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Discover downtown Wamego, Kan., during social outing for 50 Plus on April 27
POSTED: 03/29/2017
We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Wamego during a social outing being offered in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The idea behind this occasional series of programs called Discover Downtown is that before suburban sprawl, each city’s downtown served as a hub of activity, and these areas continue to thrive with their own distinctive shops and restaurants. Participants are invited to relax while JCPRD provides the transportation, and then uncover the delights offered by the charming city centers of municipalities just outside the Kansas City metro area by shopping, and eating at a local restaurant.

The next outing will take place on April 27 when participants will go to Wamego, a town of about 4,400 located about 42 miles west-northwest of Topeka on the Kansas River. Participants can take a self-guided walk around beautiful and historical town of Wamego, where they can visit the Oz Museum, the Schonoff Dutch Mill, or any of the beautiful downtown shops. Lunch will take place at the Friendship House.

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 “social outing.”

Participants will depart for this Discover Downtown Wamego outing from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, and return at approximately 4 p.m. that day. The cost is $26 per person. Lunch and museum costs are on your own. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. Register online at

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 class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

The JCPRD’s Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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