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Kansas State Capitol Building

Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Topeka
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born...
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural features and elaborate Senate and House Chambers.

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Waterloo, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful state capitol building well worth your time if you're looking for a way to kill an hour or two.

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Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Growing up in Topeka and visiting the Capitol a lot made the visit a must. What an improvement over just a regular capitol. All of the exhibits and pictures are just incredible

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kansas state capitol has just opened up this year after millions of dollars spent to restore it to it's original beautiful grandeur. This is must see if you are traveling near Kansas! Library has glass floors. Murals absolutely beautiful!!

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Topeka, Kansas, Usa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I am a native of Topeka. As a boy my best friend and I used to climb to the the top of the state capital dome many times each summer. We took the state capital for granted. Recently it has been completely re-modeled and is one of the must sees when visiting Topeka. If you have visited the state capital... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The extensive remodeling is finished and a trip to the Capital is a must do- if you are anywhere near Topeka you need to go by. If you can, take the tour to the top ( a bit physical) The visitor's center is amazing. The old cage elevator is a hoot to ride. Where do they still have elevator attendants?... More 

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Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Admittedly, there is not much to do around Topeka. So, we had some down time and decided to visit the capitol. It was very nice, we walked the grounds and read the signs explaining the history which was interesting. If you have time to kill, and nothing to do, it is not a waste to drop by.

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Corydon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a wonderful time during our tour of the Kansas state capitol. Our docent was very personable and her presentation was interesting and informative. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour, so we got to do fun stuff like sit at the governor's desk and in the old supreme court, and stand at the lectern... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

gorgeous renovations and lots of history...often there will even be a person who can do a tour with you! Worth the trip and leave at least 2 hours to see everything you want to see!

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We didn't go inside, but it's beautiful outside--surrounded by trees, and we were told it's recently been renovated.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful building, library was extra special. Rotunda has been refurbished and is quite beautiful with copper cladding there and around the building.The famous mural of John Brown is a must-see. I remember it from my elementary school trip to the capital. Entrance and parking signage is poor and it took a while to find a place to park and to... More 

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