9 Free Fun Activities Around Lawrence

15Lawrence-FreeSummerIf you’re on a tight budget this summer, it doesn’t mean all fun has to stop. Lawrence is a great town for finding free ways to have fun. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you make the most of this summer!

Lawrence Public Library’s Summer in the City. The library has a whole host of events planned to keep all ages entertained this summer, from reading clubs to free movies. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

KU Natural History Museum. Admission to the museum is free, however, it does welcome contributions from visitors. Watch a colony of bees hard at work or view one of the world’s first panorama exhibits depicting mammals in their natural surroundings. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Picnic in Clinton State Park. Spread out a blanket or grab a picnic table and relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Take a nature walk. Clinton State Park offers two scenic walking trails which are open in all seasons. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Enjoy Final Fridays in Downtown Lawrence. On the last Friday of each month, you can find great local art on display throughout Lawrence’s downtown businesses. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Visit Civil War sites. Lawrence is a town rich in history from the Civil War era. Stop by the Lawrence Visitor Center to pick up information on local Civil War sites for a self-guided tour. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Wade or swim in the Chi Omega Fountain. Located at the west end of Jayhawk Boulevard, this fountain, which allows swimming and wading, is a fun spot for cooling off on a hot day. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Spend a day at Centennial Park. This 35-acre park offers picnic sites, a large skate park with ramps and stairs to skate on and an 18-hole disc golf course. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Treat the family to Dinner and a Movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a free movie on the Lawrence Public Library lawn. Live entertainment will be provided before the movie and local food vendors will be on hand selling refreshments. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

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Free Summer Fun in Kansas City

15KC-FreeSummerAnyone who has lived in Kansas City will tell you there’s no shortage of fun things to do in summer. The best part is many of these fun activities won’t cost you a dime.

WeekEnders at Crown Center
Enjoy food trucks and local artisans followed by a family favorite movie. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
This family attraction designed to resemble a Kansas family farm is free Monday through Thursday. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Federal Reserve Kansas City Money Museum
This free museum has something for all ages, including art projects, the region’s largest cash vault and interactive exhibits about the economy. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Tour the Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations
This tour is a must for any motorcycle enthusiast. You’ll visit the factory floor to view various manufacturing and assembly processes, and you can also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
More than 34,500 pieces of art are on display in this free museum. When the weather is nice, bring a blanket and take in the city’s scenery from the museum lawn. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Check out Scenic Trails and Bikeways
Whether you walk, jog or ride, Kansas City is filled with scenic trails. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

For even more ideas for free fun in Kansas City, check out these lists:

33 Free Things to Do in Kansas City
10 Free Things to Do with Kids The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

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10 Free Must-Do Summer Activities Around Topeka

15TopekaFreeSummerSummer is in full swing, and Topeka parents everywhere are dreading hearing those two words, “I’m bored.” Fear not, we’ve got you covered with a list of free ways to keep the family entertained all summer long!

Hit the trail. Whether you prefer to walk or ride, Topeka offers some great trails just waiting for you to explore! The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Take in a Rossville Rattlers game. Admission to all home games in Rossville’s historic Joe Campbell Memorial Stadium are free. Fun fact – this stadium features one of the oldest grandstands in the U.S. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Take a First Friday Artwalk. Each first Friday of the month, participating businesses across Topeka host special artist showings, musical performances and other special events. Be sure to visit the downtown Topeka CapFed® branch on Kansas Avenue for our special First Friday events! The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Check out SummerFest at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The library has an entire schedule of fun events planned this summer for all ages, including free movies, concerts and other fun activities. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Enjoy a First Friday outdoor concert. Enjoy an outdoor concert from local performers on first Fridays this summer in downtown Topeka. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Find your inner artist at the Mulvane ArtLab. Get a little messy and learn about art at the same time in this fun hands-on art learning center in Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Tour the Kansas State Capitol. Learn the stories behind the beautiful murals and architecture and view the Senate Chamber and Representative Hall in a guided tour or explore on your own. Brave guests can even get a bird’s eye view of the city from atop the building’s 304-feet high dome. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Spend a day at the Shawnee County Fair. Running from July 30 – August 2, the Shawnee County Fair at the Topeka Expocentre has something for everyone. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Catch an evening concert in Gage Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax to the music of local blues and jazz bands in the Gage Park Amphitheater. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

Go stargazing. Join the Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomy League for one of their open house star parties at Farpoint Observatory. The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

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