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.\nOverland 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!\nThere are gardens, hiking trails, and sculptures to see and explore at this botanical spot. These areas thrive year-round thanks to their seasonal blooms.\nTheir 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.\nThe 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.\nAfter taking in the many flowers, trails, and views offered here, the sculptures will be the cherry on top of your Kansas-flavored cake.\nView this post on Instagram This is Esther. Referred to by many names, Estie, sister, friend, daughter, life of the party, the girl who chases with hot sauce. Whatever you decided to call her she is a force to be reckoned with. Esther graduated from the University of Kansas last May and has been ~KILLING IT~ ever since. After graduation the long haul was made to Chicago where she settled into a beautiful apartment and a whole new big girl job. Since settling in Esther has excelled at work, made new friends, had new experiences she never imagined, even traveled out of the county with coworkers 2 weeks into that new big girl job and has grown as an individual while doing so // So heres to you Estie for being a independent and unstoppable force. Keep up the hard work 👊🏼 • • • • • • #photosbykait A post shared by PHOTOS BY KAIT (@photos_by_kait__) on Aug 19, 2019 at 10:10am PDT\nThis dreamy spot is temporarily open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until normal hours of operation resume.\nOn 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.\nView this post on Instagram 🍂 A post shared by holland hunink (@holland.hunink) on Feb 29, 2020 at 5:56pm PST\nDaily admission is typically $3 for ages 13+ and $1 for ages 6-12 and free on Tuesdays.\nAfter 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.\nWho knows, you could fall in love with the state in its entirety.\nVisit Kansas' Arboretum & Botanical Gardens\nPrice: Free - $3\nAddress: 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS\nWhy You Need To Go: Now that the weather is so much nicer, spending a day in nature sounds more ideal than ever.\n View this post on Instagram Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite. 💕 #getoutside #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #thegreatoutdoors #explore #explorenature #wanderlust #beauty #simplicity #overlandpark #arboretum A post shared by E M M A • W I L S O N (@exploringwithemma) on Mar 29, 2020 at 12:25pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe 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.