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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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•Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas (two hours) This was the most ambitious and diverse garden we visited. It appears to be out in the middle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cedar Falls
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

•Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas (two hours) This was the most ambitious and diverse garden we visited. It appears to be out in the middle of nowhere (well, ok—surrounded by million dollar homes) and is organized in creatively overlapping themes. The first template is based on ecosystems (dry-mesic, dry oak savannah, dry oak hickory, mesic oak-hickory,... More 

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Pinner
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you find yourself in Overland Park and need a break from the endless malls, these beautiful gardens, ponds, streams and trails should be the place to head for. There is plenty to see here and is suitable for all ages

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Relaxed, and enjoy what many people work so hard for. Thanks to all who make this park so beautiful!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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