Activities For Dogs In Kansas On Hot Days

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Introduction

When the weather starts to get warm, dog owners like to take advantage of the nice weather and go out and enjoy the lovely, clear day with their furry babies. In times like these, people normally pack their stuff up and plan a trip to more popular summer destinations across the country, such as California or Florida. One of the states that is often overlooked during summer is Kansas. However, as underrated as it is, Kansas actually offers a lot of potentially fun activities for people and their pets. Whether you are a fan of outdoor adventuring or would prefer to stay within the city, Kansas has something for you.

Soak in the Sun

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Sunny Day
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1 - 4 hrs
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On a hot sunny day, what better way to start a trip to Kansas than by soaking in the sun and the warm weather? Kansas is filled to the brim with local walking and hiking trails. It is also packed with dog parks, for dog owners who are looking to spend some quality walking or playing time with their buddies. Some parks, such as the renowned Longview Lake Park in Jackson County, even offer several other exciting activities such as camping or fishing. These parks and trails give you and your dog an opportunity to enjoy a hot, perfect day out. 

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Know where to go
Where you choose to go will naturally depend on what you want to do. Do you simply want to go for a walk? Choose any of the walking trails close to your area. Would you like to play Frisbee or fetch with your pooch? Look for a dog park nearby where dogs are allowed to roam around without a leash. There are plenty of choices for you to consider.
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Have some fun under the sun
After you have made your pick, it’s time to spend some fun bonding time with your dog. Places such as the Waggin’ Trail Off-Leash Dog Park and Swope Park allow dogs to freely move, giving you and your buddy a chance to play without restrictions. You can also go for a hike in places like the Trolley Trail, a gravel-covered trail that is used as a regular walking path.
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Appreciate Art

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Sunny Day
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8 hrs
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Not a lot of people (except the ones who are from Kansas) are aware of this fact but Kansas is actually a very art-oriented state. This might be a surprise to some, especially since Kansas’ reputation is mostly dependent on country living and music and some great barbecue. However, the art scene in Kansas is actually quite impressive and definitely worth checking out while you are in the state. In Kansas City alone, you will find lots of exhibits and neighborhoods that have a thriving art scene. If you are the type of person who knows how to appreciate great art, then you came to the right state.

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Research where to go
In order to get a good inkling of where to see the finest art in Kansas, do some research on where to go. Arguably the top city to check out for some good art is Kansas City. Westport, one of the local neighborhoods in the city, has a chill and laid back atmosphere on top of its bustling art scene. In fact, it is dubbed as the “Williamsburg of Kansas City", featuring lots of street art and some art districts. You should also check out the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a public institution filled with artworks dating back to 5000 years ago.
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End your day with a hearty meal
After visiting all the art museums, galleries and districts to your heart’s content, why not cap off your day with a good meal and maybe even a drink? Most of the local art districts have some dog-friendly restaurants and pubs nearby. For instance, the Corner Restaurant not only has an outdoor seating area for you and your dog; they also prepare water bowls and doggy food for canine visitors.
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Go Back in Time

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Sunny Day
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8 hrs
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Kansas has always been about the simple living. Although the state has surely caught up with the times, there are still some remnants of their way of life in the past exhibited in many establishments. All around the state, you will find parks, museums and other establishments that have done a fine job of preserving most of the ancient homes and artifacts dating back to the 19th century. Moreover, these establishments give you a glimpse of what life was like in Kansas in the previous years. A good example is the Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Park and Grinter Place State Historic Site. This trip down memory lane is made better by your dog being by your side to experience it with you. 
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Find the perfect place
Places that let you “go back in time” can be found all over the state; it is only a matter of finding one that you want to check out. Look up the places closest to your area and compare their services to see which one is most interesting to you. Make sure to call ahead if you need to book any tours in advance.
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Go on a trip through ancient times
When you find the place that you want to go to and have made all the necessary arrangements and bookings, prepare the things that you will bring. Don’t forget to bring a leash that you will use on your dog. Most, if not all of these establishments allow pet parents to bring their dogs along, provided that they are kept on a leash and are well-mannered throughout the tour. Upon arrival at the establishment, follow the instructions and get on with your guided tour.
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Visit a Drive-in Movie Theater

When an ordinary movie indoors becomes mundane, you can spice things up by going to a drive-in movie theater instead. There are plenty of drive-in movies in Kansas, nearly all of which allow customers to bring their dogs as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. A local favorite is the Boulevard Drive-In, which also hosts an outdoor flea market, called Swap n’ Shop, every weekend. 

Pamper Your Pooch

Is your dog in need of some tender, loving care? Let your pooch relax and be groomed in any of Kansas’ dog grooming and specialty shops. Places such as Passion for Pets and Suburban Pet Care are great places to have your dog pampered and cared for. Passion for Pets also offers a line of specialty food as well as other pet items such as toys and accessories. 

Conclusion

Kansas is an impressive Midwestern state that provides ample choices of activities and places to see for dog owners and their four-legged friends. The state has the perfect mix of fun outdoor and indoor activities that humans and dogs will thoroughly enjoy. For some certified fun under the sun, plan your trip to Kansas this summer season!