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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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Don't Ignore the Fly-Over States

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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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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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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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The displays are easy to get around, clean, well documented, and frequently updated. This is a great place to visit; it has something for every age.

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my grandchildren to the museum, and my grandson loved the train engine. We went through and looked at all the exhibits. There are some places where children could touch and feel. My grandchildren are 4 & 5 both genders and they loved it. I explained to them what and why the exhibits were. Somethings were boring, but other... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a beautiful museum and well worth the stop. The exhibits are great including a full size train. The hiking trails around the museum are beautiful too.

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Kansas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I love this museum - there are mannnny things displayed and a lot of things to see. My favorite is the big train that you can walk through. I like how there are many large displays along with smaller things. The only thing I would like to see are dates on everything displayed....a lot of items are lacking dates/eras.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great history museum showing the development of Kansas from the first settlers to modern day. You are greeted by some of Kansas most outstanding people from the past. I shows how Kansas as the mid point between the Mexican boarder in what is now the SW United States and the east coast was a place of trade and commerce. Most... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a wonderful museum. However, it must be noted that this is not a children's museum, as in very young children. I mention this only because a previous trip advisor contributor commented that the six-year-old accompanying them was bored. I was impressed that at the entrance they had a board with literature and various pamphlets to be used for... More 

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

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