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Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Wonderful museum

The displays were excellent and the museum very inviting. We were a bit rushed, so my only regret... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelinggranny2014
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San Bernardino, California
The Kansas Story

As I was at the Kansas History Museum for a conference I decided to check out the Museum before... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Jim G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 hands-on children's area. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children aged 2-17. Admission includes admittance to the discovery place.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
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+1 785-272-8681
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"civil war"
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"special exhibit"
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"native americans"
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"steam engine"
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"full size"
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"state archives"
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"modern times"
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"permanent exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"nice gift shop"
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"on display"
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"inside the building"
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"walking trails"
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"great collection"
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"all ages"
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"two hours"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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

1  Thank Jim G
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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.

Thank spencers1621
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

Thank willydog
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had wanted to visit here for years. Even after all the buildup and anticipation, this museum did not disappoint! The interactive areas were really interesting, and having the ability to catch the parts of the exhibits that have been featured on...More

1  Thank Shawna S
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Sarah G, Public Information Officer at Kansas Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the Kansas Museum of History! We are thrilled you had a great time and hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Large, modern museum is well done and includes significant information about the native peoples. It is located near the highway. The full sized 1880’s train inside the museum was a nice feature. The admission price is a bit high for a state museum.

Thank John C
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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!
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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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