- TripBuzz found 36 things to do with kids in or near Topeka, Kansas, including 14 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lawrence.
- From Lake Shawnee to Kansas Children's Discovery Center, the Topeka area offers 43 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Family Fun Center, Zoos and Theaters.
- The capital city of Kansas, Topeka is the county seat of Shawnee County and home to over 127,000 residents. The city is settled on an area of over 60 square feet in the north-eastern region of the state. Rich in government and history, the capital prides itself as the center for the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka case, which marked our nation's history.
The Kansas Children's Discovery Center works to combine both exploration and fun through interactive exhibits and kid-centered learning. Families with children of all ages can participate in hands-on discovery, daily programs, and other special events during the year.
The indoor playground of Going Bonkers is aimed at large groups of children in a climate-controlled environment. An extensive arcade works to entertain older children with an on-site restaurant available to feed the whole family or cater parties and events.
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1935 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66604 MoreLess Info
Within the West Ridge Lanes & Family Fun Center, there is a bowling alley with 32 individual lanes that has automatic scoring. Outdoor offerings at the amusement center include two-seat go karts and an 18-hole miniature golf course.
The award-winning Kansas Museum of History is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the plains states and their settlers. Must see exhibits include Civil War memorabilia, an 1868 stagecoach and a Sante Fe Railroad locomotive from 1880.