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Address: 701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608
Phone Number: 785-232-5533
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The Great Overland Station in Topeka, KS

Excellent location to visit and take children. Kids love to play in the train simulator and view the huge model train set-up in the former UP station. Very educational and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent location to visit and take children. Kids love to play in the train simulator and view the huge model train set-up in the former UP station. Very educational and interesting for adults also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We walked through the station ourselves. There was no tour guide available. The price was low. WE were disappointed that the Harvey Girls Luncheons are only offered sporadically through the year. The website was a little confusing on that point. A very nice model train display that kids may enjoy. But you know trains are mainly for us big kids.

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We arrived too late in the day to get inside the building, but the restoration appears to be well-done. On the opposite side of the parking lot was the All Veterans Memorial, with an arrangement of flagpoles with state flags displayed in the order the state was admitted to the Union surrounding a military memorial...VERY nicely done. Not the easiest... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to business functions there and it was great. Also took the grandson and he really enjoyed himself for over an hour with the things for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Interesting exhibits, especially when they bring in special items. The model train is great. It was a wonderful location for a wedding reception we attended.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

While I enjoyed my time at the museum, I want to disclose that it wasn't until I got through the front door that I noticed the "no photographing any artifacts" sign. They were okay with photos of the building, its structures, the architecture, but none of the very interesting things related to railroading. This was almost a deal-breaker for me,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The people there were very nice but in all honesty, there isn't a lot to see here. There is a nice train set at the entrance but that's about it in regards to "fun" things. The renovation work they have done is amazing but you can only look at that for so long. The price is a bit much for... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was very nice to visit a place that used to be so full of life with people traveling here and there. You can almost see and hear them! Another notable feature is the high water marks shown that occurred during the 1951 flood.

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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were given a great tour by a very well informed gentleman. He was great. Lot's of info and history. I hope the new outside station exhibit goes well. All the best to the supporters of this museum.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The renovation to this buiding is fabulous. It a great place to hold meetings, conferences or wedding receptions. The area outside is nicely lit at night and beautiful with all the flags flying. The staff will answer any questions you may have and has a list of vendors they work with if you are in need of catering. Highly recommend... More 

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Additional Information about The Great Overland Station

Address: 701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608
Phone Number: 785-232-5533
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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