Introduction to Roeland Park, Kansas
Roeland Park, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 5 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Roeland Park History
Roeland Park is located in Johnson County, which was named after Rev. Thomas Johnson. It was among the first counties that were founded in 1855 in the Kansas Territory. The development of new upper class and upper middle class homes in the city has earned Roeland Park the name of "the Orange County of the Midwest."
Roeland Park and nearby Attractions
- Roeland Park Shopping Center
- Johnson County Museum of History
- Weston Bend State Park
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
Things To Do In Roeland Park
Visitors to Roeland Park can plan a trip to the Wonderscope Children's Museum with their kids. One can also visit the Johnson County Museum of History. Watkins Mill State Park and the Weston Bend State Park are popular for their recreational facilities. Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site is another popular site that can be visited. Roeland Park Shopping Center is the local shopping center.
Roeland Park Transportation
Kansas City International Airport provides air transportation opportunities.
Roeland Park Higher Education
Roeland's residents can attend higher education through University of Missouri - Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.