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Learn about Kansas Icons during 50 Plus day trip on May 13
POSTED: 04/20/2016
 
Learn about the habits, history, and future of the official Kansas state animal by traveling to the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch near Alma during a mid-May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Kansas Icons is the name of this trip. Participants can experience the farm firsthand and ride out into the fields to see new spring calves. Bring your camera for close-up pictures of the herd and beautiful native flowers of the Kansas Flint Hills. Then travel to Wamego for lunch at the Friendship House and a tour of the Oz Museum, where travelers can see all things related to the Wizard of Oz, including the earliest books by author Frank L. Baum and movie memorabilia, including authentic Munchkin costumes.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "day trip."

This trip will leave at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. that day. The cost is for this nine-hour day trip, including lunch, transportation, and tours, is $85 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green "Register for Activities" button and complete a barcode search for 33369.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus trip are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.


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