Nothing says dad more than and scads of classic cars, zoo animals and beer.
At least thats what the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd., is hoping for its Fathers Day Car Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Fathers get in free with a paying child. Admission is $8.95 for children 3 to 11 years old and $13.95 for those 12 to 61.
More than 150 classic cars, registered by local enthusiasts, will line the pathways of the zoo, which means a lot of horsepower will be on display not including that from the Childrens Farms.
Special Events Manager Karen Bates said that many people register every year and try to zoom to the most visible spots in the zoo to display their car.
We try to be orderly in getting them out, Bates said. We have to be careful, because we dont want to block peoples view of the animals.
If you have a classic car you feel deserves public viewing, it is not too late to register. For $25, you can register your vehicle on the morning of, between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 316-660-9453
The zoo will be open until 5 p.m. Sunday.
More Fathers Day fun
Many places in town have Fathers Day specials this weekend. Heres a listing of places where fathers get in free:
Stargazing at the Lake Afton Public Observatory is free for fathers from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and Saturday with a paying child. Admission to the observatory, on MacArthur Road (aka 39th Street South) and 247th Street West, is $5 for adults 12 and older and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old. Children under 6 years are free. Information, 316-794-8995.
Experience the history of Butler County free for fathers with a paying customer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Butler County Historical Center and Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central Ave., in El Dorado. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students ages 6 to 18, free for children five and younger, and seniors 65 and older $3. Information, 316-321-9333.
Fathers can see animals up close free with a paying customer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard. Admission is $13.95 for adults 11 years and older, $8.95 for children 3 to 11 years old, and $10.95 for seniors 60 years and older. Though children under 3 are free, fathers can still get in free with them in tow. Information, 316-794-8954, www.twpark.com.
Paintballing is free for fathers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Edge Paintball Adventures, 4305 N. Ridge Road. The free admission includes Airsoft gun rental and 100 paintballs. Admission is $20 for everyone else. Information, 316-773-0537 or www.wichitapaintball.com.
Miniature golfing is free for fathers with a paying player from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at All Star Adventures, 1010 N. Webb Road., and All Star Sports, 8333 W. 21st St. An 18-hole round costs $7 for adults older than 7, $5 for children 4 to 6 years old and $6 for seniors 65 and older. Children under 3 are free. Reach All Star Adventures at 316-682-3700 or www.allstarwichita.com and All-Star Sports at 316-722-7529.
Fathers can get lost in the gardens free from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. Admission for everyone else is $5. Information, 316-264-0448.
Laser tag is free for fathers with a paying player from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Laser Quest, 2120 N. Woodlawn. One 20-minute round costs $8 for all ages. Information, 316-652-9500.