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Kansas State Capitol Building

10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
+1 785-296-3966
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Awesome!!

As a born and raised Kansan I am ashamed to say I had never been to our state capitol building... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marcie_log
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Emporia, Kansas
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Excellent afternoon at the Capitol

Make sure you take the dome tour. The building is full of such rich history and secrets hidden in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayden P
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dome tour” (68 reviews)
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10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a born and raised Kansan I am ashamed to say I had never been to our state capitol building. Better late than never because it's absolutely spectacular!!! We took a self-guided tour of the ground level and first five floors. My 8 year old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you take the dome tour. The building is full of such rich history and secrets hidden in the paintings and throughout the place. Do a little research or go on a guided tour provided by the historical society. You'll learn a lot about...More

Thank Hayden P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m embarrassed to say that until recently, I had never stepped foot in the Kansas State Capitol. For six months I worked fifteen minutes away from it and always promised myself that I would and never did. But finally, during this year of my big...More

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Sarah G, Public Information Officer at Kansas State Capitol Building, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad that you and your family had an enjoyable trip to the Kansas State Capitol! I'm very sorry to hear about the miscommunication regarding the tour. We want you to know that we are sharing this information with our staff so that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have enough time to go through it, so my rating is solely on the looks/architecture of the outside. It just seemed plain after seeing WV's dome made w/real gold on their Capitol building.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great old building, lots to see and explore. Most people go to the dome, but I couldn't 296 steps and a bad hip don't go to well together. Visitor desk staff were great and answered many questions, lots of bathrooms and elevators, it even had...More

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old building located in a park-like setting. Unfortunately, I missed the tour, but will come back when it's open.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We had an excellent tour guide who hit to high points about the capital, but there is so much more there to see and discover. Telling history, beautifully restored capital building, and a library dedicated to Kansas and those who live there. if you are...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went on a dome tour with my family. Lots of steps but it was worth it. Felt like we accomplished something when we got to the top. Was a great memory to made with my family! I hope my grandkids will always remember it!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Tours are scheduled regularly so I joined a group. The guide was so helpful in telling the history of the building and describing the paintings and statues. There are so many things to see that you may miss some of the important details just going...More

Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We were given a tour with our Kansas cousins and this was one of the highlights of our visit to Kansas. It is a fabulous building and we went all the way to the top. This is our first State Capital tour and has set...More

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Weatherdane95
January 16, 2017|
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On the guided tour, yes. The spiral staircase takes you all the way to the outer dome.
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gutwinski
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.
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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.
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