- The list below includes 148 free or cheap things to do in or near Olathe, Kansas, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Family Fun Center.
- From Ernie Miller Nature Center to Black Bob Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Olathe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shawnee, Lawrence, Kansas City and Kansas City.
Black Bob Park is located on the former Shawnee Indian Reservation and is named after Chief Black Bob. The park offers a walking trail, public pool and fishing pond. There is also baseball, softball, and miniature golf and picnic shelters.
Measuring 22 acres, Frontier Park features softball and soccer fields, a basketball hoop and access to Indian Creek Trail for biking and walking. The park has open areas, a pirate-themed playground and picnic facilities including shelter, tables and grills.
Featuring a swimming beach, Kill Creek Park provides over 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking and biking along woodlands and open fields. The park has a marina for boating, a playground and shelters equipped with tables and grills.
Prairie Center Park offers a range of amenities including three Picnic Shelters, tables and a charcoal grill. There is also a playground & swings with a walking trail, eight lighted baseball fields, six soccer fields and a fishing pond.
Located on 46-acres, Frisco Lake Park is a public park facility offering a number of amenities for those who visit. These amenities include a 3/4-mile walking trail, basketball and volleyball courts, two fishing lakes, and a covered picnic area.
Two Trails Park is an 18 acre community park named after the area in which the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails crossed through Olathe. The park offers a playground, walking trail, skate park, tennis courts, picnic shelters, and baseball fields.
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Those wishing to see how life on the frontier was in 1860 can always visit Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, where they will find hands-on exhibits – this is the last open stagecoach stop in the region.