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Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas and is part of the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area. The city is home to 197,238 people, according to the 2020 census. The city has a history dating back to 1905 and is based in Johnson County. In March 2017, the city annexated the land to the south of the city limits, covering nearly the entire distance between Kansas City and Olathe. More
This vibrant community is located just 20 minutes south of Kansas City and offers visitors an abundance of shopping and dining options. Overland Park is home to more than 300 independent businesses and is known for its lively arts and culture scene. The city features live music in the Roxy Bar on Third Fridays, and many galleries and museums, including Prairiebrooke and InterUrban ArtHouse. The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts are other cultural attractions.
Overland Park is home to the Overland Park Convention Center, a 254,000-square-foot facility with a 60,000-square-foot exhibit hall. It also includes a 15,000-square-foot conference room. The Overland Park Convention Center is home to a variety of annual events and seasonal celebrations. The city is also home to the KWVA Memorial, which honors the lost and missing from the Korean War. This memorial is located at 119th Street and Lowell. The Overland Park Chapter of the KWVA also offers private memorial paving stones that feature the monument's granite formations, which symbolically represent the battlefields.
Overland Park is home to some of the country's top companies. Its largest industries include health care, professional and technical services, education, and retail trade. Some of the city's largest employers include T-Mobile, Blue Valley School District, Johnson County Community College, and OptumRx.
The city's growth has been steady since the early 1900s, when William B. Strang platted a series of subdivisions and named the town Overland Park. The city continued to grow and prosper throughout the first half of the 20th century, becoming a incorporated city in the mid-1960s. A boom in the 1980s followed, and the city reached national recognition as one of the nation's best places for quality of life.
The city is home to several parks and green spaces. The Rio Theater has one screen and is vintage inside. The Glenwood Arts Theater is a small theater founded in 1966, and still features staff wearing traditional theater uniforms. There are many art installations in Overland Park. A recycling center also showcases works of art.
Overland Park is home to a number of private schools. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City oversees five Catholic schools in the city. Among these are St. Michael the Archangel (Grades K-8) and Holy Trinity (Grades 9-12). In addition, there are two Montessori schools in Overland Park. More about Overland Park
Point of Interest #1 Sinbad's Grill (Mediterranean & Greek), 7002 W 83rd St, Overland Park, KS 66204
Point of Interest #2 Mr Gyro's Greek Food & Pastry, 8234 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204
Point of Interest #3 Amir Mediterranean Grill & Bakery, 8216 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204