If you love anything floral, then you need to take a road trip to the Sunflower State. After all, the state is nicknamed after a beautiful flower! These botanical gardens in Kansas are just a short road trip from Missouri and are well worth the drive.

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Kansas is a gorgeous location less than an hour away from Kansas City, Missouri. Throw on a playlist, and you'll be there before you know it!

There are gardens, hiking trails, and sculptures to see and explore at this botanical spot. These areas thrive year-round thanks to their seasonal blooms.

Their hiking trails take you through 180 acres of open prairie area where you'll be greeted by 75-foot bridges, a variety of ecosystems, and more.

The two 75-foot bridges make for ideal photo ops and if you're a fan of incredible views, you'll be more than satisfied with the ones you get while trekking across.

After taking in the many flowers, trails, and views offered here, the sculptures will be the cherry on top of your Kansas-flavored cake.

This dreamy spot is temporarily open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until normal hours of operation resume.

On Wednesday, June 10, the floral oasis will open to "friends of the arboretum members". You can become a member by signing up online. While it costs $35, you'll be able to get in at no additional charge every day.

Daily admission is typically $3 for ages 13+ and $1 for ages 6-12 and free on Tuesdays.

After your visit, you can stop by one of Kansas' many other hidden treasures in case you're not quite ready to get back on the road.

Who knows, you could fall in love with the state in its entirety.

Visit Kansas' Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Price: Free - $3

Address: 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS

Why You Need To Go: Now that the weather is so much nicer, spending a day in nature sounds more ideal than ever.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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