Econo Lodge Inn & Suites I-35 at Shawnee Mission
7508 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 262-9600
Fax: (913) 262-8160
Primarily Shawnee Native American children attended this school from 1839-1862. It was also a frontier trail supply and camp for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Learn about the turbulent history of Kansas with a guided tour and workshops. Three buildings exhibit photographs, furniture and other period displays. Admission prices are affordable; adults $3 and students just $1.
Earlier known as the J.C Harmon Stadium, it was renamed Art Lawrence Stadium in the honor of the former coach of Rosedale High School. Home to the JC Harmon Hawks, the stadium hosts many local and national sports events. Equipped with all the necessary facilities, the stadium is used by the school as well as the local community.
Polish your golfing skills and hone newer ones at the Brookridge Golf & Fitness Driving Range. This place boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, and their trainers are some of the best in the city.
This park does it all - from hosting music concerts to AIDS walks. Better known for its sports events, the park is visited by sports fanatics frequently. When the park is not playing host to adrenaline-pumped events, it hosts theater and music festivals. During such festivals, the park turns into a great social hangout and you can meet some interesting people.
Equestrian enthusiasts, giddyup! A part of the 14 acre American Royal Center, the arena plays host to horse and livestock shows that delight many a farmer and trainer alike. Other guests can get acquainted with these gentle animals at the various family shows that are open to all. Nuzzle a soft nose or get tips on how to saddle up and care for your steed at the rodeo extravaganzas. Check the site for tickets and schedules and get ready to take a few lessons in horse-whispering.
A massive stadium with excellent seating arrangement, with a capacity of over 19,000—Welcome to Kemper Arena American Royal Center, a stadium where every event is a sheer delight to watch. The Arena is quite popular sporting and concert venue and has hosted a hoard of them. What sets this stadium apart is the absence of view-obstructing interior beams. Besides this place also offers one of its kind arrangement for suites. Now you and your family can enjoy any event complete with luxury !
Tomahawk Hills Golf Course is an 18-hole course and features a club house and picturesque greens all over. This beautiful golf course is ranked amongst the most challenging golf courses in the region. Perfect your golf swing as you practice at this huge public golf course.
Yet another fun destination in Union Station, this collection of live action and motion picture theaters offers something for everyone. The H&R Block City Stage features live action musical and historic shows. The Vic and Helen Regnier City Extreme Screen amazes audiences with its five-story tall movie screen and a 5.1 stereo surround sound system. The Arvin Gottlieb City Dome puts viewers in the middle of the action with its 360-degree screen.
Step into a world of creativity and fun at Legoland Discovery Center. This amusement park is especially made for children and the child friendly attractions reflect just that! Go on the interactive Kingdom Quest ride or build whatever type of vehicle you can imagine at the Lego Racers: Build & Test attraction. You can even watch a show in the 4D cinema. No trip is complete without seeing important landmarks made miniature at Miniland.
Swope Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area, and this includes both Kansas and Missouri! Inside the 1,805 acre park, visitors will find the Starlight Theatre, the Lakeside Nature Center, Equestrian Stables, the tranquil Blue River & Swope Memorial Golf Course, a number of picnic areas and a lot more! Moreover, it houses the Kansas City Zoo which features a Tropical Habitat House, the Bird & Carnivore house and a large number of African & American animals. It also has the beautiful Swope Memorial, built in the memory of philanthropist and founder of the park, Thomas Swope. Over the years, a lot of structures have been developed and re-developed in order to enhance its beauty and to increase its use by the general public.
Here at the Old World Balloonery, guests traverse the Midwest skies with the aid of hot air molecules colliding rapidly inside of a balloon. The flights are at morning and at dusk because they say the winds are much calmer during these periods. Nonetheless, the price is 200USD per person and if you want to take your date, the company also offers 'Sweetheart Rides' upon request. Excursions last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour; call or check website for reservations and other package options.
Located between the Municipal Auditorium and Marriott Hotel, Barney Allis Plaza has a colorful history. As a park, the Plaza was a congregation point for festivals, street fairs, and carnivals like the 'Elvis Parade' every August. Barney Allis Plaza has since been remodeled into a tennis court. Though not all of Kansas City agrees with this change in landscape, the Barney Allis Plaza Fountains nevertheless create a picturesque backdrop to the sporting spectacles. The question begs to be asked, "Wonder what the Cows On Parade will make of it?"