Topeka

Dreaming Of Spring At Ward-Meade Botanical Gardens

With winter’s grip firmly on the Midwest, we thought it would be a nice time for a more temperate article. We happened to have overlooked this visit to the Ward Meade Botanical Garden in Topeka, Kansas. It was during a visit to Old Prairie Town that we stumbled upon this 2.5 acre park, which offers a calm oasis in the heart of the city. (Read about Old Prairie Town here>) […]

By |2019-12-12T12:30:57-06:00January 15th, 2018|Destinations, Kansas, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Topeka|0 Comments

Exploring Old Prairie Town in Topeka Kansas

When we planned our latest Topeka visit, our first stop was at Old Prairie Town. This historic site is located on the original path of the Oregon Trail. The morning drive from Kansas City was wet with thunderstorms, but by the time we arrived they had passed by. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:25:57-06:00September 18th, 2017|Destinations, Kansas, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Topeka|0 Comments

Tons Of Fun At Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center ended up being a lot more than what we expected. This day-trip included our grandkids, so we had filled the itinerary with places we felt would be kid friendly. Our morning had been historic, and lunch was a visit to a local hangout. Now we had arrived at the place we hoped would offer a little interactive fun, with an educational edge. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:18:07-06:00September 1st, 2017|Destinations, Kansas, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Topeka|0 Comments

Dining Old School At Bobo’s Drive-In

You may wonder how we ended up dining at Bobo’s Drive In during a recent day trip to Topeka, Kansas. We had planned to take our grand-kids, as there were some kid friendly attractions we wanted to research. To pick the right dining establishment, I reached out to our followers for suggestions. Before long, we had a good list of places that sounded like fun spots for a casual meal. The overwhelming pick seemed to be this old school burger joint, so it was now all but a done deal. […]

Topeka’s 10th Street – A Day Trip to Capitol City

One of our favorite day trip destinations from Kansas City, Kansas is the capitol of our state, Topeka. The population is about the same as our hometown, and it offers some nice attractions less than an hour away. Many times our visits have a simple itinerary located along Topeka’s 10th Street, which includes a couple of attractions, and lunch at restaurant nearby. Let us show you how to enjoy A Day Trip to Capitol City,  without spending a ton of money. […]

Walk Through Time at the Kansas Museum of History

In 1984 the Kansas Museum of History was opened in Topeka by the Kansas Historical Society. This 30,000 square foot building sits on 80 acres in the northwest section of the city. The museum hosts traveling exhibits, as well as the permanent displays. There are 4 walking trails on the property to allow for views on the native grasslands and waterways. The main gallery features the permanent exhibits in chronological order following the history of Kansas. It begins with a look at the Native American tribes who populated the plains. It gives an overview of each of the tribes who lived or traveled through the [...]

By |2019-12-12T06:50:20-06:00January 21st, 2017|Destinations, Kansas, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Topeka|0 Comments