Easy to get around the city
Not alot of ethnic diversity, can seem very crowded.
You won't be living in the middle of nowhere!!
They have some community centers in the city that serve the old, young and all other types. They have a large following, and many events take place during the year in these facilities. Matt Ross is in the old town area at 84th ST off Metclaf Ave, and Tomahawk Ridge Center is on 119th St just past Metcalf to the west three blocksmore
They have revived the old part of town that is off Metcalf Ave and 83rd Streets. It runs for about 4-5 blocks in east/west and north.south area. The old buildings have for the most part been preserved yet, but a large fire about 2007 caused total damage to some old structures, now rebuilt with more modern types.They have a farmers market in warmer...more
The following description of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art appears in the Visitor Orientation Guide:"Designed by the world-renowned architect Kyu Sung Woo, the 38,000 square foot Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art houses six major changing exhibition galleries, three permanent collection galleries, a new media gallery, a Kansas city-based...more
Wonderscope is an interactive museum for children. There are several rooms with different themes for children to interact. For example, there is an arts and crafts room and there is a room about weather with different activities involving weather. Although, the museum suggest ages 6 months to 12, I would recommend ages 2 - 5. There is one room for...more
I only stayed here once. It is stale and not many people usually stay here. It is the anchor hotel...more
The hotel has 356-oversized guest rooms and executive suites with a long list of amenities...more
I used to stay here when coming to town, over 15 years period. It always was the best located and...more
Habte and TG Mesfin were born and raised in the mountains of Ethiopia where coffee was discovered and where a long and strict tradition of coffee preparation is followed from "the bush to the cup." Habte has brought his knowledge of excellence in coffee roasting and brewing to Overland Park, Kansas, where his shop has legions of loyal followers....more
It is more than a deli. It serves all kinds of sandwiches, but also pastas and other food kinds. But the deli meats are fresh and tasty. Prices are steep at $8-9 for the sandwich, then chips and drink bring you to around $12-14- a lot for a lunch Pastrami on rye may as well be the main choice since I get it so few times usually.more
The food is all good, but you only get a plate of it instead of loading up on a big buffet style place. BAsically, the type of food is all authentic and tasty. They have been around at two locations for about 30 years and have a following of older sector I like the Cashew chicken plate alwaysmore
It is a bit of an uppity yuppie type of place to eat. It draws that sector of society from the area that inhabits OP. The food is okay, but nothing great to speak about. Prices can range from $8-12, depending on the type of plate ordered I only had a burger here, and is is good, along with the friesmore
The menu list is eclectic and a variety of samplings from all corners of the globe. They have American, Chinese, Thai, Italian, and much more. This is a reasonable priced place to eat and the food is all good every time we went here. I like the chicken and vegetable platter. It comes with fries and all are good sized servings.more
The food is average, at best. Obviously they feature steaks as the main fare here. The prices run about $18 for a 10 oz sirloin, and $25 for a 16 oz. All steaks seem on the high side, though, and maybe its just me, but meat prices are outrageous and overpriced overall. The beers are $4 for a glass. They have 4-5 locations around Kansas City, and...more
I came here with my siblings (two brothers, one sister, and spouses) on my last trip to Kansas over the holidays. It's a good place for the 30-50 y.o. crowd in the suburbs to gather - good beers on tap, and a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere (smoke-free!). Barley's is part of the "75th Street Brewery" chain, and that's a good thing, because they...more
Few dinner theatres in the country have a more loyal following than the New Theatre of Overland Park. The reasons are simple: excellent food choices (it features a sumptous and varied buffet) and top-flight theatre experiences. Consistently features well-known stars such as Marion Ross, Gary Burghoff, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine, Jamie Farr, Tom...more
Thanks to the Fine Arts Theater Group in Kansas City for preserving the Rio Theater!The Rio shows both revival films (like "Life of Brian") and first-run independent and foreign films. It's kind of small - seats under 300 people - but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm.The Rio is one of the last of the one-screen movie theaters. It's...more
The main street being Metcalf runs through the middle of the city for about 12 miles; the length of the city limits. It is loaded with retail, and many lanes of traffic. Overall, though, the vehicle traffic moves along pretty fast, given the volume; and it is spread out. Metcalf runs north/south, and in the middle of the city runs I 435 which is...more
Overland Park's Ten Thousand Villages store is just one of a number of locations throughout North America, a most worthwhile ministry of the Mennonite Central Committee that allows thousands of artisans in developing countries to earn a fair wage. Ten Thousand Villagesoffers home decor, jewelry, linens, ceramics and coffee. While looking around...more
Great place to pick up a gift for the people back home, or a remembrance of your trip to the greater Kansas City area. Sure, you will find the obligatory Dorothy and Toto stuff, a Jayhawk or Wildcat t-shirt, and too be sure a collection of KC's finest barbecue sauces. But you'll find a lot more. My personal favorites are some of the specialty food...more
Oak Park Mall for many years has been a favorite destination in Johnson County, Kansas. That goes for shoppers or for those who just like to hang out in malls. Anchor tenants Nordstrom's, Jones Store Company, Dillards and JC Penneys are joined by Gap, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and all of the standard jewelry and shoe stores. Excellent...more
Local residents gather in at the bandstand in the small park in old downtown Overland Park on Sunday evenings in the months of June, July, and August. Many nights it's the Overland Park Civic Band, other nights they listen to jazz or folk. The evening this photo was taken, the Overland Park Civic Orchestra was playing and some dancing was provided...more
You'll have to fight the tourists and gawkers for a view... the backyard
OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM. It is still in the developmental stages, but has some nice walking paths. You can choose naturally wooded and hilly areas (yes, there are hills in Kansas) or some carefully sculpted garden areas featuring native wildflowers. It is on 179th Street, just west of Hwy 69.
The current photo is from the city's web site. For additional photos, see my pictures on the travelogue.