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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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Very educational trip. They security guards were very friendly and helpful if you had a question. The dome tours are only on weekdays but looks like it would be fun to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Rose Hill, Kansas
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Rose Hill, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very educational trip. They security guards were very friendly and helpful if you had a question. The dome tours are only on weekdays but looks like it would be fun to do.

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

The inside of the capitol is wonderful....be sure to do both tours: the Capitol Dome tour and the Historical tour. Both are fantastic! The renovations are done very well and the view from the top of the Capitol is great! If at all possible do not go to the top on hot days, the temp inside the dome would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there a few times it seems like they're always doing construction on it but it's very nice and informative place to take your children to learn about the city very beautiful on the inside

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The murals by John Stuart Curry are classic Americana. The state library is a jewel. For adventure, try to climb to the top of the dome, and from a special place you can spot Ad Astra's bow!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great historical facility. has been renovated over the past few years, & has added an underground parking garage..

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time taking the kids to visit. The climb to the dome was a bit scary, the view is awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was honestly one of the best stops on my cross country road trip. The historical tour is a MUST do. The building is incredibly beautiful and has a lot of interesting history. I also LOVED the Dome Tour. I was a little scared going all the way to the top but it was worth it. LOVED the Kansas State... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the dome tour while in town visiting family. The dome tour takes place several times a day but can be cancelled due to inclement weather. They recommend reservations for large groups. For our party of 3, it wasn't necessary. There is free visitor parking under the capitol building. Call the day before you go and get the specifics... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an evening to spare, so went downtown and happened upon the Capitol. It;s a very impressive building in a huge open space, so you can appreciate it. If you're in Topeka, it's worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the free tour and our guide was excellent. The restoration took 17 years, but the outcome is magnificent. The tour included visiting the House of Representatives and Senate chambers, the original Supreme Court and the Governor's office. The huge building is beautiful with marble, wood, stained glass, copper and gold throughout.

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