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Overland Park
The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.
Derby
Rock River Rapids waterpark has something for everyone! From a lazy river ride to plunge slides, any level of adventure is welcome at RRR.
Kansas City
Astounding water park with vast range of epic level fun from thrill rides and to kiddie zones, plus the tallest water slide in the world open here soon!
Hutchinson
The Splash features four pools including slides, diving boards, zero depth entry pool, and splash toys. Available for birthdays and party/special event rentals!
Hays
The Hays Aquatic Park also contains 2 slides, lazy river, a leisure pool, lap pool with diving boards, an upper deck bathing area, concession area, shaded lounging stations and a wide variety of play features. This park is beautifully landscaped usin...
Emporia
Naturalized exhibits with a blend of native and exotic birds and animals presented in an area noted for extensive landscaping and horticultural features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kansas
Salina
Here you can get face-to-face with a rare white camel, an Indian rhino, a curious orangutan, an ornery aardvark or many of the other animals of the 100+ species of wildlife at home in our zoo. Great care has been taken to provide our animals spacious...
Wichita
The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Jungle in 1977, The South American Pampas and Australian Outback exhibits in 1980 and the Apes and Man Building in 1982 were a few of the...
Caney
We believe that animals belong in their natural habitats. Unfortunately, their natural habitats are quickly being destroyed and many animals are losing the opportunity to have full and happy lives. We think that much of this void can be filled with...
Manhattan
Home to over 250 animal species. During summer you can drop in on keeper chats, conservation talks and feedings including chimpanzee, sloth bear and otter.
Topeka
Start your adventure in our wonderful Zoo and enjoy the best family place in Topeka. As you enter the zoo your passport to adventure will take you on a journey to innovate animal exhibits such as Discovering Apes, the Tropical Rain Forest, Lion's ...
Garden City
The Lee Richardson Zoo is often referred to as an oasis on the plains. Occupying almost half of the 110-acre Finnup Park, the zoo is a favorite gathering spot for nearly a quarter million visitors each year. Photo The mission of the zoo is to ins...
Dodge City
Come to Wright Park Zoo for a relaxing, laid back day with your family and friends. The beginnings of the Dodge City Zoo are said to have been two bear cubs that were kept to entertain tourists. We now have over 45 mammals and birds on display.
Abilene
You will be greeted by our resident greyhounds, both retired racers. These greyhounds only chase after your heart and affection. Meeting a greyhound close up and personal will prepare you for an experiance like no other. Walk through a story book of ...
Goddard
You may find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, have a giraffe eating out of your hand, or look up to a ring tailed lemur on your shoulder! Highly interactive encounters with some of natures most exotic creatures.
Abilene
We are a Kansas Tourism Information Center. We have a gift shop, coffee, free brochures for Abilene and across the state.
Stanley
INCRED-A-BOWL is a one-of-a-kind, 65,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment center. Its definitely not your typical bowling alley. Above all, it is truly a family fun center, just the way former Royals pitcher Danny Jackson and his wife and ...
Shawnee
Indoor bowling center and funzone.
Shawnee Mission
Exciting physical adventure play with a multi storey structure and modern versions of all the classic from slick slides to deep ball pools.
Wichita
You and your child are invited to come and play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables! Share quality time and promote physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping at Pump It Up.
Topeka
Whether you’re 2 or 102 you can climb, jump, bounce, slide, and weave your way through an amazing five levels of fun exercise and play. There’s a separate toddler area for the little ones and more than 50 arcade games.
Overland park
Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!
Colby
The Prairie Museum of Art and History serves as a cultural center on the High Plains of Kansas, providing the opportunity for the public to learn about art and history through its collections, in order to make a difference in their lives.
Goodland
Kansas has a unique history and no less so Goodland and Sherman County. The High Plains Museum's collection of over 8,000 objects lets adventurers of all ages discover the past for themselves. Six HO scale dioramas tell the stories of the Kidder Ma...
Oakley
The Fick Fossil and History Museum in Oakley, Kansas shares a building with the community library. The Fick Museum is free (donations) and has a number of interesting large fossils from the area, many old tools, mineral specimens, and shell & mineral...
Dodge City
Boot Hill Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Dodge City and the Old West. Dodge City was founded in 1872 and quickly became the worlds largest shipping point for Longhorn cattle. Dodge was the wilde...
Hays
The Sternberg Museum features interactive natural science exhibitions, many traveling and temporary exhibitions, an acclaimed Discovery Room, and a Museum Store. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...
Lindsborg
Standing tall on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, the McPherson County Old Mill Museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets materials related to this heritage with spe...
Minneapolis
The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit one of the best anywhere. There is an i...
North Newton
The Kaufman museum has: * a tallgrass prairie reconstruction with over 15 species of grasses and more than 100 wildflower species * the award-winning permanent exhibit Of Land and People which tells the story of the coming of the Mennon...
Marion
The Marion County Museum was dedicated and opened to the public during the Old Settlers Celebration in August, 1961. Leslie A. Powell, society president and Al Riffel, Vice President were in Charge of the ceremony. The Centennial Time Capsule was sea...
Topeka
The combat Air Museum is an incredible collection of aircraft which also houses a wide variety of military artifacts from the First World War to the present day. Many aircraft engines are also on exhibit.
Athinson
Thousands of visitors tour the National Historic Site to learn about the life of one of the world's most influential female aviators. Since the Museum opened to the public, it has consistently proven to be a leading public attraction in the Atchison ...
Chanute
Offering a theatre, displays, exhibitions and artefacts detailing the thrilling and adventurous lives and achievements of a couple of honest to goodness Explorers.
Wichita
As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, the Wichita Art Museum houses one of the country's finest collections of American art, spanning three centuries of painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts. Masterpieces by Mary Cassat...
Wichita
The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University acts as a catalyst and cultural center for the art of our time. Offering direct encounters with modern and contemporary art and dynamic public programs, the museum explores questions that shape our...
Wichita
The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone interested in historical preservation.
Kingman
In 1967 the city moved it's offices and fire equipment to a modern building and in 1969 the city sold the old building to the Kingman County Historical Society. The society opened the building to the public as a museum in 1970. In 1972 this remarkabl...
Wichita
Cowtown is a living history museum where you'll experience life in the 1870s as you immerse yourself in a sampling of the sights, sounds and activities common to a midwestern cattle town. You'll experience the dramatic clash of Victorian ideals and ...
Republic
The Pawnee Nation was the dominant power of the Central Plains for hundreds of years. This museum tells the story of an 1820s Pawnee village. The most remarkable feature is the museum's centerpiece the excavated floor of a large 1820s Pawnee earth l...
Harlan
Welcome to the Shelby County Historical Museum, located at the corner of Pine Street and Morse Avenue in Harlan. Opened in 1975 as a Bicentennial project, the facility has grown to four buildings including the Leland and McIntosh Log Cabins.
Wichita
Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in America. Children will enjoy the fun activity center including a Moon Walk, Puppet Theater, and large play castle and dungeon.
Hutchinson
Visit the Museum's five exhibit galleries to learn about the rich history, culture and heritage that makes Reno County a special place to live. Traveling and temporary exhibits give people something new to see each time they visit the Museum.
Topeka
The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best by "doing" in a hands-on environment. The primary focus of the Discovery Center's colorful exhibit areas is EDUCATION.
Abilene
County History Museum with exhibits on Native Americans, Buffalos, Pioneers, Telephones and Historic Log Cabin, 1901 C.W. Parker Carousel. Also the Heritage Center contains exhibits on telphones. It also has a research library. It is open 9am -...
Liberal
A historic replication of the farmhouse from the film, plus 5,000 square feet of animated entertainment featuring almost all of the characters. A charming treat for film fans.
Abilene
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home are a great place to see how one of our Presidents started out and his humble beginnings, and other achievements through out his life. There are 5 buildings to see and many changing exhibi...
Shawnee
WONDERSCOPE Childrens Museum, located in Shawnee, Kansas, is committed to sparking a life-long love of learning in children through the power of play. Wonderscope provides fun, inter-disciplinary arts and sciences exhibits and programs for children 1...
Wichita
Dedicated to providing a high end historical resource this is a strictly educational visit offering insight into the region's history dating back to settlement in the mid 1800s.
Junction city
The historical museum offers a range of exhibits from pioneer days to modern times. There are interactive exhibits, QR codes, and scavenger hunts for kids.

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Fun places to visit in Kansas with kids

Kansas is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Kansas's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Kansas with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Kansas

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Kansas - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in KS