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Kansas Museum of History

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Address: 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
Phone Number: 785-272-8681
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The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling...

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 hands-on children's area.

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Many of the displays change, visit often!

We try to visit at least twice a year to catch the changing displays. Check thier website to see what is current. My all-time favorites were the Lewis & Clark and the Kansas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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LEAVENWORTH
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to visit at least twice a year to catch the changing displays. Check thier website to see what is current. My all-time favorites were the Lewis & Clark and the Kansas Quilts exhibits. The other exhibits about Kansas history stay pretty much the same, but are very interesting and we seem to find something new every visit. We... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum came recommended to me, and was a little difficult to find, but well worth it. Much better than expected. I learned a tremendous amount about the history of Kansas, from the early Native Americans up through the present day. The exhibits were very educational and interesting and I spent 4 hours here - much longer than anticipated. Extremely... More 

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Topeka, United States
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Lots of great displays on the history of Kansas, from prehistoric American Indian times to the present. Gun and/or history geeks will enjoy the various firearms and weapons in display, including the Gatling gun that Gen. Custer left behind just before the Little Big Horn battle, and one of the cannons that was used in the attack on Lawrence. The... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum back in 2013 and was amazed in all the stuff we found. Took a lot of pictures and loved all that we saw. Then we went back in 2015 and was very disappointed, they removed what we saw in 2013.

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Thank Ralphsgirl54
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This museum offered insights into life in Topeka, Kansas showing us Native Americans, immigrants, and settlers. They had a real railroad car from the Topeka, Kansas and Santa Fe railroad. Definitely worth a visit for all ages.

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Thank Linda63_65
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great Kansas Day activities for the kids and beautiful grounds. There are many attractions for the entire family to enjoy during their walk around the museum. There are also trails behind the museum to wonder around on.

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Thank Joanna A
Carrboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Wow, what a great museum. Highly recommend taking the time to visit! Full of artifacts from the Indian tribes from the region and artifacts from early settlers not to mention the many people who traveled this area on route to the Oregon Trail, California Trail, or Santa Fe Trail. The train was super! Kids loved it.

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Thank Captainsdaughter
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The kids love the museum and always want to visit when in town. Like any local place of interest the locals do not create a crowded situation and you have relaxed visits without crowds. It is a very good museum and we urge you to go if you have the chance

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Thank BillIBT
Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This museum is full of Kansas history going back to when Kansas was open plains just being settled. There is a full size train inside to see what train travel was like back in the day. There is also more "modern" history from the past 50-60 years that is quite interesting. This unassuming museum is worth a look. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my time at this museum. Lots of history about Kansas. I recommend you pay $8 for adults and take a tour

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