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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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SUPERBLY RESTORED CAPITOL BUILDING

Kansas may not have the nation's most exciting reputation, but its recently remodeled, restored State Capitol building is absolutely beautiful. Millions of dollars and many years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Kansas may not have the nation's most exciting reputation, but its recently remodeled, restored State Capitol building is absolutely beautiful. Millions of dollars and many years were invested in this grand old building, and the results are incredible. Complimentary tours are available most days, or one is allowed to wander purposefully around the building on his/her own. It's definitely worth... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting building. There were many times for tours of the building and the dome. Due to construction to repair a window the upper dome was not available to tour. After seeing the staircase, I decided that I probably wouldn't have gone anyway. The stairway from the landing to the upper dome has railings on both sides, but is otherwise open.... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only statehouse in which you can take the stairs to the top of the dome for viewing. Recently refurbished with a multi million dollar renovation including a new copper plated dome. Awesome pictures and open stone walls show building foundation. 8 year old granddaughter enjoyed it. Especially the rotunda and the dome and open access to the Senate and... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

They do not want you to visit. If they did, they would post signs pointing you where the visitor entrance is. They would also have an information desk with a friendly person behind it. It's a pretty and educational building, but they need more signs.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

very old, 5 stories, beautiful, lots of murals with history. tours available for free. walking tour to the capitol dome for those who can walk up 296 steps.

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Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Kansas Capitol is a gem. What a beautifully renovated building. The climb to the top of the dome is well worth it. Be sure to know the public now needs to enter it from the north side through security. The murals, the dome, the library with glass floors, the tunnel passage with museum, getting to see your representative or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our 45 minute tour of this beautiful state Capitol building took 1 1/2 hour because our guide loved her job and the history of the building. For my wife and I it was a great experience - no small fete for a couple from VA and the history of our Capitol building.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have been attempting to visit all 50 state capitol buildings in the US--and I must say that the one on Topeka is near the top of my list. As with the other capitols, entrance is free The interior of the building has recently been restored and it shows. I strongly recommend this capitol for a tour or on your... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Park underground on the north side of the Capitol and prepare to be amazed at the renovations on the lower level visitor's center. Historical displays, details of the building and renovation, and just beautiful architecture await. If you dare, climb the stairs all the way to the top of the dome and venture outside!

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While visiting family in Kansas, my husband and I traveled to Topeka to check out the newly renovated Capitol. It's easy to get to, has free parking underground and it's easy to find the Visitors Center to set up your tours. We were able to get on the Dome Tour pretty quickly, which only takes about 15 minutes. Highly recommended.... More 

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