You may not know this, but Overland Park, Kansas, is America’s largest inhabited park! When you visit the area, just outside of Kansas City, you’ll find 48,000 acres of natural beauty and open space, shopping, dining, art, entertainment, and more. Fall is a beautiful time of year to explore Overland Park, and you will want to be sure to add the following to your itinerary.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

There’s so much to see and do at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens that you could spend your entire visit there! From its variety of hiking trails and gardens, including a sculpture garden and train garden, to a sprawling prairie to its events and educational programs, this natural gem has something for all ages and is the perfect place to spend a fall day outside of Kansas City. Relax, unwind, and connect with nature!

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Overland Park is perfect for family fun, and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a fall delight! Home to nearly 200 farm animals, the farm also features a peek into frontier farm life. There’s a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, mining camp, and more to help visitors learn about the area’s history. Pony rides and horse wagon rides are also available.

Museum at Prairiefire

Immerse yourself in history and science at Museum at Prairiefire! Here you’ll have the opportunity to step into an ancient world via an augmented reality experience where you can watch pre-historic creatures come to life. You’ll also learn about the natural and cultural history of Kansas, enjoy interactive exhibits in the Discovery Room, and have the chance to attend events like Science Happy Hour.

While you’re visiting Overland Park, you can choose from two different destinations to #StaySonesta! Kick back and relaxed after a busy day at one of these hotels.

Sonesta Select Kansas City South Overland Park

Enjoy stylish, spacious accommodations that include a large moveable work desk and ergonomic chair, sofa, complimentary WiFi, and a flat-screen TV with premium movie options.

Sonesta Simply Suites Kansas City Overland Park

Live the suite life in Overland Park in apartment-like spaces featuring a simply equipped kitchen, large desk space, ample storage, free Wi-Fi and more.