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Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
785-272-8681
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside this museum, including a steam locomotive, a... more » 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. « less
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Iola, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We love that there are outside activities and indoor ones. There are free things for the kids to do. They played dress up, played on the train, made a campfire ring and told made up stories, shopped in the grocery store, and played Wizard of Oz. I worked on my family tree in the research center. A great place for... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

As an out of stater, this was an excellent way learn the state's history. Outstanding exhibits, good logical layout, outstanding facility. Allow at least two hours.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Kansas History museum is filled with life-sized exhibits including an old train, covered wagon, diner, and many more. We found this to be one of the nicest, most appealing history museums that we have been in. It isn't simply walls plastered with information, but it is a wonderfully attractive series of exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been here as a kid and it was just super awesome. The building was very cool and the inside was even better. The activities they have to do and the trail is so much fun. I was in awe as a kid and now I can't wait to go back as an adult!

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Larned
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum was so nice! We could have spend a whole day here besides the half a day we did spend here! Amazing displays, so much history was learned inside those walls! Just loved it!

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