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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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Worth the $350 million and what a view

The renovations and additions to the Capitol are amazing. None of us could imagine what years of paint and soot was hiding. And the climb to the top of the dome is thrilling.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The renovations and additions to the Capitol are amazing. None of us could imagine what years of paint and soot was hiding. And the climb to the top of the dome is thrilling.

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Tecumseh, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The inside of the Capitol bldg. has many murals and statues. I really love the John Brown mural outside the Governor's office. I see something new every time I go there. They have guided tours that are great and I now just wander the halls. Every Kansan needs to see their Capitol bldg. at least once. It is also friendly... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The renovations are amazing, the building is gorgeous. Tours are free during the week and well worth the visit.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings I have ever seen, and I've made it a point to visit several in various states. The newly renovated building has preserved much of the originality of the building, and is well worth a visit, if you're in the Topeka, Kansas area.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing history and restoration. Beautiful. Best with a tour but great on your own or with pamphlet from the security desk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This state house was just what you'd expect. Nothing fancy. The grounds were pretty & well maintained. There were several shaded benches to rest. There is metered parking along the side of the Capitol building. I can imagine being there more than an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful state Capital buildings in the country. Underwent a 10 year restoration that restored access to the outside walkway around the dome.

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Saint Marys, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kansas State Capitol is a great place to take the kids for a field trip. We went with our school group and had a wonderful time. Guests can wander throughout most of the building, visit the Senate and House chambers, Governor's office, and above all the top of the dome. The steps leading to the dome are not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been to 15-20 capitals and this one had one none of the others did- a tour all the way to the top of the dome. And I don't just mean to almost the top and walk around the edges, although we did that. But this one had a narrow stair case up top and then spiral staircase... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The state of Kansas spent 300 million to restore the capitol to its glory. You could argue the cost but certainly not the result. It is a beautiful building. If you are not afraid of heights, take the 296-step tour of the dome. If you are afraid of heights, DO NOT take the tour. Three in my group turned around... More 

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