Best of Fall in Kansas City | Episode 28 Kansas City MomCast

Fall is here! There is so much to do in fall in Kansas City that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Join guest co-host and Kansas City Mom Collective contributor, Valerie Stark, as we chat all things fall in Kansas City.

We will also have a quick health segment with a child life specialist, Catherine Coakley, from Overland Park Regional Medical Center on tricks to give kids medicine.

All of the events and ideas discussed on our episode today can be found in our fall guide. Tag us online @kansascitymomcollective and tell us what fall things you’re up to!

Fall in Kansas City with leaves

Thank you to our episode sponsor!

Visit Topeka

See yourself in Topeka, the capital city of Kansas! Just a 45-minute drive from Kansas City, Topeka has all your family needs for an unforgettable time. From family friendly travel that both parents and kids will enjoy, to budget friendly getaways and tons to explore, Topeka is just missing one thing —  YOU!

Entertain the kids with a trip to the Topeka Zoo. Stroll through the surrounding Gage Park, home to the Gage Park carousel, the city’s beloved mini train, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center — and the perfect place for a park picnic. In the mood to explore local historic sites? Then, hop over to the Kansas State Capitol, which stands 17 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol  in D.C. Climb to the top of the Kansas Capitol dome for one of the best views in Topeka. And don’t stop there! Uncover a history of courage and
determination at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, a stop on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Round out your day at Lake Shawnee, before grabbing a bite to eat at one of Topeka’s many unique eateries and breweries. Gourmet grilled cheese, anyone? And that’s just the beginning. 

So what are you waiting for?! Go to to start planning your trip today!


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Megan Coffey
Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!