Econo Lodge South
209 E. Flaming Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 829-1312
Fax: (913) 829-1312
Zonkers is proud to boast that it is "America's greatest indoor amusement park!"
This nature center and park features three miles of trails on 113 acres of forest and prairie; there are also exhibits at the nature center.
There are over 25 parks from which to choose, at which you can enjoy fishing, hiking, soccer, walking trails, and much more.
In the modern town of Olathe, surrounded by high rises, cement structures, and urban chaos, you will find a place where time appears to have wound back to a simpler age. The Mahaffie estate, a farmhouse constructed by J.B. and Lucinda Mahaffie, is a heritage structure standing firm since 1865, and was one of the first places that the stagecoach passengers traveling the Westport Route would stop at. Today, visitors can get a chance to tour on a stagecoach and discover the farmhouse, which is a National Historic Site, and also the Heritage Center, which hosts exhibitions from time to time.
Located just five minutes from downtown Olathe, the Prairie Center is a 300-acre tallgrass preserve and education site with trails that meander through remnant and reestablished prairie and riparian woodlands. A majority of the eight ponds on the property are intermittent wetlands for wildlife. A small lake for fishing and water studies is also on the property. "A bedrock creek provides exploration of aquatic life as well as a look back in time through the fossil remains embedded in the limestone creek bed." The Prairie Center is open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week for trail walking or for fishing in the lake.
Deanna Rose was the name of a local police officer killed in the line-of-duty, and it is also the name given to this historic replica of a 19th century farmstead located in nearby Overland Park. On the farm, children can go on pony rides, feed baby goats, fish in the pond and even learn how to milk a cow. However, the objective of this farm is to promote interactivity with not just farm animals, but also birds of prey, reptiles as well as learn about horticulture. There are also several gardens, a playground, crafts, a nature trail and horse drawn carriage rides. Admission is free Monday through Thursday, however there is a nominal 2USD charge on the weekends.
This center presents or hosts 250 events per year, including internationally renowned artists in music, dance, theater, comedy and opera performances.
Step inside this museum and try not to cry out when you're greeted by a huge Tyrannosaurus rex casting. And that's just the beginning! Buy a ticket to the Discovery Room and your kids can become archeologists for the day as they dig for fossils. If you want to see the temporary exhibit, such as the interactive Water: H2O = Life, then make sure you purchase an exhibitions ticket as well. When you get tired stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. After seeing all the indoor exhibits step outside and explore the Wetlands Interpretive Trail, a one and a half hour hike that lets you explore the world around you.
As a popular recreation hub in Leawood, Park Place comes appointed with several excellent facilities, and is home to many venues that provide first-rate entertainment. Besides the stores, restaurants, bars, or cinema halls, the entertainment hub also provides an open space called the Barkley Square. Sprawled between the Town Center Drive and 117th Street, this square is a popular space for a leisurely stroll, a make-shift picnic, or a concert or two. Do checkout events that might be happening here to plan your visit.
About 85 percent of the 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of eight natural ecosystems.
Step inside this "house of the future" and suddenly it's 1954 all over again. Stop by soon... we'll leave all the lights on for you.
Visit the only combined police and firefighters memorial.