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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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One of the best state capitols!

Having visited almost all 50...this is one of the best. Free tours take you through the ornate copper clad interior and the magnificent Senate Chamber as well as the ceremonial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Having visited almost all 50...this is one of the best. Free tours take you through the ornate copper clad interior and the magnificent Senate Chamber as well as the ceremonial Governor's office. Another tour takes you to the top of the cupola, possibly unique and most thrilling among state capitol buildings...you can see the construction of most such buildings with... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to the capitol in the past (field trips with school), but this was my first time going back as an adult. They did an amazing job with the restoration of the dome, as well as the north side if the building. The murals on the inside tell a great story of our country, and the stain glass windows... More 

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Kansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

OK, so I have to be a "little" smart aleck, pardon me, but some things in Kansas we are not proud of, but the Capitol is NOT one of them. I've lived in Topeka all my life and while the restoration of the capitol took way longer and cost way more than it should have, it still is a beautiful,... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At the time there was trepidation about the restoration cost but it has been totally worth the time and cost - a jewel to behold and a tourist must for the capital of Kansas

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved our self-guided tour through the capitol building. A number of things stood out. First, were the beautiful and distinctive columns, capitals, banisters, etc. covered in polished brass and copper. Second were the varied and wonderful murals by a number of artists. The most fun mural is a controversial one by John Steuart Curry depicting a raging John Brown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the prime attraction in Topeka, capitol of Kansas. Worth visiting and after climbing 256 steps, good view of Topeka from the top

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went on a tour with a group of senior citizens to the Kansas State Capital Building in Topeka, Ks. There is a very large mural of John Brown, that represents the events of that time. We were able to see the governors' ceremonial office which has a Bison skin on the desk. We went into the House of Representatives,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a great guided tour through the Capitol, enjoyed the commentary. Liked hearing about the renovations over the years and how things have changed and how they try to make the building true to its beginnings. Interesting stories about the artists who have graced the walls with the various depictions over the years.

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Arlington, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We like to keep a photo of all the state capitols we visit as a way of proving our visit to the state. This capitol building was par for the course. Beautiful, but lacking when compared to Albany, Sacramento or Nashville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Huge building, with alot of history. If you climb to the top it has a beautiful view of the city. It's to visit this place near 7pm because then its not too hot and the sun starts to set. For optimal viewing experience.

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

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