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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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Larned
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Harrison, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Kansas Museum of History is very professional, well maintained and very educational about the history of Kansas. Very interactive as well and the kids enjoyed it. Well worth the stop in Topeka to see it.

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New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in the museum to take a break from a long trip and what a surprise! One can visit the museum in 1-2 hours and learn a lot about Kansas and the native american, early settlers, and modern history of Kansas. Most enjoyable and very well put together.

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heartland america
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Displays are set up nicely, a good history of the area. The kids were very happy which was important.

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Epic exhibits. An 1880s locomotive and train, reconstructed prairie cabin from the 1820s, a 1914 biplane hanging from the ceiling-don't miss it - ....extensive native American exhibits... All inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It has many things to enjoy. The small train and interaction area are free and great for kids. There is a fee for the museum. The gift shop is really interesting with all kinds of things about Kansas. There is an outdoor play area for kids. They have many special activities for Kansas Day in January.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum was on my Summer Bucket List. I was expecting it to be interesting. There is a lot of history in this pocket of the Midwest. This turned out to be a hidden Gem. This museum is a must see. Well done. Great exhibits. Easy to read text. Even artifacts from the Arabia Steamboat Museum in KC. The Locomotive... More

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great displays of past and current Kansan history. The bonus was seeing a quilt exhibit and getting to cast my vote for the People's Choice recipient. I also enjoyed being able to climb aboard a train and see how the sleeper and dining cars were set up back in the day.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was full of Kansas history as well as Oregon Trail information. We had people ranging from 9-70 and all loved it. Really great job putting the musuem together

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Overland Park, Ks
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40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum features a remarkable array of subjects such as geology and Native American tribes and dwellings, transportation, Santa Fe Trail pioneers, civil war battles and generals, the dust bowl and even the 50s. I recommend about two hours inside the museum. The museum does not shy away from large items. Displays feature an actual-sized covered wagon, teepee, windmill, passenger... More

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