Just 30 Minutes From Kansas City, Prairiefire Is The Perfect Kansas Day Trip Destination

Looking for a day trip in Kansas? We have plenty of attractions here. Beautiful state parks, wonderful historic sites, charming small towns…the Sunflower State really has it all! One spot that we’re especially fond of is Prairiefire. This shopping center is about half an hour away from Kansas City, and we know it sounds weird to call a shopping center a “day trip.” But trust us, this isn’t like your typical shopping center! In fact, it’s the best day trip near Kansas City. 


Want some more fun things to do near Prairiefire, be sure to check out this YouTube video by  City Travel Review:

For more information, including a full list of tenants, check out Prairiefire’s website.

Have you ever visited Prairiefire? Share your experiences in the comments! And if you’re searching for family-friendly activities in Kansas, check out this previous article listing state parks in Kansas great for glamping

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Address: Prairiefire, Overland Park, KS, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center


May 03, 2023

What are some more fun things to do in Overland Park Kansas?

Aside from the Museum at Prairiefire, here are a few more fun things to do in Overland Park Kansas:

  • Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
  • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • Johnson County Museum
  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City
  • Tick Tock Escape Room
  • Pump It Up Overland Park Kids Birthdays and More
  • Topgolf
  • Indian Creek Greenway
  • Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Game Show Battle Rooms
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Here’s a previous article with more information about Overland Park Arboretum, one of the
fun things to do in Overland Park Kansas

What are some fun Kansas City Day Trip Ideas?

There are lots of family-friendly activities in Kansas City that are perfect for a day trip adventure.  And here are some fun Kansas City Day Trip ideas that are great for the entire family: 

  • Great Wolf Lodge Water Park 
  • Strawberry Hill Museum & Center
  • Kansas City Kayak and Canoe
  • John Garland Park 
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Wyandotte County Lake Park
  • The Lewis and Clark
  • Kaw Point Park
  • Grinter Place State Historic Site
  • Wyandotte County Parks & Rec

Be sure to check out this previous article for more fun
Kansas City day trip ideas.

What are the best state parks in Kansas?

State parks are great places filled with adventure, and here are the best state parks in Kansas that are perfect for a day trip: 

  • El Dorado State Park, El Dorado
  • Fall River State Park, Fall River, KS 
  • Lovewell State Park, Webber
  • Kaw River State Park, Topeka
  • Lake Scott State Park, Scott City
  • Clinton State Park, Lawrence
  • Cheney State Park and Reservoir, Cheney
  • Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson
  • Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan
  • Kanopolis Lake State Park, Marquette
  • Cross Timbers State Park, Toronto
  • Wilson State Park, Sylvan Grove

Read our previous article with 7
state parks in Kansas that are perfect for year-round camping.