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Welco me Throughout many diverse cultures of world history, several writers have written of the numerous advantages of travel. Travel breaks down misunderstanding of human values, thoughts and princi

W elco m e o v erl and park Welcome to Overland Park, Kansas, host to over 2 million visitors a year. Overland Park is a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality packaged in a f

a rea Fa c t S general inFormation city population .................................. 189,144 Square miles in overland park ................. 75.33 Johnson county population ................... 552,99

m o Bi le a p p OP VISIT Everything our 2013 Visitors Guide has to offer in the Scan the appropriate QR Code below design your very own experience today appl e andro i d PALM OF YOUR HAND. B l a

H iS tory The Acme Machine Shop, 1920 Smaks Hamburgers The Overland Theatre 10 w w w . v i s i t o v e r l a n d pa r k . c o m our proud past In business, technology, housing and transportation,

H i S t o ry paved roads sped them out to what had been the countryside. A business district grew near the Overland Park station of the Strang Line. Just to the east, Metcalf Avenue was designated U.S

c alen d a r 2 013 overland park events FeBruary may Overland Park Orchestra matt ross community center February 10th 913 8956000 www.oporchestra.com Overland Park Tourism Week Luncheon may tBa 913

ca le n d a r 20 1 3 Overland Park Fall Festival Parade Safety Day deanna rose childrens Farmstead august 17th 913 8972360 www.drfarmstead.org novemBer Mayors Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown overla

c alen d a r 2 013 KC Fringe Festival July 18th 28th 816 3599195 www.kcfringe.org auguSt Ethnic Enrichment Festival Swope park august 16th 18th www.eeckc.org Renaissance Festival august 31st octob

ca le n d a r 20 1 3 The Kansas City Region is regarded as Americas crossroads for several reasons. As the Westward expansion brought settlers from the east to the west, Kansas City was the focal poi

microBreWS day trip Barleys Brewhaus One of the best kept secrets about the Kansas City area is that it is a food and drink lovers paradise. The beer scene in the area is especially rich and diverse,

microBreWS day trip Also north of Kansas City is Doodle Brewing Co., producer of Doodle Dubbel, a traditional Belgian Abbey style of ale with sweet raisin, dark fruit and toffee notes. North Kansas Ci

d i nin g Adrians Caf 9940 college Blvd., 66210 Bob Evans 9102 metcalf ave., 66212 Chartroose Caboose 10636 metcalf ave., 66212 Cheddars Casual Caf 11865 W. 95th St., 66214 Conroys Public House 5285

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d i nin g The Culinary Center of Kansas City 7920 Santa Fe dr., 66204 The Snack Shack on Santa Fe 8039 Santa Fe dr., 66204 The Wooden Spoon, LLC 11823 college Blvd., 66210 913 3414455 www.kcculinary.c

dining Johnnys Tavern 6765 W. 119th St., 66209 Johnnys Tavern 8619 W. 95th St., 66212 Llywelyns Pub 6995 W. 151st St., 66223 Macs Sports Pub 9617 W. 87th St., 66212 Maloneys Sports Bar Grill 7201 W.

d i nin g Tanners Bar Grill 14337 metcalf ave., 66223 The Other Place 7324 W. 80th St., 66204 The Peanut 12663 metcalf ave., 66213 The Peanut on Santa Fe 7938 Santa Fe dr., 66204 913 6818313 www.tann

dining Nordstrom Espresso Bar inside oak park mall 11143 W. 95th St., 66214 Revocup Coffee 11030 Quivira rd., 66210 Robeks Juice 8154 W. 135th St., 66223 Scooters Coffeehouse 9455 W. 87th St., 66212 S

d i nin g Lennys Sub Shop 8327 W. 135th St., 66223 Lennys Sub Shop 9343 W. 87th St., 66212 Lettuce Eat 7319 W. 95th St., 66212 Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 8808 Santa Fe dr., 66212 Mr. Goodcents Subs P

dining India Palace 9918 W. 87th St., 66212 Kababesh Grill 10142 W. 119th St., 66213 Korma Sutra Cuisine of India 7217 W. 110th St., 66210 Ruchi Indian Cuisine 11168 antioch rd., 66210 Touch of Asia 6

d i nin g The Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant 8420 W. 135th St., 66223 Torreador Mexican Restaurant 7926 Floyd St., 66204 Torrean Mexican Restaurant 9129 elmhurst dr., 66212 913 4020200 www.saltyiguan

co u p o n S FREE DESSERT WITH LUNCH Free dessert of the week with purchase of Lunch. Americas Best kept secret. Serving over 2.7 million different grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from, gourmet ha

d oWnt o W n o p eat, shop and play in doWntoWn overland park Mention Downtown Overland Park to any longtime resident, and the phrase evokes memories of the citys central business district a place w

8.79 for 3 Penzeys Spices Featuring an impressive selection of fresh spices from around the world, take time to peruse the shelves from a to Z. your senses will thank you. 23.95 The General Store Co

Downtown Overland Park Marriott Cigar Tabac 30 w w w . v i s i t o v e r l a n d pa r k . c o m

Park Place Prairie Village Merchants above and beyond. by design. 31

S Hoppi ng Oak Park Mall The Fountains Luxury Retail Center LaPaloma Plaza openair shopping area anchored by the cheesecake Factory and Whole Foods. 119th Street glenwood Street S.e. S.W. cornersS

American Girl above and beyond. by design. 33

S Hoppi ng Prairiefire at Lionsgate outdoor shopping and entertainment district featuring rei and Fresh market. 135th Street lamar avenue S.e. cornerwww.visitprairiefire.com Open Fall 2013 Regency Pa

Town Center Plaza above and beyond. by design. 35

S Hoppi ng Crown Center River Market Community Association 5th Street Walnut Street kansas city, mo 64106 www.kcrivermarket.com Town Center Crossing 119th Street roe avenue leawood, kS 66209 913 49

en t erta i n m e n t caSinoS 7th Street Casino 777 n. 7th Street trafficway kansas city, kS 66101 913 3713500 www.7thstreetcasino.com Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City 3200 n. ameristar drive kansas

H iS tori c a l day t r i p The story of the enduring struggle for freedom that exists in Freedoms Frontier National Heritage Area is the story of the struggle for freedom in the nation. From escapin

Hi St o r i ca l d ay t r i p regarding education and segregation that took place in Kansas. Spurred by the 1947 construction of a new allwhite elementary school in South Park, Kansas, black parents,

Johnson County Community College 40 w w w . v i s i t o v e r l a n d pa r k . c o m

a rt The Kansas City Ballet American Heartland Theatre Features comedies, musicals, dramas. 2450 grand Boulevard, 3rd level kansas city, mo 64108 816 8429999 www.ahtkc.com The Barn Players communit

a rt Knuckleheads Saloon Hear the sounds of the blues, honkytonk, rockabilly and more. 2715 rochester Street, kansas city, mo 64120 816 4831456 www.knuckleheadskc.com Leavenworth Performing Arts Cent

a rt Off Center Theatre Showcases edgy and innovative productions by area theatre troupes. crown center, 3rd Floor 2450 grand Boulevard, kansas city, mo 64108 816 2748444 www.crowncenter.com Olathe C

a rt ner ma n mu S eum oF contemporary art Designed by internationally renowned architect Kyu Sung Woo, the 41,000 square foot Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College JC

a rt 911 Memorial Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation. It includes monumental sculptures sited across the grounds, as well as major paintings, photographs, works on paper, and ceramics. In 2004, the Oppe

k id F ri e n d ly 1 2 3 4 46 With Overland Parks location right in the middle of the country, any time is a great time to pound the pavement and go roadtripping with the family. To ensure family bo

k i d F r i en d ly d, parentapproved Here are some kidteste young that will enter tain your attractions in the area for hours. children and teenagers soft oto Credit Micro Microsoft Store. Ph You c

at trac t i on S 1827 Log Courthouse First courthouse in Jackson county. in 1932, it became the courtroom of Judge Harry S. truman. 107 W. kansas Street independence, mo 64050 816 3257431 www.visitin

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at trac t i on S Ensor Park and Museum discover amateur radio history. 18995 W. 183rd Street olathe, kS 66062 913 5924141 www.ensorparkandmuseum.org Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum learn various rol

at t r a ct i o n S HarleyDavidson Factory Tour take a factory tour of vehicle powertrain operations. 11401 n. congress avenue kansas city, mo 64153 816 2708023 877 8831450 www.harleydavidson.comenuS

at trac t i on S Linda Hall Library independent public library of science, engineering and technology located on a 14acre arboretum. 5109 cherry Street kansas city, mo 64110 816 3634600 800 6621545 ww

at t r a ct i o n S Missouri Town 1855 See what a progressive farming community looked like in the mid1800s. 8010 e. park road lees Summit, missouri 64064 816 5248770 www.jacksongov.orghistoricsites M

at trac t i on S Rosedale Memorial Arch modeled after the arc de triomphe in paris, France, which honors soldiers of World War i, World War ii, korea and vietnam. 35th Street Booth Street kansas city

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outdoo r d ay t r i p ident Jerr y Bureau pres and Visitors as Convention former Kans rk issioner and Overland Pa unty Comm hnson Co Cook and Jo Lindstrom ayer David City Chiefs pl 56 w w w . v i s

o u t d o o r d ay t r i p Excerpts from the Walking with L and C blog provide a taste of what can be discovered on a Kansas Byway In the limestone bluffs and seas of grass, Mother Nature reminds us h

outdoo rS indian creek open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round The Indian Creek Trail is almost 17 miles long about 10 miles are in OP. The Overland Park portion starts at the Foxhill South Park, 109th S

outdoorS BIKE HIKE TRAIL SYSTEM METCALF AVE Indian Tomahawk Creek Bike And Hike Trail Sy m Overland Park, ansas K s t e November 2012 PFLUMM RD QUIVIRA RD ANTIOCH RD BLUEJACKET P

outdoo rS For a comprehensive list of parks, see the citys website www.opkansas.org or call 913 8956390. Amesbury Lake thirtynine acres, small shelter, 1.17 mile bikehike trail, fishing and ada acces

outdoorS Kingston Lake Park twentytwo acres, playground, tables, shelter, fishing, .53 mile bikehike trail, parking, drinking fountain and ada accessible. 15254 lowell avenue Maple Hill Park nine acre

r ec reat i on overland park SportS alliance For more than a quarter of a century, Overland Park has played host to in excess of 1.1 million youth, in national and regional competitions, representing

32 Baseball Club of Johnson County two locations east complex 18300 W. 87th Street lenexa, kS 66220 andWest complex 8000 monticello road Shawnee, kS 66226 913 8888055 www.3and2baseball.com 68s Inside

r ec reat i on The Fieldhouse of Kansas City ENTERTAINMENT E Mission Bowl two locations 1020 S. Weaver Street olathe, kS 66061 913 7820279 and5399 martway Street mission, kS 66205 913 4327000 www.m

r ecr e at i o n Prairie Center Park 555 olathe view road olathe, kS 66061 913 9718563 www.olatheks.org Pump It Up 7230 W. Frontage road Shawnee mission, kS 66203 913 2367867 www.pumpitupparty.com Roe

pr o Sport S Kansas City Chiefs Football NFL Season augustJanuary arrowhead Stadiumtruman Sports complex one arrowhead drive kansas city, mo 64129 816 9209400 tickets 816 9209300 customer Service www.

go l F Deer Creek Golf Club overland park Deer Creek Golf Club this robert trent Jones, Jr. designed course offers all golfers a true test of skill in a beautiful wooded setting. new Bentgrass green

meeting event Space Many of Overland Parks hotel properties offer space for meeting and banquet use by groups please refer to lodging chart on page 70. Following are additional meeting space options

meeting event Space Overland Park Convention Center OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER 6000 College Boulevard 913 3393000 www.opconventioncenter.com Accommodations All sizes Catering Yes the cente

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...a Suite for You 12010 Blue Valley Pkwy Overland Park, KS 66213 All Suite Hotel All Rooms Feature a Mini Kitchen Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet Suites With a Full Size Kitchen Complimentar

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5 Great Locations We Speak Success TM Hilton Garden Inn 5800 College Boulevard 913 3452661 Complimentary HighSpeed Wireless Internet Remote printing to 24hr. business center Herman Miller Mirr

in Overland Park Doubletree New Look, Same Great Place And, thats just for starters. Our newly renovated property includes Hamptons free breakfast, free local calls, flat screen TVs, inroom coffee

Holiday Inn 8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, Kansas Elegant suites featuring microwave, refrigerator wet bar Indoor pool, whirlpool fitness center Complimentary wireless high speed internet F

1 Person Single Tax Complimentary hot breakfast with flavored waffles Fitness Center Refrigerator microwave in all guest rooms Complimentary high speed wifi Americas Comfort Inn Best Value B

tr anSportat i o n Kansas City International Airport MCI, 30 minutes to the north, and New Century Air Center, 15 minutes to the south, serve Overland Park by air. Airfares from MCI rank consistently

t r a n S p o rtat i o n BuSeS, trolley motorcoacH AGENDA USA www.agendausa.com ................913 888 Blue Ribbon Arrangements and Tours www.bratkc.com .......................913 Crossroad Tours ww

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