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Kansas State Capitol Building

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
Description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork...
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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I'm a sucker for Capital buildings in general. It's absolutely amazing to think of the man hours that went into the construction of these things, and Topeka's Kansas State Capitol... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Alton, Ia, United States
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Alton, Ia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm a sucker for Capital buildings in general. It's absolutely amazing to think of the man hours that went into the construction of these things, and Topeka's Kansas State Capitol Building is no exception. There are places in that building where you can simply stop and stare. Don't miss the incredible John Brown portrait or the historical murals that tell... More 

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Hiawatha, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best Capitol buildings in the United States. We just recently went to the Colorado Capitol building and Wyoming's. If you get a chance then take a tour of this one. Definitely worth your time. It is newly refurbished.

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Olathe, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a typical state capital. Not a lot to do, but fun to learn about the history of your state and see it up close. Take the walking to work at the top of the dome. It is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Kansas is unique in that they allow the public to climb up inside the dome and go outside at the top. If you are afraid of heights, this is not for you. The climb up is a workout and the steps above the glass dome can make you nervous. We took a morning tour in July so it was quite... More 

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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have always been interested in visiting places like the state capitol at states we have not gone to before. During a recent road trip, we were passing through Kansas, and decided to head over to see the capitol city of Topeka. Due to crowed traffic and being in an unfamiliar territory, we got there after the Capitol building closed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful building, once you find how to get in! The entrance is on the ground level, under the main entrance. Tricky to find if you miss the small signs as we did. It has an old staffed elevator which was quaint. Murals and artifacts are impressive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One item on my bucket list is to visit and tour each state capitol and Topeka is definitely worth the visit! They offer a historic tour or just a dome tour. For me the visit is usually all about the dome anyways so that's the one we opted for. My husband is deathly afraid of heights but even he still... More 

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Wagoner, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful building. The guides do a wonderful job covering the history. This is the only Capitol we have visited that allows you to climb the dome to the top. Great experience.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a brilliant retired music teacher guide us through the newly renovated Capitol Building. Visiting the Capitol Building is worth one's time both for its beauty and and the opportunity to realize the importance of Kansas historically and presently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Big bucks have gone into redoing the building. Restored paintings, metal work and stonework ring out the beauty. You can climb to the top of the dome. There is underground parking. You can get tours at the desk under the rotunda.

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka

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