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Ward Meade Park

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Quiet quaint reprieve

Go there often. For a relaxing lunch a stroll or just to share it with people that have never been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Topeka, Kansas
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Very nice. The heat had affected the flowers but the walk paths were very well maintained. We were... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Topeka, Kansas
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Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features an early 20th-century town, an elegant Southern-style mansion, botanical gardens and original log cabins.
124 NW Fillmore St, Topeka, KS 66606-1171
+1 785-368-3888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go there often. For a relaxing lunch a stroll or just to share it with people that have never been. Used to take a group from the home where I worked at least once a year. I’ll miss that they always enjoyed it. Tulip season...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very nice. The heat had affected the flowers but the walk paths were very well maintained. We were married there 40 years ago and it is still beautiful.

Thank bsjm2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This hidden gem offers a great mix of history and biology in a quiet Topeka neighborhood. The historic village re-creation is a neat glimpse into Kansas past and can offer interesting facts even without a tour guide thanks to helpful informational signage. The surrounding gardens...More

Thank MunchettaB
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Very nice gardens and collection. Well worth visiting and checking out the gardens. Very pretty place.

Thank collegerep
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Off the beaten path, but historical buildings, variety of gardens with paths and benches. Soda fountain/ice cream shop. You can walk through some of the buildings or take a tour. Plenty of free parking. Very educational on some Topeka history.

Thank rose k
Reviewed January 1, 2018

I have watched this wonderful historical park grow over the years! There is so much to see here now! The Ward Meade House is lovely and a MUST visit. It introduces the visitor into the life of the people of early Topeka and their children....More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

A great place to take a family. Lots of history, and lively gardens to walk through. There are so many things to see.

Thank ksucarolyn
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Easy to take a self-guided tour in about an hour. Guided tours are also provided 3 times a day. Not "rebuilt" buildings, but actual buildings transported from various parts of Kansas, so very interesting and educational. Would recommend.

Thank mvrnld
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I have gone here for ages, sometimes alone, sometimes with famlily/friends. So charming and educational. In the summer, they have an event, after dark ( can't remember the name)...anyway...the whole place glows with twinkle lights and various beautiful lighting displays...utterly,utterly define. It's a fave.

Thank Dorell
Reviewed September 4, 2017

The Ward Meade home and grounds usually offer a quiet relaxing place to visit; there are times and events when there are a number of people present but I've nver felt like it was crowded. Offers and interesting look into the past with areas that...More

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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
Dogs must be on leash as per city requirements, but are welcome in the outdoor areas of the park. I have taken my dogs there several times.