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Derby is a great city to visit while in Kansas, in the United States of America. Part of the Sedgwick County, Derby was previously known as El Paso and is a suburb of Wichita. The name of Derby was given to the city in 1880 but the legal papers were filled just in 1957. This was a measure taken to avoid the confusion of the former El Paso from Kansas with El Paso, Texas. The area on which Derby is located has about 7 square miles and the population is of approximately 20.000 people. In the recent years, Family Circle places Derby in the top of the best cities for families across the Unites States of America. Visiting Derby is great because the place has many attractions for any ages.


Top Attraction within Derby

Derby Historical Museum
was established only in 1995 in a building which was raised in 1952 to serve as a school. The splendid artifacts in the museum depict the history of the town and all items were raised from Derby citizens since the museum opened. The rooms you can visit include Buttons and Dolls, Farm Equipment, Music Room, Military Room, School Room, Doctor's Office and many more.

Rock River
Rapids is a great aquatic park you can visit all year long in Derby. A promoter of exercise and health, Rock River Rapids prides with the use of five gallons of sunscreen in every summer for all employees. Other fun fact you should know about this place in Derby is that it is so attractive that since the opening in 2004 it received over one million visitors, so do not miss it yourself.

Derby Skate Park
is one of the greatest skate parks in the area. It is the place where the local pool used to be years ago and it has great success since it was converted into this great park for exercising.

Top 5 Things to Do in Derby

Derby in Kansas may be better known by its previous name El Paso. At the year 2000 census, the population of this suburb was less than 20,000. Derby is a town of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

1. Visit an aquatic park: The Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park is situated in Derby. The park is open during the summer and has all the attractions that one expects from an aquatic park. There are water slides, wave pools and plenty of places to swim. It is a great place to spend a day with the children who will be totally enthralled with it.  

2. Go bowling: The Derby Bowl is a great bowling alley for those who enjoy the sport. One can enjoy an evening of bowling with family and friends. It has been highly rated for its scoring system and family atmosphere.

3. Watch a movie: Spend an evening at a movie theater; the VBC Enterprise Movie Theater LLC is a great place to watch a favorite movie in.

4. Watch craftsman create glass: A visit to the Karg Factory where the art of making glass and glassware is still practiced. It is a wonderful experience watching these craftsmen carry out this ancient craft and seeing an object of beauty being created in your presence.

5. See Egyptian mummies and dinosaurs: The Museum of World Treasures has 12 dinosaurs and artifacts from Roman and Egyptian history on display. There are two Egyptian mummies that one can see. The museum has a number of other items dating back to the Civil War on display.  

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