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“Nice Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kansas Museum of History

Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
785-272-8681
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Topeka
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
Sabetha, Kansas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We went here one day when we had some time to kill. It was very interesting for the adults. The kids had fun, but it wasn't a very "fun" experience. If they could incorporate more hands on fun activities for the kids, it would have made the experience better. We still had a good time, and the museum was done well. We will go back.

Visited October 2011
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Salina, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Great place to visit, if you have a full day or just an hour you can really enjoy this museum. If you like trains you'll enjoy this stop and if your looking for Kansas history you'll find it here.

Visited July 2012
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Home base -Las Vegas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Average museim”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Not well lite museum. no senior discount not always easy to read the signs on the displays. having been too many musems in our travel we find this 1 is about average nothing really special

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Topeka, Kansas
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“A bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

They have a revolving display and a big display of the history of Kansas including a train and displays of practical to quirky Kansas memoribilia

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Texarkana, Texas
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“Excellent museum covering the History of Kansas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The Kansas Museum of History is located on the northwest edge of Topeka, just north of I-70. You take the exit for Wanamaker Road, exit 356 and go north. You soon encounter a roundabout. I made the mistake of going just 180 degrees around the roundabout, and continued north, which soon comes to a dead end on top of a hill. To reach the museum, I discovered, I needed to go 270 degrees around the roundabout, and head west for several blocks, past a movie theater, and down a hill to a winding road that eventually leads to the parking area of the museum. The museum is fairly new, and does an excellent job of presenting displays about each phase of history in Kansas. The most impressive display was an actual Santa Fe Railroad engine, built in 1880, with several passenger cars, inside the museum itself. How they got the steam engine inside the museum is a wonder, since there are no railroad tracks anywhere near the museum. I spent several hours here since there is a lot to see and learn. I would rate this museum among the top tourist attractions, not just in Topeka, but for the whole northeastern part of Kansas.

Visited July 2012
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