Overland Park – Things to do with your Team

Overland Park is a southern suburb of Kansas City home to the baseball Kansas City Royals and football Kansas City Chiefs. Overland Park is the second biggest city in Kansas and is located just 12 miles from downtown Kansas City. The region offers plenty of fun things to do, so many in fact it’s hard to pick favorites. Here are some of our recommendations.


Smiley’s Golf Complex Famous Mini-Golf

Smiley’s Golf Complex in nearby Lenexa offers two exciting 18-hole mini golf courses. Smiley’s has a reputation for having some of the most challenging mini golf courses around. No need to fret over that though, your team will just have to step up to the task. They’ll still have plenty of fun. Who doesn’t like a little challenge? What makes Smiley’s courses so formidable is that they have been modeled after some of the world’s most famous golf courses around the world. Water hazards, sand traps, and deceiving hills will most likely add a few strokes to your score, but you can still come out on top and be the best mini golfer on your team. 10195 Monticello Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66227


Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Overland Park - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsRight in Overland Park, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead resembles a turn-of-the-century farm. Open since 1978, and renamed in 1985 to honor the first area police officer to be killed in the line of duty, this family fun center has almost 200 animals on show. Their mission is to engage visitors in the ways and wonders of early-1900s Kansas.

Exhibiting birds of prey and butterfly gardens, they’ve got a nature trail to connect attractions. Included in the family fun are playgrounds, Grandpa Bob’s fishing pond, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, fishing pond, blacksmith shop, and a full-size country schoolhouse replica. Turn the kids loose on pedal tractors. Mine gemstones, bottle-feed pygmy goats, or watch cows being milked. Stop into the Cinemoo Moovie Theater to be educated on dairy history. If you’re there around Christmas you’ll be treated to an elaborate holiday light display. This is definitely the place to make exceptional family memories. 13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221


Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun

For more than 40 years, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun in Kansas City have attracted residents and tourists alike who are looking for fun and high-octane thrills. Worlds of Fun features an impressive selection of roller coasters, including the rotating-car Spinning Dragons and the Boomerang, a 12-story coaster with plenty of loops and corkscrews to keep you on the edge of your seat. Other thrill rides include the Detonator, which blasts you 200 feet into the air at 45 miles per hour, and the Fury of the Nile, a high-speed rapids ride for six. When you’re done cavorting with coasters, head next door to Oceans of Fun to cool off and chill out. 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161


Union Station

Union Station in Kansas City is one of the country’s most beautiful historic landmarks, and its recent renovation has made it a true modern wonder with breathtaking 95-foot ceilings and 3,500-pound chandeliers. In addition to gawking at the cool architecture, you can have some fun while you’re at Union Station. It’s only a short drive from Overland Park. Visit the KC Rail Experience, where you get to climb aboard a locomotive and hop in a simulator to see how the rails look from the engineer’s perspective. Nearby Science City is a hands-on mecca for the curious, offering interactive exhibits covering everything from dinosaurs and fossils to the colorful chemistry behind the food you eat every day. 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108


Advanced Laser Tag

In nearby Olathe, Kansas, Advanced Laser Tag is a sure-hit fun for every age from 7 to 77. A new laser tag game starts there every 10 minutes. Strap on your gear, and get ready to take cover, take aim, and fire! They also have an arcade full of classic and newer popular games, redemption prizes, a snack bar, and a party room in  case you decide turn your trip into a private event. 2026 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66062


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Looking for a little more adventure? Go airborne at ZIP KC as you fly through the air with the greatest of ease on one of their exhilarating zip line courses. For newbies, the 90-minute Hike & Zip tour will get you warmed up with some nature-trail hiking and low zipping before taking it a little higher on a breathtaking, scenic zip toward the end of the tour. The Tower Tour is a little more intense. This thrilling five-tower adventure starts off from a 65-foot tall platform at the top of a high bluff and offers stunning views of downtown Kansas City and the surrounding landscape as you soar through the canopy on the longest and fastest lines in the region. 12829 Loring Rd, Bonner Springs, KS 66012


Swope Park

Instead of spending all of your trip to Overland Park inside, take a trip to Swope Park and enjoy some of fresh air. Consisting of over 1,800 acres, Swope Park is Kansas City’s urban parks. Your team can have fun playing on the soccer fields. playgrounds, baseball diamond, disc golf course, and tennis courts. They can even take a dip in the pool when it’s open! Some notable attractions that are found in the park include the Kansas City Zoo, Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, and a nature center. 3999 Swope Pkwy & E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132


AMF College Lanes

Time for your family to discover “America’s place to play” in Overland Park. With 32 “all-star lanes” and an on-site pro shop, AMF College Lanes has you covered when it comes to serious bowlers and learners alike. Enjoy billiards or the interactive arcade. Order lane-side service from their inventive lineup of signature dishes. If you catch them during one of their Kids Fests, the kids will get one hour of free bowling – and you’ll only pay a dollar for food and drink specials. 10201 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210


Museum at Prairiefire

Overland Park - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) is like no other attraction in Overland Park. Opening its doors in 2014, MAP benefits from a partnership with the world famous American Museum of Natural History. This is the first time the American Museum of Natural History has worked with a museum of such as this. Don’t pass up the chance to experience the high caliber exhibits at the MAP.

Because of this partnership between the two museum’s the MAP has access to the American Museum of Natural History’s renowned exhibits. Learn about topics ranging from fireflies and medicine to the history and connection between humans and horses. You won’t find exceptional exhibits like these anywhere else besides New York City. Make sure you and your team don’t miss out on this one of a kind museum during your stay in Overland Park. 5801 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66224


Shawnee Mission Park

Just north of Overland Park in Shawnee is Shawnee Mission Park. It’s the largest and most visited in the area with 1,250 acres of urban refuge with a 150 acre lake, marshes, forests, and meadows. Be sure to check out the Mill Creek Streamway Trail, a meandering 11-mile asphalt pathway that runs along the stream and through an oak-hickory forest. You might very well come across some forest critters as you walk around the park. White-tailed deer, red and gray foxes, turkeys, and many more animals are commonly seen at Shawnee Mission Park. 7900 Renner Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219


Your team will enjoy being in the Kansas City, MO/Overland Park, KS area, with all of the fun things to do and places to visit. Don’t miss some of the best BBQ in the Midwest while you are here!