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Kansas Museum of History

Address: 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
Phone Number: 785-272-8681
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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

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Kansas
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24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our grandkids have grown up with visits to the Kansas Museum of history. From the old locomotive that's inside the building that the kids can climb to the displays of the decades of social history are all very interesting! Our kids particularly love that dress up center or the old fashion country store the Teepee that they can play inside... More 

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wow! I have been to quite some places in Kansas - but never knew it had THAT much to offer! This museum is excellent. It shows a lot of detailed information about the history of the state - and had a special exhibition about the civil war - and these special exhibitions change ever so often. Since I am not... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to this museum many times in the past and always find it enjoyable when I return. I look forward to the exhibits that I've enjoyed and anticipate the new and/or updated exhibits. The docents are there for any questions you may have, whether you're part of a tour or not. This is a "close up and personal"... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Sunday afternoon is a great time to take kids to this excellent museum. The displays tell the history of Kansas in chronological order from the Native Americans to the 1980s. The biggest hit with my nine-year-old grandson was climbing on the passenger train. He and I also watched an eighteen-minute video on recent Kansas history, and he was delighted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I enjoy going to the museum and my kids love it. The only con for me is, everything is the same as it was 20 years ago. I remember visiting the museum w He. I would visit Topeka on vacation from California ....when I moved to KANSAS the museum was still the same. And now I have kids and it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Another excellent historical museum, this one particularly good at presentation: instead of the usual dusty artifacts, their collection is neatly organized behind glass, but with special non-reflective lighting, which a)allows for photos; b)makes it look like there is nothing between you and the exhibit you are watching. The first locomotive built for the famous Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My two boys love to go to this museum. We've been there for field trips, family outings, Cub Scouts, and a wedding reception. They have special exhibits in the front portion that change quarterly. They always see something new and love the train and Native American exhibits. Field trips to the one room school house and scavenger hunts are also... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Its been a while that i have been to a museum but the place has you by surprise. One of the best visits especially the old train and Wizard of Oz. Great venue for contemplating history. The freebies were really good.

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