Old Overland Park
As the most populous suburb of the Kansas City area, Overland Park can often be overlooked as an area of great culture and history. The downtown, situated on the historic Santa Fe Trail, was once an area bustling with horse-drawn traffic, gravel streets, a dance hall, blacksmith shop and a dry goods store. Today, Old Overland Park as it’s called, is still a family area with top-notch shopping and tasty treats.
More than a century later, Downtown Overland Park's charming past and small town flavor have grown into a modern and vast array of nearly 300 locally owned and operated businesses. The area is known as a strong community, focused on great food, the arts, and friendly local businesses lining the walkable streets and close-knit buildings.
The Tasteful Olive: A unique oil and vinegar store with over 60 olive oils and balsamic vinegars to sample before you buy! Choose from fresh unflavored, fused or infused olive oils. Enjoy aged/naturally flavored balsamic vinegars. www.thetastefulolive.com
Vinyl Renaissance: Kansas City’s oldest & largest audio and music dealer located in Historic Downtown Overland Park. Once named the "Best Record Store in Kansas City," by the Village Voice, just walk through our doors, and you will experience the finest audio equipment in the world, and over 50,000 new and used vinyl records and CDs. www.vinylren.com
The Peanut: The Peanut is Kansas City's oldest bar and grill. Before Prohibition was repealed, in December of 1933, The Peanut existed as a speakeasy. The Peanut serves the Kansas City community with the most delicious array of bar and grill food in the Metro area. They serve families, businessmen and women, people from all walks of life. www.peanutkc.com