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“On a day with activities, it was REALLY fun!”

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Olathe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm invites visitors of all ages to discover a working 19th century farm with oxen, horses, and other livestock-where your family can engage in some of the activities that were a part of daily life for the Mahaffie family and their neighbors. Begin your visit in the Heritage Center to visit exhibits and watch a 10 minute video. Activities, admission and events vary seasonally.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“On a day with activities, it was REALLY fun!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My family has enjoyed this Historic site numerous times. We like the farmhouse tours, and the stagecoach rides. Last weekend we went as part of a Cub Scout event, and the farm came to life even more. We were able to harvest corn, make apple cider, saw a log and more! Definitely worth a stop anytime--if there are events going on, even better!

Visited October 2012
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
“Unexpected Surprise!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stopped to get some National Historic Trail stamps and this place was amazing. They have a nice small museum with lots of cool interactive displays, but the real rush is to go out and see the working farm. The house has a great docents and you even get to take a ride a stagecoach. Let me tell you, it's pretty bumpy. Kids will love this place and there is plenty to learn for parents.

Visited August 2012
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Central PA
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun and Informative”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

The friendliest, most informative docents we've ever met! Since it was off season, the site wasn't crowded at all which gave us a lot of time to ask questions and spend time with the historical reenactors. Being from PA, we didn't know much about the Santa Fe trail but we know a lot now!
There are chickens, oxen, and a milking cow for kids. The stagecoach ride was entertaining. Now we know why travellers got "seasick". Luckily, the cake made in the mid-1800s oven was ready to taste when we completed the curcuit of the farm.
It's a small farmstead but a real one, not a reproduction. The adjacent museum has great displays, a video about the farm and the Santa Fe trail, and lots of hands-on displays for kids.
A great spot for all ages.

Visited September 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a step back in time”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

we went with my daughter's class and had a great time. Was great to see how a family lived and worked 100 years ago.

Visited May 2012
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Kansas City, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old fashioned experience”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very educational and fun of life long ago. Entertaing for children and adults alike.

Visited October 2011
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