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Ward Meade Park

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Address: 124 NW Fillmore St, Topeka, KS 66606-1171
Phone Number: 785-368-3888
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Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features...

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.

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Full of history plus beautiful gardens

Took my granddaughter here as it is one of my favorite local spots. We both took lots of photos and enjoyed the collection of old structures. I told her stories of the pioneers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronzo11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my granddaughter here as it is one of my favorite local spots. We both took lots of photos and enjoyed the collection of old structures. I told her stories of the pioneers and of my ancestors. A definite must see when in Topeka.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park isa really nice place to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The park also has some very nicebuildingsthat will take you back in time. This park is a must visit.

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Thank toddm840
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warde Meade is an oasis in downtown Topeka! The gardens are beautiful as are the historic buildings. They offer many classes and events. Weddings are performed in the garden.

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Thank Karen N
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Enjoyed seeing the different buildings, including a mansion, old soda fountain, dental office, grocery store, telephone office, train depot, etc. Interesting for kids that love history and adults.

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Thank Debra E
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Walk the grounds of Old Prairie Town on your own or go with a guide and see inside all the buildings, learn the history, and tour the Ward Meade home. Shop in the General Store and visit the Drug Store for refreshments. You will be amazed at the flower and water gardens as you leisurely stroll the winding paths of... More 

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Topeka, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Along with the original Ward-Meade house there are a number of historical buildings from KS that have been moved onto the site, including an old fashioned soda fountain, blacksmith shop, log cabin from the days of the original settlers, barber shop, general store, church, school, RR station.... the gardens are wonderful to walk through. There are several festival type events... More 

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Thank Chuck H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I learn something more/new every time I take a tour. Ask questions, visit the soda fountain, book a group dinner in the cabin or the main house :)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We visited this historic site in Topeka during Tulip Time. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The buildings are interesting inside and out. It was a fun visit. The ladies in the buildings shared some really interesting information. You can even get a snack in the old drug store.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

There is an old cabin you can go through. The town is set up like an old fashioned town. There is a train. The old Ward Meade home is set up like a museum for viewing. It's just lovely. The grounds are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed walking through the garden and drinking a great chocolate malt. We enjoyed looking at the different buildings.

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