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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 Lovely Jewel

With about 5 miles of trails through formal gardens, woodland habitat, and reclaimed prairie land, there is plenty here for everyone. The Monet Garden near the Visitor's Center... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

With about 5 miles of trails through formal gardens, woodland habitat, and reclaimed prairie land, there is plenty here for everyone. The Monet Garden near the Visitor's Center has earned national recognition for its beauty. Look for the statue of Monet painting his lily pond. Head past the Herb Garden to see the lovely water gardens. In April and May... More 

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Manhattan Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the gardens, and it was during spring break week. Many families with children were enjoying the ponds, play areas and model trains. There are picnic tables, a medicine wheel, and a sculpture garden. Lots of walking trails--some paved. An information area has maps and advice on where to walk--indoor bathrooms and a snack bar... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Any season best place to walk and see all different foliage. Any tough day can be made a little bit better by walking here. Worth the short drive to this place.

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Leawood, Kansas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the first time we have been to this place. We had out of town guests & the weather was so nice, we decided this was a perfect time to go. Admission of $3.00 is reasonable. Note - It's free on Tuesday, if you can get away that day. We enjoyed walking the paves paths as well as the... More 

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157 reviews 157 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited the Arboretum for the first time on a warm springlike day in March. What a gem! The grounds are beautifully maintained, with trees and flower beds all identified, many water features, sculptures, and hiking paths. There is even a Train Garden with model trains and a replica of old Overland Park. With admission only $3 for adults, it's... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went on Mothers Day ( I got in free) It was so pretty, warm, lots of families but plenty of room to roam. My first time here and I was very impressed. It was very peaceful and I would love to go back and just chill and read a book

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Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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