KC Edventures Guide for Ages 12-14

Deanna Rose Farmstead

Baby goats at Deanna Rose Baby goats at Deanna Rose Pic by Jacquie

Watch your teen act like a kid again – it’s easy to do at Deanna Rose!  Come feed baby goats, learn about how milk gets from the cow to the store shelves, visit an Indian Encampment and ‘do lessons’ in a one-room school house. 

Before Your Visit:

  • Bring a water bottle with you.
  • If you plan to feed the goats, remember that they like to chew on strings and may step on your feet - be careful if you wear flip-flops.
  • Some of the fun things for older kids will cost extra money (mining, fishing, bottle-feeding goats) so bring some extra $.

Explore Deanna Rose:

  • NEW THIS YEAR:  The Educational Pavilion (located near the General Store) will host FREE public programs at 11am, 1pm & 3 pm daily.  Programs will highlight turn-of-the-century farmlife and be interactive for kids.
  • Bottle-feed the baby goats ($).
  • Visit the Kanza Indian Encampment to see artifacts and teepees. 
  • Go mining for gem stones ($).
  • Tour the Dairy Barn to see calves, watch a movie about milk and quiz yourself at the video stations.  You can also see live milking demonstrations twice a day.
  • Go shopping in the Country Store.
  • Visit the animals in the older part of the farmstead:  bobcats, horses, prairie dogs and birds of prey.
  • On a hot day, seek out the waterfall and cool off your feet!
  • Try fishing with cane poles ($).

Learn More:


If you haven't yet, introduce your kids to Laura Ingalls Wilder with "Little Town on the Prairie" or "Farmer Boy" after a visit to the farmstead.


Other engaging novels for this age would include "Hattie Big Sky" by Kirby Larson and books that discuss the Orphan trains from U.S. history.


Discover More:

Enjoy some time at these other great Kansas City attractions:

  • Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farmstead

View Deanna Rose Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221 in a larger map

Additional Info

  • Nature & Animals: Gardening, Parks & Trails, Farm Animals, Horses, Native Animals, Pond Habitats
  • Historic: Native Americans, Wars & Memorials
  • Toys, Hobbies & Play: Playgrounds
  • Life Skills: Gardening