Overland is located in the Louis County, in the State of Missouri. As one of the largest communities in the county, Overland has a growing population, which numbers over 16,060 inhabitants. The first settlements of the region of Overland were noted around the early 1820s. The town's name was initially Overland Park, but it was shortened in 1919 to avoid confusion with the community named the same in the State of Kansas.
Top Attractions within Overland
The "Overland Park" Trail Marker is one of the community landmarks. It commemorates the place and the time of the first passage of the railroad system through the town. The location is easily accessible and recognizable with the help of the plaque on it. The monument is a way of reminding the residents of the past accomplishments of the place they currently live in.
The Overland Historic Tour refers to visiting a series of the oldest homes that can be found in the town. Some of the most important historical landmarks to be observed are: the Lackland House (1844), the Ritenour School (1867), the Gocke-Vance House (1910) and the Garnett Estate (1907). Some of these are not opened to the public and can only be admired from outside for their beautiful architectural styles. The Garnett Estate can be the place where you end your tour with a longer stay, as the estate includes a park with walking trails and a small fishing pond. The tour is self-guided.
The Lion's Fair is held every year in the Norman Myers Park (Taylor Field in the past), in Overland. The celebration is aimed at providing the residents and the visitors with a means of entertainment, outdoor activities and fun events. Concerts, craft markets and food stands are available in the park.
The Frank Munsch Community Centre is the major provider for a wide range of activities in Overland. People can take up memberships here in order to enjoy the available sauna, swimming pool, gymnasium, basketball and racquetball courts. The amenities available are suitable for adults and seniors, as well as for children and teenagers.
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