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Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Rich history.

Great rotating exhibits as well as permanent exhibits. Covers trains/ native Americans/ farming... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Alma, Kansas
via mobile
great place really interesting

terrific place to visit. always take visitors when they come to Topeka so much to see that... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
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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.
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6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Great rotating exhibits as well as permanent exhibits. Covers trains/ native Americans/ farming/ manufacturing / political figures an much more. Full size old steam train engine is neat. Plan on two hours to get a good look.

Thank Bikerhj
Reviewed November 9, 2017

terrific place to visit. always take visitors when they come to Topeka so much to see that everytime we go we see something new

Thank W9406RDcharlesc
Reviewed October 17, 2017

So much to see. This is a hidden gem in Topeka! Please do yourself a favor and walk through! Nice gift shop for "touristy" Kansas trinkets.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed October 6, 2017

This is a great museum that is off the main roads so it is quiet and located in an area that offers trails for biking or walking/hiking. The exhibits covered just about every time period. There is also a wonderful exhibit about a native son...More

Thank torpdo
Reviewed October 2, 2017

For anyone interested in the history of Kansas or the western expansion, this is a "MUST SEE" stop. The exhibits are well done and regularly updated. There is a place for younger children to play and learn, as well as meeting rooms if you have...More

Thank Theresa Terry S
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Very good exhibits even if you're not from Kansas. Library area has census info and neat books parking is free and the view of Topeka is worth the trip

Thank jane o
Reviewed September 21, 2017

This museum timelines you thru the history of Kansas including the most important people and events in the states history. From Vice President Curtis to Kansas basketball to the slavery issues of the Kansas Territory it is all covered. Also covered are many things most...More

Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Go...soon. Take your family. I feel like my kids learn something new every time we come here. The staff is knowledgeable, and great with children. The exhibits make history come to life for them, and I'm grateful to have this museum in Topeka.

Thank 451melissae
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We especially enjoyed the World War I special exhibit -- I think I spent an hour going through just that exhibit. The clever approach of following one man's life before, during, and after WWI made the exhibit more personal and thus more interesting. Photos, memorabilia,...More

Thank kmogusar
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The displays are in the room with you, not just behind glass. Walk through a train. Go into a teepee. Touch and feel displays throughout. Wall through the central plains. Young children can even dress up in clothes from the past and play in the...More

Thank Michelle B
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Roberta S
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Sarah G | 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
May 23, 2015|
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Response from GPS2008 | Reviewed this property |
1-5 last I knew.