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Olathe is the fifth most populous city in Kansas, located in Johnson County in the northeastern part of the state. The estimated population in 2007 was 118,034 residents. Olathe is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and known as the birthplace of the original cowboy boot. In 2008, the US Census Bureau ranked Olathe as the 24th fastest growing city in the nation. That same year, CNN/Money and Money Magazine ranked Olathe 11th on the list of the "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States." Olathe has rich historical attractions, dynamic shopping and cultural events, fine restaurants and top-notch accommodations. In addition, there are acres of parkland and grasslands for outdoor recreational opportunities. Attractions include the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the last remaining stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe Trail open to the public. The Ernie Miller Nature Center and Park contains 113 acres of tall grass prairie, upland meadows, woodlands and streams, an education center and outdoor amphitheater. Three paved hiking trails are available in the nature center. Heritage Park in Olathe offers golf, an off-leash area for dogs, playgrounds, picnicking areas, a marina and fishing lake, paths for jogging and more. The rich natural history of Kansas has been preserved in Olathes Prairie Center, with 300 acres of native tall grasses, woodlands and creeks, plus a five-acre fishing lake and six miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing.

Surrounding areas: Lenexa, Kansas (6.8 mi), Overland Park, Kansas (10.6 mi), Shawnee, Kansas (12.3 mi), Leawood, Kansas (12.4 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (12.8 mi), Fairway, Kansas (14.0 mi), Kansas City, Kansas (17.1 mi)

Olathe Vacation Rentals

Olathe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites Olathe Station12070 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS (913) 397-0100
Econo LodgeE Flamingo RdOlathe, KS (913) 829-1312
Fairfield Inn12245 Strang Line RdOlathe, KS (913) 768-7000
Hampton Inn12081 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS (913) 393-1111
Holiday Inn101 W 151 StOlathe, KS (913) 829-4000
Microtel Inn Olathe1501 S Hamilton CirOlathe, KS (913) 397-9455
Residence Inn By Marriott12215 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS (800) 331-3131
Sleep Inn20662 W 151st StOlathe, KS (913) 390-9500
Villager Lodge Olathe211 N Rawhide DrOlathe, KS (913) 782-4343
Suite Options10906 PflummLenexa, KS5.3 mi.(913) 451-3300
Candlewood Suites Overland Park11001 OakmontOverland Park, KS5.9 mi.(913) 469-5557
Extended Stay America10750 Quivira RdOverland Park, KS6.3 mi.(913) 661-9299
Holtze Executive Village11400 College BlvdOverland Park, KS6.3 mi.(913) 344-8100
Extended Stay America9775 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.5 mi.(913) 541-4000
La Quinta Inn #8019461 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.5 mi.(913) 492-5500
Motel 69725 Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.5 mi.(913) 541-8558
Extended Stay America8015 S Lenexa DrLenexa, KS6.6 mi.(913) 894-5550
Comfort Inn12601 W 96th TerLenexa, KS6.8 mi.(913) 438-6969
Days Inn9630 Rosehill RdLenexa, KS6.8 mi.(913) 492-7200
Radisson Lenexe/Overland Park12601 W 95th StLenexa, KS6.9 mi.(913) 888-6670
Super 8 Motel - Lenexa9601 WestgateLenexa, KS6.9 mi.(913) 888-8899
Doubletree Hotel10100 College BlvdOverland Park, KS7.0 mi.(913) 451-6100
Signature Place9251 W 121ST StOverland Park, KS7.3 mi.(888) 268-9998
Gardner Super 82001 E Sante FeGardner, KS7.6 mi.(913) 856-8887
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suite Overland Park West8787 Reeder RdOverland Park, KS8.3 mi.(913) 888-8440
Microtel Inn & Suites8750 Ballentine StOverland Park, KS8.4 mi.(913) 541-2664
Courtyard By Marriott17250 Midland DrShawnee, KS8.4 mi.(913) 631-8800
Shawnee Inn16555 Midland DrShawnee, KS8.4 mi.(913) 248-1900
Comfort Inn & Suites7200 W 107TH StOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 648-7858
Drury Inn & Suites10963 MetcalfOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 345-1500
Homewood Suites Hotel10556 Marty StOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 341-5576
La Quinta Inn & Suites10610 MartyOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 648-5555
Overland Park Marriot10800 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 451-8000
Pear Tree Inn By Drury10951 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS8.8 mi.(913) 451-0200
Extended Stay Deluxe7201 W 106TH StOverland Park, KS8.9 mi.(913) 642-2299
Red Roof Inn #0616800 W 108TH StOverland Park, KS8.9 mi.(913) 341-0100
Wyndham Garden- Overland Park7000 W 108th StOverland Park, KS8.9 mi.(913) 383-2550
Amerisuites6801 W 112TH StOverland Park, KS9.0 mi.(913) 451-2553
Courtyard Marriot11301 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS9.0 mi.(913) 339-9900
Embassy Suites Overland Park10601 Metcalf RdOverland Park, KS9.0 mi.(913) 649-7060
Bed & Breakfast
Barbara's 'otel Euro Style Bed And Breakfast2000 ClayNorth Kansas City, MO22.2 mi.(816) 221-6544

Olathe Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 19°F 1.26 in. -
February 44°F 25°F 1.27 in. -
March 56°F 34°F 2.74 in. -
April 66°F 44°F 3.78 in. -
May 75°F 54°F 5.41 in. -
June 84°F 63°F 5.22 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.03 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 3.56 in. -
September 80°F 58°F 4.69 in. -
October 69°F 47°F 3.48 in. -
November 53°F 34°F 2.97 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 1.76 in. -

Olathe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located about 5 miles southwest of Olathe, the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located approximately 20 miles northeast of Olathe in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located roughly 29 miles north of Olathe in Kansas City, Missouri, and finally Forbes Field (FOE) located around 45 miles west of Olathe in Topeka, Kansas.

Olathe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO19.9 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS 
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO19.9 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO30.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS 
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS 
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS 
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS6.7 mi.
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS6.7 mi.
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS6.7 mi.
Gardner Golf CourseGardnerKS7.3 mi.
Oak Country ClubDe SotoKS9.8 mi.
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course at Spring HillSpring HillKS9.8 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.5 mi.
Overland Park Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.5 mi.
St Andrews Golf ClubOverland ParkKS10.5 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS12.1 mi.
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS12.2 mi.
Ironhorse Golf ClubLeawoodKS12.5 mi.
Eudora Riverview GolfEudoraKS15.1 mi.
Grand Summit Golf & Country ClubGrandviewMO15.5 mi.
River Oaks Golf ClubGrandviewMO15.5 mi.
Eagles Landing Golf Course Of BeltonBeltonMO16.3 mi.
Southview Golf ClubBeltonMO16.3 mi.
Falcon Lakes Golf CourseBasehorKS18.8 mi.
Dubs Dread Golf ClubKansas CityKS19.1 mi.
Painted Hills Golf CourseKansas CityKS19.1 mi.
Blue River Golf AcademyKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview LakeKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Hodge Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Minor Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Royal Meadows Golf CourseKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Shoal Creek Golf CourseKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
Swope Memorial Golf CourseKansas CityMO19.7 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS14.8 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS24.3 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS27.1 mi. 
John Brown State ParkKS27.3 mi. 
Miami County State ParkKS31.9 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO35.3 mi. 
Delaware State ParkKS39.4 mi. 
Perry State ParkKS39.9 mi. 
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS12.3 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS12.3 mi.(Technology)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS13.0 mi.(History)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS14.0 mi.(History)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS19.1 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS19.1 mi.(History)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO19.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO19.9 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO19.9 mi.(Art)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS23.2 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS23.2 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS23.2 mi.(Art)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO26.1 mi.(History)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS32.9 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS47.6 mi.(History)
Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic SitePleasantonKS49.0 mi.(History)
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic SitePleasantonKS49.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO19.9 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS47.6 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS80.6 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS96.4 mi.

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