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Kansas State Capitol Building

Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Topeka
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born...
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Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Madison, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I give a free tour of the steps leading all the way up into the spiral on the top where you can see the entire city. Bring your camera take amazing pictures but don't know when it's really hot because the higher you go the hotter it gets in that building Our Tour guide I wasn't very good but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The most beautiful man-made eye candy I have ever experienced. Completely in awe and can't believe people work there.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great tour of beautifully restored state capitol building. The copper pillars and railings are gorgeous. Great to see they took the building back to the original 1880s decor. The tour guide is knowledgable and helpful. Four tours each weekday morning and afternoon. Enter new visitors center (and go through security) from the north on the ground level. 2 hour free... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We weren't able to do a tour since they aren't available on Saturdays, but we were still able to walk around inside the Capitol. It is beautiful inside with tons of history and murals. We were there during the holiday season and there was a tree in the center. We were also able to see the Supreme Court room and... More 

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Waterloo, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a beautiful state capitol building well worth your time if you're looking for a way to kill an hour or two.

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Houston, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Growing up in Topeka and visiting the Capitol a lot made the visit a must. What an improvement over just a regular capitol. All of the exhibits and pictures are just incredible

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kansas state capitol has just opened up this year after millions of dollars spent to restore it to it's original beautiful grandeur. This is must see if you are traveling near Kansas! Library has glass floors. Murals absolutely beautiful!!

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Topeka, Kansas, Usa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I am a native of Topeka. As a boy my best friend and I used to climb to the the top of the state capital dome many times each summer. We took the state capital for granted. Recently it has been completely re-modeled and is one of the must sees when visiting Topeka. If you have visited the state capital... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The extensive remodeling is finished and a trip to the Capital is a must do- if you are anywhere near Topeka you need to go by. If you can, take the tour to the top ( a bit physical) The visitor's center is amazing. The old cage elevator is a hoot to ride. Where do they still have elevator attendants?... More 

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Maryland, United States
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Admittedly, there is not much to do around Topeka. So, we had some down time and decided to visit the capitol. It was very nice, we walked the grounds and read the signs explaining the history which was interesting. If you have time to kill, and nothing to do, it is not a waste to drop by.

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