Four Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day in Kansas City



Celebrate Dad with family fun making great memories.

Free Admission for Dad on Father’s Day at the Kansas City Zoo

Dads enjoy free admission to the Kansas City Zoo on Father’s Day. The zoo is honoring fathers with a day just for them—and their cubs of course! Learn how dads of the animal kingdom take care of their families, especially Radi, who looks out for his gorilla troop, including 3-year-old Masika. Visit the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and learn how important the male penguins are in the nesting and chick-rearing process.

Celebrate Dad at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun

Worlds of Fun is the perfect place for family fun. Gold and platinum passholders may purchase up to four Bring-A-Friend tickets at an exclusive discount on Sunday, June 17 (available online or at any front gate ticket window). Your ticket includes rides at Worlds of Fun and slides at Oceans of Fun. Enjoy the 235-acre park with thrilling roller coasters, water rides and Planet Snoopy for little ones.  Ride the Nordic Chaser, the park’s newest ride located in the Scandinavia section of the park.

Spend the Day at the Lake

Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Marina (located in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee and Lenexa) and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina (11670 Homestead Ln., Olathe) are favorite summer hangouts. Celebrate Dad with a day at the lake. Enjoy swimming at the swim beach, rent a pedal boat, kayak or canoe at the lake or enjoy a day of fishing. Find information at JCPRD.com.

Ride the Rails

Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad is a short line passenger railroad and demonstration museum. The BG&KC offers excursions running south from Belton on a 5-mile, 45-minute round trip. Special events include hot dog train rides, ice cream rides and specials on holidays. This is a great family experience for all ages.

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