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Kansas Tourism Announces Participating Attractions for the Sunflower Summer Program for Kansas Families

Apr 25, 2024

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TOPEKA – Kansas Tourism is pleased to announce the lineup of attractions participating in the 2024 Sunflower Summer program. Designed as a benefit for Kansas families with school-age children, Sunflower Summer offers a way to explore and fall in love with Kansas by providing complimentary access to tourism attractions across the state. 

The 2024 Sunflower Summer season will run from May 25 through August 11. More than 220 tourism attractions are participating in the program – a 97 percent increase from 2023. In order to participate in the program, Kansas families with school-age children must download the Sunflower Summer app and claim tickets to participating attraction venues. The digital tickets are redeemed at participating venues upon their arrival. Each user can only use tickets once per venue during the 2024 season. 

“The Sunflower Summer program plays a pivotal role in making in-state travel affordable for Kansas families,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “It offers amazing opportunities for parents to nurture their children’s love for travel and appreciation for our incredible state and everything it has to offer.”

Participating attractions are located in all regions of the state and include museums, discovery centers, historic sites, arboretums, water parks, amusement parks, zoos, guided trolley tours, live theater events and professional sports events. For a complete list of participating locations and more information about the program, click here.

“Sunflower Summer serves as a family’s compass to discover the rich stories and legacies that define and shape our incredible state,” Kansas Tourism Director Bridgette Jobe said. “Our hope is that this program will inspire Kansans to embark on memorable vacations and explore the treasures of their home state.”

The program is inclusive of all Kansas students, including public, private and homeschooled, from pre-K through 12th grade. This program is exclusively for Kansas families. The Sunflower Summer app will be available for download on both Apple and Android platforms after May 1. 

Share your Sunflower Summer experiences on social media using the hashtags #ToTheStarsKS and #SunflowerSummer as you post your travels on social media. For more travel inspiration and tips about exploring Kansas, click here.