & Aquariums

Visit the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, where you could see more than 200 animals in a space of 12 acres. It also has a fishing pond and hay rides for everyone, including a 1900s school on the site.

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