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“Allow yourself plenty of time” 5 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 21 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.
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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“Allow yourself plenty of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a great chronicle of Kansas, all the way from about 5,000 years ago to the 1980's. It is well-displayed and has interactive elements for kids. We only had 1 and 3/4 hours until closing time but I could have easily spent another hour there. Unfortunately the cost for adults is $8 and there is no senior citizen or local resident discount. I will certainly be visiting again.

Visited December 2012
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Lawrence, Kansas
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“Very interesting, well displayed exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This museum is a hidden gem. It is large and has interesting permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits. Organized chronologically, it tells much about the history of the Midwest. Children will enjoy climbing aboard a genuine, old passenger train with multiple cars to walk through and an old-fashioned soda fountain.

Visited April 2012
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Topeka, Kansas
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“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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