Shopping in Overland Park. Overland Park offers the finest selection of stores you're likely to find anywhere in the Midwest.
Conveniently located at the intersection of two major streets--95th & Quivira--Oak Park Mall is a sprawling indoor shopping experience offering large chain stores and smaller intimate stores in the same handy space. Shop for the latest fashion at Nordstrom or The Limited, dress your man for a night out at Sir Knight, pick up the latest movie releases at Suncoast Motion Picture Company, or gorge yourselves at the beautifully themed Rainforest Café.
Located just over the Overland Park border in the suburb of Leawood, discover the wonderful world of Town Center Plaza, a uniquely designed outdoor shopping center. On nice days, you can wander from one store full of treasures to another. On colder days, use your car--parking is plentiful. Stores at Town Center Plaza include Barnes & Noble, Helzberg Diamonds, Bath & Body Works, Ann Taylor, and much more. Finish your day with a steak at the historic Hereford House or a movie at AMC Town Center 20 Theaters.
Sightseeing in Overland Park. Overland Park offers several interesting sights for people of all ages. If you're a nature lover, you can't miss The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (located on 179th Street a mile west of US Highway 69). You'll be struck speechless as easy walking paths lead you through one amazing garden after another.
If you're traveling with children, you'll want to stop by the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, located at 13800 Switzer in Overland Park Community Park. Overland Park named this attraction for a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. It features a petting zoo as well as several farming and gardening displays. The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is open April 1 through October each year.
Festivals in Overland Park. Overland Park offers festivals for the entertainment of residents and visitors alike. The first big festival of the year is the Corporate Woods Jazz Festival which takes place every June (9401 Indian Creek Parkway) and features three days of the jazz that made Kansas City famous.
The Fall Festival takes place in the Santa Fe Commons Park (8045 Santa Fe) every September. Local artisans, craftspeople and food vendors sell their wares, while a parade and several games and rides amuse the child visitors.
The nationally known Kansas City Renaissance Festival is held in September and October each year in Bonner Springs, a fifteen minute drive from Overland Park.
Another lovely festival in Overland Park, KS, is the Luminary Walk, which is held at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens each holiday season. One thousand candles light the walking trails, and visitors are greeted with a campfire, hot apple cider, and cheerful holiday music.
Whether you like shopping, food, nature, or music, Overland Park has a special treat waiting for you!