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Address: 1 SW Cedar Crest Rd, Topeka, KS 66606-2275
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This beautiful French-Norman style Governor's residence, perched on a bluff...

This beautiful French-Norman style Governor's residence, perched on a bluff overlooking the Kansas River, was recently renovated to reflect its original French theme.

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Limited hours but worth a trip

This is the governor's mansion for the state of Kansas. It's only open on Monday afternoons from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. They have volunteer docents to take you on a tour of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CM W
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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411 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the governor's mansion for the state of Kansas. It's only open on Monday afternoons from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. They have volunteer docents to take you on a tour of the first floor of the home. You can't go upstairs (family living quarters) or the basement (security detail). You can walk around the actual home itself and... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great system of public mountain bike trails. Well marked and multiple trails for different ability levels

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Topeka, Kansas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a nice place to visit and see the architecture and to see how well the house has been kept. The area outside is landscaped very nicely.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Never in a million years would I expect to be able to roam the grounds of a Governor's residence! Cedar Crest is the residence of the Governor of Kansas and the beautiful park like grounds are open to the public. The trails aren't well marked and there are enough options to become a bit "lost". I am from Arizona so... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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426 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Kansas Governors mansion named 'Cedar Crest' is a beautifully maintained estate that is the official residence of the governor of Kansas since 1962. The inside tour is short but informative. The true gem of Cedar Crest is the 244 acres that the home is situated on that are open to the public. The land has several fishing ponds, numerous... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Mansion called Cedar Crest is not as large as I thought it would be, however it was nice to see. I toured with a group of senior citizens. We were able to see the living room, library, dinning room, breakfast room, sun room, and the two kitchens. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, as she was assistant to the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been there for both inside dinners and outside receptions. It is old but well kept. The Governor does not live there by his choice. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and there are always people fishing in the accessible ponds on property.

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Topeka, Kansas
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193 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful woodwork - needlepoint chair cushions. Had the priviledge of playing the piano for special occasions. The grounds have walking trails.

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Arrow Rock, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Limited hours but still worth it considering the governor and his family currently live there. The scenery was beautiful and the tour was free! Our guide was very helpful and informative!

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Burlingame, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had no clue that this was around. Unfortunately we weren't able to access the main entry way was closed off to the public for some get together that was happening. So we went around to the west side, and found many more trails from there. These are not for wheelchairs or anyone that cannot walk, as they are VERY... More 

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