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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Wichita, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The wife and I went to this museum and really liked it. Great display of Kansas history. They even had a whole train inside.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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Address: 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
Phone Number: 785-272-8681
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka

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