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Address: 1 SW Cedar Crest Rd, Topeka, KS 66606-2275
Phone Number: 785-296-3636
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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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The Governor's mansion felt like home!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
Janet G
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Tucson
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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars 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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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Topeka, Kansas
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank BillIBT
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Spring Hill, KS
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I've lived in Kansas for over 20 years and never knew where the governor's mansion was! Well, now we know. It is in a beautiful, quiet, well-to-do neighborhood in Topeka. We drove by just to see the house and were surprised to see there is a park there. (My kids commented on how awkward it would be if your dog... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Compared to the entire city of Topeka, this is a nice area and location. You could go hiking on this trial, biking, walking, and golf course near by. Safe and all dogs on leash so no worries about a little guy picking on the big guy :D

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Just a nice escape for the end of the day and long weekend walk

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