Explore the Outdoors in Overland Park, Kansas
The word "Park" is in this destination's name for a reason!
Overland Park is a growing destination with so many unique attractions. Visit with friends or family and experience the endless parks and fantastic food options. Collin Young with Visit Overland Park gave Rediscover America the inside scoop on his top spots and must-sees.
Where are some of the best kept secrets of Overland Park?
There's a really cool, old-time burger joint called The Snack Shack on Santa Fe. It's connected to brand new park that their patio overlooks. They've got the handmade milks shakes and malts. It's an old school, diner type vibe.
Downtown Overland Park is also a hidden secret, even to locals. It's further away from the suburban areas, so a lot of locals don't always know what's going on down there. There's a lot of new things going up and its a neat area to hang out in.
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an expansive park that you can walk the paved trails and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and scenery. You can also find some great hiking trails here as well.
What would be your perfect foodie day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
For dinner, I’m changing up the normal BBQ offerings of the area with Anousone at the Strang Food Hall. They have this dish called Khao Poon that is this curry ramen dish that I recommend to everyone.
Where does someone get a taste of arts and culture in the area?
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is super cool, managed by local college students and admission is free.
It’s a modern art experience that has rotating exhibits every month. There's also the Interubran Arthouse, which is a working art studio where you can go watch this amazing art being made. They also have classes that are great for families and date nights.
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