Summer break will be over before you know it! Explore eclectic neighborhoods, kid-friendly activities, historical sites, and learn something new about your own backyard with the Kansas City, KS Summer Fun Passport. Here are a few spots to get you started.
Pierson Park – Wyandotte County Spray Parks
Children of all ages will love splashing around at the free spray parks in our city. Beat the summer heat with brightly colored water towers, loops and hoops with activators and plenty of shaded seating for parents and shelters. The city has two other spray parks: Eisenhower Park & Heathwood Park.
Moon Marble Company
Find your marbles at the Moon! At Moon Marble Company, you’ll feel like a kid again as you peruse the endless shelves of nostalgic games and toys. Catch a live marble-making demonstration and see how an artist makes a marble or learn how to play the classic marble game of Ringer in the game room.
John Brown Statue
The statue pays homage to John Brown, one of the nation’s most staunch opponents of slavery. Take your exploration across the street to the Quindaro Ruins Overlook. The Overlook provides a rare window into the past of a town where slaves once found freedom.
Grinter Walking Trail
Hit the walking trail at the Grinter Place Historic Site. The quarter-mile trail is asphalt and perfect for all ages and abilities. Benches are placed along the track so you can sit down to enjoy nature. Grinter Place is the oldest farmhouse in Kansas and was once the home of Moses Grinter who established the first ferry across the Kansas River.
Wyandotte County Museum
Dig up local history at the Wyandotte County Museum. Exhibits include the Trowbridge Gallery showcasing an archaeological collection of Native American artifacts, and the Barker Gallery telling the stories of the three immigrant tribes of Wyandotte County; The Shawnee, Delaware and the Wyandot. The museum also features a hands-on area where kids can be an archeologist, build pots, touch furs, create bead work, grind corn and more.
Cabela’s Kansas City
Go on an African safari, come face-to-face with a giant catfish and see the world’s largest collection of trophy mule deer at Cabela’s Kansas City. See how many animals you can find with Cabela’s free in-store Scavenger Hunt activity sheet.
But the fun doesn't stop here: Discover all 15 stops on our Summer Fun Passport program and find out how you can win a Kansas City, KS key chain!