The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead introduces children to what life was like on a Kansas farm at the turn of the 20th Century. From April to October the Farmstead opens its gates to the public who can come to see its 200 animals. You can head out on the Farmstead's nature trail, go fishing in the pond or just enjoy some ice cream from the parlor! The farmstead was named in honor of Deanna Rose, the first Overland Park police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Things to Do
- Kids who love animals will have a ball here. There are horses and ponies, all kinds of farm animals, birds of prey and butterflies too! Young children can learn about these animals and see how to properly take care of them on a farm.
- A fun activity to do with the kids at the Farmstead is to teach them how to fish. You can pay $3 for a pole and four worms and go fishing at their fishing pond which is home to sunfish and catfish. Just remember you have to release back into the water whatever you catch and and if you want more bait the cost is $1 for another four worms.
- If you have kids that like horses and ponies then you can pay for them to have a ride on a horse drawn wagon or on the back of a pony.
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Insider Tips
- The Farmstead is free to enter from Monday to Thursday. However there is an admission fee of $2 for people above the age of 2 from Friday to Sunday.