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Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS
913/685-3604
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Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Being there the 3rd week in October didn't afford us an opportunity to see everything in full bloom but it is a nice and enjoyable attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Arboretum is beautiful, tranquil and worth the visit, be sure to bring comfortable shoes and camera

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Chanute, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a very enjoyable attraction south of Overland Park, and well worth the short travel. Easy to get to with ample parking. Go on a Tuesday when admission is free! This is a great place to see all of the native flowers and trees of Kansas as well as many other beautiful foliage! This is a favorite spot for... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Gorgeous grounds and walking paths - a feast for the eyes. The $3.00 entry fee is more than worth it. You can easily spend several hours exploring the grounds, but an hour is also plenty to see what the gardens have to offer. Do be sure to bring your "Deep Woods Off" during bug season, though.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the place I take most of our out of town visitors. Walking the garden paths brings peace to the most hectic of days. They have new attractions each season, and the winter luminary walk is a DON'T MISS event! Kids of all ages LOVE the train garden!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Arboretum is a hidden gem! It is gaining publicity and knowledge by the community and surrounding areas. Perfect walk no matter what you need: short or long, paved or unpaved (wood chip), undulating or flat, garden - lake- water garden - forest selections. Just about anything you could want. There is also a sculpture area within the wooded walking... More

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KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This a beautiful place to sit and relax or stroll the gardens, hike the bluffs, listen to music in the park, or attend a fun child's program. A must OT experience! Beautiful gardens for every age!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a spectacular showplace in the Kansas City area. The Arboretum as a whole is magnificent but for me the outstanding highlight is the Monet Garden designed and maintained by the local Master Gardeners. Just a wonderful outdoor space that the whole family will enjoy. There is a railway garden that the kids just adore! All this for just... More

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Merriam, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful place to enjoy the out of doors and walk. The flowers are lovely. It covers several acres and many places just to sit and enjoy the views. There is a small charge for certain days of the week, but it's worth it.

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Branson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just went to the Arboretum and gardens for the first time. It a beautiful place. The flowers and assorted plants are so pretty. The train garden was my personal favorite. Great for kids of all ages. Enjoyed watching the little ones' eyes light up when the toy trains went by under their feet, across the bridges and through the garden.... More

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