Here are the 10 best ways to spend $ 5 in Topeka, from chili to the movies
What can you do in Topeka for $ 5 or less? According to Topekans, there is a lot to enjoy.
The Topeka Capital-Journal recently asked the community to share ideas on the best ways to spend $ 5 in the capital. The Topekans were quick to respond, sharing ideas for the best lunch and dinner deals to selflessly spending their extra $ 5.
The Capital-Journal has compiled this list, with community help, of 10 of the best ways to spend $ 5 in Topeka.
Porubsky’s famous chili
Most know that menu items at Porubsky can be purchased at a price that won’t break the bank.
The Chili Restaurant is no exception to this. You can buy a bowl of chili from Porubsky for $ 5. But be aware that the longtime Topeka establishment only serves chili from September through April each year.
What better way to create memories than to take the Gage Park mini train? And you can do it for a reasonable price.
The mini train has been in service for more than 50 years and continues to offer rides on its one kilometer route.
Train trips are seasonal and start in the spring of each year. The rides are available on Saturdays and Sundays until October 31.
The price to take the train is $ 2, which means you can take two trips around Gage Park without spending more than $ 5.
You can spend the whole day exploring Old Prairie Town at the Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. You can do this for $ 5 or less.
Anyone who’s been to Old Prairie Town knows it’s like stepping back in time. The land includes a replica of an 1854 log cabin, a former school and church, a public square, a pharmacy, and a general store.
Guests can also take a stroll through the 2.5-acre garden, which is home to various plants, flowers and trees.
Guided tours of Old Prairie Town are available at 10 am, noon and 2 pm Tuesday through Friday; noon and 2 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Registration fees are $ 2 to $ 5.
Donate to charity
A few of our readers have suggested that the best way to spend $ 5 at Topeka is to donate to a charity of your choice. We thought it was a great idea and included it in this list.
Many nonprofits and charities in Topeka are in need of funding. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for organizations to raise funds and organize community events that increase engagement.
Next time you’re looking for a way to spend $ 5 – or more if you can – consider donating it to your favorite charity or nonprofit in Topeka.
Additional tip to restaurant staff
Our readers also suggested giving your waiter, waitress, or delivery driver an extra $ 5 the next time you eat out or have food delivered.
Restaurants have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to face a staff shortage, which can ultimately affect customer service and experience.
Whether you’re buying a full meal at a local restaurant or ordering a drink at your favorite bar, consider leaving a little extra tip for the waiter.
If you need a beautiful bouquet of flowers for $ 5, Porterfield’s Flowers, 3101 SW Huntoon St., is a good place to go.
Every Friday, the local florist is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for their $ 5 offer. Customers are welcome to stop by and purchase a bouquet of fresh, colorful flowers for just $ 5.
If you are looking to improve your BMX skills now is the time. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday, you can visit Heartland BMX, 4801 SW Shunga Drive and play the sport for just $ 5.
Whether you are new to the sport of BMX or are a pro, this is a great way to spend a few bucks and have a fun night out.
Most of the items you can buy at G’s Frozen Custard, 1301 SW 6th St., can be purchased at a reasonable price.
If you’re looking to spend $ 5 or less, your options are almost endless. But can we suggest a double scoop of brown bread ice cream from the store?
A double scoop of ice cream in a cup or cone can be purchased for $ 4.25. A triple spoon costs $ 5.25.
G’s is open from noon to 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Treat yourself on Tuesdays in the B&B cinemas
Who doesn’t love watching a $ 5 movie and a free bag of popcorn?
B&B Theaters, 2829 SW Fairlawn Road, is the best place to grab a bargain on Tuesdays.
You can join the cinema’s loyalty program for free and enjoy a $ 5 movie every Tuesday. Members of the loyalty program also receive a free small popcorn.
The program also rewards members with a $ 5 voucher for every $ 100 spent, a free birthday combo coupon, and free popcorn and soda refills.
You can register for the program by visiting bbtheaters.com.
Live music at the Boobie Trap Bar
If you love live music but aren’t interested in paying a hefty price for a concert ticket, Topeka’s Boobie Trap Bar, 1417 SW 6th Ave., is a great option.
The bar hosts groups almost every night and charges guests a $ 5 cover charge to enter and enjoy an evening of live music.
Find the full concert program on boobietrapbar.fun.
Brianna Childers is the food and fun journalist for Capital-Journal. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @ brichilders3.