Deanna Rose Children's Farm adding new attractions

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park is unveiling four new attractions for guests Saturday. Ray's Barbershop, which gives visitors a look at how hairdressers worked in the turn of the 19th century; Pat's Photography Parlor is a place families can take photos and add silly farm-themed backgrounds; Overland Park Rotary's Playground is a new play area for kids; and John's Blacksmith Shop, which features a working blacksmith with a fire pit who crafts iron into useable tools.

It's all meant to give visitors a glimpse back in time, according to Kerrie Nichols, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead’s marketing coordinator.

"It completes our Main Street experience and gives visitors an idea what it was like to come to town if you lived in a rural Kansas farm town during the turn of the 19th century.”

The farm will officially dedicate the new sites May 17 at 11 am.

"It’s just a great combination for families to come here and experience historical farm life and get to play and interact with the animals and games at the same time,” Nichols added.

The four new attractions are open Friday for families to explore.

Admission to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is free Monday through Thursday. It costs adults and kids 3 and older $2 per person Friday through Sunday and on holidays. Kids under age 2 are free.

The farmstead is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to Oct. 31. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the farmstead is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

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