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Kansas State Capitol Building

10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3966
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Topeka
Type: Government Buildings
Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural... more » 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. « less
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Reno, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I liked hearing about Kansas history. Very comprehensive with the tour guide telling us about how the building was constructed, and the re-doing that finished earlier this year. The governor greeted the group--a nice unexpected surprise.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Was in town on a Sunday. Capitol was closed. The grounds were very pretty. Recommend visiting on a weekday.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the most stunning capital buildings I have seen. The ease of access to the entire building was excellent. Signage to the museum entrance on the outside was confusing. If you like beautiful, grand old buildings this is a must see.

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KC
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My dad and I visited the capitol to get a close-up look at all of the restoration that has taken place over the past few years. AMAZING! Be sure to take the guided tour (enter at the north end of the building) to hear much of the great history and a behind-the-scenes look at the governor's office, the Kansas Supreme... More

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El Segundo, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

They had just finished a 3 year restoration on the capital. It was beautiful and definitely worth the trip. We visited 5 capitals and this was our favorite

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Orland Park, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Kansas State Capitol is newly renovated. I parked for free in the parking lot below the Capitol--which was convenient on a very hot August day. The building is immaculate. I photograph State Capitols from all around the country--and this was one of the more enjoyable visits of all.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

With the choices of site-seeing limited to about 3-4 sites in Topeka, KS I figured the state capitol to be the most fascinating. I was glad I choose this site to spend my site-seeing time budget in Topeka, KS. First off, the perimeter of the grounds has parking meter parking and you can actually find a spot, but they require... More

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Ellisville, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We took the dome tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting the Capitol. The building is lovely and parking was very easy.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Kansas Statehouse should be a definite tour stop when in Topeka, KS. The outside of the building has undergone a renovation over the past ten years which included the capitol dome. The copper dome was completely refurbished and returned to a brilliant copper. It is now in it's next level of patina transformation. The complete transformation to a warm... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Let's face it...As a tourist there is not a lot to do in Topeka. But this attraction is number one. The building is beautiful and the history it tells is fascinating. There is an optional tour that takes you to the top of the dome. It is a climb and will have you gasping for breath and it's a challenge... More

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