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The Great Overland Station

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Address: 701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608-1260
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+1 785-232-5533
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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cool train station

This place has a lot of history and is great for group events and kids. They have a lot of train artifacts. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has a lot of history and is great for group events and kids. They have a lot of train artifacts. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank tommyboyks
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

Thank Diane S
Overland Park, Kansas
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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!!

Thank Joann G
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562 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

1 Thank drdroad
Topeka, Kansas
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

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

Thank Nancy M
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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407 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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 

Thank AnnC576
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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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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2,611 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bernardo F
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Jeff K
Topeka, Kansas
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank GW B

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