Kansas October 30, 2018
10 Unexpectedly Awesome Indoor Attractions In Kansas You Should Have Visited By Now
Sometimes you don’t want to walk around outside, and instead enjoy somewhere indoors. Whether you’re waiting for a rainy day or a trip through the state, these indoor attractions are the perfect places to stop. No matter the reason, enjoying these indoor attractions comes more naturally than you think.
1. Oz Museum - Wamego
Oz Museum is a great place for any Kansan that doesn't hate the franchise, especially if you've ever been curious about how old fantasy films were made. It takes you through parts of the theater production and novels as well, if you want to learn more about the original story.
2. Museum of World Treasures - Wichita
This museum is more than just a building with some artifacts from other eras, it also holds plenty of history from dinosaurs to Egyptian mummies to more recent military history. It's a real tour through the ages!
3. Evel Knievel Museum - Topeka
This daredevil became a worldwide sensation with his stunts and acts of bravery, so he's earned this museum that immortalizes his legend. Enjoy his life's accomplishments in the form of props and even a virtual reality jump for you to experience.
4. Strataca - Hutchinson
Though this is less inside than a building, there's something about being hundreds of feet underground that makes you feel closed in and away from the rest of the world. Seeing how these mines work through the years is always a cool adventure.
5. 1950s All-Electric House - Overland Park
This attraction might be a little new or unknown to many of us, but it's a cool place to visit. It's currently housed at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, where you can see what an average home from the 1950s looked like.
6. Moon Marble Company - Bonner Springs
Whether you just like retro toys or you want to watch one of their live marble making demonstrations, this is a great place for toy lovers of all ages. Marble making is a cool craft to watch, and something you can't find anywhere else.
7. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Musuem - Atchison
This legendary lady started out right in our state and reached the sky. Of course with fame comes history, and that history starts right here at this home in small town Kansas.
8. C.W. Parker Carousel Museum - Leavenworth
This museum of C.W. Parker Carousels holds one of the oldest still-moving carousels in the country, and plenty of pieces from carousels through the ages. They also have ride-able fully operating carousels for you to enjoy on your visit.
9. Museum at Prairiefire - Overland Park
This gorgeous museum is covered in special glass developed by NASA to change color depending on light source and angle, which makes it sparkle and seem to move like a prairie fire would. Inside, it has rotating displays from other museums, including the American Museum of Natural History.
10. Gunfighters Wax Museum - Dodge City
This wax museum is equal parts cool and creepy, with notorious gunfighters from the old west and some other figures placed around to make them look less... creepy.
If you like indoor attractions, you’ll love
this one in Hutchinson that’ll take you beyond the stars.