Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

8909 West 179 Street

The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region. It offers homeowners, landscapers and arborists an opportunity to view and evaluate a wide variety of hybrid trees and shrubs, native to this area.

About 85 percent of the property in southern Overland Park is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of eight natural ecosystems. The remaining portion includes traditional botanical gardens, trails, the Visitors Center and maintenance facilities.


Jack Sippel

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Annual luminary walk is a highlight of our year. Wonderful tradition that our son enjoyed while young and is still enchanting. The trains have been expanded, the gnome village was terrific and spread out so people are not bunched up to see it. Old OP model was neat. Did I mention we saw Elvis there?

Nico Gatapia

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Very beautiful scenery. Great to take a walk with the family. The flowers are very pretty and the views are breathtaking. Overall: 8/10

Jamie Leeper

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

An incredible place which is well worth a visit at any time of year. The Luminary Walk each December is INCREDIBLE and is something that all people should experience at least once!

Rebecca Vogel

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Very pretty and well cared for. They have quite a large area. We went during Christmas for the luminary walk, and that was incredibly fun, even without kids. Very beautiful here.

CoBratt Nanna

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

We saw the Christmas lights. We loved walking around and looking at all the different displays. There had people playing instruments and singing. There even was Santa. You could also purchase hot drinks and cookies. It was a great evening