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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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Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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29 attraction reviews
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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Harrison, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 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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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
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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