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Kansas State Capitol Building

10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3966
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Ranked #1 of 22 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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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Overland Park, Ks
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Kansas State Capitol was recently renovated and is open for tours Mon - Friday. There are two tours. The Dome tour actually climbs hundreds of steps on narrow, hanging walkways to the very top. An outdoor balcony rings the top of the dome where you can take photos and then descend. It's not for anyone with a fear of... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Ks State Capitol has always been impressive...but with the renovations & addition of the new Visitors Center, it is truly outstanding. The building is spectacular & historically significant. The art is fabulous. Watch for unique details, like sunflowers worked into brass railing supports. The State Seal appears numerous places thru-out the building. Whether you take the tour or simply... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The KS State Capital renovation has brought to life an absolute impressive state government historical building. My hat goes off to the leaders and entire renovation team that made this investment happen. The capital building is definitely worth taking the time to visit and stands up in comparison to many of the magnificent federal building landmarks I've visited in Washington... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We opted to not take the tour so we just wandered around. I have a feeling the tour would be more interesting. It was interesting to see the various pictures in the catacombs. The murals are simply amazing. The various time capsules were something that I wasn't aware of. I'm not sure I'll be going back any time soon but... More

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KS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you are in Topkeka and have extra time, this is a beautiful building to tour. We did the self guided tour but next time will do one with a guide as we did not get to go to the top.

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Englewood, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I visited this beautiful building on May 22. I arrived early enough in the morning to take the self-guided tour and then the tour of the capitol dome. The 13 year, top to bottom restoration of the building restored the original architect's vision by uncovering beautiful murals, preserving original features, renovating aging limestone and expanding work space. And the beautiful... More

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Arrow Rock, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This building puts other state capitols to shame! It is gorgeous!! Very large but easily accommodating with elevators everywhere (one caged elevator even has it's own personal attendant). The House and Senate rooms were both so extravagant - even the bathrooms were beautiful. Everything was free which was an added bonus. We also went to the top of the dome... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, has undergone major renovation over the last several years. It is absolutely gorgeous and a testament to Kansans' caring about their most precious historical buildings. Impressive from the outside - the polished copper dome and roof, to the inside - the glistening marble floors, the fresh and beautifully painted meeting rooms, and the wonderful murals.... More

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