Olathe, Kansas, is home to big-city adventures and small-town escapes. Here you will find family-friendly activities and attractions just minutes from Downtown Kansas City. Pack your bags and head to Olathe for a fun-filled family vacation, a relaxing getaway with friends or a romantic couples’ trip.
Peruse Olathe’s eclectic boutiques for unique home décor, trendy accessories and chic apparel. Can’t-miss shops include Olathe Glass & Home Décor and Junque Drawer Boutique & Studio.
Sip on local wine at Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery. With more than 20 varieties, you can opt for a traditional rosé, red or white, or go outside of the box with a refreshing frozen wine slush.
If you’re in town for the Fourth Fridays event from May to July, you’re in luck. At the end of each month, this downtown community event brings together food trucks, live entertainment and educational booths for a fun-packed Friday night.
Walk or bike along the paved Olathe Heritage Trail that connects Black Bob Park to Heritage Park. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Black Bob Park, including a playground, aquatics center, fitness course, sports fields, bike trails, fishing, batting cages and a miniature golf course. Make sure to stop by the park on Saturday mornings for a local farmers market.
For more outdoor exploration, Lake Olathe offers fishing, disc golf and boating. A few miles away, the 116-acre Ernie Miller Nature Center & Park features three scenic hiking trails, a wildlife viewing room, a 500-gallon aquarium and an outdoor amphitheater.
Check out KC Watersports—open between April and October—for high-energy excitement on the water, including wakeboarding and waterskiing for all levels of experience. Don’t miss the Aqua Park, an inflatable playground on the lake where you can bounce, climb and slide into the water for a splashing good time.
Contact the Olathe CVB for a visitors guide at 913-764-1050 or go to VisitOlathe.org.