Lush greenery, unique outdoor activities and hiking trails prove Olathe to be more than just your home away from home—it’s a recreation destination.


  • Escape the hustle and bustle by spending the weekend in Olathe, where days spent at family-oriented Lake Olathe and summer evenings during Fourth Fridays showcase this destination’s undeniable appeal.
  • Olathe’s drinking and dining scene just keeps getting better. Recharge with a latte at POUR Coffeehouse, then sample a chocolate croissant or lemon shortbread from Park Street Pastry. Craving ‘cue? Look no further than Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. And wineries like KC Wine Co. and breweries like Red Crow Brewing Co. make ideal day or evening destinations.
  • Travel through the ages to a 19th-century farm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, where frontier life becomes a hands-on, family-friendly experience for all. Plus, don’t miss a new exhibit—anchored by the Smithsonian Institution and open from late August through mid-2021—that explores modern rural life.