Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead Overland Park
Where is it at?
Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead
13800 Switzer Rd
Tel: 913 897 2360
Where are we going today?
Have you ever wondered what life on a farm house would have been during the 1900s? That's over a century ago!
Well, if you visit Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, you can find out!
The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead operates seasonally, and is a great place to bring the family - from the kids to the grandparents! The farm is designed to depict a century old farm, complete with a one room country schoolhouse, and an old time fishing pond.
Sounds pretty neat!
When you walk around the school house, imagine what learning would have been like there! The architectural features mimic those of the past, and even the slate blackboard and coat hooks came from an abandoned school in Kansas city.
Look out for the working pot-bellied stove!
This Kansas attraction also has what kids love - ANIMALS!
In fact, they have over 200 of them. They have just about any animal that would have been found on a farm of that era - from goats, cows, miniature horses, ponies, bison, longhorn sheep, and prairie dogs! Kids will love taking part in their hands-on activities, where they can feed the goats, take a wagon ride, or rub the belly of the cows.
The pony rides are perfect for kids aged 3 to 10 years, as they enjoy being led around the figure eight trail with an experienced attendant.
With birthday parties too, a visit to Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead really does make a great day out for ALL the family!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily.
Season opens April to Oct
They offer a Kansas History School Tour, or a Farm Tour - both of which give you a great farm experience!.
From the ice cream parlor, to the general store and dairy barn, there are plenty of things to enjoy! Hot Dogs, sandwiches, treats...yum!.
No outside food and drink are allowed, but they sell bottled water and deli sandwiches.
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out for their special events across the year, from chicken runs, to Halloween fun and fishing tournaments!.
Doing our bit
The farm was named after Deanna Rose in 1985, after the first Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty. A lovely memory!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just speak to staff and see how they can assist you!.
Can I get one of those?
Vics General Store sells farmstead merchandise, and great treats of the past!.
Can you have a birthday party? You sure can! Kids can enjoy wagon rides, mining, fishing, and pony rides too!.
What people are saying?
by Michael Doe
Took the family here on a Sunday in July. We all had a very good time and it was also very educational. Prices are very reasonable and IMHO you get more than what you pay for. It wasn't very busy or a ghost town either, it was perfect! It is also a great alternative to going to the zoo, you get to interact with the animals more so than the zoo. I highly recommend, treat your family and check it out!
by Jennifer Shove
Deanna Rose is a wonderful magical place. The animals are fun, and the people clearly enjoy working there. It is no longer frer to visit on the weekends. But please just remember the cost is cheap, and all the money they take in goes toward caring for the animals, or adding fun new things to do & see!!
by claudia Gmz
Hi: I recently went with my 4 year old child, we are from New York, The place is expectacular,
we loved the farm, my child was very happy, discovering the place, the animals, the rides, the staff was really attentive and friendly, I wish I lived closer so I could take my child every week LOL, Thanks Deanna Rose Farms for a great experience!!!
by Scarlett Jordans
I volunteered over the summer and loved it! The other volunteers were so much fun to talk to and I loved being a greeter and working in the goat pen. I also like how it's free almost every day. I got to work the pumpkin hollow and night of the living dead and had a blast. (even though I froze my butt off in the 15 degrees) I got 40 hours of service and I will be doing it again in the spring:)
by Jason Miller
Fun for the family