I used to love the arboretum--my wife and I even had our engagement photos taken there. Recently they added a lot of statues (including some not-so-kid-friendly ones). I'm very disappointed. People come here for trees, flowers and nature, not large metal statues of nude women.
The various plants and tree along with the pond and waterfalls can't be beat. You can see it all. If you plan to go off on one of the hiking trails, take a compas as the 'you are here' maps don't give you a feel for the direction you are facing at the time you're viewing the maps. Don't forget the flea and tick spray. Otherwise a nice hike for a couple of hours.
First, it's free. Can't beat that. The flowers are spectacular, especially the Monet Garden. Trails through the woods are serene and peaceful. You can watch birds at feeders from inside the Bird Blind in the midst of the woods. You can walk your dog there. The staff and volunteers are so nice and helpful! Don't miss this gem just west of 179th Hiway 69.
There are various trail types-concrete sidewalk; asphalt; mulched trails-to cater to all hiking types. Purposeful landscaping with soothing colors and tranquil waterfalls encompass the education center. An open glen surrounded by various trees and plentiful feeders attract multiple birds for avian lovers. Streams, reptiles and a natural forest make up the main body of the park. A pleasant experience during any season.
Situated in Overland Park, Holiday Inn and Suites Overland Park West is close to Oak Park Mall, Corporate Woods, and
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Additional area attractions include Overland Park Convention Center and Towne Center Plaza.Holiday Inn and ...
In the heart of the Overland Park Corporate corridor, the hotel is centrally located to all major Kansas City area
attractions. The hotel is easily accessible from I 435 and is located within walking distance to restaurants and lounges. ...