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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry,... more » Owner description: Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural features and elaborate Senate and House Chambers. « less
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside this museum, including 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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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best by "doing" in a hands-on... more » Owner description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best by "doing" in a hands-on environment. The primary focus of the Discovery Center's colorful exhibit areas is education. « less
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites; Historic Sites; National Parks
Owner description: The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending... more » Owner description: The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools, is now a National Historic Site commemorating this landmark ruling. « less
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features an early 20th-century town, an elegant... 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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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning... more » Owner description: A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning World War I to the space shuttle program are on display at this museum tailor-made for flight enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Zoos

The Topeka Zoo This is a small zoo but much better than you might expect from a city like Topeka.  There are giraffes, lions, black bears, Komodo dragons, tigers, leopards... more »

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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks

The Union Ferry Branch of the Oregon Trail runs through MacLennan Park, the park that surrounds the Kansas Governor's Mansion.  The trail enters the park on SW Fairlawn Road about... more »

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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: Speed lovers flock to this exciting racing venue for its Grand Prix road course, club course, stock car road course and... more » Owner description: Speed lovers flock to this exciting racing venue for its Grand Prix road course, club course, stock car road course and record-breaking quarter-mile drag strip. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum is national and international in scope and is also well represented with... more » Owner description: The permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum is national and international in scope and is also well represented with Kansas and regional artists. Other features are the ArtLab: look, create, understand education facility, a hands-on activity center for all ages. The Mulvane is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed major holidays, Thanksgiving weekend and mid-December through mid-January. « less
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Topeka
Category: Military Museums; History Museums; Museums
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