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Kansas State Capitol Building

10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3966
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Ranked #1 of 21 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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Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You need to stop and see this building. Restoration just completed with a new visitor center. A lot to see and a lot of Kansas history.

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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The completely renovated Kansas State Capitol is breathtakingly beautiful. I have visited more than half of the nation's 50 state capitols and this one is the most beautiful of all I've seen. Free guided tours are available, or you can self-guide. Parking is onsite and free. The gift shop is excellent. Be sure to climb to the top of the... More

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After years of renovation, the Kansas State Capitol Building is ready to view and is absolutely beautiful.

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Burlingame, Kansas
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Looking at the outside, you are just not sure what to expect on the inside. You walk in, and all the walls are made of stone. It feels as if you are in a stone castle! Then the gold throughout! Oh my! Our family LOVED it!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My family visited the recently restored state Capitol and were very impressed by the level of workmanship and beauty. The state spent $330 million and 11 years refurbishing the building to its original appearance but with modern amenities like WiFi. Everyone, from the politicians to the security guards, was incredibly friendly and welcoming. This is a hands on experience. You... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Two kinds of tours - the historical one which is informative and impressive. And the dome tour which will give you the best view of Topeka if you can stomach the suspended stairs to the top. Kids loved this tour. Free. Beautiful. Free parking underneath the Capitol now.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I would highly recommend the tour of the capitol regardless if you are from KS or not. The building is beautiful. We took both the dome and historical tour. They were both great - we learned a lot and it held our interest. The historical tour took about an hour and the dome tour took 45 minutes. Both tours are... More

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Spring Hill, KS
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent all day at the Capitol since my kids were pages for our State Representative (which I highly recommend for any kid in any state!). The last time we visited absolutely everything was being renovated, but this time the renovations are done and it is breathtaking. We all had mixed feelings about the once-green dome's now shiny copper state,... More

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Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A Kansas travel group we belong to scheduled our visit here on a Saturday, and I was happy to see what we (Kansans) spent all that money on. The building interior is simply stunning, and our tour guide was just great. I could have spent all day with a good camera taking inside photos of murals (some were found covered... More

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Stocksbridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

When I visited it was still under renovations but there was still lots to see. My husband enjoyed seeing the mural of John Brown (he is from England and thought he looked like a crazy man, then he had to have the explanation of why he had a rifle and bible). Going into the different room where our states representatives... More

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