Tag Archive: Things to do in Kansas

Feb 08

Spring Break ideas in Kansas

Spring break is right around the corner.  As a teacher, I think I am just as excited about it as my students.  The year is slowly winding down and one last break before the big gear up for finals, standardized testing, and end of the year projects.  Spring break offers that last chance to get …

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Jan 28

Flint Hills Discovery Center – Manhattan, Kansas

At first glance the Plains do not seem like much.  Heck after a second and much longer glance it can still seem devoid of eye catching beauty.  However, a visit to the Flint Hills Discover Center will quickly cause you to reconsider.  As we learned at the history center the Plains are a robust ecosystem …

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Jan 15

Museum of the Kansas National Guard

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The Museum of Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas came on our radar as we were looking for free attractions to see while visiting my parents.  On a fixed teacher’s salary, we are always on the lookout for free.  We usually end up at some nice places.  If not, we can’t really complain because it …

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Jan 09

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site: Topeka, Kansas

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site showcases a pivotal point in American History.  On the grounds of what used to be Monroe Elementary School.  One of the four segregated elementary schools for African Americans in Topeka in the early 1950s.  This historic site helps explain the background for the Supreme Court’s landmark decision …

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Jan 07

Debruce Center: University of Kansas

The Debruce Center is a part of the rich basketball experience that can be had during a visit to the University of Kansas in Lawrence.  The permanent home to the rules of basketball.  The original typed two sheets of paper crafted by Dr. James Naismith to keep 18 young men busy in 1891.  These 13 …

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Jan 04

Natural History Museum: KU

For the longest time, I never paid much attention to the university museums.  However, I am starting to have a change heart with the few that we have visited.  The KU Biodiversity Institute and National History Museum was a pleasant experience.  Very similar to our visit to the Sam Noble Museum at OU and the …

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Jan 03

Prairie Park Nature Center: Lawrence, Kansas

Our girls loved the Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence, Kansas.  After taking them to the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, KU Hall of Fame, we thought it would be nice to take them to something a little bit more their speed.  Prairie Park Nature Center hit it out of the park for our kids.  …

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Dec 28

Booth Family Hall of Athletics: Kansas University

The legends of sport echo throughout the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.  A rich colorful history from the first team created at KU, the 1879 baseball team to today’s current athletes.  It is all here.  James Naismith, Billy Mills, Gale Sayers, Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, and all the greats before and after.  The stars are …

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Jul 05

Great Zoo Exhibit: The Tropics

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The Tropics is a fun exhibit to visit at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.  A popular attraction since it first opened its door.  Even more popular now since its $3-million-dollar renovation in 2015.  Home to bugs, birds, reptiles, and mammals.  The Tropics is a great place to sit down and enjoy nature in action.  The …

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Jun 23

Great Zoo Exhibit: Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley

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Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is the latest outstanding exhibit on display at the Sedgwick County Zoo.  Located in Wichita, Kansas the Sedgwick County Zoo is the number 1 rated outdoor attraction in the state.  Now with the Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the zoo’s newest and most expensive exhibit, there number one …

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