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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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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was beautiful. Amazing view to the dome and down into the building. The art is amazing. I highly recommend a visit.

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Humble
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Kansas just finished a massive renovation of the state capitol building in Topeka. We only had 20 minutes to spend, so we entered the visitor doors (on 8th Ave. ground level, including a passenger drop off circular drive) and headed upstairs to see the rotunda. It is beautiful, as are the many murals throughout, and impressive, with copper balustrades and... More

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Larned
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was restored back to it's original paintings and such. WOW WOW WOW!! I'm very impressed! No wonder it took 15 years!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Topeka has a lot to offer. We enjoyed the combat museum, brown vs national brd of education, lake Shawnee, Wade-Meade prairie town. Lots to see!

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Columbia, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

best thing was the murals on 2nd and 3rd floor. it was free. lots of historic photos on first floor - walk to end to take stairs or elevator to upper floors.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The new renovations at the capital are beautiful. Jaw dropping. Wonderful tours by very knowledgeable guides. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The capitol is shining! I have to get used to the copper dome, instead of green. The House and Senate areas are beautiful. The restored paintings are wonderful. It is a grand building with lots of history. Be sure to go into the dome area.

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took the Dome tour and the historical tour and enjoyed them both. If you are nervous about heights, there are stopping points so you can see the inner dome and not take the spiral stairs to the very top. Both the tour guides were good and informative. The building has been very well restored. There is no fee to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We walked throughout the beautifully renovated capitol. We looked at the murals. We arrived to late to take a tour which would have been fun.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Get your walking shoes on! 296 steps to the top of the dome where you can walk out and be right next to the indian statue! Great tours given by great tour guides. A must do if you're in Topeka!

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