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Kansas State Capitol Building

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
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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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I Made It to the Top - Dome Tour

Third state capitol I have visited, and the first time I have been inside (and outside!) the dome. The dome tour was great, but nerve-racking for this heights-fearing person, so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Third state capitol I have visited, and the first time I have been inside (and outside!) the dome. The dome tour was great, but nerve-racking for this heights-fearing person, so it may not be good for kids or others with my fear. I did not get to spend much time in the main building, but there is much beautiful artwork... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They offer free dome tours on the quarter hour and they're definitely worth it. You start out on the 5th floor and go up some staircases on the edges of the dome. You start out being able to look into the rotunda and then you're above the inner dome. The last 1/3 of the stair climb is the scariest---you're going... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked in this building for five years. It was renovated from 1999-2014. You should see the vast amount of improvements. It is great!

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Horace, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Kansas State Capitol Building is worth visiting even for citizens NOT from Kansas. I can NOT think of any excuse for Kansas residents to miss this awesome building. Take the tours! Our tour guide was fantastic. She answered all my questions. Her knowledge was extremely complete. The Capitol Dome tour is impressive. A lot of history here.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at the capitol building. First we took the Capitol Dome tour which is really fun. It does involve climbing 297 steps to the very top of the dome, where there is a balcony the runs all the way around the top, with great views of the surrounding city and countryside. It would be amazing on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A breath-taking building! I have only seen a few offices and the main rotunda but can't wait until I can take a tour. The murals are unbelievable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely beautiful & impressive building on all fronts ! We just missed the first tour of the Cupola , so self toured all the other interesting scenes, read the histories of famous Kansians , saw the Library, the Legislative Chambers and caught the Lovely old Elevator up to the meeting place for the next tour. Sat there for 5... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we have gone here many times. it is great.. so much history. and great grand daughter loves going into chambers. when house not in session

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

They don't build anything like this anymore! Just a fantastic building from the low levels to the top rotunda. Beautiful paintings and photographs all around - a good place to see Kansas history. The chambers are beautiful as well. You could spend an entire day seeing it all!. Well worth a stop here.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Wish the Capitol would have been open later on Saturday. We just missed being able to see the beautiful Christmas tree in the rotunda. We could see it from the entrance, by the doors were locked. Sad that we were only in Topeka for the weekend and missed the chance to see the inside of the Capitol. Grounds and building... More 

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