Visiting Kansas City or just looking for some new things to do in Kansas City and the Overland Park area? Overland Park is full of new and exciting things to do, if you know where to look. So, instead of another Netflix-filled weekend, take our advice and try something new with your friends or family! Here are our recommendations for the top things to do in Kansas City and Overland Park:
Instead of going to the mall to shop in those box chain stores, try checking out some local shops. Not only will you be supporting a local business, but you’ll also discover some unique finds rather than buying the same thing that countless other people have. There are many wonderful local shops in Overland Park and Kansas City. Try checking out The General Store & Co. for its “cabinet of curiosities,” including drink mixes, collegiate tees and home decor. If you’re at a loss for where to start, check out this helpful article about some of the best local shops.
HIT UP HAPPY HOUR
Happy hour is always a fun and relaxing way to end a work day. Grab your friends and head to one of the many great bars and restaurants that Overland Park and Kansas City have to offer. For great beer selections and hearty German-style bites, try Barley’s Brewhaus. Ricco’s Italian Bistro, with its delicious Italian cuisine and happy hour wine deals, is the perfect spot for an elegant evening with friends. Last, but not least, The Peanut is always a classic spot for drinks and bar food.
GET SOME CULTURE
When is the last time you went to a museum? If you’re looking for things to do in Kansas City or Overland Park, there are so many great options for museums to visit. Look beyond the Nelson and try out some of the city’s lesser-known museums, like the Museum at Prairiefire, which is currently in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History to present an exhibition called Brain: The Inside Story. Feeling a little more artsy? Try the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the campus of Johnson County Community College.
OVERLAND PARK’S BEST ESCAPE ROOM GAMES
Ready to get your pulse racing and your mind working? Tick Tock Escape Room is the perfect place to come for a fun time with friends or family. You and your teammates will work together against the clock to work out our tricky puzzles and clues. Find out if you can escape before the time runs out!