- Our list of the best things to do in Overland Park, Kansas, features the top 238 nearby activities — including 91 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Overland Park, KS has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Overland Park, KS , followed by 216 popular activities in nearby cities, including Kansas City, Independence, Shawnee, Olathe, Kansas City, Liberty, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Leawood, Lenexa, Bonner Springs, Shawnee Mission, Leavenworth, St. Joseph and Fort Riley
Popular during the warmer summer months, the Thomas A Soetaert Aquatic Center is a swimming center filled with numerous aquatic amenities to enjoy. These include an 8-lane 50-meter pool, a lazy river, and two 125-foot body slides.
Originally constructed by Adam Legler in 1864, the Legler Barn Museum documents the history and preserves this historic stone barn. Lenexa's History Museum is located inside the facility and guided tours are available to visitors.
Opened in 1973, Elite Gymnastics & Aquatics is a facility that aims to instruct students in the sports of gymnastics and swimming. Recreational and competitive gymnastics, private and group swimming, and birthday party hosting are among the many services offered.
For a glimpse of the future from the 1950's perspective , the visitor can take a tour of the 1950s All-Electric House. The futuristic gadgetry was visited in 1954, the year it was opened, by a number equal to the county's entire population: 62,000.
Comprised of three distinct historic sites, the Johnson County Museums include a History Museum, an All-Electric House in the 1950s style, and the Lanesfield Historic Site. Each offers a variety of permanent and changing exhibits.
Boulevard Drive In Theatre is a pet friendly place with overhanging trees along the curved driveway. It features movies for kids and adults, a playground, a concession stand, and a Flea Market or Swap and Shop on the weekends.
Situated on 55 acres, Rosedale Park provides children's playground equipment, a skate park, picnic tables, grills and restrooms. The park is well-suited for sports with facilities for softball, tennis and disc golf along with open grass fields.
Honoring Leawood's sister-city in Taiwan, I-Lan Park offers a scenic and peaceful environment. The park further provides two shelters for picnics or protection against the elements, along with a garden, playground and walking trail.
A movie theater with 18 screens, B & B Shawnee 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers birthday party hosting, private screenings and a concession area with food and drinks.