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Address: 701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608
Phone Number: 785-232-5533
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Railroad Festival

We are new to Topeka and was looking to learn more about our new home city. This was a fun place to visit. Learned a lot about how the railroad helped Topeka grow and become the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are new to Topeka and was looking to learn more about our new home city. This was a fun place to visit. Learned a lot about how the railroad helped Topeka grow and become the city it is.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This unexpected United States Armed Forces Memorial is just lovely. There are granite and brick memorials outside and flags that represent each state. It is breathtaking. The neighborhood can seem a little sketchy, but it is really pretty safe. If you are here, you are really close to Porubsky's and should grab lunch!!

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Thank Joann G
MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Architectural Photographer, I love historic Depots. This is one of the best, with a beautiful Flag Display on the grounds.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we scheduled our visit during one of the quarterly Harvey Girl luncheons. The food was great and the staff were very knowledgeable about the history and railroads in general

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Thank Nancy M
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

First, it is not the most beautiful historic train station I have ever seen, but it reminds people how important the train routes were in the past. The volunteer we spoke with was enthusiastic in describing the restoration of the building. Trains were passing by when we were there and that was cool. The photos and exhibits were very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take kids they have a while train set up right as you walk in. It is nice to walk around the whole building and learn so much about the history of the place and the trains. And the people that work there were very helpful and full of info that we wanted to know. I absolutely recommend... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

You really get to know and learn that car and bus and plane travel is so taken for granted when you think of how people moved across the country on the train line. Such a beautiful building. It's fantastic history to learn about.

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Thank Bernardo F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This is a building. I wish I could a bit more descriptive, descriptive and a bit more descriptive but it's just a building next to The Rescue Mission. A few trains go once in awhile, too.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

In the days before travel meant simply getting from one place to another as quickly as possible, and before air travel became the first consideration, places like the Great Overland Station were built. Built in the 1920's this station on perhaps the most famous railroad line the the world, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, with it's elegance restored is... More 

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Jewell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The restored Union Pacific Station is a gem. Though not organized as a restored train station with rail-memorabilia such as the ticket windows, train boards, etc., the atmosphere of a great State Capitol station worthy to board government officials and visitors to the seat of Kansas government is outstanding. The railroad truly made an effort to show its best foot... More 

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