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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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history made fun, something for everyone

This is a educational experience for a lot of reasons , for the traveling people into Kansas, it is a must see, it not only has territorial history but there is also items on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a educational experience for a lot of reasons , for the traveling people into Kansas, it is a must see, it not only has territorial history but there is also items on displayed that blends the united states, as a whole together. It has some large displays a few you can walk in . it has an educational... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A plethora of artifacts to view, a train that can be entered, and children's section. There is a decent gift/souvenir shop.

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Alton, Ia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Until I'd been to the Holocaust Museum, I'd never been in any kind of museum that indirectly herded people along. There, it's wonderful, part of the experience, really. But here there's a flow too, which I love. Some might admire museums who hold endless minutea, rooms upon rooms upon rooms of "stuff." I don't. I think a great museum should... More 

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Hiawatha, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went here on a trip with my son. The boy scouts were having a meet up in order to earn some badges. It was awesome. All of the rooms were filled with cool activities and other sights and sounds to keep you busy. It was tucked back behind Topeka in a beautiful area.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

KSHS is a worthwhile trip to take if you like history or want to look up your ancestors. Kids love the museum and the real train car inside. The library can help you find ancestors or history you might be looking for. Always something going on from movies to outdoor activities for kids too.

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The KS Museum of History is located at the west end of Sixty Avenue past the Regal Theaters, past the Social Security Bldg., keep going around the corners on the street, you will arrive eventually. The grounds are very pretty. Walking trails with signage to the east and also to the north of the parking lots. Picnic tables beside the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. Having never been to Kansas before this provided a great overview to the state and a broad look at many topics we looked into further at other locations on the trip. Great place to take kids as well if you have them.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Kansas Museum of History does a good job of depicting and representing the history of the State of Kansas. The exhibits are interesting and varied. The old-fashioned soda shop, train, tepee with representation of our Indian heritage, and Civil War exhibit are all very interesting. There is also a play area for children that is great for entertaining little... More 

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A well thought-out state museum with outstanding depictions of the various plains tribes. Also, the civil war section made you realize that the "Bleeding Kansas" of the history books was no joke.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just inside the front door are statues of about ten famous people (e.g. Dwight Eisenhower and Amelia Earhart). You can get your picture taken with one of them. Excellent Civil War presentation. The buffalo is still there in the plains exhibit. And the great train exhibit is always interesting to people we take there.

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