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OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS iOnS aT in ST 2012 lOdging day T riP de S in d ing OF evenTS Sh TT ra C Ti O nS a rT OFFiCial viSiTOrS guide PP in g a are Ma en Cal P TerTainMen en T ar d

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COnTenTS Table of Contents DInInG pg. 18 ShoPPInG pg. 29 reCreatIon pg. 63 6 7 10 16 26 28 34 36 46 48 56 62 70 Welcome above and Beyond. By design. Our Proud Past day Trip recipe For a Food Mec

Kansas Citys Premier GOLF, TOURNAMENT BANQUET FACILITY Youll enjoy a masterpiece from the mind of worldrenowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. when you challenge our 18hole champio

WelCOMe Welcome to Overland Park T hroughout many diverse cultures of world history, several writers have written of the numerous advantages of travel. Travel breaks down 9001 W. 110th Street, Suite

WelCOMe Overland Park. above and Beyond. By design. Welcome to Overland Park, kansas, host to over 2.1 million visitors a year. Overland Park is a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban

area FaCTS General InformatIon City Population......................................... 177,029 Square Miles in Overland Park ..... 75.33 sq. miles Johnson County Population .................... 544,

MOBile aPP OP VISIT Everything our 2012 Visitors Guide has to offer in the PalM OF yOur handS. Scan the appropriate QR Code below design your very own experience today aPPle andrOid BlaCkBerry Or

hiSTOry Our Proud Past in business, technology, housing and transportation, Overland Park lives the 21stcentury life. its roots, however, reach back to 1905, when a builder of railroads tried his han

hiSTOry The Overland Theater Overland Park City Hall Interstate Highway Act brought Interstate 35 along with legions of families who could now commute in minutes from new homes in Overland Park to

Calendar 2012 Calendar OF evenTS Overland Park annual events marCh Overland Park Orchestra Matt Ross Community Center March 11th 913 8956000 www.opkansas.org Overland Park Farmers Market Celebrate

Calendar kansas City annual events marCh Holiday Luminary Walk at Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens Farmstead Stampede Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead August 11th 913 8972360 www.artsandrec

Calendar may Jiggle Jam Crown Center May 26th 27th 816 9978511 www.kcjigglejam.com Celebration at the Station with the Kansas City Symphony May 27th 816 4710400 www.celebrationatthestation.com Memori

The aMeriCan rOyal Calendar Photo courtesy of Peggy Gander with GuaranteedCowgirl.com exemplifying Midamericas heritage T he Kansas City Region is regarded as Americas crossroads for several reas

Culinary day TriP reCiPe FOr a The Culinary Center of Kansas City offers over 500 cooking classes each year, more than 250 interactive cooking events including private events and corporate teambuild

Culinary day TriP Scan this code for a delicious recipe Or visit httpBit.lyopvgrecipe FOr MOre inFOrMaTiOn Aixois 816 3333305 www.aixois.com The American Restaurant 816 5458001 www.theamericankc.com

dine Sheridans Unforked Eats Sweets epicurean delights american Adrians Caf 9940 College Blvd. Bob Evans 9102 Metcalf Ave. Burger King 11810 W. 135th St. Chartroose Caboose 10636 Metcalf Ave. Chedd

dine The Wooden Spoon, LLC 11823 College Blvd. 913 3459849 www.thewoodenspoonllc.com 913 4516100 Einstein Bros. Bagels 8700 W. 135th St. 913 6810282 www.einsteinbros.com 913 3382084 www.einsteinbr

dine Bar grill Applebees Neighborhood Grill Bar 7901 W. 151st St. Applebees Neighborhood Grill Bar 11000 Metcalf Ave. Barleys Brewhaus 11924 W. 119th St. Birdies Pub Grill 8889 W. 75th St. Blue Mo

dine Haywards Pit Bar B Que 11051 Antioch Rd. Smokehouse BarBQue 7121 W. 135th St. The Burnt End BBQ 11240 W. 135th St. Wyandot Barbeque 2 7215 W. 75th St. 913 4518080 www.haywardsbbq.com 913 6851717

dine Jen Jens Chinese Restaurant 9066 Metcalf Ave. Joy Wok Super Buffet Hibachi Grill 11920 Metcalf Ave. Lucky Chinese Restaurant 9544 Nall Ave. Panda Express 7352 W. 135th St. Panda Express 9090 Met

dine Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 11748 W. 95th St. Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 6760 W. 135th St. Mr. Goodcents Subs Pastas 7580 W. 119th St. New York Dawg Pound 7702 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. Penn Station

dine indian Chilli n Spice 8562 W. 133rd St. India Palace 9918 W. 87th St. Kababesh Grill 10142 W. 119th St. Korma Sutra Cuisine of India 7217 W. 110th St. Masalas Authentic Indian Diner 7301 W. 91st

dine Johnny Bruscos New York Style Pizza 913 8971188 11228 W. 135th St. www.johnnybruscos.com Old Town Pizza 14850 Metcalf Ave. Original Pizza of Kansas 11134 Antioch Rd. Papa Kenos Pizzeria 7901 Sant

dine ginny C. Says Spin neapolitan Pizza Spin Pizza Their pizzas and salads are amazing. And I love the glutenfree crusts Jean k. Says Brobecks and haywards The best BBQ in O.P. is at Brobecks off o

dine kim S. Says ruchi indian restaurant Seriously The food is DELICIOUS. Try the lunch buffet, it is large and has many selections to make everyone happy. I go every chance I get careful though, for

dOWnTOWn eaT, ShOP Play in historic Downtown overland Park a taSte of the worlD Bring a cultured palette to the many Downtown restaurants, which simmer in unique, multicultural flavors. Try the spi

ShOP WOrld ClaSS ShOPPing Aspen Square overlanD Park ShoPPInG Aspen Square Anchor stores include Von Maur, JCPenney and Backwoods. 135th Street Metcalf Avenue S.E. cornerCigar Tabac, LTD. Large wa

ShOP Oak Park Mall Regions largest indoor shopping center, this two level mall has a variety of stores, ranging from the finest in fashions to relaxing dining establishments. Features Nordstrom, Dill

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ShOP Crossroads Community Association 18th Street Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816 9949325 www.kccrossroads.org Crown Center 2450 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816 2748444 www.crown

Crown Center 7945 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas 913.649.7900 MF 10600 Sat 10530 www.thetastefulolive.com Tasteful Olive ...an oil vinegar tasting experience Fresh unflavored, fused and in

arT nerman Museum Of Contemporary art connects visitors with the most innovative art and ideas of our times. The museum serves as a gathering place to experience contemporary art and culture and as

arT Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 150 works by emerging and established artists internationally, nationally, and regionally recognized which comprise the core of the museums Permanent Collection

arT Public art in Overland Park T he City of Overland Park has a strong commitment to establishing and expanding a dynamic arts presence in the community. The Overland Park Public Art Master Plan inc

arT Folly Theater Turnofthecentury theater features variety of productions and concerts. 300 W. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 816 4744444 www.follytheater.com Gem Theater Seats 500 for jazz master

arT Performing arts Kansas City Symphony Wide variety of symphonic music educates, entertains and delights all ages. 1703 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4710400 www.kcsymphony.org Kauffma

arT Theatre for Young America Live professional theater for young audiences. Union Station 30 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 816 4602083 Tickets www.tya.org Trilology Cultural Arts Centre Tril

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Aspen Square Nick Jakes Ad Space 42 O ve rl and Park , K ans a s

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nighT liFe enTerTainMenT Kansas City Power Light District Cinemark 20 5500 Antioch Road Merriam, KS 66202 913 7897038 Box Office www.cinemark.com Dickinson Great Mall 16 Theatre 20060 N. 151st Stre

hiSTOriCal day TriP explore the underground railroad on the Western Frontier as the nation expanded westward, so did the underground railroad. The proximity of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa to the slave

hiSTOriCal day TriP to Freedom NTF site stand along the Missouri River. Established in 1857, Quindaro translated as bundle of sticks or in union there is strength was originally settled by Wyandot Ind

FaMily Fun Family Friendly If youve never heard of Overland Park, Kansas, theres a reason. Weve been keeping it a secret. But now, its finally time to share this wonderful city that my family and I l

aTTraCTiOnS Childrens Discovery Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum Botanical Gardens Metro attractions 1827 Log Courthouse First courthouse in Jackson County. In 1932, it became the courtroom of

aTTraCTiOnS Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Woodframe, Gothic Revival cottage was the site of Amelias birth on July 24, 1897. 233 N. Terrace Street Atchison, KS 66002 913 3674217 www.ameliaearhartmu

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aTTraCTiOnS 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 Conten

aTTraCTiOnS Kansas City Board of Trade Observe trading of value line stock index features and the worlds largest winter wheat futures market. 4800 Main Street, Suite 303 Kansas City, MO 64112 816 753

aTTraCTiOnS Old Quindaro Museum Information Center Dedicated to the preservation of the AfricanAmerican heritage of Old Quindaro. 3432 N. 29th Street Kansas City, KS 66104 913 2448497 www.oldquindar

aTTraCTiOnS SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. Crown Center 2450

OuTdOOr day TriP natural areas never far away most populated county Johnson County may be the most populous county in the state of kansas, but there are still plenty of wild areas to explore, natura

OuTdOOr day TriP Did You Know Shawnee Mission Park has grown to become the most visited park in kansas. Killl Creek Park, Photo Credit Jeff Pierce several areas of prairie restorations. A highlight

OuTdOOr indian Creek hike Bike Trail oPen 500 a.m. to 1000 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 S

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OuTdOOr CiTy ParkS Indian Creek Recreation Center Located along the Indian Creek Hike Bike Trail. Twentyfive acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, eight tennis courts, .69 mile bikehike tr

OuTdOOr Indian Creek Hike Bike Trail Quivira Park Fortyfour acres, playground, tables, reservable shelter, sand volleyball, .63 mile bikehike trail access, restrooms, drinking fountain, parking and

reCreaTiOn Overland Park Sports alliance Overland Park Soccer Complex Scan this code for a video of highlights from our worldclass soccer complex Or visit httpbit.lyopsoccervideo leTS Talk SPOrTS F

reCreaTiOn recreation in Johnson County 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

reCreaTiOn recreation in Johnson County IncredABowl 8500 W. 151st Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913 8511700 www.incredabowl.com Indian Creek Recreation Center Located along the Indian Creek Hike Bi

reCreaTiOn SarKoPar Trails Park 87th Street Lackman Road Lenexa, KS 66215 913 4777100 www.lenexa.com Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball 19800 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66218 913 4224070 www.smbv.com S

reCreaTiOn Public golf Gardner Golf Club 15810 S. Gardner Road Gardner, KS 66030 913 8568858 www.gardnergolf.com Heritage Park Golf Course 16445 Lackman Road Olathe, KS 66062 913 8294653 www.jcprd.co

reCreaTiOn PrO SPOrTS Kansas Speedway NASCAR Special events include NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Kansas Speedway 300, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 400 Speedway Bo

evenT SPaCe Meeting Banquet Facilities Many of Overland Parks hotel properties offer space for meeting and banquet use by groups please refer to lodging chart on page 71. Following are additional me

evenT SPaCe Overland Park COnvenTiOn CenTer 6000 College Boulevard 913 3393000 www.opconventioncenter.com Accommodations All sizes Catering Yes The Center offers 237,000 square feet of meeting spa

reading WhO is the quintessential kanSaS auThOr coordinated the selection of fifteen titles that best represent books written by Kansans or written about Kansas. Here youll find gems for kids, tee

lOdging lOdging in Overland Park americas Best value inn Suites 4401 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207 913 3815700 www.americasbestvalueinn.com wed allo Pets l Poo oor Outd ool or P indo r e

lOdging lOdging in Overland Park econolodge inn Suites 7508 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66202 913 2629600 www.econolodge.comhotelKS032 wed allo Pets l Poo oor Outd ool or P indo r en

lOdging lOdging in Overland Park homestead Studio Suites 5401 W. 110th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211 913 6617111 800 3987829 www.homesteadhotels.comovp wed allo Pets l Poo oor Outd ool or P indo

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welcome you A New Space To Sheraton at the 6100 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66211 TEL 913 2342100 Business Center Free Continental Breakfast Free High Speed Internet Pets Allowed Pool

5 Great Locations We Speak Success TM Renovated 2009 Complimentary HighSpeed Wireless Internet Remote printing to 24hr. business center Herman Miller Mirra desk chairs Garden Inn Sleep System ma

in Overland Park 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 maker, an o

Welcome to a different place Spacious guestrooms each with the Hyatt Grand BedTM and 42 flat panel HDTV Outdoor Swimming Pool Complimentary continental breakfast daily 247 guest kitchen serves sn

1 Person Single Tax Drury Inn FREE Continental Breakfast FREE Wireless Internet Microwave Fridge Avail. in Some Rooms Check Availability Outdoor Pool 40 00 5.00 each addl person Ameri

TranSPOrTaTiOn area TranSPOrTaTiOn k Kansas City International Airport ansas City International Airport KCI, 30 minutes to the north, and New Century Air Center, 15 minutes to the south, serve Over

TranSPOrTaTiOn DISableD ServICeS Assisted Transportation www.assistedtransportation.com ......................................913 2625190 Kansas City Transportation Group ParaTransit Services www.kctg

TranSPOrTaTiOn buSeS Charter anD rental AGENDA USA www.agendausa.com ...............................913 2684466 888 2436325 Blue Ribbon Arrangements and Tours www.bratkc.com .........................

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