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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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The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an...

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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Wonderful setting and great education tool for grandkids

The kids love the museum and always want to visit when in town. Like any local place of interest the locals do not create a crowded situation and you have relaxed visits without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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281 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids love the museum and always want to visit when in town. Like any local place of interest the locals do not create a crowded situation and you have relaxed visits without crowds. It is a very good museum and we urge you to go if you have the chance

Thank BillIBT
Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is full of Kansas history going back to when Kansas was open plains just being settled. There is a full size train inside to see what train travel was like back in the day. There is also more "modern" history from the past 50-60 years that is quite interesting. This unassuming museum is worth a look. It is... More 

Thank AuntB46
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my time at this museum. Lots of history about Kansas. I recommend you pay $8 for adults and take a tour

Thank Nikki M
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The museum is wonderful and the museum staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Take your family, you will not be disappointed. In addition, if you are performing research the archives are phenomenal with helpful staff!

Thank Leon B
Lawrence, Kansas
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311 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The museum does a good job of giving a broad outline of Kansas history, with some great artifacts and displays. It has something for all ages, so take the kids. I make a point of visiting when they have a special exhibit.

Thank Robert S
Peoria, Arizona
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110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The displays are well laid out and the narratives good without overwhelming you. There is a lot to see and we planned almost two hours and it was not enough! They currently have a special exhibit about Flags from the Civil War which was very entertaining. Strongly recommend a visit to the museum.

Thank PhilR9
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wonderful resource for research. Museum is very interesting as well. We wish we were able to spend longer, but hope to return soon. It's wonderful to see that Kansas is preserving its history.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The displays are visual and tactile. I was impressed by the locomotive, the diners, the interiors of historic living spaces, the examples of fashion, and so much more.

Thank reedness
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This museum features excellent displays representing the history of Kansas from prehistoric inhabitants through Native Americans, bloody Kansas, statehood, Civil War, up to a more recent history of the 20th century. This is not a museum for children or even teens, unless they are super interested in history. As adults, we spent many hours reading and exploring. We even left... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

touring this facility was very interesting. had a lot of very nice exhibits, the only negative was there did not seem to a a defined route thru the exhibits., got "lost" trying to find our way out.

Thank carlbecky

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