Things to do in MANHATTAN with kids

Toto…I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. Wait a minute, yes we are, and it’s super FUN!

Kansas is classic America, with “home on the range” prairies and that iconic cowboy culture. 

It’s also a state infused with American Indian history, and places like Pawnee Indian Village Museum can teach children about this important part of American history (Fun fact - four tribes still live in the state!)

Summers have never been so fun with attractions like Rock River Rapids, and wildlife has never been so diverse with the huge Lee Richardson Zoo and Tanganyika Wildlife Park, and see history come back to life with the unique High Plains Museum and Boot Hill Museum.

This BBQ loving state has prairies to explore, museums to get lost in, and incredible fun for those active kids.

And of course, what would a trip to Kansas be without visiting Dorothys House and Land Of Oz? Click those heels in this replica of that famous house - “There’s no place like Kansas! There’s no place like Kansas! There’s no place like Kansas!’

And you’d be right. There isn’t!

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  • Sunset Zoo

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    (1 miles) 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.

  • Geary County Historical Museums

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    (18 miles) 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.

  • Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery

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    (19 miles) Junction City

    See live animal exhibits, see and touch native animal furs, print your own tracks, watch birds of prey, hike nature trails, and enjoy a super nature themed adventure playground.

  • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

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    (20 miles) Manhattan

    Enjoy a one-hour behind-the-scenes guided walking tour of the World's Most Famous Arena. With over 600 events each year, you never know what you'll see!

  • Eisenhower Pres. Library Museum and Boyhood Home

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    (39 miles) 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 ...

  • Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

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    (39 miles) Abilene

    Go back in time with an authentic steam locomotive in the Kansas countryside.

  • The Dickinson County Heritage Center

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    (39 miles) 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. ...

  • Great Plains Theatre

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    (39 miles) Abilene

    Welcome to Great Plains Theatre! We are grateful to be presenting another exciting season of offerings and we hope you will take advantage of some, or all of the things GPT brings to Abilene, ...

  • Greyhound Hall of Fame

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    (39 miles) 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 ...

  • Sk8away

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    (45 miles) Topeka

    Roller Skating... It's Fun you can Feel! ALL NIGHT SK8!

  • Going Bonkers

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    (45 miles) Topeka

    Kids can climb, jump, bounce, slide, and weave their way through an amazing five levels of fun exercise and play, with a separate toddler area for the little ones and more than 50 arcade games!

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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    (46 miles) Strong City

    Get out into nature at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills, and enjoy the numerous year round nature trails and summer fun activities.

  • Topeka Zoo

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    (46 miles) 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 ...

  • Kansas Childrens Discovery Center

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    (46 miles) Topeka

    The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration - where kids can learn by enjoying, playing and experimenting in this hands-on environment focused on education.

  • Combat Air Museum

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    (50 miles) 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 ...

  • Heartland Park Topeka

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    (51 miles) Topeka

    Cars, wheels, racing, tracks, and fun! Heartland Park Topeka is a thrilling trip for the family to get out and experience racing live!

  • Jones Aquatic Center

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    (56 miles) Emporia

    Cool down at the Jones Aquatic Center in Emporia! Open seasonally May to August, kids can splash about and play all day!

  • Rollers

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    (57 miles) Emporia

    Fun Kansas roller skating to keep those kids active, as well as birthday parties!

  • Flint Hills Lanes

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    (57 miles) Emporia

    Bowling fun for the whole family at Flint Hills Lanes! Also great for leagues and birthday parties!

  • Emporia Zoo

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    (59 miles) Emporia

    Kids will love getting up close with the many species of animals in the Kansas zoo, with a blend of native and exotic birds and animals housed in an area with beautiful landscaping and horticultural ...

  • Ottawa County Historical Museum

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    (61 miles) 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 ...

  • Starlite Skate Center

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    (62 miles) Salina

    50 Years of Rollin' Fun For Everyone! Family owned and operated since inception, welcoming all for some classic fun.

  • Tallgrass Prairie Park

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    (62 miles) Strong City

    Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was honored with being selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced the results on January 29, 2008, Kansas Day, at the ...

  • Jumpin Joes

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    (63 miles) Salina

    Lots of fun for whole family including carting,lazer tack, mini golf and lots more. For younger kids crawl, climb, run, and slide in our soft play center! Our soft play center includes a 25x30x20 ...

  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

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    (68 miles) 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 ...

  • Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge

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    (69 miles) Hartford

    Wetlands, grasslands and marshlands for kids to explore, which provide a diverse habitat for mammals, reptiles and birds which they can learn about. An animal haven!

  • McPherson County Old Mill Museum

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    (73 miles) 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 ...

  • Watkins Museum Of History

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    (73 miles) Lawrence

    The Douglas County Historical Society is responsible for the operation, preservation and development of collections in the Watkins Community Museum of History. The Douglas County Historical Society ...

  • Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum

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    (74 miles) Fairbury

    Located in one of the state's two intact Rock Island depots, the Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum at 910 Second Street in Fairbury, Nebraska, gives visitors a look at life when trains were the ...

  • Beatrice Big Blue Water Park

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    (75 miles) Beatrice

    9,000 sq foot of water fun, with slides and diving boards. A great way to cool off in Nebraska!

  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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    (82 miles) 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 ...

  • Pawnee Indian Village Museum

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    (85 miles) Republic

    Step back in time in this Kansas museum as the whole family can experience the history of the Pawnee Indians, who settled in Republic County as early as 1770.

  • Kauffman Museum

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    (87 miles) 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 ...

  • Spring Lake RV Resort

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    (96 miles) Halstead

    The largest RV Park Resort & Public Campground in Kansas, and the perfect place to relax with your family out in nature!