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Kansas Museum of History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Somewhat dated but still interesting

The Kansas City Museum opened in the 1980s and it looks and feels like it. Most of the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
Fun, entertaining and educational!

I have visited the museum several times, but this time I visited to do research. The library staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Topeka, Kansas
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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
+1 785-272-8681
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kansas City Museum opened in the 1980s and it looks and feels like it. Most of the exhibits are looking a little dated and the history timeline abruptly ends in the mid-1980s. However, there are many interesting exhibits including a newish one that profiles...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the museum several times, but this time I visited to do research. The library staff was very helpful and I felt humbled by the vastness of their resources! It was a wonderful experience for me!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice museum of state history of the west end of town. A good place to spend the afternoon. A great gift shop to pick up souvenirs and locally made products.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Took my grandson there when it was really cold. They had a item search that he really like. He found them all after but it was very hard.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan J
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Stopped on our day in Topeka, and both of us were surprised. It was a very good choice. Two errors though. A sword and hat were Masonic, but actually from the Knight Templars. Also a big ‘buffalo’ exhibit, but a common misconception is that they’re...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Kansas H, Communications Coordinator at Kansas Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! I will pass this along to our museum staff!

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

A building with a unique architectural design located on restful and pastoral grounds beckons you as you drive up. A striking sculpture of a native American hunter further heightens the excitement. Inside the Museum (and neighboring Archives), visitors will learn about the interesting and remarkable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TeddyDean
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed our visit to this lovely museum. The displays were all well done and interesting. We especially enjoyed the train! Allow at least two hours to see everything.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The Kansas Museum of History is located toward the west side of Topeka. It contains exhibits spanning the time of pre-history (think caveman) to the modern day. As Kansas was part of the frontier in the 1800s, many exhibits focus on the pioneer life in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

We so enjoyed your museum. Lots to see and learn about. The train is fantastic. So many wonders to see and hear about. The Hughes exhibit was something to see,.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Penny F
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t look too big on the outside but this is a very well laid out museum packed with information (and an original steam train!). They do a nice job covering the history from a (brief) mention of early humans through to the Native American...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from lj3efird | Reviewed this property |
No. Keep them outside on the grounds.
Maudie A
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Kansas H | 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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Response from Kansas H | Property representative |
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