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We visited this park twice while in town. It is free to visit and you can enjoy on one side an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mesa, Arizona
Beautiful and fun

The gardens are breathe taking and kids love to explore! We had so much fun taking pictures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lenexa, 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

We visited this park twice while in town. It is free to visit and you can enjoy on one side an immense garden filled with flowering foliage and replete with a variety of butterflies and bees. Just beautiful. The asian garden here rivals any other...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rexhans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are breathe taking and kids love to explore! We had so much fun taking pictures and then we went into the old pharmacy where they have a soda fountain and it was delicious.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We stop over here during the apple festival , they always have a great selection of venders , and it’s a cool place to visit and stop off at the ol drug store and the general store has some neat souvenirs also !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ttowntriper
Reviewed April 21, 2019

History buffs will enjoy the building moved here, the drugstore from Potwin, the General store from Mulvane, the Barbarshop, train depot and livery stable. I enjoyed volunteering at the Apple Festival and I enjoyed strolling through the tulips this week.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jcrowe630
Reviewed March 2, 2019

You will want to visit in the spring, but you tour the gardens and grounds anytime. They have tours and dinners of the home and buildings also.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GPK12
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Beautiful garden with amazing hotsa and the trees were in full fall colors. The mansion is very interesting with a great story. The Old Paririe Town is a collection of relocated building and historic memorbilia, don't miss the dentist office.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were here for a wedding and we had to change in the bathrooms due to nothing being open (which seemed weird since there were 2 weddings going on). But nonetheless we were told that was the only place to change. The bathrooms were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jayhawkfanatic
Reviewed August 30, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MarshaC129
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.