Visit more than 250 animals and birds, learn about growing flowers and vegetables, experience an Kanza Indian encampment or a one-room school house, and take a stroll through main street to the fishing pond.


Sun-Sat 9 am-5 pm

$3 ages 2 and up
Free under age 2
Free after 2 pm Mon-Thu
(Some activities require fee.)

Contact Information

13800 Switzer
Overland Park, KS 66221
Phone: 913-897-2360

Location Type

Living History
Natural Area

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Things to see and do at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead include:

A replica of a 1900 one-room country schoolhouse, Helen’s Schoolhouse was made with original and custom-made construction materials and includes turn-of-the-century desks and tablets, and a working pot-bellied stove.

The Kanza Indian encampment and earthen log lodge is a historically accurate, culturally sensitive replica of a small Kanza village. Experience artifacts of the Kaw Indian Nation.

Watch and learn as a real-life blacksmith demonstrates how metal and heat make farming essentials like hardware, bridles and horseshoes at John's Blacksmith Shop.

Strike it rich at the mining trough. Guests can use a sifter to pour their bag of “rough” in the water and see what gems they discover. (There is a charge for the bags of "rough".)

Step back in time and see how photos were taken in the old days at Pat's Photography Parlor.

Cast your old-fashioned cane pole into Fishing Pond and pull out a fish nearly every single time. (There is a fee to fish, which includes a cane pole and four worms. No outside poles or bait are allowed.)

Settlers found bison in massive herds across the Midwest during westward expansion. They were hunted for their meat, hide, and bones.

A Farmstead icon for decades, the play barn is a replica of a little red barn from the 19th Century. Children can make their way up steps to the barn loft and go down one of our two barn slides.

The farm-themed playground includes a fort, a fountain, a miniature log cabin, a sandbox with sand shovels, ride-on plastic animals, slides, a climbing tractor and a seating area with sun and shade shelters. The little ones can race around our track on a child-size pedal tractor.

Children ages 3-12 will love this gentle pony ride on a figure-eight trail, led by Farmstead staff. (There is a fee for pony rides.)

Relive the days of westward expansion by taking a ride on a wagon pulled by a team of beautiful Belgian draft horses. Visitors will spend 10-15 relaxing minutes on this hayride through the woods on the Farmstead’s perimeter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to the wagon ride.
(There is a fee for wagon rides. Children under age one ride free.)

Step back in time to experience a place where farmers came from miles around to purchase their supplies and sell crops. Visitors can buy Deanna Rose merchandise, old-fashioned toys, plush farm animals and old-time candy at Vic’s General Store.

The farmstead has gardens, ponds (including a duck pond and a koi pond), an apple orchard, and a nature trail.

In addition to these and other attractions, the farmstead has concessions such as:

Alex+Emily's Ice Cream Parlor’s 1900s-era back bar was originally located in Spring Hill, Kan. Alex and Emily’s has hand-scooped ice cream, snacks, and meals. Stop in for a bite among frontier furnishings and artifacts.

Grab a full meal when you visit the east side of the Farmstead and our Farmhouse building. There’s a patio nestled in the gardens with shaded seating to enjoy your lunch. There is also a public picnic area.

Stop by the concession window when you visit the dairy barn to enjoy soda, chips, ice cream, and much more.

Most attractions at the farmstead are included with admission. Some activities require additional costs. Some attractions at the farmstead may be closed during scheduled history tours. The farmstead has several areas that can be rented for parties and events.

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