Sunflower Summer AppMaking memories with the kiddos doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Did you know that the Sunflower Summer app, developed by the Kansas Department of Education, gives students (K-12) and parents the opportunity to explore dozens of attractions across the state, FOR FREE? This app will allow families to explore participating locations, make some memories, have a blast, and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way. 

Don't forget: the Sunflower Summer program's season is May 25 - August 11, 2024, so plan your trips soon!

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Northeast

Theatre in the Park

The Theatre in the Park is the largest outdoor community theatre in the country. Each summer the outdoor theater presents five Broadway…

Legler Barn Museum Complex

The story of how this property came to be is a true estimate to the community’s grit and spirit. At a time in American History so full of…

KU Natural History Museum

Nationally recognized for its public natural history exhibits and collections, research and graduate education, and outstanding education…

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

At the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, visitors have the opportunity to explore the home in which world-renowned aviatrix Amelia Earhart…

First City Museum

This museum dedicated to "the First City of Kansas" features items from two of the facilities that made Leavenworth internationally famous…

Kansas City Automotive Museum

The Kansas City Automotive Museum highlights Kansas City automotive history. Exhibits and displays include 1965 Le Mans winner Masten…

The Historic Ritchie House

Take a step back into history at the Ritchie House! This is believed to be Topeka's oldest home and was built by abolitionists John and Mary…

Old Depot Museum

The Old Depot Museum is an 1888 two story passenger train depot and today serves as a local history museum. The museum is located at 135 W…

Evel Knievel Museum

Evel Knievel's authentic performance leathers, jump bikes and memorabilia are housed in a permanent museum at the Historic Harley-Davidson…

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

Travel back in time at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and experience life on a turn-of-the-century Kansas farm. Established in 1978…

Watkins Museum of History

Since 1975, the Watkins Museum of History, housed in the iconic 1888 Watkins Land Mortgage and National Bank Building in downtown Lawrence…

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

Home of Muriel , the last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E! Muriel is identical to the airplane Amelia Earhart went missing in on her famed…

Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is home to the Johnson County Museum where you can step back in time with the 1950s All-Electric…

Pomona State Park and Reservoir

The 490-acre Pomona State Park is well known among campers for its shaded campsites and a great family atmosphere. The park is nestled in an…

Shawnee Town 1929

Step back into the 1920s and experience life in Shawnee, a truck-farming town located just 10 miles from downtown Kansas City! Visitors of…

Museum at Prairiefire

The Museum at Prairiefire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to meaningful learning and engagement with science, culture, art…

Lawrence Arts Center

Lawrence Arts Center: The Lawrence Arts Center provides an extensive calendar of exhibitions, performances, and classes. The Arts Center…

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum. Since opening in 2011 in Topeka, Kansas, the Discovery Center has…

Circle of Art Atchison

A Gallery of Fine and Fun Art. Find Your New Favorite Art and Support Local Artists! The Circle of Art Atchison is a not-for-profit artist…

Combat Air Museum

The Combat Air Museum has on display 47 military aircraft, from World War I to the present day, in addition to multiple static displays of…

Kaw River State Park

Kaw River is the only urban-type state park. It consists of 76 acres on the south bank of the Kansas River adjacent to MacLennan Park and…

Prairie Spirit Trail - Ottawa

Ottawa The Prairie Spirit Trail in eastern Kansas is a 52-mile-long path through small towns, shaded woodland canopy, and scenic prairies…

Flint Hills Trail State Park

The Flint Hills Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and with…

Pony Express Museum

The Smith Hotel, the first home station of the Pony Express west of St. Joseph, MO, was located across from the present museum. The museum…

Southeast

Columbus Museum

The Columbus Museum was founded in 1964 and dedicated to the historical preservation of Columbus and the surrounding area. The current…

Lyon County History Center

Explore stories from the past and discover things you never knew at the Lyon County History Center. Whether you are a first-time guest or a…

Howard Benson Museum

The Howard Benson Museums’ collection contains over 50,000 items and covers over 150 years of Elk County history, from the 1860’s to the…

Girard History Museum

Three buildings on site, including St. John's Episcopal Church, built in 1888, the Church has it's original stained glass windows and is on…

Jones Aquatic Center

The Jones Aquatic Center is the ultimate aquatic paradise! Dive into adventure with thrilling two-story slides and glide along the lazy…

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Visitor Center has temporarily moved! While work is being completed in the Post Hospital, the Visitor Center’s information desk has been…

Trading Post Museum

The Trading Post Museum is located in Trading Post, the oldest existing settlement in Kansas. Among the artifacts displayed in the Trading…

Red Rocks State Historic Site

William Allen White rented this house from 1899 until he purchased it in 1901. It was his home for 45 years. The two-and-a-half story house…

Miners Hall Museum

Miners Hall Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing Southeast Kansas coal mining history and its diverse immigrant culture. The museum…

Johnston Geology Museum

See a western Kansas Cretaceous mosasaur, a giant ground sloth, a mastodon tusk plus other displays in the ESU Geology Museum. The museum…

Anderson County Historical Museum

Memorabilia documenting the history of the county and famous persons including Arthur Capper, Edgar Lee Masters and John Brown. Genealogy…

Gordon Parks Museum

The Gordon Parks Museum highlights the life and work of Kansas-born photographer Gordon Parks. Exhibits, personal artifacts, and iconic…

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

This linear park is located along a former rail bed between Iola and Ottawa, a distance of 51 miles. The city of Garnett is the midway…

Coffey County Historical Museum

Experience Coffey County, Kansas, and her citizens through the years from fossils from the Palezoic Era when Kansas was covered by a shallow…

Schmidt Museum of Natural History

The Schmidt Museum of Natural History contains a comprehensive collection of approximately 600 taxidermy mounts of birds, mammals, reptiles…

McCune History Museum

Don’t rely on rumors, get the facts at the McCune History Department and Museum! McCune is and always has been a farm town serving the…

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia

One of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. Nearly 400 specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles representing more than 80 species…

Big Brutus

Named to the National Register of Historical Places in January 2018, Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard of the Heartlands…

Curious Minds Discovery Zone

Curious Minds Discovery Zone is a children's museum founded in 2012, with the intent to bring education and entertainment opportunities to…

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Flint Hills Trail State Park

The Flint Hills Trail stretches for 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and with…

Mushroom Rock State Park

One of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography, Mushroom Rock is the smallest, but one of the most unique, state parks in Kansas. The park is only…

Lincoln Historical Museum Complex

The Lincoln County Historical Museum Complex houses a full museum with artifacts donated from families who homestead and helped to build…

Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park

Dive into fun at Salina’s Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park – the area's newest summer destination for real surf and great rides. Enjoy water…

Midwest Dream Car Collection

Midwest Dream Car Collection shares the love of vehicles through a unique automotive collection and visitor experience that will appeal to…

Oz Museum

Come and Experience the World of OZ! With 2,000 artifacts on display featuring 120 years of Oz culture from 1st edition L. Frank Baum books…

Salina Art Center

An innovative contemporary art space dedicated to engaging audiences of all ages with viewing, creating, and interpreting art. Our friendly…

Riley County Historical Museum

The Riley County Historical Society & Museum located at 2309 Claflin Road in Manhattan is the official history museum of Riley County…

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Open since April 2012, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is a 35,000 square foot facility that immerses visitors within the wonder and beauty…

A & H Farm/Pumpkin Patch

A & H Farm is a family oriented destination that welcomes children and adults of all ages every day of the week. We are a family operated…

Sunset Zoo

Manhattan’s wildest destination is more than just a park. Sunset Zoo is brimming with creative educational offerings and is the perfect…

Dickinson County Heritage Center

Dickinson County Heritage Center is not your typical county museum, it's 3 museums in one! Starting off with the county history, complete…

Grassroots Art Center

Exhibits from across the state of Kansas. Visitors enjoy the creativity of primarily retired individuals working with recycled materials…

Rolling Hills Zoo

Rolling Hills Zoo is a 65-acre zoological park nestled among the picturesque Smoky Hills just outside of Salina. This vibrant zoo is home to…

The Garage

See classic cars that have been restored to pristine condition and explore hands-on educational simulations at the Crossroads Car…

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

ABOUT The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad is one of Kansas’ most unique museums, operating on a 5.5-mile stretch of former Rock Island…

Home on the Range Cabin

When Dr. Brewster Higley wrote those words on the banks of Beaver Creek near Athol, Kans., in 1872, he was writing about his Kansas…

Hodgen House Museum Complex

Step back into early day Ellsworth County. Our complex consists of the 1878 Hodgden House, an 1880s livery stable, an authentic one-room…

Scandia Museum

The settlement of Scandia by members of the Scandinavian Agriculture Society, of Chicago, Illinois was in the fall of 1868. The town was…

Koester House Museum

The Koester House Museum, nestled in the heart of downtown Marysville, is an excellent place to take a look at life in a Midwestern town in…

Brown Grand Theatre

Restored to its original 1907 splendor, this 650 seat theatre is as breathtakingly beautiful today as it was then. From the proscenium arch…

World's Largest Ball of Twine

At 17,320 lbs, 40 foot circumference, and over 7,938,709 of sisal twine, the Cawker City Community Club is the official owner/caretaker of…

Garden of Eden

Kansas' only Visionary Sculpture Environment and stone log cabin. Internationally known as a prime example of the Grassroots Art genre…

Smoky Hill Museum

The Smoky Hill Museum is Kansas's oldest, nationally accredited, hands-on history museum. Each time you visit, you find interactive fun…

Salina Liberty Indoor Football

The Salina Liberty are a professional indoor football team based in Salina, Kansas. The team plays their home games at the Tony’s Pizza…

Rock City Park

Rock City Park is a national natural landmark comprised of over 200 huge concretions in an area about the size of two football fields. You…

National Orphan Train Complex

The National Orphan Train Museum contains informative exhibits depicting the history of the Orphan Train Movement. Photos and memorabilia…

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McPherson Water Park

The McPherson Water Park offers fun for all ages in a safe, manageable space. The variety of water-based fun is big but it's easy to keep an…

Kansas Learning Center for Health

Dive into the heart of Kansas at the Kansas Learning Center for Health, a vibrant health education hub celebrating Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler's…

CityArts

​CityArts offers people of all ages and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to participate in diverse art programming throughout the year…

Sedgwick County Zoo

Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world. Get to know the gorillas and elephants of Africa. Visit bison and bears…

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum – Exploring Mennonite Stories Kauffman Museum’s mission is to preserve the evolving story of central plains…

Field Station: Dinosaurs

Welcome to the Field Station, where you'll take on the role of a visiting scientist – ready to explore, ask questions and make…

Coronado Quivira Museum

The Coronado Quivira Museum focuses on the history of Rice County and Central Kansas. Exhibits feature the Quivira, Coronado's 1541 journey…

Wetlands Waterpark at Great Bend

Dive into endless fun at Wetlands Waterpark, the ultimate oasis on a scorching summer day! Feel the exhilarating rush as you get soaked…

Museum of World Treasures

Delve into the rich tapestry of global history at the Museum of World Treasures, a premier destination in Wichita, Kansas. Ideal for anyone…

Small World Gallery

Small World Gallery is a rarity. There you’ll often find National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, who grew up on a Kansas farm and…

Kansas Wildlife Exhibit

The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is free to visit every day of the year! The best time to see as much as possible is during the feeding time…

Sand Hills State Park

Sand Hills State Park, a 1,123-acre natural area, has been preserved for its sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. Popular…

Chisholm Trail Museum

Across from the Sumner County Courthouse in downtown Wellington, KS. Hours of Operation - Weekends only in May and November. Daily June thru…

Kansas Oil Museum

The Kansas Oil Museum is the one of the largest museums in the state with a focus on the history of America's early 20th-century oil…

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park was named the most interactive wildlife park in the Midwest for a reason. Tanganyika’s secret recipe is simple…

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site

For travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, this sandstone citadel was one of the most prominent landmarks on their long journey. Native Americans…

Great Plains Nature Center

Welcome to the Great Plains Nature Center, a hidden gem nestled within the vibrant city of Wichita, Kansas. Situated at the intersection of…

Ellinwood Tunnels

Ellinwood was originally home to up to 11 saloons. Visitors are welcome to stop by our Underground Saloon and get a complete tour of the…

Rock River Rapids

Rock River Rapids is a family-friendly outdoor water park located in Derby, KS. Grab your family and hit the lazy river in an inner tube or…

NDGA National Glass Museum

N.D.G.A. National Glass Museum The NDGA National Glass Museum opened its doors to the public on May 1, 2012. When we opened the door we had…

Vernon Filley Art Museum

The Vernon Filley Art Museum is a 4,600 square foot state of the art facility conveniently located near Main Street in downtown Pratt. This…

Geneseo City Museum

Dr. E. D. Janzen had a passion for learning. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute, learned ventriloquism and brail, and obtained…

Wichita Art Museum

Located west of downtown Wichita in the Museums on the River District, the Wichita Art Museum connects people, ideas and art to enrich lives…

Red Barn Studio Museum

The Red Barn Studio was the working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer (1907-1991). The Red Barn Studio is filled…

Wichita Wind Surge

Wichita's newest baseball team! The Wichita Wind Surge, affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, play home games at the brand-new, $75 million…

Yesterday House Museum & Depot

Yesterday House Museum holds a large collection of over 500 examples of barbed wire. Themed displays are found throughout the museum…

Hutchinson Zoo

At the Hutchinson Zoo children can climb a human-sized spider web, get face-to-face with river otters, excavate fossils, and get a prairie…

Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo

Our free zoo offers up-close views of wildlife, places to relax & educational programs to foster understanding of the animals in our natural…

Stafford County Museum

Thousands of historical artifacts, including a collection of more than 30,000 glass negatives from noted early 20th century photographer…

Exploration Place

Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place…

Kansas Aviation Museum

Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport Terminal Building, the Kansas Aviation Museum showcases the rich heritage of aviation that…

Botanica Wichita

Since opening in 1987 with four gardens and a horticultural library, Botanica Wichita has added more than 30 additional themed gardens and…

Broadway RFD

Broadway RFD, established in 1959, is the longest running outdoor theatre in Kansas. Located in Lindsborg, Kan., Broadway RFD seeks to…

Old Cowtown Museum

Experience Wichita like it’s 1865. Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and…

Kansas Wetlands Educational Center

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms, a wetland of international importance…

Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Housing a museum, a gallery of nations and a gift shop, the Mid-America All-Indian Museum educates and preserves the heritage of the…

Coutts Museum of Art

Step into a world of artistic wonder at the Coutts Museum of Art, a cultural gem established in 1970. Embark on a captivating journey…

Kansas Motorcycle Museum

Home of the collection of 5-time National Sportsman Champion Stan "The Man" Engdahl. Engdahl's collection includes over 600 trophies won by…

Hillsboro Museums

Welcome to the Hillsboro Museum Complex! Pioneer Adobe House The Pioneer Adobe House was built by Mennonite immigrants Peter and Anna Loewen…

STRATACA

Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet beneath the earth's surface in a salt bed…

Mark Arts

Mark Arts is a vibrant regional arts hub that provides opportunities to appreciate and create art in an atmosphere of lifelong learning…

Northwest

Ellis County Historical Society

Updates! We will be open 7 days a week through the summer but currently, the off-season hours are Mon – Thurs from 10am – 4pm…

Goodland Carnegie Arts Center

Visitors to the Carnegie Arts Center are treated to a vibrant cultural experience. The center showcases a diverse range of art forms…