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The museum has rotating displays as well as permanent ones. I have been several times and see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peggy S
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Very nice museum

Very interesting displays for young and old. Area for young children to be hands on. Informed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lee E
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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

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank travelinggranny2014
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

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed April 5, 2018

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

Thank spencers1621
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

1  Thank MunchettaB
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Could spend a whole day here. Very well organized. Lots of exhibits and written info. Trails to walk outside. Could see something different going back another day. Staff was friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop.

Thank gibby2
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Not being a Kansas native, this museum offers a real look at the history and events that shaped the state with something for both adults and children.

Thank BarbaraJRunge
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We are fairly new to Kansas and decided to learn a bit more of this state. What an interesting history. Caught in the center of the country as it was being formed and integral in the Civil War.

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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.