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Kansas Museum of History

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Address: 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
Phone Number: 785-272-8681
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Description: The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the...
The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside this museum, including a steam locomotive, a Southern Cheyenne teepee, one of the largest collections of prairie memorabilia in the U.S. and a hands-on children's area.
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Learn the History of Kansas

This museum has wonderful displays of Kansas history and early life on the prairie. The visit can lead to great conversations with children and grandchildren! The discovery area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This museum has wonderful displays of Kansas history and early life on the prairie. The visit can lead to great conversations with children and grandchildren! The discovery area is a great place for children The museum is located on a large tract of land which has wooded areas and hiking trails to discover wildlife. The relocated Native American School is... More 

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Topeka
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The displays are easy to get around, clean, well documented, and frequently updated. This is a great place to visit; it has something for every age.

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my grandchildren to the museum, and my grandson loved the train engine. We went through and looked at all the exhibits. There are some places where children could touch and feel. My grandchildren are 4 & 5 both genders and they loved it. I explained to them what and why the exhibits were. Somethings were boring, but other... More 

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

It is a beautiful museum and well worth the stop. The exhibits are great including a full size train. The hiking trails around the museum are beautiful too.

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Kansas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I love this museum - there are mannnny things displayed and a lot of things to see. My favorite is the big train that you can walk through. I like how there are many large displays along with smaller things. The only thing I would like to see are dates on everything displayed....a lot of items are lacking dates/eras.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great history museum showing the development of Kansas from the first settlers to modern day. You are greeted by some of Kansas most outstanding people from the past. I shows how Kansas as the mid point between the Mexican boarder in what is now the SW United States and the east coast was a place of trade and commerce. Most... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a wonderful museum. However, it must be noted that this is not a children's museum, as in very young children. I mention this only because a previous trip advisor contributor commented that the six-year-old accompanying them was bored. I was impressed that at the entrance they had a board with literature and various pamphlets to be used for... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this museum, but it definitely exceeded what I thought I was going to see! This museum is amazing. I loved the train exhibit...they have a full sized steam engine that you can go into and on the other side is set up like a train station with displays behind the glass...its really... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lots of neat Kansas History exhibits. The layout flows well, and the place is well-staffed with knowledgeable people who can add something to the basic understanding of the individual things on display. You won't be disappointed.

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great collection of important historical state artifacts displayed in easy to understand and follow developments from settlement to current conditions.

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