Traveling to Overland Park South | 2024 Visitors Guide

Are you traveling to Overland Park South to do a photo shoot? Stilwell, where Wildwood Photography is located, is a smaller community. While it may not have a wide range of hotels, you can explore nearby options in Overland Park or other neighboring cities.  South Overland Park is the closes large area to Stilwell, KS and is just a quick 10 minute drive.  It has a variety of attractions and amenities for visitors. Here’s a guide covering places to stay, family-friendly attractions, and recommended restaurants:

Places to Stay:

  • Element Overland Park: Located near Prairiefire Center, this hotel offers luxury amenities for a comfortable stay.  People boast about the great customer service & delicious breakfast food. 
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Overland Park: Another option in Overland Park with a variety of room options and modern facilities.  Plus there is an indoor pool for some fun swimming year round.
  • Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center: A comfortable hotel with modern amenities, convenient for leisure travelers.  If you are coming in the summer, their outdoor pool will be a hit for the whole family!
  • Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Convention Center: Offers spacious rooms and is located near popular attractions.
  • Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Overland Park: Known for its friendly service and complimentary evening snacks.  They are also pet friendly!
  • Candlewood Suites Overland Park:  This welcoming hotel offers spacious suites with fully-equipped kitchens, making it ideal for guests looking for a home-like atmosphere. Amenities include a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor gazebo with grilling facilities.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe: Located in nearby Olathe, this hotel offers spacious suites and amenities for a comfortable stay.  It is a bit of a drive to Stilwell, but this new hotel is clean, bright, and has a lot of great restaurants nearby.  

Places to Visit with Kids:

  • Wildwood Photography, llc: The first thing on your list should be visiting your Kansas City Children’s & Teen Portrait Photographer who specializes in making magic come to life! Let’s set up a magical and fun Fine Art Photography session for you and your kids!
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead: A family-friendly attraction featuring a farm animals, playgrounds, and educational exhibits.
  • Prairie Fire Entertainment District (Overland Park, KS): This district features shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, providing a vibrant atmosphere for visitors.  Check out Chicken & Pickle, Rock N Brews, AMC movie theaters, Pinstripes, Prairie Fire Museum, or Scheels for family friendly entertainment!
  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens: A beautiful place to explore nature with walking trails and themed gardens.  During the holidays they have a nice outdoor lights display, and don’t forget to check out their model trains!
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving: Kids and adults can experience the thrill of skydiving in a safe indoor environment.
  • Museum at Prairie Fire: Offers interactive exhibits and educational programs for children.
  • Ironwoods Park: Located in nearby Leawood, Ironwoods Park has playgrounds, walking trails, and open spaces for family activities.
  • Overland Park has a lot more family options to explore, check them out here!

Good Restaurants:

  • Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que: Famous for its barbecue, this is a must-visit for those looking to savor delicious smoked meats.
  • Pinstripes: A unique dining experience with a combination of Italian-American cuisine, bowling, and bocce ball.
  • Minsky’s Pizza: A local favorite for pizza with a variety of toppings and a casual atmosphere.
  • Red Door Grill: Ideal for a fine dining experience with a focus on quality steaks and American food.
  • Red Robin: A classic kid-friendly and food allergy friendly place offering burgers & American cuisine.
  • Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse: Located in Overland Park, it offers a blend of classic Italian and steakhouse cuisine.
  • Sushi House: A good option if you’re in the mood for fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine.
  • First Watch: A local favorite for classic & healthy breakfast options.
  • Cactus Grill: If you’re in the mood for Mexican cuisine, this is a popular choice in the area.

Join my private facebook group to view all the current special events going on for family sessions & specialty fine art events.

Enjoy Overland Park!