- TripBuzz found 54 things to do with kids in or near Atchison, Kansas, including 42 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Joseph, Leavenworth, Weston and Fort Leavenworth.
- From Extreme Underground to Watkins Ranch, the Atchison area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Historic Homes, Bowling, Family Fun Center and Theaters.
- Atchison is a small, mostly rural town along the Kansas-Missouri border. Considered to be the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, there are several plaques dedicated to the woman pilot and a festival is held in her honor every July. The town also used to serve as the eastern terminus of the Santa Fe Railway, which led to the creation of a depot museum.
Located in a repurposed subterranean army bunker, Extreme Underground is an amusement facility with a unique feel. The facility offers laser tag, miniature golf, archery tag, Makoto Arena, and a wide array of games in its arcade.
Watkins Ranch offers western horseback riding lessons to riders of all experience levels and ages as well as horse boarding and leasing. Their facilities include a private tack room, indoor arena, two round pens, automatic waterers and sawdust bedding.
The Atchison County Historical Society Museum is a historical museum focused on preserving the history of Atchison County. Attractions include a variety of exhibits such as a display of Amelia Earhart's belongings and a collection of Revolutionary War guns.
The Evah C. Cray Historical Home is a restored Victorian-era mansion with 25 rooms. The mansion features a castle-style tower, and features a gift shop in its carriage house. Built in 1882, it features lavish decor.
Once home to the famous pilot, Amelia Earhart Birthplace offers visitors an inside glimpse to her early life. The house was restored with new wood, and includes a display providing historical information about her career.