Category Archives: Topeka

Gage Park’s Animaland

Location: Across from the Topeka Zoo in Gage Park, approx. 10th and Gage Cost:  Free Web site:   http://www.kansastravel.org/topeka/animaland.htm Generations of Topekans have happily played on the giant concrete creatures in Animaland.  There’s a shoe (we always said it was the … Continue reading

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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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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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Family Employment Awareness Training

Families Together and Kansas Secondary Connections are offering a two-day training conference in Topeka on October 18-19 of this year. The conference itself is free, but you do have to reserve your spot with a $20 deposit per day ($40 … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that.

It’s Spring! Finally! With the advent of warm weather, things have been mega-busy at Casa de Phouka, and I’ve admittedly fallen behind with this blog. I don’t have a specific item or locale to review for this week, so, instead, … Continue reading

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Topeka Zoo: Living Learning Center

During our most recent visit to the Topeka Zoo, we discovered the Living Learning Center. Let me tell you:  it was amazing.  The walls are covered with animal specimens and exhibits, there are live creatures everywhere, and there’s something to explore … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentation on Dynamic Learning Maps

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dynamic Leaning Maps!!! A Morning with Dr. Neil Kingston   Come spend the morning with Dr. Neil Kingston from Dynamic Leaning Maps (DLM) assessment consortium. Dr. Kingston will speak to Kansas Educators about … Continue reading

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The World-Famous Topeka Zoo, Redux

Location: Gage Park (the park’s at the intersection of 10th and Gage), Topeka, KS Cost: There are discounts available for groups; they also participate in reciprocal memberships, so if you have a membership to the Kansas City Zoo, for instance, … Continue reading

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