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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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We Made it 297 Steps to the Top!

My dear husband and I, who both don't really love heights, felt like we summited Mount Everest today...we took the dome tour at the Kansas State Capitol building and we climbed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Woodland Park, CO
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Woodland Park, CO
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My dear husband and I, who both don't really love heights, felt like we summited Mount Everest today...we took the dome tour at the Kansas State Capitol building and we climbed ALL THE WAY to the top! Yes, that's 297 steps! Our fellow tourists were wonderful companions up to the cupola and I highly recommend doing this once in your... More 

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Kansas City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went with a tour group of 50 people. They broke us into 2 groups for the tour. Our tour guide was extremely informed giving behind the scenes information about how it was orginally built (which took over 37 years) and about the most recent renovation of the site. Quite an impressive site and structure. The tour takes about an... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I think it's ok. It took way to many years to finally finish redoing it but it looks nice. The Capital grounds is great for walking. Nice but I think downtown Topeka itself could use a major facelift. It's not attractive as it could be. Lawrence is popping and there are always people walking, window shopping and dining outside. Topeka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Cspitol so our daughter could shadow our Senator. We took the Capitol and Dome tours (both free) and it was a great way to spend the day. The building has been beautifully restored, and the tour guide did a fantastic job giving us just the right amount of information. The stairs to the top of the dome... More 

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Alma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been in the Kansas State Capitol many times. The remodel was very expensive but they were able to restore much of the building to original or original-like décor. It is very beautiful and tour is educational. If you do not have a fear of heights and don't mind climbing lots of steep stairs you will like to dome... More 

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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The capitol has been completely renovated. The tours given by staff are excellent. We went to the top of the dome with our grandchildren. The two tours, one of the building and one to the top of the dome were both excellent. Going to the top of the dome may be hot during the heat of the summer. Plan to... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful inside and out. Definitely worth the visit. Climb to the top for a view outside. Paintings are historic, woodwork fabulous, the library unique, and an original elevator operated by an attendant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went into the building for the first time in years. Looked around the visitor center and went on the tour to the top of the dome. Great view but takes some effort.

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Capitol renovation was finally complete in 2014 after 13 years and spending $300 million. It was worth every penny spent on this grand building of ours. I feel proud every time I step inside. Tours run every hour from the Visitors Center. I've been on 4 tours and I'd gladly take another because I learn new stories and details... More 

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Tonganoxie, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The renovation of the Kansas State Capitol Building is beautiful. There are two tours available, one to the top of the rotunda (297 steps) and one of the entire building. The volunteers are delightful. Both tours are free. There is free underground parking available.

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