Category Archives: Kansas

Gage Park Carousel

Location:  Gage Park, near 10th & Gage.  The Carousel is towards the middle of the park by the pool. Cost:  At the time we visited, it was $1.50 per person per ride. Web site:  http://ks-shawneecountyparksandrec.civicplus.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/109 The Carousel in the Park … Continue reading

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Audio Description ROCKS: Cinemark Theatres Merriam

Location: 5500 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202 Cost: It depends on the time of day, show you’re seeing, etc. Web site:   https://www.cinemark.com/theatre-259 Recently, we splurged and went to Cinemark Theatres in Merriam to see Incredibles 2.  We bought treats and … Continue reading

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Take a Ride on the Gage Park Mini Train!

Location:  Gage Park, 6th & Gage Blvd, Topeka. Cost:  $1.50 per passenger per ride Web site:  https://ks-shawneecountyparksandrec.civicplus.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/108 Like generations of children before them, my kids love the Gage Park Mini Train.  They perk up excitedly when they hear its whistle, and … Continue reading

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Wanamaker Chick-Fil-A Play Place

Location: 1625 SW Wanamaker Rd , NWC 17th and Wanamaker , Topeka , KS 66604 Cost:  Free, but you can always buy a sandwich Web site:   https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/KS/17th-and-Wanamaker This past Wednesday, Mom, Peanut, and I went to the newest and nicest … Continue reading

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Down and Dirty

Location:  Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604 Cost:  Depends on when you register, ages of registrants, etc.  In 2018, it cost $81 for me, Sprout, and Peanut, and we signed up early enough to get … Continue reading

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Summer Care in Kansas City

As we hurtle through the spring semester, parents start planning their kids’ summer activities.  If you’re like us, you need full-day care so you and your partner can work; this limits the camp options in the Kansas City metro area.  … Continue reading

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BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Urban Air

Location:  14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223 Cost:  Pricey.  The amount you pay relates to the options you choose.  In my instance, I had a 5-yo, 8-yo, and an adult; I paid for two hours bounce time for the … Continue reading

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Tavern in the Village

Location:  3901 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Cost:  Varies, depending on what you order.  You can see menus at the Web site below.  They also have a $5 children’s menu that’s not included on the site (this includes their … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring Challenger Programs

The YMCA Challenger program is gearing up for Winter/Spring sports.  Challenger athletics are for anyone with a disability from ages 3-30; they also offer a variety of meet-ups for teens and older children.  We’re getting ready to try our very … Continue reading

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