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New in KC in 2023!

Cheers to a new year! KC Destinations invites you to check out all that is new in our communities in 2023. From games to food, festivals to sports betting, there’s so much to see and do across KC Destinations! Take a look...

KC TRIPS – our newest trip along the KC Trips passport is the KC Kid-Friendly Trip. If you’ve got kiddos or even if you’re a kid at heart, you must download the FREE Otocast app and play along. Visit three sites, collect the badges and you’re automatically entered to win! Learn more here! OLATHE, KS The Olathe Arts Festival will provide individuals and families an enriching experience that inspires and celebrates the arts and creativity. The festival will showcase exceptional art from across the region, food and drinks, live entertainment, and activities for the entire family!

KANSAS CITY, KS New to KCK in 2023, there's no better spot to place your sports bets! Featuring 30 betting kiosks, five betting windows and 45 HD TVs for viewing the best games, the Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino has everything you need for a great experience. Plus, we’re the ONLY sportsbook where you can earn mycash® and mychoice® tier points every time you bet!

OVERLAND PARK, KS We’ve got some fresh faces in Overland Park! Stop in and say hello to the newest restaurants and businesses in OP. If you’re feeling adventurous for a new place to eat that’s locally owned, check out Sage Bites Bistro & Marketplace. Sage Bites mixes food art with flavor explosion to make your next meal an Instagram-worthy one. Order the Bistro Cheese or Butter Board – the cheese and butter is made in-house! When you get your fill on all things charcuterie, head to BRKTHROUGH. BRKTHOUGH is a social gaming destination featuring 35 unique game rooms for teams of two to four people. You probably won’t know what to do the first time you go into a room but figuring it out is part of the game. Got kids with you? Check out the recently renovated park, Strang Park. Strang Park features a 30-foot tower and slide, a sensory tunnel, climbing cargo nets, and in-ground trampolines. Head to the link for more new businesses in OP! Learn more at

GARDNER, KS The Gardner community is delighted to welcome the opening of Ash and Anvil Cigar Lounge. This unique destination has lots to offer any cigar lover. Come for the large selection of cigars in their expansive humidor, but stay for the fun events and warm atmosphere. Not sure what type of cigar you might enjoy? The knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect cigar for you or for a friend. Don't miss this great new spot in Gardner, Kansas!

MERRIAM, KS The newest kid on the dessert block is the mouth-watering cheesecakes at Strawberry Hill Bakery in Merriam. If you love the popular favorite, Povitica, you’ll obsess over the cheesecakes. Both dense and creamy, rich and delicate, you’ll want to sample all the flavors—from classic New York style, to Strawberry Swirl, Turtle, or our personal favorite, the Triple Chocolate. Heck, just buy the variety sampler so you can savor them all! One thing’s for sure—you’ll be back! Pick one up fresh from the bakery at 7226 W. Frontage Road in Merriam or order online at

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