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

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 NEW

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
63 helpful votes 63 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After about 13 years and 300 some odd million dollars, the Kansas Capitol building is a beauty! We did the self guided tour of the building and then took the dome tour. Did you know that most capitol domes have inner and outer domes? This is the only state capitol building that allows you to go all the way up... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You really do need to see the amazing work done with the 12 year remodel of the dome and interior. Make the trip to the top of the dome to see a great view of the city.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Since its facelift has been completed a beautiful and historic building is really worth your time to visit. The docent who led our small group was very knowledgable and with answers for every question - even some we didn't think to ask.

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