Things to do in TOPEKA with kids

They say the best things in life are free, and luckily for budget friendly families visiting Topeka, this fun city has a number of GREAT free things for kids!

The Museum of the Kansas National Guard has indoor and outdoor exhibits, Yesterdays Motorcycle Museum has super cool classic bikes for those kids who love mechanics and engines, the Mulvane Art Museum & ArtLab is a fun hands-on experience for creative kids of all ages, and they can take a step back in time at the Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site!

Phew! (And we haven’t even mentioned everything!)

Of course, Topeka has a TON of other kids fun to be had! Little kids will love the indoor play of places like Going Bonkers, animals lovers can spend the day at Topeka Zoo…and there are thrills for the whole family with adventures like the racing thrills at Heartland Park Topeka and TimberRidge Adventure Center (fancy some archery and canoes - we do!)

Topeka has history, outdoors, sunshine…and kids FUN! A completely family-friendly city!

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  • Kansas Childrens Discovery Center

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    (2 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.

  • Topeka Zoo

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    (2 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 ...

  • Sk8away

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    (3 miles) Topeka

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

  • Going Bonkers

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    (4 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!

  • Combat Air Museum

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    (7 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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    (9 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!

  • Watkins Museum Of History

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    (25 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 ...

  • TimberRidge Adventure Center

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    (40 miles) Olathe

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

  • Moon Marble Company

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    (44 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.

  • The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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    (44 miles) Bonner Springs

    Learn all about the historical and present agricultural industry, with fascinating exhibits, train rides and even animals! Historic fun in Kansas!

  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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    (47 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 ...

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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    (48 miles) Kansas City

    Brave the world's TALLEST water slide at this Kansas City water park, with other thrills, spills, and family fun!

  • Game Zone and Skate Zone

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    (49 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 ...

  • Park Lanes Family Fun Center

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    (49 miles) Shawnee

    Indoor bowling center and funzone.

  • Sunset Zoo

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    (49 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.

  • Sadlers Indoor Racing

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    (50 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 ...

  • Cosmic Jump

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    (50 miles) Olathe

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

  • PowerPlay

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    (51 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.

  • Little Monkey Bizness KS

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    (52 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.

  • Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

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    (52 miles) Shawnee

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

  • Emerald City

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    (52 miles) Overland Park

    Open play for active kids in Kansas, with trampolines, rock wall, foam pit and more, plus great gymnastics classes!

  • Flint Hills Lanes

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    (53 miles) Emporia

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

  • Jones Aquatic Center

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    (53 miles) Emporia

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

  • Skateworld KC

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    (53 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 ...

  • Rollers

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    (53 miles) Emporia

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

  • Emporia Zoo

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    (53 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 ...

  • Pump It Up Shawnee Mission

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    (53 miles) Shawnee Mission

    Fun open jump for active kids, as well as family jump time and birthday parties in this indoor fun center in Kansas! Great bouncing fun!

  • Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge

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    (54 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!

  • Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead

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    (54 miles) Overland Park

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

  • Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center

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    (55 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.

  • Jumping Jax

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    (56 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! ...

  • Incredibowl

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    (56 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 ...

  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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    (57 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 ...

  • Blue Valley Recreation

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    (57 miles) Overland Park

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

  • The American Royal Museum

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    (58 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 ...