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Address: 701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608
Phone Number: 785-232-5533
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Grandson loved the place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
BillIBT
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I come here often and enjoy the architecture and rich history here. This is also a wonderful place for weddings and parties, especially the photo ops out in the courtyard.

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Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Located just north of downtown Topeka, the Great Overland Station is a vast building that offers a variety for a few hour visit. There are exhibits for children, including a train engineer simulator (non-functional), and permanent displays. There is also an area designated for traveling exhibits which caters to those with different interests. While it sounds cheesy, the only way... More 

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Washington Nc
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The train station is not only great for train history fans but it also great for Western, Kansas and American history fans. The Building itself is beautifully restored and allows you to let your imagination take over and travel back in time to this station's prime. I also learned about the History of the Harvey girls. Staff is very helpful... More 

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