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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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Abhorrent use of funds

In a nutshell- Kansas is struggling. If she was near the ocean she would have drowned by now from the bricks of debt tied to her feet and holding her down. Understandably the past... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Taos, New Mexico
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Taos, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

In a nutshell- Kansas is struggling. If she was near the ocean she would have drowned by now from the bricks of debt tied to her feet and holding her down. Understandably the past cannot be changed, however, to cut funding for education and public works in an attempt to pay your $344 million in bills... when a decade long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went into the building for the first time in years. Looked around the visitor center and went on the tour to the top of the dome. Great view but takes some effort.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Capitol renovation was finally complete in 2014 after 13 years and spending $300 million. It was worth every penny spent on this grand building of ours. I feel proud every time I step inside. Tours run every hour from the Visitors Center. I've been on 4 tours and I'd gladly take another because I learn new stories and details... More 

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Tonganoxie, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The renovation of the Kansas State Capitol Building is beautiful. There are two tours available, one to the top of the rotunda (297 steps) and one of the entire building. The volunteers are delightful. Both tours are free. There is free underground parking available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

stand looking down on the mighty rotunda - stand in awe of mural of john brown or if you dare climb the steps to the top of the dome.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The tours are very informative with time for questions along the way! Very nice gift shop in the capitol also.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The capitol building has recently completed a first class renovation. It is absolutely gorgeous and anyone in the vicinity should stop to take the tour and go to the top of the dome. It has been renovated to its original grandeur. It is a feast for the eyes!

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topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It took years and millions of dollars to complete the renovation but in the end it was well worth it. It is beautiful and a gem in the midwest. A must see!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The newly-renovated Kansas State Capital building in Topeka is absolutely beautiful. It is visitor friendly and worth the trip to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great tour. It took just over 1 hour and our tour guide was doing his doctorate in History which was such a fantastic bonus. The Capitol building has been painstakingly restored and is worth the time to enjoy it. Being from outside the state, I was intrigued to hear the history. Start training now so you can make the 296... More 

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