Kids Activities in Atchison

One Hour of Arcade Play for Four or Eight at GCW Retro-Cade (Up to 50% Off)

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

Guests play coin-free on a bounty of classic and modern video games

$20 $11

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Bowling Package for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling Package for Four at The Belt Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

The Belt Bowl

St. Joseph

32-lane bowling center also hosts two bars; packages include food and drinks

$33 $16

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

Psychiatric museum in “1,000 Things to Do Before You Die” explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

$12 $7

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Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

$100 $65

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Bowling Package for Up to Two, Four, or Eight at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence (Up to $ Off)

Royal Crest Lanes

Sunset Hills

Bowling alley hosts weekend cosmic bowling and boasts spacious event room with bar & plenty of seating

$48 $25

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5 or 10 Kids’ Jump-and-Play Passes at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission (Up to 46% Off)

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

Staff-supervised bounce houses and inflatable slides entertain sock-clad youngsters aged 12 and younger

$40 $23

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Sharks After Dark Event for 2 or 4 Adults at SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City (Up to 36% Off). Choose from 5 Dates.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City

Crown Center

Get access to the facility after regular hours, in a special adults-only aquatic-themed engagement

$43 $29

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"No Kids Allowed” Night for 2 or 4 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City (Up to 33% Off). 5 Dates Available.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Crown Center

Once a month, adults take over millions of LEGO bricks and explore attractions such as building, testing, and racing LEGO-brick race cars

$41 $29

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General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

$26 $12

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Three 10-Minute Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at Jaegerz Laser Tag (Up to 61% Off)

Jaegerz Laser Tag

Northland

Laser-tag players compete in a 6,000-square-foot black-lit arena with Lasertron equipment that vibrates when players are tagged

$30 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

$20 $12

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

$120 $60

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$99 for Kids' Performing-Arts Camp at Theatre of the Imagination ($175 Value). 7 Sessions Available.

Theatre of the Imagination

Overland Park

Five-day camp with improv games, exercises, and rehearsals culminates in a performance of a new play with a variety of costumes

$175 $99

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$150 for a Custom Themed Party for Up to 10 at A Touch of Fun ($300 Value)

A Touch of fun

The Great Mall

1,000 sq. ft. party center hosts themed celebrations complete with decor, games with prizes, child-appropriate makeovers, and invitations

$300 $150

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$12 for Four Bounce-House Entries and 16 Arcade-Game Tokens at Zonkers ($26 Value)

Zonkers

Olathe

Kids can play in bounce house and arcade, which has nonviolent video games that encourage problem solving and hand-eye coordination

$26 $12

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Independence Events Center on January 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Independence Events Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$50.15 $30

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Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

$12 $6

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$14 $7

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$22 for Three Weeks of Cheerleading, Tumbling, and Gymnastics Classes at Flip Zone ($76 Value)

Flip Zone

Lee's Summit

Kids up to age 12 learn to tumble, cheer, and do gymnastics

$76 $22

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Unlimited Go Karting for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Paradise Park (Up to 55% Off)

Paradise Park

Lee's Summit

Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

$27.99 $14

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You clutch your bow with the arrow to your chest, slinking along the cavern walls toward the dark opening in the distance. You think you hear a scuffle to your left, but aren't sure if the sound came from your own feet. You press on, about to make a run for it, until someone emerges from behind a pile of wooden palates up ahead. You take aim and fire—but instead of piercing them, the arrow just bounces off their body; it has a soft foam tip.

That's because this isn't a real battle, it's archery tag, one of the many games featured at Extreme Underground. Located beneath the Earth's surface in a former U.S. Army bunker, the gaming arena also pits competitors in matches of indoor/outdoor laser tag and game-room classics such as foosball and billiards. There's a black-lit miniature golf course, as well as speleobox, a wooden maze that simulates crawling through low caves. Eighty linear feet of climbing walls fit in perfectly with the bunker's cavernous architecture, and more modern games such as Makoto Arena challenge participants to touch their hands and feet to the LED lights intermittently emitted from a six-foot tower. Gamers are welcome to drop in, or reserve the arena for birthday parties, overnight excursions, or to prepare for the inevitable robot coup.

6675 Sherman Road
Atchison,
KS
US

Tally Ho Equestrian Centre, a member of the United States Equestrian Federation, educates its students on the fundamentals of horsemanship and riding form. Head instructor Amara Packwood boasts two quarter-horse world championships and more than 12 years of showing, experience that she passes on to her pupils through lessons and camps. Riders enjoy use of the center’s extensive facilities, tearing across the 140’x170’ outdoor arena and 40-acre riding pasture or practicing for the Olympic pommel horse inside the 60’x170’ indoor arena.:m]]

25965 155th Street
Leavenworth,
KS
US

GCW Retro-Cade welcomes guests of all ages into a beeping, flashing wonderland of classic and modern arcade games that's coin-free?players pay a flat hourly fee for unfettered access to each title. Visitors pass the time with the shiny graphics of high-tech new arcade games, or feed their nostalgia with old-school titles. After saving the universe from aliens or gobbling up power pellets, patrons sip soda and dine on snacks. Guests can also bring in their home consoles for repair and tune-ups.

1302 Platte Falls Road Suite G
Platte City,
MO
US

Established: 1965

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Brunswick and AMF products

Pro Tip: Please call ahead for lane availability and reservations.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 32 lanes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

210 N Belt Hwy
Saint Joseph,
MO
US

There's nothing like learning about medicine of the past to make us grateful for today's doctors. The Glore Psychiatric Museum illustrates how far health care has come by taking guests on a fascinating—and sometimes gruesome—journey into State Lunatic Asylum No. 2, which opened in 1874. Through interactive exhibits and artifacts, the museum, which as been featured on PBS and the Discovery Channel, shows what daily life at the hospital was like over the course of its history. In addition to hospital paraphernalia such as confinement boxes and uniforms, the Glore showcases artwork created by those suffering from mental-health disorders, and includes pottery, paintings, drawings, and needlework.

3406 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph,
MO
US

Since the age of 7, Skip Clinton has been hypnotized by the whirl of roller skates; among his fondest memories are those of boogying on wheels among hundreds of fellow skaters packed into one rink. Translating his love of the sport into a competitive drive, Skip won the 1986 Roller Figure Skating World Championship in Bogotà, Colombia, cementing his spot in the Roller Skating Hall of Fame. Still, none of that success could fully satisfy his dream of polishing skates in his very own rink.

In 1996, Skip connected with the new owners of River Roll Skate Center and helped restore the long-neglected rink to its modern glory, installing new floors, a jamming sound system, and computer-controlled lights. Three years later, decades of hard work paid off as he and his wife—also a competitive skater—took over River Roll Skate Center's operations full-time.

"There's never a day I don't want to go to work," says Skip with a glee normally reserved for children who get to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. He relishes duties such as keeping the floor immaculate—indeed, the polished arena reflects the ceiling's colored lights like a kaleidoscope—which, in his experience, is crucial to the success of any skate center. While Skip acknowledges that roller skating hasn't changed much over the years, skaters' expectations have. To that end, 35,000 songs populate the rink's computer, from '70s and '80s pop music to family-friendly hip-hop, rock, and country-western hits. Throughout the facility, video screens flash names of birthday celebrants, popular music videos such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and classic movies such as Footloose.

Elsewhere, the scent of fresh-baked pizza wafts from the concession stand, where rollers refuel with traditional snacks such as hot dogs or nachos, and an arcade dispenses entertainment and prizes with a variety of video games. Once a month, the Dead Girl Derby takes over River Roll Skate Center, captivating audiences with breakneck speed and no-holds-barred competition akin to the days when the ancient Romans strapped chariots to the Titans' ankles.

4720 NW Gateway Ave
Riverside,
MO
US