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Thank you to Visit Overland Park for sponsoring this article and experience! Only a quick two-and-a-half hour drive from Wichita, Overland Park is a great family weekend destination spot. We've had the opportunity to travel to the Kansas City area...
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary. We were looking for something quiet, sweet, and close to Wichita. After research and crowd-sourcing, I came up with a list of getaways for a weekend away with your sweetie.    Here are...
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,...
Thank you to Worlds of Fun for sponsoring this article and for providing fun for families, local and beyond! Why Visiting Worlds of Fun with Kids is a Must This Summer My husband and I hadn't been to Worlds of Fun...
Do you have Wichita museum memberships? If there's anything I love as much as our fair city it is traveling, especially with my kids. When we travel, near or far, the first thing I investigate is what zoos and museums...
Our family recently road tripped to Utah to explore in and around Zion National Park, and let me tell you, this is a must for families! My husband is the outdoorsy one of the bunch, and this was his...
We are often asked for our favorite weekend getaways and day trips from Wichita, so we have compiled a list of suggestions straight from local moms. We love nothing more than to shake things up a bit by hopping...
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam. Just decades after being on the brink of extinction, the ubiquitous giants of the great plains have a home once again roaming the rolling prairie on the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge....
Waterfalls in Kansas? Yes! There are waterfalls near Wichita. You may be surprised to hear there are many gorgeous waterfalls you can visit across the state. In fact, there are five that are two hours or less away from...
If you're planning an overseas vacation or business trip, you'll need to apply for passports ASAP...but how? And where? Changes were made in 2017, narrowing the options for where you can apply for a passport in and around Wichita...
After the winter blues have settled in, nothing sounds better than a change of scenery with a drivable weekend getaway! It still may be cold outside, but there are some really great surrounding area spots perfect for nearby getaways...
After the year we've had (including our kids!), we all deserve a fun weekend with the family. Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City is just under 3 hours away and offers lodging, a water park, slides, swimming, dining, and special...
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,...

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Where to Go Peach & Apple Picking in Wichita

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Some of our favorite fall family bucket list activities are peach and apple picking in Wichita (and the surrounding areas)! We've compiled a list...