Things to do in SHAWNEE 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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  • Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

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    Shawnee

    Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

  • Little Monkey Bizness KS

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    (1 miles) 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.

  • Skateworld KC

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    (1 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 ...

  • PowerPlay

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    (1 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.

  • Emerald City

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    (4 miles) Overland park

    Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!

  • Park Lanes Family Fun Center

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    (4 miles) Shawnee

    Indoor bowling center and funzone.

  • National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

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    (7 miles) Kansas City

    Get whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. A magical journey through the evolution of childhood in Kansas City!

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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    (7 miles) Kansas City

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best ...

  • The American Royal Museum

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents.Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits.Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City\'s rich and ...

  • Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center

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    (8 miles) Overland Park

    The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

  • Schlitterbahn Vacation Village

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    (8 miles) 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!

  • Jumping Jax

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    (8 miles) Overland Park

    Jumping Jax is an indoor inflatable play facility and birthday party venue. Children can play during open play times, you can also schedule a private birthday party, group get-together or team event! ...

  • Kansas City Museum

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    Field trips to the Kansas City Museum are real attention-grabbers designed to fully engage the kids in your group. We provide a genuine learning experience that simply can't be duplicated for ...

  • Science City

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    Imaginations can run wild at Science City at Union Station, where kids can learn and explore in all things science through fun exhibits, including one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

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    (8 miles) Kansas city

    LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is a LEGO® based, indoor family attraction, based in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and entertainment mal. The attraction is best suited to children ...

  • Kaleidoscope

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    (8 miles) Kansas City

    Family art sessions for children of all ages and their adults!! Children and their families explore exciting environments while they use art supplies and recycled materials to make their own amazing ...

  • Cosmic Jump

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    (8 miles) Olathe

    Vast trampoline park with sports features offering small kids' sessions, open bounce and nightclub style sessions with glow effects.

  • Moon Marble Company

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    (9 miles) 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.

  • Arabia Steamboat Museum

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. Discovery the history behind the Stemaboat Arabia. Today, the remains of the Arabia can be viewed at the ...

  • The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    Through the inspiration of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America, a group of local historians, business leaders, and former baseball players came together ...

  • American Jazz Museum

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. Includes interactive exhibits and films, educational ...

  • Airline History Museum

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    (10 miles) Kansas City

    The Airline History Museum is located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri. To walk through it is to truly step back in time, to a different and more graceful age of air ...

  • Kansas City Zoo

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    (10 miles) Kansas City

    Kansas City Zoo - Looking for wild family fun? See our tigers roar, cheetahs run, and polar bears flip. Each day is a new adventure. Marvel at more than 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and ...

  • Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead

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    (10 miles) Overland Park

    Explore a 1900s turn of the century farm in Kansas, with 200 animals, gardens, pony rides, and a fishing pond!

  • Sadlers Indoor Racing

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Incredibowl

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    (12 miles) 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 ...

  • Blue Valley Recreation

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    (12 miles) Overland Park

    At the Activity Center families can swim, play, dance, get fit, do gymnastics, make crafts, and enjoy performing arts.

  • Game Zone and Skate Zone

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    (13 miles) 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 ...

  • Cool Crest Family Fun Center

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    (14 miles) Independence

    With over 50 years of entertaining behind us Cool Crest has become Kansas City's premier entertainment facility. Perfect for any outing, Cool Crest is sure to please! One of the many fun family ...

  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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    (15 miles) Overland Park

    The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the ...

  • TimberRidge Adventure Center

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    (16 miles) Olathe

    A beautiful family day out of hiking, archery, canoes, fishing and paddle boats in the pristine Kansas countryside

  • Childrens Peace Pavilion

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    (16 miles) Independence

    The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to all children from the Community of Christ. In January of that year the doors of the Children's Peace Pavilion opened to an ...

  • Worlds of Fun

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    (16 miles) Kansas City

    Theme park AND water park fun with the one ticket in Kansas City, Missouri!

  • National Frontier Trails Museum

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    (16 miles) Independence

    Welcome to the National Frontier Trails Museum! The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America's ...