The Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kansas covers 96 acres with 12 lighted, regulation size soccer and lacrosse fields. If your team is headed to the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex for a tournament, you will have to find things to do for everybody while you’re in town; not to mention places to eat. Fortunately for you, Overland Park is the second-largest city in Kansas. It’s also located only 12 miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This area offers many fun things to do and wonderful family-friendly places to eat.


Things to Do

Mastermind Escape Games

Mastermind Escape Games is a popular escape room attraction located right near the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex. Wondering what an escape room is exactly? They’re a popular activity where participants are locked in a room and tasked with a mission that they must complete in order to find their way out. Since each room at Mastermind Escape Games has a different theme, mission, puzzles to solve, and clues to discover there’s bound to be one that everyone in your group is interested in doing. Once inside the room, you’ll only have one hour to beat the game and escape, so you’ll have to cooperate with everyone else in order to succeed. When it comes to team building activities, escape rooms are one of the best! 7810 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223


Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Right in Overland Park by the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, 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. They see it as their mission 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 and 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 great team travel memories! 13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221


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Time for your team to discover “America’s place to play.” With 32 “all-star lanes” and an onsite pro shop, AMF College Lanes has you covered when it comes to serious bowlers and beginners alike. Enjoy billiards or their exciting 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

Founded in 2008 and later opened in 2014, the Museum at Prairiefire shares a unique partnership with the renowned American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This partnership marks the first time that the American Museum of Natural History has collaborated to this degree with another museum. Because of this unique partnership, the Museum at Prairiefire has unprecedented access to the American Museum of Natural History’s world-class exhibitions.

The American Museum of Natural History develops new exhibits for the Museum at Prairiefire yearly. These exhibits explore a  wide range of topics such as the surprising link between fireflies and medicine; and the biggest, smallest, and most amazing species of all time. 5801 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66224


Shawnee Mission Park

Just north of Overland Park and the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in nearby Shawnee is Shawnee Mission Park. One of the area’s largest and most visited parks, Shawnee Mission Park features 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 while you’re there. This meandering, 11-mile asphalt pathway follows a tranquil stream through dense forests and wide-open prairies.

Native wildlife such as deer, squirrels, foxes, and even wild turkeys are often spotted by hikers. Birds like northern cardinals, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, downy and red-bellied woodpeckers are commonly seen as well. If you happen to find yourself in Shawnee Mission Park on a quiet spring evening, listen closely for the distinct call of the whip-poor-will. 7900 Renner Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219


Advanced Laser Tag

In nearby Olathe, Kansas, not far from Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, you’ll find Advanced Laser Tag. This attraction offers sure-fire fun for everyone from age from 7 to 77. A new laser tag game starts there every 10 minutes! You can also make a reservation for the whole team. In addition to their laser tag arena, Advanced Laser Tag also features an arcade with a prize counter, a snack bar, a party room, and even an observation deck where guests can watch the all the laser tag action live!

Since the arena does not have a “center divider,” players are able to intermingle with one another even if they are on opposing teams. Their high-tech laser tag system utilizes radio transmitters in each pack. This provides the central game computer with real-time status updates, which allows players to keep the fun going without having to return to the base to “reload” each time they are tagged. 2026 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66062


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Places to Eat

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue got its start all the way back in 1957. When it first opened, it was a traditional storefront barbecue eatery with a selection of just five items or so. Jack Fiorella, the eldest son of owner Russ, worked there with his father until 1974. That’s when Jack decided to branch out and opened Fiorella’s Jack Stack of Martin City. To stand out amidst the competitive barbecue scene that was sweeping through Kansas City at the time, Jack and his wife began cooking gourmet meats over flavorful hickory wood. This eventually led them to create one of the most extensive barbecue menus in the country.

That menu included Certified Angus Beef steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning Lamb Ribs, and mouthwatering sides like Hickory Pit Beans and Cheesy Corn Bake. Today, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue has been passed down to the third generation of the Fiorella family and has evolved into one of the largest, full-service wood cookeries in the industry along the way. 9520 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212


Mi Ranchito

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You can find great Mexican food just three miles from the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park at Mi Ranchito. The owners, Rulber and Armando Dela Torre, were born and raised on a small hacienda in the heart of Mexico. In 2004, they opened the first Mi Ranchito in Olathe, Kansas. Always holding true to their motto “excellent food, excellent service,” they built a loyal clientele. So many people loved taking their friends and family to eat at Mi Ranchito, they quickly outgrew the original location and opened up in other locations including the one near the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex.

The goal of Mi Ranchito is to not serve up the same standard fare that other Mexican restaurants are often content with. At each and every one of their Mi Ranchito locations, the Torres believe in home cooking and serve meals made with only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients. They take pride in cooking everything to order for all of their patrons. The food goes straight from their kitchen, to your table, to your mouth, –just the way it ought to. 7148 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204


Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

For pizza lovers everywhere, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is an institution. With more than a century of coal-fired, brick-oven pizza-making tradition, Grimaldi’s continues to serve pies that are as distinct as they are authentic. Now, you might be wondering, “Why coal-fired brick ovens?” That’s because pizzas and calzones baked to perfection in a coal-burning oven have a unique flavor and a crisp crust that simply cannot be achieved from gas, convection, or wood-burning ovens.

Grimaldi’s fresh ingredients; tender, handmade mozzarella; and flavorful “secret recipe” dough and pizza sauce have helped them to become one of the most award-winning pizzerias in the entire country. It is their passion for making great pizza that has made Grimaldi’s a “must have” for pizza lovers everywhere, including celebrities like Frank Sinatra. 5601 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66224


First Watch

Every morning is a busy morning at First Watch. Each day begins at the crack of dawn as they prepare for service by slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins, whipping up French toast batter from scratch, and so much more. You and your team are in store for delicious meal at First Watch, since everything there is made to order, and freshness is never compromised. They don’t use cop-outs like heat lamps or deep fryers; only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around. The moment you sit down, you will be welcomed with a pot, not just a cup, of their Sunrise Select Premium Blend coffee, as well as a smile, and a menu full of great breakfast choices. 12040 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66213


No matter how your team does competing at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, you will come away from this trip with some great memories of the area and things your team did together.