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With a population of 175,000 people, Overland Park, Kansas is the heart of Johnson County - the engine of progress that drives the diverse Kansas City economy. Overland Park has more than 250 restaurants and several of the most interesting tourist attractions in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

These are my candid comments and recommendations for attractions and museums to visit and restaurants in which to dine in Overland Park. I am a 26 year resident of Johnson County, 6 of those years in Overland Park. 

This page devoted to Overland Park, Kansas attractions and locally owned restaurants is a work in progress. Please email your suggestions for more Overland Park attractions and locally owned restaurants to be included. Be sure to tell me what you like best about them.

For additional nearby Johnson County tourist attractions and restaurants, also check the guide to Olathe Restaurants and Attractions.

Overland Park Restaurants
Andre's Tea Room - Overland Park, KansasIn just a short time, ABC Cafe has built a reputation for good, authentic Cantonese food. The hours are unusual (noon - midnight), in part because the employees at other Chinese restaurants come here for supper after the other places close. My favorite thing to do, is to have dim sum ordered off the menu - several small plates at reasonable prices. My favorite dishes so far included salt & pepper pork chop, sticky rice stuffed chicken wings, and clams sautéed with black bean sauce.

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ABC Cafe, 10001 West 87th street  Overland Park, Kansas 66212
(913) 859-0089 Last visited in August 2013

Garozzo's Ristorante - Overland Park, KansasGarozzo's Ristorante in Overland Park, Kansas serves large servings of American Italian cuisine in the style of The Hill in St. Louis. This location lacks the atmosphere of Garozzo's original location in Kansas CIty, Missouri, but is very nice in its own way. Garozzo's may be best known for Chicken Spedeni, which has been copied at Italian restaurants around the Kansas City area. My favorite dish is Vitello Spiedini alla Sophia Maria (lightly breaded and rolled veal, filled with Genoa salami, provel cheese, diced tomatoes, red onions, and pine nuts, char broiled and served in Marsala wine sauce with sautéed mushrooms).

Garozzo's Ristorante, 9950 College Boulevard Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (913) 491-8300 Last visited in December 2012

Andre's Tea Room - Overland Park, KansasAndre's Confiserie Suisse and Rivaz Tearoom makes high quality chocolate candies, French pastries & tortes and light authentic Swiss lunches. Andre's serves meals only at lunch on Monday - Saturday. The menu is limited to a couple of sandwiches, Quiche Lorraine, cheese pie and a daily special. Expect to wait for a table. This is a great place to get chocolate for special gifts. 

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Andre’s Confiserie Suisse, 4929 West 119th Street Overland Park, Kansas 66209. (913) 498-3440 Last visited in January 2014

GrandStand Burgers - Overland Park, KansasGrandstand Burgers in Overland Park, Kansas is just a couple of blocks north of I-35 at the corner of Antioch Road and Merriam Drive. Many people confuse the location with Shawnee or Merriam. GrandStand Burgers serves good pork tenderloin sandwiches, onion rings and hand formed hamburgers. The 9 year old restaurant is tiny, with just 3 stools at the counter and picnic tables out in front. 

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GrandStand Burgers, 4942 Merriam Drive, Overland Park, Kansas
66203  (913) 362-0111 Last visited in April 2014

Bangkok Pavilion Thai Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasBangkok Pavilion Thai Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas has the only Thai buffet in metropolitan Kansas City. The large selection changes from day to day, but my favorite items include the yellow curry chicken and the three kings mushroom. At only $8, it is one of the best, quality lunch bargains in Overland Park. 

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Bangkok Pavilion Thai Restaurant, 9055 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. (913) 341-1718 Last visited in February 2014

Imo's Pizza - Overland Park, KansasImo's Pizza is a local franchise of the 40 year old St. Louis, Missouri pizza chain.  I don't usually include chain restaurants on this site, but Imo's is a small chain and this location has my favorite pizza in Overland Park. The standard is a thin crust pizza  made with provel cheese, but thick crust and mozzarella are also available by request. This is Imo's only location in Kansas.

Imo's Pizza, 11552 West 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221. (913) 529-4667 Last visited in March 2014

Bee Cee's Authentic Barbecue - Overland Park, KansasBee Cee's Authentic Barbecue opened on April 2, 2013, but the owner, Craig Nelson, has operated a catering business since 2001. In fine Kansas City tradition, the restaurant shares a building with a gas station near the KU Edwards Campus. Orders are made at a counter and there are about a dozen tables for dining in.
 
 

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Bee Cee's Authentic Barbecue, 12560 Quivira, Overland Park, Kansas 66213. (913) 897-4500 Last visited in February 2014

Four Seasons Asian Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasIndian Palace is the oldest Indian Restaurant in the Kansas City area. It has improved significantly over the years and serves some of the best Indian Food in Kansas. Indian Palace's food is as good as I've had in London and New York. I enjoy the lunch buffet, but think you will be more impressed if you order off the menu. They prepare each dish individually and will adjust to meet your tastes. My favorite dishes include the Tikka Masala, Chicken 65, Aloo Mutter, and the lamb samosas. I love their onion chutney.

India Palace, 9918 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
(913) 381-1680 Last visited in March 2014

Bo Ling's Chinese Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasBo Ling's Chinese Restaurant has been a local favorite for over 27 years. This was the original location for what is now 6 restaurants including a second Overland Park location near Metcalf at 7105 W. 135th Street (913) 239-8188.  Bo Ling's offers dim sum (think Chinese tapas) from 11AM-3PM on Saturday & Sunday. It is the best dim sum in town. Dim sum is not available at the 135th Street location.
 
 

Bo Ling's Chinese Restaurant, 9055 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. (913) 341-1718 Last visited in January 2014

Izumi Japanese Steak & Sushi - Overland Park, KansasIzumi Japanese Steak & Sushi in Overland Park, Kansas does a fine job preparing meats at your table in the teppanyaki style, particularly the salmon, shrimp and other seafood. But I think Izumi restaurant is at its best with with the sushi and sashimi. I usually sit at the sushi bar and try two or three of Izumi's 39 different house and specialty sushi rolls.

They are also open for lunch, when they offer teppanyaki specials with smaller servings & less performance show.

Izumi Japanese Steak & Sushi, 11658 West 135th St.,
Overland Park,  66221. (913) 851-8858 Last visited in December 2013

Bo Ling's Chinese Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasBroadmoor Bistro is a restaurant operated by students at Broadmoor Technical Center (part of the Shawnee Mission School District). The Bistro is only open Wednesday evenings during the school year and advanced reservations are required. For $25 you get your choice of two items from two appetizers, soup and salad, choice of entree, and choice of desert.

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Broadmoor Bistro,  6701 West 83rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 no phone listed. Last visited in January 2013

J Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks - Overland Park, KansasJ Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks is a nice upscale steakhouse. J Gilbert's is a tiny restaurant chain, with only three other locations. J Gilbert's steaks are aged at least 21 days, perfectly cooked, and typically cost $30-45 including potato and vegetable. Fixed price, 3 course meals are $33. The bone in ribeye steak and sea bass are both favorites. J Gilbert's serves a classic Caesar salad. Their cheddar chipotle mashed potatoes are very good.

J Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks, 8901 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. (913) 642-8070 Last visited in June 2013

Brobecks Barbeque - Overland Park, KansasBrobecks Barbeque is one of the newer BBQ restaurants in the Kansas City area. Reasonably priced, dry rubbed BBQ with good side dishes. My favorite meats are sausage and dry rubbed pork ribs that are so flavorful that no sauce is necessary. Brobecks is one of the more reasonably priced KC BBQ places with table service.

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Brobecks Barbeque, 4615 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66207. (913) 901-9700 Last visited in April 2014

Korma Sutra - Overland Park, KansasKorma Sutra is an Indian restaurant with a lunch buffet seven days a week and dinner menu from 4:30-9PM daily. The food is uniformly good, but I haven't found dishes that truly stand out for me. They can be a little too aggressively friendly - demanding that guests sample dishes that may be unsuitable for them. Korma Sutra is kid friendly and may be a better choice for someone trying Indian food for the first time.

Korma Sutra, 7217 West 110th Street, Overland Park Kansas 33213.
(913) 931-8774 Last visited in October 2013

Café Norstrom - Overland Park, KansasBurg & Barrel is Johnson County's newest gourmet burger bar, having just opened on February 15. The food menu is a bit short, but has many items which look appealing. So far, we have tried three of the burgers, a calamari wrap, KC strip, salmon sandwich and the fish & chips. The barrel side of the menu is represented by 12 beers on tap, 22 bottle craft beers and 17 whiskies. On more recent visits there have been repeated issues with the service and with the meat being cooked to the requested temperature.

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Burg & Barrel, 7042 W 76th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204. 
(913) 649-2525  Last visited in February 2014

Mediterranean Market - Overland Park, KansasNew York Dawg Pound opened at the beginning of 2011. It has a wide variety of gourmet hot dogs for $3-4 and good sides like onion straws and sweet potato waffle fries for $2-3. Ol' Blue, topped with BBQ sauce, pickle and onion straws is my favorite one so far. On the next visit, I want to try the Goofy Dawg with peanut butter and bacon. 
 

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New York Dawg Pound, 7702 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66202. (913) 432-6937 Last visited in March 2014

Café Norstrom - Overland Park, KansasCafé Nordstrom in Nordstrom's department store is the only restaurant inside Overland Park's Oak Park Mall. Café Nordstrom is committed to local, sustainable, natural and organic foods. I have yet to try a dish at Café Nordstrom which I did not like.

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Café Nordstrom, 11143 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214. (913) 492-8111 Last visited in December 2013

Papa Keno's Pizzeria - Overland Park, KansasPapa Keno's Pizzeria is a pizza and sandwich shop that has been operating in old town Overland Park, Kansas since 1995. This is the original location, but Papa Keno's also has locations in Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Keno's pizzas are huge, a single slice is the size of a personal pizza, and all of the servings are large (and not cheap). The tasty campinella sandwich (cream cheese, turkey, sun dried tomato, provolone, onion, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar) is at least 8" across. The calzones are good and nearly 12" across. During the last visit, the recorded music was too loud.

Papa Keno's Pizzeria, 7901 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204. (913) 648-1313 Last visited in March 2009

Café Tempo - Overland Park, KansasCafé Tempo is a nice, minimal service restaurant located within the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art on the campus of Johnson County Community College. It has been open since the museum opened in 2007. Café Tempo serves breakfast Tuesday - Friday and lunch Tuesday - Saturday. Sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries and several daily specials.

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Café Tempo, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66210. (913) 469-8500 ext. 4993 Last visited in May 2011

The Peanut on 127th Street - Overland Park, KansasThe Peanut on 127th Street Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Overland Park, Kansas serves some of the best Buffalo chicken wings in the Kansas City area. There are several Peanut locations, one other in Overland Park  and three others in Missouri. The Peanut is one of the few places in town to get cooked to order hamburgers. 

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The Peanut on 127th, 12663 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66204. (913) 491-0288 Last visited in December 2012

Choga Korean Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasChoga Korean Restaurant is the oldest Korean Restaurant in metropolitan Kansas City. The meals come with the chef's choice of 6 side dishes and on my last visit, there were three kimchi, tofu, sprouts and a kind of scrambled eggs. Most entrees run from $10-18, but a few special items run over $30.
 

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Choga Korean Restaurant, 6920 West 105th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. (913) 385-2151 Last visited in June 2013

The Peanut on Santa Fe - Overland Park, KansasThe Peanut on Santa Fe in Overland Park, Kansas has relatively short menu, but in addition to the famous wings, there are a few other items worth a special trip. The grilled chili dogs are among my favorite in the Kansas City area and here are excellent single, double, and triple BLT sandwiches, but the standout is the chicken sandwich with marinated chicken breast, Swiss & cream cheeses, red onion and grilled red bell peppers on a hamburger bun. 

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The Peanut on Santa Fe, 7938 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Kansas 66209. (913) 499-8565 Last visited in March 2014

Chosun Korean Barbeque - Overland Park, KansasChosun Korean Barbeque serves all kinds of Korean food, but the house specialty is BBQ beef, pork and chicken prepared at the table on small gas grills built into the center of many of the dining tables. If you want the Korean BBQ, there may be a wait for one of the tables with the built in grills. Meals come with an all you can eat variety of side dishes including kimchi, pickled radish, fish cake, seaweed salad, tofu, steamed rice and soup.

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Chosun Korean BBQ, 12611 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66213. (913) 339-9644. Last visited in March 2013

Ruchi Indian Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas is opening a second location in Kansas City, Missouri. The atmosphere of this storefront restaurant is average and the service leaves something to be desired, but the food is good. A few years ago, this was the best Indian food in Kansas City, but there are several with better Indian food today. They have an excellent lunch buffet. I have avoided visiting Ruchi at other times due to service issues.
 
 

Ruchi  Indian Restaurant, 11168 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (913) 661-9088 Last visited in March 2014

Chung's Rainbow Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasChung's Rainbow Restaurant at 103rd and Metcalf has great Korean food in a tiny store front restaurant. Chung's is so authentic that communication is difficult, but there are pictures of most of the dishes on the wall and descriptions on the menu. I particularly like Chung's spicy squid and octopus dishes. 

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Chung's Rainbow Restaurant, 10326 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, Kansas 66212. (913) 383-8888 Last visited in June 2013

Santa Fe Cafe - Overland Park, KansasSanta Fe Cafe is a breakfast and lunch restaurant that closes at 2PM daily. I have been unimpressed with their lunches, but a friend who is much more of a breakfast eater gives the Santa Fe Cafe's breakfasts a strong endorsement. The menu is 60% breakfast items, including French toast, eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, pork chops, omelets, burritos, steak, potatoes, grits, and crepes. Expect to spend $6-9 on breakfast, not including the beverage.

Santa Fe Cafe, 9946 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
(913) 648-5402 Last visited in December 2013

Cinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasCinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas has good Italian food, all you can eat, with cooking stations such as you find in a high class casino buffet. Cinzetti's is a great place for large parties and is child friendly. The food is so good a friend calls Cinzetti's "Sin City." It may be difficult, but you will want to save room for the wonderful desserts. Week night dinner: $13 for adults, weekend nights $15, week day lunch $9.

Cinzetti's Italian Market Restaurant, 7201 W 91st Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212 (913) 642-0101 Last visited in April 2014

Santa Fe Cafe - Overland Park, KansasSmokey's on the Blvd BBQ is a barbeque restaurant which opened in September 2012. It is the first restaurant for owners Rob & Mandy Harris and their son Jason. The  menu is fairly simple: BBQ chicken, ribs, pork, beef, turkey, sausage & burnt ends, along with a couple of alternatives for children. 

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Santa Fe Cafe, 9946 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
(913) 648-5402 Last visited in March 2014

Cozy's Cafe - Overland Park, KansasCozy's Cafe is a small family run restaurant which opened in August, 2009. Breakfast is served all day, along with a Mediterranean influenced menu which includes pastas, many panini's and hand formed hamburgers. The owner, Kozeta Kreka waits on the tables and makes the baklava. 

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Cozy's Cafe, 6740 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
(913) 236-0003 Last visited in February 2014

Snack Shack on Santa Fe - Overland Park, KansasSnack Shack on Santa Fe is a good little place for burgers. The third pound burgers are made using fresh hamburger daily from Bichelmeyer Meats in Kansas City, Kansas. I like the Garden Grilled Cheese sandwich which includes grilled tomato, onion and jalapeno.

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Santa Fe Cafe, 9946 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
(913) 648-5402 Last visited in April 2014

D' Bronx Deli and Pizzeria - Overland Park, KansasD' Bronx Deli & Pizzeria in Overland Park, Kansas offers pizza by the slice, subs, soups, salads and deli sandwiches. This is the newest location for the small local chain that started at Bell & 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Order at the counter and your meal will be brought to your table. The medium thickness crust pizza is good if you eat it right away but doesn't travel well. Try the Reuben sandwich.
 

D' Bronx Deli & Pizzeria, 7070 W 105th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 649-9000 Last visited in May 2013

Talk of the Town Grill and Bar - Overland Park, KansasTalk of the Town Grill & Bar is one of the few Overland Park, Kansas restaurants to offer a full menu until midnight. Talk of the Town offers a wide selection of hamburgers, sandwiches and salads, plus pizza and just 8 entrees. Most meals start at about $8 and the most expensive item on the menu (Kansas City Strip) is only $16.99 with a salad and the choice of two sides. 

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Talk of the Town, 11922 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213 (913) 661-9922 Last visited in September 2013

Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasI give a guarded recommendation to Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant. Communication has been a issue and the check on the second visit was at first $26 too high. But the food is good and although the little restaurant is plain, it is clean and neat. If you are unfamiliar with Ethiopian food, I recommend getting the $13.95 Meat Combo with Doro Wat, Key Wat & Alicha Wat (spicy beef, spicy chicken and mild beef stews) and the two sides. The Key Wat is my favorite meat, a beef stew simmered in berbere, garlic, onion and herbal butter served with ayb (a traditional Ethiopian cottage cheese). As with all Ethiopian restaurants the food comes with flat, sour spongy injera bread that is used instead utensils

Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant, 8016 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS
(913) 648-5000 Last visited in February 2014

Torreon Mexican Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasTorreon Mexican Restaurant is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the region - it opened in 1960s and is now run by the third generation of the Ibarra family. The little restaurant is attractive and crowded. The people at the next table are inches away. The menu is much shorter than most Kansas City area Mexican restaurants, for example fajitas are not offered. Torreon's service and kitchen are very fast - on our last visit, we were leaving the restaurant just 40 minutes after we entered.
 
 
 

Torreon Mexican Restaurant, 9129 Elmhurst Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (913) 648-9582 Last visited in November 2010

Fiorella's Jack Stack - Overland Park, KansasFiorella's Jack Stack in Overland Park, Kansas may be the best high end BBQ restaurant in the Kansas City Area. Jack Stack serves good pork, beef & lamb ribs, and excellent side dishes including enormous onion rings. The service is inconsistent - friendly but with frequent miscues. Jack Stack has several locations in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. This is one of the few BBQ restaurants in the area with table service & cloth napkins, and it is priced accordingly.
 

Fiorella's Jack Stack, 9520 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (913) 385-7427 Last visited in May 2014

Taste Restaurant - Overland Park, KansasThe first Winstead's Steakburger began as a drive in on the Kansas City, Missouri County Plaza in 1940. There are presently 6 Winstead's in Kansas, with 3 Winstead's in Overland Park. The two other Overland Park locations are at 10313 Metcalf and 10711 Roe. Although service was slow during my last visit, there was nothing wrong with the burgers, French fries, onion rings, and chocolate malt.

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Winstead's Steakburger,  10313 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (913) 381-4080 Last visited in July 2012

Fred P. Ott's Bar and Grill - Overland Park, KansasFred P. Ott's Bar and Grill has a nice variety of daily specials and several standbys including Fred P. Ott's "Biggie," 10 ounce hamburger. The kitchen is open until 10 PM weeknights and 11 PM Friday and Saturday. The meat served at Ott's is the same as the Plaza III steakhouse, though the preparation may not be the same. This Ott's location is very busy at noon on weekdays, but you should still be able to get in and out in 45 minutes. Ott's has another location in Olathe, Kansas.

Fred P. Ott's Bar and Grill, 6700 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66211 (913) 451-2999 Last visited in June 2013

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express - Overland Park, KansasWai-Wai Thai Place Express is the fast food style operation by the Kansas City area Thai Place chain of restaurants. Wai-Wai serves good, inexpensive Thai food, fairly fast. You order and pay at the counter, are given a class to get your own beverage and the food is brought to your table in about 10 minutes. I've enjoyed every dish I have had at Wai-Wai.

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Wai-Wai Thai Place Express, 8351 W 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66223 (913) 402-8424 Last visited in February 2014

Fritz's Chili - Overland Park, KansasFritz's Chili started as a branch of Dixon's Famous Chili. The Fritz family purchased this location in 1964 and all of the fixtures are over 40 years old. The "chili" isn't what you might expect. It is lightly seasoned ground beef, with or without beans. That's it - anything else is what you add. Other items to blend in, including cheese, onions, jalapeno sauce, and ketchup, are available on the side for a small additional fee. 

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Fritz's Chili, 6737 W 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
(913) 381-3543 Last visited in November 2009

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express - Overland Park, KansasWyandot Barbeque 2 is a neighborhood BBQ restaurant located near the heart of Overland Park. There were once three Wyandot Barbeque restaurants, but today there is only this one and the original location on State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas (Wyandotte County). There are good reasons why someone may not care for this restaurant, but the prices are low, the services large and I like the food.

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Wyandot BBQ 2, 7215 W 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 (913) 341-0609 Last visited in February 2014

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Overland Park Tourist Attractions & Museums
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is a 12 acre park with farm animals, birds of prey, show gardens, butterfly gardens, nature trail, Kanza Indian display, one room country schoolhouse, play grounds, fishing pond, horse drawn wagon rides, and pony rides. One of the most popular children's attractions in the Kansas City area, Deanna  Rose is open 7 days a week April - October

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, Kansas (913) 897-2360

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is one of the best kept secrets in metropolitan Kansas City. Still under development, the 300 acre park currently has 10 gardens and 8 arboretum ecosystems with 5 miles of trails. Some trails are paved and wheel chair friendly. Open seven days a week. Free.
 

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park 66013 (913) 685-3604

Glenwood Arts Theater was opened in the nearly empty Metcalf South Mall by the Fine Arts Theatre Group. It incorporates many architectural details that were highlights of the former nearby Glenwood Theater, including luxurious seating and the classic old Glenwood sign. The Glenwood shows 1st run arts movies and hosts events such as the Kansas International Film Festival.

Glenwood Arts Theater 9575 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (913) 642-4404

Overland Park Farmers Market in old downtown Overland Park, Kansas is a fun place to purchase produce, live plants, homemade preserves and fine baked goods. Plus free live music from 10 AM until noon, each market day. Wednesdays and Saturdays from April through October.
 
 

Overland Park Farmers Market downtown Overland Park, Kansas (913) 642-1410 

Indian Creek Hike/Bike Trail is almost 17 miles long, with about 10 miles in Overland Park, Kansas.  The bike path is generally level and flat, but often beautiful as it follows Indian Creek through various parks. Indian Creek trail connects to other hiking and bicycle trails in Kansas City, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas.

Indian Creek Hike/Bike Trail - Multiple Trail Heads between 105th and 119th Streets (913) 327-6630

Strang Carriage House, near downtown Overland Park, Kansas is the home of the Overland Park Historical Society. The attractive, but small building houses a collection of historic photographs and documents, as well as a few small displays of local artifacts. 
 

Rio Theater 7204 West 80th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 (913) 383-8500

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art on the campus of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) opened in 2007. The largest museum of contemporary art in the region, the Nerman Museum 3 permanent galleries, and 6 galleries for temporary exhibits. The Nerman Museum collection includes about 700 works, many by artists with ties to the Kansas City area.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (913) 469-3000

Rio Theater in downtown Overland Park, Kansas is an art deco theater that was restored by the Fine Arts Group. The Rio was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February of 2005, and features foreign language and independent movies. The 281 seat single screen movie theater has digital sound.
 

Rio Theater 7204 West 80th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 (913) 383-8500

New Theatre Restaurant is a 600 seat dinner theater that regularly features shows including such performers as Jamie Farr and Marion Ross. Although they work hard on the buffet dinner, the New Theater Restaurant is more about the show than the food.. Tickets run from $32 to $55, and do not include dessert or beverages.

New Theatre Restaurant 9229 Foster Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (913) 649-0103

Tiki Heads are Easter Island style wooden sculptures on 79th Street just west of old downtown Overland Park. Kansas. There are  seven 3 - 8 feet tall Tiki heads, which were carved out of stumps with a chain saw. This is a private residence, so please just view these sculptures from the street.
 

Tiki Heads 7715 West 79th Street Overland Park, Kansas 66204 

Oak Park Mall is one of the most successful indoor shopping malls in the United States. At a time when most indoor shopping centers are dying, Oak Park Mall keeps changing and expanding. It is a safe place to shop with a wide variety of interesting stores. The newest addition to the mall is American Girl.

Oak Park Mall 11149 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214  (913) 888-4400

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