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Kansas State Capitol Building

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Address: 10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: +1 785-296-3966
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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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Unbelievably beautiful building! Our guided tour took us through all the various chambers and grand halls of the facility. The guide was excellent and very well informed. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Waldwick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this capital on our cross country trip. This capital was very nice. We were able to take a peek at the chambers for the senate and reps. We didn't take a guided tour, just a walk around.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Epic fail for the Kansas State Capitol Building, when the panel simply refused to hear evidence in support of the medical marijuana issue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievably beautiful building! Our guided tour took us through all the various chambers and grand halls of the facility. The guide was excellent and very well informed. The facility was completely restored around 15 years ago, and the stories about the restoration processes are amazing to hear. If you are physically able to climb stairs (a lot of stairs!!!) and... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I enjoy traveling and visiting state capital buildings. The Kansas State Capital building is by far one of the most beautiful capitals in our nation. The detail in the plaster, wood, copper, paintings, and brass is incredible. Our guide Mr. Wisman was very knowledgeable and proud of this fabulous historical building. Tours are free, and well worth... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the remodel was completed, the Capitol is more beautiful than ever! We even enjoyed the gift shop! When taking a tour, ask for the tour guide that sings! You will not be disappointed!

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Saint Marys, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Excellent trip with a group of students from our school. It is open to the public and, when not in session, visitors can walk into the original Supreme Court chamber, and the Senate and House chambers as well. Well worthwhile!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The 11 year old in my life and I decided to play hooky and made a day trip to Topeka. He was fascinated with our Capitol building. Tons of history. Totally different experience than when I went as a kid. If you go during the day traffic and parking isn't a challenge.

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Lawrence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a beautiful capitol building. The portraits on the wall are all exceptional and represent various points in Kansas history.

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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We enjoy historic buildings and this one is a gem from bottom to top. Also, there is no security hassle, and one feels very welcome. The architecture is gorgeous, the murals interesting, and the personnel welcoming. There is a "ceremonial governor's office" which is used for bill signing, etc. When not in use, it is open to the public, as... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The statue atop the Statehouse points to the North Star, and visitors may climb to the outside walkway just beneath the statue for a spectacular view. Recently modernized and updated at a cost of $300 million this historic building, its architecture and murals, houses the legislative branch of government, as well as the Governor's office.

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