Caves and Mines in WICHITA with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Wichita, Kansas, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Sunflower State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Wichita…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum

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    (38 miles) Hutchinson

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

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  • Rock River Rapids

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    (10 miles) Derby

    A splashing day out to cool off in those summer days

  • Salt City Splash Aquatic Center

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    (39 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!

  • Jones Aquatic Center

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    (78 miles) Emporia

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

  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    (96 miles) Enid

    Water fun galore at this Oklahoma water park, with great attractions for all the family!

  • Sedgwick County Zoo

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    (4 miles) Wichita

    Over 3,000 animals, and nearly 400 species from all over the world at this Kansas zoo, with boat tours, animal feeding, and a tram tour too!

  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park

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    (12 miles) Goddard

    It's the most interactive zoo in all of Kansas! You may find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, have a giraffe eating out of your hand, or look up to a ring tailed lemur on your shoulder! Highly ...

  • Emporia Zoo

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    (79 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 ...

  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

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    (84 miles) Salina

    Over 100 animals in this Kansas zoo, plus a 64,000 sq ft museum that takes you on a journey between humans, animals, and the world!

  • Woolaroc Ranch Museum and Wildlife Park

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    (99 miles) Bartlesville

    A beautiful 3,700 acre wildlife preserve filled with native and exotic wildlife from all over the world, as well as a museum reflecting western art and Native American history, a petting zoo and kids ...

  • Wichita Historical Museum

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    Wichita

    A fascinating and historical look into the history of Wichita and its surroundings, all the way back to the mid 1800s.

  • Kansas Museum of World Treasures

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    Wichita

    Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in America. Children will enjoy the fun activity center including a Moon Walk, Puppet Theater, and large play castle ...

  • Wichita Art Museum

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    (1 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 ...

  • Old Cowtown Museum

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    Experience life in the 1870s in this living history museum, where you can experience midwestern cattle town with wagon rides, blacksmiths, historic buildings and more!

  • Ulrich Museum of Art

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    (3 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 ...

  • Kansas Aviation Museum

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    (5 miles) Wichita

    The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone ...

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory

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    (17 miles) Goddard

    Through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope you can view such wonders as the planet Saturn and its beautiful rings, and the Moon with its craters and mountains!

  • Kauffman Museum

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    (27 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 ...

  • Reno County Museum

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    (41 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!

  • Cosmosphere: International Sci-Ed Center and Space Museum

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    (41 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!

  • Kingman County Museum

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    (43 miles) Kingman

    In 1967 the city moved it's offices and fire equipment to a modern building and in 1969 the city sold the old building to the Kingman County Historical Society. The society opened the building to the ...

  • McPherson County Old Mill Museum

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    (64 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 ...

  • The Dickinson County Heritage Center

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    (85 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!

  • Greyhound Hall of Fame

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    (85 miles) Abilene

    A place to learn about greyhounds, the history of racing and meet retired racers themselves, who all have amazing stories to tell.

  • Eisenhower Pres. Library Museum and Boyhood Home

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    (85 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 ...

  • Cherokee Strip Museum

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    (97 miles) Perry

    The museum shares the history of rural Oklahoma through its exhibits. Across the creek from the museum is a one room schoolhouse where living history is taught four days throughout most of the school ...

  • Botanica Wichita

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    (2 miles) Wichita

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

  • OJ Watson Park

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    (3 miles) Wichita

    A lovely family day out in nature with over 119 acres of land and lake to enjoy Kansas nature at its best.

  • Great Plains Nature Center

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    (5 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 ...

  • Tallgrass Prairie Park

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    (61 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 ...

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    (70 miles) Ponca City

    Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in ...

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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    (72 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.

  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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    (95 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.

  • Wichita Ice Center

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    Open skate sessions, ice hockey, figure skating and even musical sessions for families - great skating fun in Wichita!

  • Carousel Skate Center

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    (3 miles) Wichita

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