Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead transports visitors back to the days of frontier farm living and westward expansion.
Most attractions at the Farmstead are included with admission. Additional costs are noted below.
In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, some animal attractions may not be open and some animals may not be on exhibition.
Use the Farmstead map, available in PDF format, to find your way around the Farmstead.
Overland Park, KS 66221
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Children ages 2 and under are free.
$5 ages 3+
Free admission after 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday (except Memorial Day, Juneteenth and Labor Day)
Purchase animal feed at the General Store.
No outside feed is allowed.
In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, animal feed is currently only available at select locations at the Farmstead.
Your kid, feeding our kids! Pick up a bottle of milk and see what it’s like to raise a baby goat.
Baby goat bottles are $1 each. A limited number of bottles are available each day and are sold only at the Fishing Shack.
Some of the most majestic birds that can no longer fly the midwestern skies have been rescued by our animal caretakers. Now, they call the Farmstead home.
See a Bald Eagle, a Red-tailed Hawk, a Barred Owl, and a Turkey Vulture.
Our birds of prey are always well distanced from guests for safety purposes. In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, some birds may not currently be on exhibition.
Gobble gobble! See where the turkeys live, what they eat, and how they contribute to life on the farm.
In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, the turkey coop is not currently open to visitors and turkeys may not be on exhibition.
Attend a live cow milking twice daily in the Dairy Barn. Then, give it a try yourself on our pretend training cow.
The Farmstead is home to several of the most common American breeds of dairy goat.
Cast your old-fashioned cane pole into Fishing Pond and pull out a fish nearly every single time.
There is a $3 fee to fish, which includes a cane pole and four worms. No outside poles or bait are allowed.
As many as 60 chickens call the Farmstead home.
The chickens often greet visitors in the yard at Georgia’s Chicken Coop. Or, walk through and see the inside of the coop where the variety of breeds stay safe and lay their eggs.
In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, the chicken coop is not currently open to visitors and turkeys may not be on exhibition.
Horses play a major role in the daily operations of a farm, and they do the same at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. You’ll see them in several places at the Farmstead.
Settlers found bison in massive herds across the Midwest during westward expansion. They were hunted for their meat, hide, and bones.
Raised for their meat, the horns of a Longhorn can grow longer than six feet wide.
Peafowl were raised on early farms for their eggs and their beauty. The Farmstead is home to several.
Get up close and personal with the farm animals: the pygmy goats in the petting pen are friendly!
The Farmstead is home to several Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs.
Stop by and say hello to several bunnies who call the Farmstead home.
Sheep, raised for meat and wool on many frontier and modern farms, are a valuable part of farming operations. You’ll see sheep near the play barn and throughout the Farmstead.
Learn all about commerce on the frontier at Ben’s Bank. See antique typewriters, adding machines, and a cannonball safe. Learn how banking worked in a world before the internet at a bank named after a pillar of Overland Park’s commerce industry.
Visit the Cinemoo Moovie Theater, inside the Dairy Barn, to learn about the history of dairy in Kansas and join us for a Farmstead sing-a-long.
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.
This attraction is closed during history tours.
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.
This attraction is closed during history tours.
Watch and learn as a real-life blacksmith demonstrates how metal and heat make farming essentials like hardware, bridles and horseshoes.
This windmill was dedicated in loving memory of Megan Kersting, the daughter of Overland Park employee Bert Kersting.
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.
Small bags are $6 and large bags are $10.
Step back in time and see how photos were taken in the old days.
See artifacts from an early 20th century barbershop featuring barber chairs and utensils. Guides will point out the interesting tools of the trade.
Enjoy an hour-long yoga session surrounded by the beauty of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and goats!
Named for eight-year-old Mackenzie Coyne, Mackenzie’s Island features a quaint water wheel and gazebo over the fishing pond. On Mackenzie’s Island, be sure to look down to experience the effect of an oculus on the sundial flooring inlay of the gazebo.
This area offers a play environment for some of the Farmstead’s youngest visitors.
The little ones can race around our track on a child-size tractor.
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.
This 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.
Stop on your way into the Farmstead or en route back to the car. This playground, next to the public picnic area, is open to the public for free.
Relive the days of westward expansion by taking a ride on a wagon pulled by a team of beautiful Belgian draft horses. Visitors will enjoy a hayride through the woods on the Farmstead’s perimeter.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to the wagon ride.
The wagon ride is $3 per person. Children under age one ride free.
Food and snacks are available throughout the Farmstead. See the menu.
The parlor’s 1900s-era back bar was originally located in Spring Hill, Kan. Alex and Emily’s has ice cream, snacks, and meals. Stop in for a bite among frontier furnishings and artifacts.
Stop by the concession window when you visit the dairy barn to enjoy soda, chips, ice cream, and much more.
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.
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.
Outside food, other than water bottles and children’s snacks, is not allowed at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.
Guests may have a picnic lunch at any of the tables outside the Farmstead between the Main Entrance and the Birthday Party Entrance.
This garden celebrates the leadership and partnerships that helped Overland Park become what it is today. A time capsule, placed in this garden in 2010, will be recovered and opened in 2035.
The Legacy of Greenery Committee installed this apple orchard to represent the 175,000 farms in Kansas at the turn of the century that produced apples. You can see a variety of species as they grow on the trees like they would have on the prairies of the eastern part of the state.
Splash with us and stay cool in the misters of Dominic’s water feature, which runs during the summer.
Visit the duck pond to see a variety of waterfowl including ducks and geese.
Avian Flu Precautions: In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu the pond will not house any domestic waterfowl on exhibit for the 2023 season.
A quiet spot away from the bustle of main street, the east pond is a spot to reflect among the gardens and watch the swans splash.
Avian Flu Precautions: In order to decrease the possibility of spreading the avian flu, the east pond will be empty and the swans will not be on exhibit for the 2023 season.
Stop by the koi pond to feed the fish. If you’re stealthy, you’ll see reptiles and amphibians that live in this pond as well.
Walk through a variety of gardens, featuring plants, trees, flowers and even vegetables.
The nature trail area features a winding path through the woods near Tomahawk Creek. It features several smaller garden areas, including Beverly’s Butterfly Garden, the chime garden, and the Kiwanis repose area.
See Farmstead machinery nestled in lush planter beds. Keep an eye out for quail and woodland creatures living in this area.
The only thing that can make a day at the Farmstead better is birthday cake and balloons! Learn more about renting a party corral.
Party guests get their own private entrance to the Farmstead, near the party corrals.
With bleacher seating, Gayle’s exploration outpost is a great family gathering spot during the day.
The Farmstead hosts a number of concerts, shows, camps, and events at the outpost.
The prairie pavilion is the perfect space to host a large event at the Farmstead. Learn more about renting the pavilion for your next event.