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Ward Meade Park

124 N.W. Fillmore, Topeka, KS
785-368-3888
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Topeka
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features an early 20th-century town, an elegant Southern-style mansion, botanical... more » Owner description: Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features an early 20th-century town, an elegant Southern-style mansion, botanical gardens and original log cabins. « less
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Humble
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Old Prairie Town is a jewel of a park. There are several buildings you can tour with a docent (Mabel was ours, and she had a wealth of information!). Everything is immaculate, and shows the great care the staff and volunteers have for this special place: the grounds, the buildings, and all the articles in the buildings. School age children... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The house tours are nice. The special dinners have been enjoyable with good food and great atmosphere. The village is the best part. School, church, train depot, drug store and school help kids and adults learn about "the old days". Watch for festivals by checking their website.

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Topeka, Kansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Weddings, family pictures, (just did have our family pics taken there), history, authentic old buildings. Atmosphere is fun and real. Also offers meeting space. Good parking. Family fun.

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Topeka, KS
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178 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We took a group here for a picnic lunch. We then went to the Old Fashion Drug Store where the staff person, Deandra, did a great job taking care of our group. We all tried the "Green River" sodas, and ice cream sundae. I recommend the brown bread ice cream... yum! We had also pre-arranged for an old-fashioned school lesson... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a beautiful little gem in Topeka. It is like stepping back in time. The grounds, garden and buildings are meticulously kept. It is great that they have outdoor things like the train caboose, wagon, etc. for kids to climb on and enjoy. The staff is very friendly and fun. The only fees to attend are for the tour,... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Interesting tour of the home and out buildings. The gentleman conducting the tour was very informed and courteous. The out buildings are a must see, make a point to be there when they are open. All the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended.

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Oxford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The tulips & flowers were breathtaking. The buildings and grounds were very nice. We were disappointed that all the buildings were locked. We didn't learn until closing time that we could have done a tour and seen inside the buildings. We will return sometime for a tour.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a wonderful peaceful place to visit. So many plants to see and smell. I never knew there were so many types of Viburnum! Double screen doors on each door, what a place to dream about living in during it's heyday. A definite must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was very interesting. It was from the old days. Then we had ice cream with the family we had the ice cream sundae. We will come back when we come back in town.

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Rossville, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had a meal in the little historic cabin. We had 8 adults and 8 kids from the ages of 2-14. It was a great time. Our meal was prepared over the fire. There was so much history taught through this experience. Everyone in our party had a wonderful time and I will for sure recommend this to others. The... More

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