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Chick-Fil-A on Metcalf

Where:  6039 Metcalf Ave, Mission, KS 66202 Cost:  Free!  (But you could always buy a sandwich.) Web site:  http://www.cfarestaurant.com/missioncrossing/home On a recent teacher work day, Efrit took Peanut to the Chick-Fil-A on Metcalf to while the afternoon away.  It’s cold, … Continue reading

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(A Small Part of) Antioch Park

Location:  6501 Antioch Road; Merriam, KS Cost:  Free!! Web site:  http://jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm If you enter Antioch Park at the entrance closest to Shawnee Mission Parkway and follow the road straight back, you’ll arrive at a big shelter with an A-shaped roof … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Park Playground & SprayGround

Location:  Behind Eisenhower Middle School at 2901 N 72nd Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 Cost:  FREE! Web Site:  http://www.wycokck.org/InternetDept.aspx?id=18066&menu_id=1016&banner=15284 You can see more pictures of the park and details about its installation at http://www.rain-drop.com/projects/eisenhower-park-sprayground While playing on the playground behind … Continue reading

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L.R. “Dad” Perry Park

Location: At the intersection of Harvard and Monterey in Lawrence, Kansas. If you turn east on Harvard, the first street on your right is the entrance to the part of the park we were at. Cost: Free! Web site: http://lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/dadperryparkContinue reading

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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Redux

Location: 13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS, next to the soccer complex. Cost: Monday – Thursday, Free; Friday – Sunday, $2 a person, 1 and younger free. Web site: http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Deanna-Rose-Childrens-Farmstead A few weeks ago, we took a trip to one … Continue reading

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Flint Hills Discovery Center

Location: 315 S. 3rd Street; Manhattan, Kansas 66502 Cost: Adults $9; Military, Students, Seniors (65+) $7; Children $4; Kids 2 and under free. Web site:http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/ In the months since we visited the Flint Hills Discovery Center, I’ve struggled with how … Continue reading

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Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Location:  13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS, next to the soccer complex. Cost: Monday – Thursday, Free; Friday – Sunday, $2 a person, 1 and younger free. Web site: http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Deanna-Rose-Childrens-Farmstead The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas, is … Continue reading

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Animal Tales and Trails

Location: The bottom floor of Crown Center by the Coterie Theater.  Crown Center is at 2450 Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. Cost:  Free!  They can validate parking for the parking garage, too. Web site:  http://www.crowncenter.com/Event/Event.asp?EventRef=Animal On the bottom floor … Continue reading

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Playground at Two Trails Park

Location: 100 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS.  (It’s at the intersection of Ridgeview Road and Layton Drive.) Cost: Free Web site: http://www.olatheks.org/parksrec/programs/trails/parklocations/twotrails While out and about as a family on a fine January day, we stumbled across Two Trails Park … Continue reading

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Playground by East Entrance of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Location:  By 135th and Switzer in Overland Park, KS.  The playground is by the East entrance to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.  (The farmstead’s address is 13800 Switzer.) Cost:  Free! Web site:  N/A If you’re ever near 135th and Switzer … Continue reading

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