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Do you need new places to explore outside with the family, without driving out-of-state? There are 28 Kansas state parks!  We’ve listed out each park with its main amenities and how long of a drive it is from downtown Wichita. Be...
My husband and I recently spent 4 days at Vista Verde Ranch, an all-inclusive luxury resort dude ranch tucked back in the Rocky Mountains, approximately 40 minutes north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Having never visited a dude ranch before,...
Are you looking for a fun way to travel with kids while still following social distancing guidelines? You can rent a camper or RV right here in Wichita! Tour the U.S. or hit up a National Park or two,...
Who could use a winter staycation? Winter is a particularly stir-crazy time of year, and add Covid into the mix, well we all have the major itch to get out and go. The great news is that kids don't...
There's nothing we love more than getting outside, especially when it involves exploring, hiking, or biking around the Wichita area. We asked dozens of Wichita families, and below are some favorite kid-friendly outdoor adventures and spots local parents take...
My lifelong dream of having children who love to travel as much as I do has come to fruition. Sometimes it’s a day trip to see a waterfall or a historic landmark nearby and sometimes it’s a 15 hour...
When I was growing up, I would hear people talk about how boring and flat Kansas was. A “fly-over State” is what it was called, and still called by some. I developed the same opinion for the most part....
Our family loves a good camping trip. While we have our favorite spot (like literally a favorite site, not just a favorite campground), we do like exploring more of what this area has to offer. With younger kids, we...
Experience the Grandeur at The Elms Hotel & Spa: An Iconic Destination for Over 130 Years With everything moms have been called to do over the last several months - working from home, e-learning, making back to school decisions, and...
Kansas has a new state park that has been well worth the wait! Little Jerusalem Badlands officially opened to the public in October 2019 and has been on my "to-hike" list ever since.   Located just 18 miles north of...
When people think about the Great Outdoors in Kansas, their minds automatically go to flat lands, wheat, and cows. And that's fair! We do have a lot of those things. What we don't often think of is the marine history...
I don’t know about you, but being quarantined has me jonesing for adventure — a picturesque landscape to visit and explore. I love the mountains, but living here in central Kansas, it’s pretty flat.  Luckily, there are several areas within...
Kansas summers are H-O-T, and what better way to stay cool than to splash around, take a dip in a local pool, or head to the beach! The Wichita area has some great lakes to explore with the family,...
I don’t know if it was the spring weather or the fact that we haven’t gone anywhere in almost a year, but I was itching for a little getaway. I didn’t want anything too crazy, because let’s be honest,...

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Fun Things to Do with Kids in Wichita When It Rains

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It's hard not to go stir crazy when it rains over a long holiday weekend or on a day when you really just need...