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Kansas State Capitol Building

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: 785-296-3966
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Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including...

Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural features and elaborate Senate and House Chambers.

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Newly Renovated

Very impressive state capitol building! Easily spent 2 hours checking it out, but did not have enough time to take in dome tour. You can take a guided tour of the building or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressive state capitol building! Easily spent 2 hours checking it out, but did not have enough time to take in dome tour. You can take a guided tour of the building or look around on your own.

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucky to have a children's book fair on a Saturday, so tours to the Dome were happening. Darren was our guide, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant.

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st. louis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building, love the copper, marble and just the feel of history through out the entire building. I know that during the normal work week people actually work in the building. I know that after a while you get used to seeing the building and forget to take it all in and appreciate the incredible workmanship that went into this... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite Capitol buildings we have visited. The senate and House of Representatives rooms are lovely and very accessible the old Supreme Court is also lovely. Gorgeous dome and lovely grounds.

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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a newly redecorated beauty, taken back to its original fixtures, colors and decor. The dome was also redone in its original copper. Tours are great. It is a little hard to find the door into the visitor center but worth the look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kansas State Capital has been recently renovated with a new visitors center. Experience politics at work both past and present with a visit to the gallery or take the climb up to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of Topeka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth your time to see the entire building! Don't miss the basement. Special care was taken to preserve the structure of this floor in such a creative way. A lot of history is recorded on the walls in the nooks and crannies of the basement. Very special care is taken in this beautiful Capitol building.

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Tallassee, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited many Capitol buildings and by far this is by far the most beautiful we have toured. They were having a book fair with signing and many authors doing readings! The building with its murals, stone walls, brass staircases and marble floors were exquisite! We spent over 2 hours and did not see everything! Would definitely go again!

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The capitol is much more impressive than I could remember. Looking up in the dome from the bottom floor is fabulous. Taking a tour is a great way to hear the stories of the pictures and paintings and building.

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Holton, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently toured the Iowa and Nebraska capitals and believe our state capital stacks up well with them. The basement with features of great Kansans is a plus and kind of makes up for the cost overruns on the remodel.

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