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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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Very ornate, beautiful well crafted capitol

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Carolyn F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the area by myself and with the guided tour, The history of the building is unique, the time it took to be constructed the money they spend and the contribution of so many workers from different countries. I went to the Dome where you can appreciate the whole city. The guide is my heroine

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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 November 20, 2016

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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Glenwood Springs, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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 November 1, 2016

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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