Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Travel back in time at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and experience life on a turn-of-the-century Kansas farm. The facility started as a petting zoo in 1978 and was renamed in 1985 in honor of the first Overland Park police officer to be killed in the line of duty, Deanna Rose. Now it is home to nearly 250 animals (including livestock and birds of prey), vegetable and flower gardens, a fishing pond and more!

Visit Helen’s Country Schoolhouse, a one-room country schoolhouse carefully designed and built to replicate its 1900 predecessor, complete with antiques and a pot-bellied stove. From there, continue the adventure at John’s Blacksmith Shop, Mining Camp, Ray’s Barber Shop and a historically accurate replica of a small Kanza Indian earthen lodge next to an 18-foot-tall tipi.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 1-Oct. 31. Admission is $5 per person and is free after 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


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