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“Hidden jewell!” 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 #2 of 22 attractions in Topeka
Type: History 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.
Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hidden jewell!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Nice small museum, great for kids down to toddler age as there are age appropriate exhibits and play areas.

Visited November 2012
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Berryton, Kansas, United States
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“Nice museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice museum, have been here several times and always enjoy the featured theme, last visit was "hats" which was fun. The gift shop always has neat things to purchase also.

Visited August 2012
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Herrin, Illinois, United States
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“continuous improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Visiting this museum again after having been there in the 90s, I found that even though many of the exhibits were the same, they'd been improved with interactive educational displays. I especially appreciated the native american displays and the frontier displays. Children will love the train which has many cars open for walking through. The Civil War displays are quite good but most people seemed to enjoy the stroll through the decades - especially those who lived through them and now they are "history".

Visited September 2012
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Sabetha, Kansas
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“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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“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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