Tag Archives: Topeka

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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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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Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics

Location: Your local Lowe’s.  We attended a clinic at the Lowe’s in Topeka, Kansas, but the clinics are available nationwide. Cost: Free! Web site: http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx Peanut loves Bob the Builder.  Loves.  He also loves tools, “building,” and all sorts of … Continue reading

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Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Technology Fair

The Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting an assistive technology fair on June 2, 2012.  Please click and open the .pdf file for their letter with more information:  ParentLetter_TechFair0412

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