Try the Post’s ‘Parade of Hearts’ driving tour around Johnson County

There are nearly 30 Parade of Hearts statues in Johnson County. The Post has put together a map and driving tour so you can easily navigate to see some or all of them in one afternoon. Above, a heart displayed near downtown Shawnee. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

By now it’s no secret: the Parade of Hearts has come to Kansas City.

Parade of Hearts statue near KU MEdical center
“KC, Where Hearts Brush Along!” is located at 39th Street and State Line Road. It’s the unofficial first stop on the Post’s Parade of Hearts tour (though the tour can be started from any heart). Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Similar to the bygone “Cow Parade” art project more than 20 years ago, the metro-wide “Parade of Hearts” art installation features dozens of five-foot by five-foot fiberglass hearts designed and decorated by local artists, placed at various points throughout the Kansas City area.