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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.
10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
+1 785-296-3966
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have visited 45 of the 50 U S state capitols plus the national one in D.C. and this is one of, if not the, best, thanks to the recent work done on it. I have lived in Topeka all my life,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kansas H, Communications Coordinator at Kansas State Capitol Building, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since the Capital was remodeled it is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend going to the top of the Capital

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Larry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour, 296 steps until the outside of the dome for a great view of Topeka Kansas, second tallest capitol building in the country! Better yet, it’s free 15 minutes past each hour. Short enough to keep everyone engaged.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I are Brits who have visited many state Capitols on our travels, this one really stood out. It was refurbished in the last 5 years and is just immaculate. All of the paintings seem to have been cleaned and the senate chambers are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that thanks to a recent renovation at the Capital, it now has underground parking for visitors that is free for 2 hours. This makes this one of the easiest and most convenient capitals to visit. Also a newly created visitor...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The capitol is a beautiful building to explore. Along with the free tours of the building and dome you can freely explore.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

The renovations that were done in the past couple of decades make this an amazing place to visit. The visitor's center is very well done, and artwork throughout the capitol is beautiful, and the history and information that you can learn throughout the building is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kansas H, Communications Coordinator at Kansas State Capitol Building, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Beautiful architecture and murals. Learned a lot about Kansas and its history.governor’s chair.. Special thanks to Joe at the visitor center who helped me and my disabled husband by providing a wheelchair and a ride back to the parking lot. A wonderful ambassador for Kansas....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kansas H, Communications Coordinator at Kansas State Capitol Building, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 28, 2019

A beautiful use of the classical architectural vocabulary from the great era of state capitols emulating the national capitol, this fine building has a recently added visitor center that utilizes the massive foundations and basement level to tell the story of the state from the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Statehouse, beautiful murals! The grounds are kept in great condition with lovely flower gardens. The historical info near the entrance is a nice touch.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Heather C
January 16, 2017|
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On the guided tour, yes. The spiral staircase takes you all the way to the outer dome.
June 16, 2016|
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Response from T A | Reviewed this property |
They are open 8am to 1pm. Go to the Kansas Historical Society website. for more info. Definitely take the dome tour.
Diane W
July 11, 2015|
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Response from UKbanker33 | Reviewed this property |
8-5 Monday Friday and mornings on Saturday but dome tours only on weekdays....about six tours each day from 9:15 and the every hour after that.