Here’s Kansas’s Top Outdoor Attraction… And You’ll Definitely Want To Do It

Summer vacation maybe coming to a close, but there is still time to get outside and enjoy our beautiful state! If you are looking for a fun family outing this weekend, look no further than the always entertaining Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.

Opened as a petting zoo in 1978 and later renamed in honor of Deanna Rose (the first Overland Park police officer to ever be killed in the line of duty), the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a colorful 12-acre wonderland for children both young and old! What is there to do at a children’s garden, you wonder? The facility, which runs on a $2 admission fee and the hard work of volunteers, features fragrant gardens, over 200 farm animals, playgrounds, pony rides, an old one-room schoolhouse, and several other surprises at every turn. Whether you choose to stroll amongst the gardens, skip down the old-time main street, or bottle feed a baby goat, you are sure to make a special summertime memory at this Overland Park treasure.

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