Things to do in SALINA 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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  • Jumpin Joes

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    (3 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 ...

  • Starlite Skate Center

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    (3 miles) Salina

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

  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

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    (8 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 ...

  • McPherson County Old Mill Museum

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    (19 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 ...

  • Ottawa County Historical Museum

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    (20 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 ...

  • Great Plains Theatre

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    (22 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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    (22 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 ...

  • Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

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    (22 miles) Abilene

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

  • Eisenhower Pres. Library Museum and Boyhood Home

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    (22 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 ...

  • The Dickinson County Heritage Center

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    (22 miles) Abilene

    History awaits with exhibits on buffalos, Native American culture and pioneers - with a real turn of the century log cabin! Historic fun in Kansas for kids!

  • Milford Nature Center and Fish Hatchery

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    (42 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.

  • Geary County Historical Museums

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    (44 miles) Junction City

    The historical museum in Kansas that offers a range of exhibits from pioneer days to modern times. There are interactive exhibits, QR codes, and scavenger hunts for kids too!

  • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

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    (52 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!

  • Kauffman Museum

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    (55 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 ...

  • Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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    (56 miles) Hutchinson

    This world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration. Plus Dr. Goddard's Lab, an explosively fun, rocketry demonstration for kids.

  • Spring Lake RV Resort

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    (56 miles) Halstead

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

  • Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum

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    (57 miles) Hutchinson

    Take a trip 650 feet below the surface where a fascinating museum awaits to tell you the history of salt!

  • Reno County Museum

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    (57 miles) Hutchinson

    Why is Reno County a special place to live? Come find out at the Reno County Museum where you will uncover the rich culture and history via their fascinating exhibitions!

  • Bighorn Park

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    (58 miles) Coaldale

    Is a family owned and operated resort with an RV park, cabins, motel, and tenting area. White water rafting, horseback and bike riding, family swimming pool, games and winter sports besides.

  • Salt City Splash Aquatic Center

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    (59 miles) 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!

  • Sunset Zoo

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    (59 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.

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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    (62 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.

  • Tallgrass Prairie Park

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    (71 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 ...

  • Pawnee Indian Village Museum

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    (75 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.

  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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    (78 miles) Great Bend

    Offers state of the art exhibition techniques to showcase every dimension of the wetlands experience, plus observation decking, hides and further resources.

  • All Star Sports West

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    (78 miles) Wichita

    Great kids fun in Wichita with mini golf, go karts and kiddie karts, climbing wall, super soaker bumper boats, lazer tag, batting cages....and more! Phew!

  • Great Plains Nature Center

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    (78 miles) Wichita

    Our Goals 1. Provide opportunities to the public to learn about natural resources, especially the wildlife and plant species, of the Great Plains Region. 2. Provide visitors with enjoyable ...

  • Sedgwick County Zoo

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    (78 miles) 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 ...

  • Ulrich Museum of Art

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    (79 miles) 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 ...

  • Laser Quest

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    (80 miles) Wichita

    Great fun in wichita with hide-and-seek tag with a high tech twist on this multi-level arena with specialty lighting, swirling fog and energetic music!

  • Jones Aquatic Center

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    (80 miles) Emporia

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

  • Botanica Wichita

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    (80 miles) Wichita

    An amazing selection of themed gardens in Wichita, including an unforgettable children's garden with musical mazes and monster trees!

  • Old Cowtown Museum

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    (80 miles) 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 ...

  • Wichita Art Museum

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    (80 miles) 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 ...

  • Carousel Skate Center

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    (80 miles) Wichita

    Skating is FUN & HEALTHY family entertainment When is the last time YOUR family did something together? Come and visit Carousel Skate Center!