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Kansas State Capitol Building

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
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Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including...

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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Complete $275 M renovation

Lots of history for the kids and adults. Even the foundation basement entry is exposed to see the huge rock blocks used for the base of the building. The copper dome is redone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history for the kids and adults. Even the foundation basement entry is exposed to see the huge rock blocks used for the base of the building. The copper dome is redone. Of course the Governor and Legislature is in there, and most have a very strong opinion one way or another,but that is for your own writing. Both... More 

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Topeka, KS
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding remodel on this beautiful building. Must enter from the north side where security checkpoint is. If you are sightseeing make this your first stop. It has been restored to original with exquisite details.

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Thank KSTraveler
Topeka, Kansas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything my husband showed me was fantastic to see. My husband worked there when he was younger. It's worth seeing

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Thank Ralphsgirl54
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

It was a very interesting building which allowed you to look from the top to the bottom or bottom to top, from the central hallway. There were interesting side rooms, statuary, and a great library. However, we walked around and around before we were able to find the entrance.

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Lawrence
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Beautiful restoration, artwork and sculptural details well worth the visit. Great gift shop.The dome from the inside is incredible.

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Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A multimillion dollar renovation completed 2 years ago makes this worth a stop for those travelling through th eCity. The Senate and House Chambers are exquisite. We were fortunate to have a guided tour by the State Architect and heard many detasils of the lengths they went to restore and enhance the beauty ,promatily the detail in the two chamber's... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very informative tours are available. Guides are quite knowledgeable! Building has be restored ( over $300 million was spent ) and is very impressive!

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Thank 272Paul
Lenexa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It's very interesting and has a lot of historical artifacts. They give free tours every couple of hours. If you take one of the tours you can go all the way to the top and stand on the upper guardrail outside. Lots of opportunities for the family to take pictures. Plan on spending an hour to an hour and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is an important must-see for anyone interested in American History or architectural history. Be sure and take both of the guided tours offered. One is of the main building and the other is of the dome.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The remodel on the Kansas Capitol, though extremely expensive, is very well done. I loved walking through the limestone hallways in the basement- no need to worry about tornadoes! Though much of the construction is new, I could still feel the history of the building. The exhibits were well done.

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