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Kansas Museum of History

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Friendly and Inviting!

My daughter and I enjoyed our visit to this lovely museum. The displays were all well done and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura S
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Houston, Texas
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Learn about the history of Kansas and the people who shaped it

The Kansas Museum of History is located toward the west side of Topeka. It contains exhibits... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Andrew C
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Salina, United States
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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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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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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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

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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,.

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

Thank 50in50
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Thank 160beverlys
Reviewed July 26, 2018

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

Thank Paul S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

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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Departure799594
September 25, 2018|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that the outside nature areas are but I do not know about the inside museum.
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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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