Here are 9 of the best Johnson County spots to take a pic for your Instagram feed

There’s no denying it: Our digital world can’t get enough of social media and the pretty images it feeds us.

Johnson County residents’ feeds have proven there are plenty of picturesque locations around, so we’ve compiled a list of photo-worthy spots to elevate your Instagram grid. These stylish places are bound to leave your friends commenting, “Where is that??”

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Cookie Co.

Snap a picture in front of this cutely decorated wall to show your friends how much you love Kansas City. The gourmet cookies, with rotating specialty flavors, act as both a sweet treat and a prop.


  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays

  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Location: 8746 Loiret Blvd., Lenexa

Family Tree Nursery

Plants make people happy. It’s a no-brainer, then, that Family Tree Nursery would wind up on the list. The Cafe Equinox coffee shop inside Shawnee’s location offers both tasty espresso drinks and artsy vibes.


  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays

  • 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays

Locations: 8424 Farley St., Shawnee and 7036 Nieman Road, Overland Park

Kate Smith Soiree

Not only is this spot one of Johnson County’s favorite places to have dessert, but it contains one of the most photographed walls in Overland Park. The macarons and cakes might be just as adorable as the post you’re going to make.


  • Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays

  • Saturdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 7911 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park

Aztec Shawnee Theater

If you love the retro look, this theater in downtown Shawnee might be the next star of your feed. This vintage venue also hosts live music, with a list of upcoming shows available at

Location: 11119 Johnson Drive, Shawnee

Lenexa Public Market

Snap pictures in this artful cityscape while browsing the district’s shops. Bonus points if you order breakfast at Butterfield’s Bakery & Market — the treats served on faux newspapers are especially appealing (but we might be biased).

Location: 8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa

Cafe Provence

Most of us can’t have brunch at a cafe in Paris — sipping coffee out of a saucer and biting into a croissant while we read our favorite novel — but we certainly can pretend. This French cafe, conveniently located in Kansas, was named one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table several years in a row.


  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays

  • Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 5 p.m. 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Location: 3936 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Nature lovers can stroll along the 300-acre garden and frequent its many gardens. The spacious meadows would be perfect for group or family photos. From its sculptures to its peaceful streams, you’re bound to find a photogenic spot (or five).


  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Tuesdays

  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays

Location: 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park

Jinkies! Coffee and Hangout

Vogue and our friends’ feeds tell us the ‘70s are back. Floral prints and bright patterns aren’t the only way to express your groovy style. Live out your psychedelic dreams at this retro coffee shop, specifically in front of this wall covered in old records.


  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays

Location: 8350 W 151st St., Overland Park

Overland Park Farmers’ Market

Our final installation isn’t exactly a local secret, but it’s too full of photo opportunities to leave off. Flowers, taco trucks and historic Downtown Overland Park — it sounds like the perfect afternoon to us.


  • 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays

Location: 7950 Marty St., Overland Park