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Topeka, Kansas, USA

Attractions in Topeka, Kansas



Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Cedar Crest: Kansas Governor's Residence
    One Southwest Cedar Crest Road, Topeka, KS 66606
    785-296-3636, This renovated French-style Governor's residence is located on a 244-acre estate with several ponds, gardens and hiking trails, overlooking the Kansas River. more info  map

  • Curtis House
    1101 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66603
    785-357-1371 or 785-597-5380, View the historic home of Charles Curtis, vice-president of the United States, who served under Herbert Hoover. more info  map

  • First Presbyterian Church
    817 SW Harrison St, Topeka, KS 66612
    785-233-9601, Only church west of Mississippi containing original, priceless Tiffany stained glass windows and beautiful hand-carved woodwork in the recently renovated sanctuary. more info  map

  • Kansas State Capitol
    300 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66612
    785-296-3966, Elaborate Senate and House Chambers. Magnificent works of art and ornate architectural features adorn this 1903 structure, where Kansas History reigns. more info  map

  • Washburn University
    1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621
    785-231-1010, The scenic campus serves as a community-based center for cultural, recreational, educational, and athletic events. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Brown v. Board of Education
    424 S Kansas Ave Suite 220, Topeka, KS 66603
    785-354-4273, Through media/interpretive presentations, learn the facts about the famous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, which brought an end to segregation in public schools. more info  map

  • Historic Lecompton
    785-887-6285 or 785-887-6520, National landmarks. Constitution Hall. Territorial Capital Museum. more info  map

  • Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site
    124 Northwest Fillmore Street, Topeka, KS 66606
    785-368-3888, Part of the Ward's original cabin, which the family lived in until the 1870's, is incorporated in the reconstructed cabin located in the park. It is open for tours. The... more info  map

  • Tiffany Windows at First Presbyterian Church
    817 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66612
    785-233-9601, Only church west of the Mississippi where you can admire original, priceless Tiffany stained-glass windows, beautiful hand-carved woodwork, and more. more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

Museums & Galleries

  • Combat Air Museum
    Forbes Field Hanger 602, Topeka, KS 66619
    785-862-3303, Venture through two hangers full of historic military aircraft and exhibits dating from WWI to the present. more info  map

  • Constitution Hall-Territorial Capital-Lane Museum
    315 Elmore St/609 E Woodson-Lecompton, Topeka, KS 66606
    785-887-6520 or 785-887-6275, Civil War history. National Landmark. Kansas historic site. National register site. more info  map

  • Great Overland Station
    701 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
    785-232-5533, The Great Overland Station is one of Topeka's greatest treasures. Located in the former Union Pacific Railroad Station, this elegant building offers exhibits, a gift... more info

  • Harley-Davidson
    2047 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604
    785-234-6174, Harley museum located in historic building. Vintage motorcycles, exhibits, and collectibles. more info

  • Kansas Museum of History
    6425 Southwest 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
    785-272-8681, Consisting of two galleries, the award-winning Kansas Museum of History features a full-sized Cheyenne tipi, fully-stocked covered wagon, 1950's diner made by the... more info  map

  • Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University
    17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
    785-231-1124, The oldest art museum in Kansas, featuring changing exhibits. more info  map

  • Museum of the Kansas National Guard
    6700 South Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66619
    785-862-1020, Experience the military heritage of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard through exhibits, outdoor displays, and more. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Gage Park Mini-Train
    635 Southwest Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604
    785-272-5821, Enjoy a mile-long train ride through scenic Gage Park and then go round on an authentically restored 1908 carousel. more info  map

  • Gage Park's Reinisch Rose Garden
    635 Southwest Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604
    785-272-5900, Wander amidst 2-1/2 acres of beautiful roses, or roam Doran Rock Garden and gaze into the reflecting pool. Blooming season is May - October. more info  map

  • Lake Shawnee Recreational Park and Campground
    3137 SE 29th, Topeka, KS 66605
    785-267-1156, Scenic 1,110 acre park with 410 acre lake. Boating, fishing, beach, golf, shelters, botanical, garden, arboretum, tennis, ball diamonds, campground, docks, swimming,... more info  map

  • Reinisch Rose Garden
    685 Southwest Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66606
    Gage Park
    785-272-5900, Wander amidst 2 1/2 acres of beautiful roses (6,500 bushes), roam Doran Rock Garden, and gaze into the reflecting pool. Blooming season May-Oct. more info  map

  • Topeka Zoological Park
    635 Southwest Gage Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604
    785-272-5821, A 30-acre oasis home to over 300 animals from around the world. Tropical Rain Forest, children's zoo and more. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Topeka CVB
    1275 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66604
    785-234-1030, Visit our 24-hour Tourist Information Center for great literature, tourist info, and maps. more info  map


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