A true paradise for golf-enthusiasts, the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate is another gem of a course from the Nicklaus Design kitty. Located to the south of the center of Overland Park, the golf course is sprawled out between West 143rd Street and West 135th Street, and is a 18-hole championship course that has hosted some very prominent golf tournaments, like the Midwest Classic. As a private club, one would have to be a member to enjoy all of the excellent facilities on offer here, but non-members can also enjoy some of the facilities, albeit at a higher cost. See the website or call to know more.
One of the more impressive buildings dedicated to the performing arts, the Kauffman Center is the highlight of the city's cultural scene. Located downtown, this multifaceted event center is dedicated to enhancing stage arts in the city by hosting nationally and internationally renowned artists, as well as providing a platform for local artists to share their expression with a bigger audience. Spread over approximately 285,000 square feet, the center is comprised of venues like the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall.
This artistic wonderland is housed in a splendid neoclassical structure that looks like it is a piece of work in itself. The collections of American and European art contain masterpieces from the most prominent schools and periods, from artists such as Homer, Caravaggio, Monet, Titian, Rodin, Renoir and hundreds of others. Popular displays at the museum include the Chinese Temple Room, a sealed Egyptian tomb and an outdoor sculpture garden. A cafe and gift shop are also on-site. Admission is free.
Located inside the Liberty Memorial, this museum offers a remembrance of World War I, it's beginning as well as its aftermath. Some of the exhibits display field equipment, artillery, helmets, propaganda posters and a Renault French Tank. One of the most poignant parts of the museum is a walk over the Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge. Here, visitors tread somberly over a field of 9,000 red poppy flowers; each one represents 1,000 dead soldiers. The museum presents an earnest and candid look at the scope and realities of war, as well as its consequences.
Chicago has the Green Mill and Kansas City has the Green Lady, a couple of things they have in common are great jazz and loads of ambiance. The only difference with the K.C. version is that guests can enjoy a couple of small bites while listening to some up-and-coming local artists. The cocktail menu is also filled with a lot of old-school drinks like the Manhattan, Rob Roy, Old-Fashioned and their very own Green Lady made with apple jack brandy. Check website for complete calendar of musicians and other information.
This interactive museum provides educational entertainment for the entire family. Located in Union Station, the newly created Science City provides interactive displays where visitors learn about astronaut training, weather, history and other scientific phenomena. Divided into five sections, each with a different theme, the museum provides hands-on interactivity for children of all ages, proving that learning about science can be fun, as well as educational. The new City Nights Theater and the overnight 'camp-ins' only add to the experience.
This multiplex has 14 screens for your viewing pleasure. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or check their website.
Built in 1915, this historic spot serves as a museum today. This spot has been well preserved and maintained and also acts as a home to the Overland Park Historical Society. The museum consists of elements, exhibits and rich information about the early years of the Overland area. The museum gets its name from the owner himself who was called William Strang Jr. A great place for people who want to know more about the history and life of William Strang Jr. and his family. The entry to this beautiful spot is free.