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Amazing history museum!

This is one of the best state history museums we’ve been to! There is a real train that you can... read more

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Ocoee, Florida
Excellent History Museum

If you like history museums, this is a very good one. It tells the story of human habitation of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside this museum, including a steam locomotive, a Southern Cheyenne teepee, one of the largest collections of prairie memorabilia in the U.S. and a...more
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6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best state history museums we’ve been to! There is a real train that you can walk through, which kids will love. We especially enjoyed a special exhibit of the life of a Kansan, Colonel Hughes, that served our country in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history museums, this is a very good one. It tells the story of human habitation of Kansas from the end of the last Ice Age up to the present day. Of particular interest are the depictions of the clash of cultures between...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent displays of artifacts showing historical periods from Kansas history. Steam engine and train car are highlights of displays inside museum. Stone school house on grounds. Periodic exhibitions are added features to fixed displays and exhibits.

Thank lj3efird
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The museum has rotating displays as well as permanent ones. I have been several times and see something new each time. I especially like to see the traveling pieces. One was on a WWI POW from Topeka who was able to keep some of the...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very interesting displays for young and old. Area for young children to be hands on. Informed curators. Very educational

Thank Lee E
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The displays were excellent and the museum very inviting. We were a bit rushed, so my only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

As I was at the Kansas History Museum for a conference I decided to check out the Museum before leaving. Good idea! The Museum highlights Kansas from pre-historic times through the Indian civilizations, the explorers, settlers, the Civil War, the coming of the railroads, the...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Doing family genealogy research and the staff was very thorough and professional. Especially Lisa. Do not miss the museum.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We really enjoyed this museum. It covered the history of Kansas from its very beginning until into the1980’s. It was big with lots to see.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed April 4, 2018

My husband and I (who are not Kansas natives) took our visiting friend for a "Kansas History Lesson". We were all three impressed by how engaging and informative our time was. We soaked up Kansas history in the chronological walking loop (complete with replica steam...More

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Maudie A
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
Hi Maudie, Our admission rates are $10 per adult and $5 per child. Thanks, we hope to see you at the museum soon!
Roberta S
August 20, 2016|
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Hi Roberta, Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 9-5 and Sundays: 1-5. Cost to visit our Museum are $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $7 for Military, $6 for students, and Children 5 and under are FREE! So sorry for the delay... More
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1-5 last I knew.