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Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS
Phone Number: 913/685-3604
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A Must See for Outdoor Lovers

As an avid gardener, I love exploring gardens, and garden centers. These places are always inspirational. I find that the Arboretum is at it's most beautiful in August, but it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As an avid gardener, I love exploring gardens, and garden centers. These places are always inspirational. I find that the Arboretum is at it's most beautiful in August, but it's always a treat no matter the time of year. I can spend hours there, not only in the landscaped gardens, but also walking the path through a wooded area, and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This amazing garden is a great place for a late afternoon walk. The beauty, even in winter, is breathtaking.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I try to visit this secret garden every season. It's a great place to entertain out of town guests. I use it as a place to recompose and refresh.

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Kansas City MO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I honestly am not that much of an outdoor person, but the Arboretum in Overland Park is really amazing. It has beautiful pathways lined with the most gorgeous plants and flowers.

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited here in September and it was gorgeous! It has beautiful water features and a pond with fish and turtles. It has nice, easy trails to walk and plenty of shade. Sculptures throughout the park. There is a wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs and they are all well maintained and beautiful. If I lived nearby, I would... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is beautiful. Tons of gorgeous trees, flowers and shrubs. Art work hidden here and there. A must see.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A little bit for everyone, childrens hands on garden, train garden, mulched trails, beautiful planned gardens, statues. My favorite place to bring a picnic and just relax for a bit. Definitely worth the small entrance fee, or become a "friend of the arboretum" for yearly access. Lots of activities throughout the year, but it's still easy to find a quiet... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice trails. Very clean. Beautiful water features and sculptures throughout trail! Nice luminary walk duringChristmas season.

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love coming hear to experience nature and hike through the beautiful gardens and forest. They also have a wonderful sculpture garden exhibit to enjoy on the paved hike. But definitely get off the beaten path and go up the dirt trails!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live about 5 minutes away from the Arboretum. I have seen how it has change in the last 25 years from when it was a very natural park with rough terrain walking trails to a very nice place. One thing that has not change is the opportunity for a peaceful walk. I try to go around the busy times... More 

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