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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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York, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This building has so much history. It's simply amazing. The inside is gorgeous and I was always in awe looking up the tall walls. I can't wait to visit again.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was beautiful. Amazing view to the dome and down into the building. The art is amazing. I highly recommend a visit.

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Humble
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Kansas just finished a massive renovation of the state capitol building in Topeka. We only had 20 minutes to spend, so we entered the visitor doors (on 8th Ave. ground level, including a passenger drop off circular drive) and headed upstairs to see the rotunda. It is beautiful, as are the many murals throughout, and impressive, with copper balustrades and... More

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Larned
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was restored back to it's original paintings and such. WOW WOW WOW!! I'm very impressed! No wonder it took 15 years!

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Topeka has a lot to offer. We enjoyed the combat museum, brown vs national brd of education, lake Shawnee, Wade-Meade prairie town. Lots to see!

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Columbia, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

best thing was the murals on 2nd and 3rd floor. it was free. lots of historic photos on first floor - walk to end to take stairs or elevator to upper floors.

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