For many Kansans, Wichita’s Joyland was a part of their childhood summers, as it ran for 55 years before closing down.
It’s sad to know that Joyland is completely gone, but there is at least one piece still hanging around the state.
If you want to experience a piece of your past you can take a trip to the Wichita Botanica Gardens, where you can see and ride the beloved Joyland Carousel.
It’s been beautifully repainted and fixed up, hopefully lasting for years to come for generations forward to enjoy and make memories with.
Botanica, located at 701 Amidon St. in Wichita, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Topeka, KS, also had a Joyland Park for many years, and its carousel was also restored. It is now open to the public at Gage Park in Topeka.
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