KC Edventures Guide for Ages 9-11

Deanna Rose Farmstead

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

Your kids will find so much to do at Deanna Rose – visit a prairie town from years ago, learn how cows are milked, run through a tepee, or pick up at passport at Ben’s Bank and search the farmstead for clues.  There are animals to feed, trails to hike, and buildings to explore!

Before Your Visit:

  • Grab a water bottle and a few snacks to bring with you.
  • Make sure you have quarters if you plan to feed the animals.
  • If you already have a passport, don't forget to bring it -- there may be new clues to solve! (If you don't have one, visit Ben's Bank to pick one up.)

Explore Deanna Rose Farmstead:

  • 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.
  • Visit Ben’s Bank and pick up a passport clues are located in black boxes around the Farmstead.
  • See the bobcats and birds of prey.  While you're there, take a short hike on the nature trails.
  • Feed the baby goats with bottles of milk ($).
  • Visit some of your favorite farm animals - horses, pigs, goats, sheep, calves & chickens.
  • Explore the schoolhouse and see if they offer a craft of the day ($).
  • Visit the Kanza Indian Encampment to see how Native Americans lived on the plains.
  • Tour the Dairy Barn to see calves, watch a movie about milk and quiz yourself at the video stations.
  • Don't forget a visit to the playground!

Learn More:

  • Pair a visit to the farmstead with reading "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White or seeing the movie:

      Another popular book with kids this age would be The Magic Tree House series - "Buffalo Before Breakfast" & "Twister on Tuesday" by Mary Pope Osborne are both good choices for historical life on the great plains.


      Discover More:

      If you enjoyed visiting Deanna Rose, try these fun places for more historical towns & animals:

      • Missouri Town 1855
      • Shoal Creek Living History Museum
      • 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