When the weather starts warming up, everyone begins thinking about summer destinations in Kansas. One spot that makes for a fantastic day trip is Black Bob Bay in Olathe. We may not have oceans in Kansas, but a water park is a great alternative for having fun in the sun and cooling off in the spray. Black Bob Bay offers plenty of opportunities for everyone, whether you want to revel and play or relax in the sun. Come along with us as we check out some of the fun attractions at this popular water park in Kansas:

For more information about Black Bob Bay, including hours of operations and ticket prices, check out the City of Olathe website.

Have you been to this fun water park in Kansas? If so, what was your favorite part? Do you think that it is the best water park in Kansas? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

For more water play in Kansas, check out this article about some other water parks that have really relaxing lazy rivers.

If you’re still in the mood for more Sunflower State adventures, take a look at this video:


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Where can we find other water parks in Kansas?

  • Schlitterbahn in Kansas City (yes, Kansas City, KS) features water coasters, pools, and what they call the world's longest "tidal wave" river.
  • The Rock River Rapids Aquatic Center in Derby has a pool, water slides, some really unique play structures, and more.
  • Garden Rapids at the Big Pool in Garden City has been a community staple since 1922 and is geared more toward young children.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fun water parks in Kansas.

Where can we find antique malls in Kansas?

  • The Leavenworth Antique Mall in Leavenworth is a treasure trove of primarily old furniture and home décor items.
  • The Paramount Antique Mall in Wichita is regarded as the largest antique mall in Kansas with over 200 booths in a spacious 35,000-square-foot building.
  • Encore Antiques in Russell features over 80 vendors selling a variety of unique and classic antique items.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fun antique malls in Kansas.

Where can we find the best barbecue restaurants in Kansas?

  • Biemer's BBQ in Lawrence says they serve up the best “butts” in town.
  • Bite Me BBQ in Wichita is known for its award-winning ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and more.
  • Bobby D's Merchant Street BBQ in Emporia serves a variety of classic barbecue dishes and is also known for its ten different varieties of hot wings.

Read on to learn about some of the many other delicious barbecue restaurants in Kansas.