Escape to Olathe, KS where you can eat like a king and watch movies like a star.
Recline, all the way, back and enjoy the show at AMC Studio 30. With Imax and dine-in theatres you can have your dinner in a movie while sitting pretty in personal recliners.
Watch the latest action flick or romcom with a side of service. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks are all at your fingertips. At the press of a button, servers sneak out of the shadows, to quietly take your order of burgers, flatbread pizzas, Thai coconut chicken tenders, quesadillas and more.
Ladies you can have your cosmo and drink it too because AMC’s upscale Cinema Suites are strictly for the 21-and-older crowd. The eight-foot row spacing doesn’t put a damper on the luxury experience, either. Want to bring the kids? The Fork and Screen option is the same concept but on a smaller scale—and you won’t have to spoon out as much dough.
Many Kansas Citians will argue you haven’t tasted real barbeque unless you’ve tried Oklahoma Joe’s sauce-slathered grub. The original restaurant is still located in a gas station at 47th and Mission—yes, we’re serious and yes, there’s usually a line out the door during prime lunch and dinner hours. So the Olathe location serves the same savory pulled pork, beef brisket, and smoked ham in a larger, slightly classier setting.
Hop on your horse—or preferred mode of transportation—and head across the street to Dodge City Distillery and get a whiff of the wild, wild west. Back in the day, only the best luxuries passed through Dodge. Today, the Distillery maintains the spirit of the city by serving wood-fired steaks and handcrafted spirits and ales to good-hearted locals and weary travelers.
Get your FroYo fix at Orange Leaf. This brightly painted self-serve joint features dozens of flavors of frozen yogurt including Pomegranate, Brownie Batter, Raspberry Lemonade, and Cotton Candy. Don’t forget to top of your creation with Oreos, Fruity Pebbles, Marshmallows, Gummy Bears, and of course a cherry so it still counts as healthy snack.
When you need some fresh air, explore Ernie Miller Nature Center where the trails are open from dawn until dusk. Complete with summer programs, park naturalists and rangers will teach your campers how to identify animal tracks, scat, and other survival skills in case they end up stranded in the wilderness—or worse: on a reality television show.
If you feel like getting funky, visit Joe’s Crab Shack where the servers are known to burst into song and dance throughout your dining experience. (Side note to birthday gals and guys: Better start practicing your hula dance…on the table. Don’t think they won’t make you do it!) Get crackin’ on buckets of crab legs or challenge yourself to finish the lobster daddy feast. With Joe’s colorful lights, beachy keen atmosphere and “peace, love, and crabs” mentality, you won’t want to seafood anywhere else.