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Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8909 W 179th St, Overland Park, KS 66013-9084
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I've been many times over the years and have seen this grow from a dirt pathway into the woods into a beautiful planned garden with sculptures. My favorite is the Monet garden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been many times over the years and have seen this grow from a dirt pathway into the woods into a beautiful planned garden with sculptures. My favorite is the Monet garden. It's a wonderful place in all seasons to bring a sketch book, camera, book, or just your thoughts.

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Atlanta Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a pleadsant stroll at the Arboretum on a Tuesday when free of charge. Paved and mulched paths for short stroll or longer walks. New felt sculptures to see. Birds active at feeders and bulbs shooting up.

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Thank SallyandJim
Kansas
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to walk, stroll or just sit on a bench. Lots of beautiful vegetation. Some fun features and areas to engage children as well. Trails in wooded areas too. Lots to explore.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arboretum has several paths through a wooded area and around a lake. It is a fairly easy walk with just a bit of a decline and/or incline. The gardens are meticulously kept. The Luminary Walk in December is a great experience.

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Thank shood1195
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit in every season. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter each season has something different to offer at the Arboretum.

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Kansas
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This past December was the first time we had been to the Arboretum for the Luminary walk. Very, very nice. The little fairy house displays were quite unique. The Christmas displays very attractive. We've been at the park during Spring and Summer. Very enjoyable to walk at your own pace and take in the beautiful surroundings. Definitely a place to... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love to come here and walk. All trails are well maintained, even the forest trails. Dogs are allowed, which is fun, you've never seen so many happy dogs! There are turtles in a pond, babbling brooks, a train garden, and many other things to see. Even in winter, it's lovely, but we are looking forward to returning when the... More 

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Kansas, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We go seasonally and are never disappointed at the beauty of the grounds so well maintained by limited staff and a large retinue of volunteers of the gardens! Many events are held thru out the year and we never go without checking out various specialty displays scattered along the trails. I use a motorized chair and can traverse basically the... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This garden is a beautiful place to enjoy nature. You can take a short walk on concrete paths or meander farther in woodland areas. The flowers bloom in all seasons, the lily pond is one of my favorites. I took my daughter and 10 year old granddaughter with me last season. We really enjoyed sharing the beauty together.

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Prairie Village
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Arboretum has well thought out feature and focus gardens (Monet Garden, Train Depot, etc.), as well as an extensive natural area around Wolf Creek and surrounding bluffs. But I want to point out the community programs. They have monthly evening walks for night sky and full moon admirers, and an excellent annual plant sale. My wife and I love... More 

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