Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Fun: The End of Summer

Most kids are back in school. Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is next weekend. Want to get in that last little bit of summer fun, before the leaves start changing and the warm weather goes away?

Here're a few suggestions:

1) Make the trek to Kansas City! Soon the weather will be rainy and sloshy. right now it's cool and the days are still long, which makes it the ideal time to spend the day in the big city. Check out Kansas City events here:
http://www.visitkc.com/events/index.aspx

2) Visit the Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. It's everything you wanted to know about the history of our planet, and more! A great way to get kids fired up about learning, just as school starts. http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/visit

3) Attend the Kansas City Renaissance Festival with your kids, and your pups! Visit the vendors, hear the musicians, play games and interact with a host of historical characters. Better yet--go in costume! (Starts next week) http://www.kcrenfest.com/ 

4) Want to stick around Leavenworth? Check out First City Museum, the Richard Allen Cultural Center, the Farmers Market at Haymarket Square, the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, or Fort Leavenworth's Frontier Army Museum (free and open Mon-Sat).

5) Check out all the great state parks nearby! http://bit.ly/bwLCCv

6) Worlds of Fun amusement park's regular season has ended, but they have special hours just for fall. There are haunted attractions for adults and days and times with no-scare attractions for kids. http://www.worldsoffun.com/

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