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Sunset Zoo
(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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
Abilene
Go back in time with an authentic steam locomotive in the Kansas countryside.
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 -...
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, KS. Live theatre has always been our priority. With...
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 ...
Sk8away
(45 Miles)
Topeka
Roller Skating... It's Fun you can Feel! ALL NIGHT SK8!
Going Bonkers
(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!
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 Discovering Apes, the Tropical Rain Forest, Lion's ...
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.
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.
Topeka
Cars, wheels, racing, tracks, and fun! Heartland Park Topeka is a thrilling trip for the family to get out and experience racing live!
Emporia
Cool down at the Jones Aquatic Center in Emporia! Open seasonally May to August, kids can splash about and play all day!
Rollers
(57 Miles)
Emporia
Fun Kansas roller skating to keep those kids active, as well as birthday parties!
Emporia
Bowling fun for the whole family at Flint Hills Lanes! Also great for leagues and birthday parties!
Emporia Zoo
(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 features.
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...
Salina
50 Years of Rollin' Fun For Everyone! Family owned and operated since inception, welcoming all for some classic fun.
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 State Capitol.
Jumpin Joes
(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 mesh climbing jungle gym with two slides, a swing, ba...
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...
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!
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...
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 is a private non-profit organization with a missio...
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 fastest and classiest way to go anywhere, from the billo...
Beatrice
Swimming and outdoor recreation. Including a 9,000-sq-ft, zero-depth pool, youth pool with fountain bubbler and toys, 124-ft loop waterslide, 8-ft-wide river slide, two diving boards, shade structures, sand volleyball courts, bathhouse and concession...
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 ...
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...
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...
Olathe
A beautiful family day out of hiking, archery, canoes, fishing and paddle boats in the pristine Kansas countryside
Bonner Springs
The 164 acre museum complex and park-like grounds features The Agricultural Hall of Fame, National Farmers' Memorial, National Poultry Museum, Educational Garden, and Farmtown USA; a recreated 1900s community which includes a farmstead, one room scho...
Bonner Springs
An unusual museum featuring all things marble, with traditional demonstrations of marble making available, plus a gem and fountain room, and a huge variety of them to look over.
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!
Halstead
The largest RV Park Resort & Public Campground in Kansas and the perfect place to relax by yourself or vacation with your family.
Olathe
Enormous video and redemption game arcade, complete with the latest in dance machines and alley bowlers. Also on site a family specialised skating facility for young kids with a soft floor and wheeled walkers for learners.
Olathe
Thrilling indoor theme park with a diverse mix of arcade games and amusement rides built to scale for indoor use.
Shawnee
Indoor bowling center and funzone.
Olathe
The Ultimate Go Kart Racing Experience. Inspired by European indoor go-kart tracks, Sadlers Indoor Racing offers a little piece of Europe in Kansas City. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kansas
Cosmic Jump
(99 Miles)
Olathe
Vast trampoline park with sports features offering small kids' sessions, open bounce and nightclub style sessions with glow effects.
PowerPlay
(99 Miles)
Shawnee
Features include go karts, laser tag, bumper cars, whirlyball, ropes course, carnival swing, cosmic bowling and a 3 level adventure playground with bounce house and train.
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.
Shawnee
Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.
Saint Joseph
Come and experience the many exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Whatever your age, you're sure to be captivated by the stories and images on an era long passed...
Emerald City
(101 Miles)
Overland park
Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!
Skateworld KC
(101 Miles)
Merriam
Now known as Shawnee Mission, the rink offers open skate fun for all ages plus speciality session types include Speed Skating, Gospel Night, learn to skate sessions and adults and youth hockey leagues.
Overland Park
Almost 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Manhattan with kids

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Going Bonkers

(45 Miles) Indoor Play in Topeka

2

Sk8away

(45 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Topeka

3

Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

(39 Miles) Transport Attractions in Abilene

4

Sunset Zoo

(1 Miles) Zoos in Manhattan

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Topeka Zoo

(46 Miles) Zoos in Topeka

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Greyhound Hall of Fame

(39 Miles) Zoos in Abilene

7

Kansas Childrens Discovery Center

(46 Miles) Museums in Topeka

8

Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery

(19 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Junction City

9

Great Plains Theatre

(39 Miles) Historical Attractions in Abilene

10

Combat Air Museum

(50 Miles) Museums in Topeka

Fun places to visit in Manhattan 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!

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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