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Lake Shawnee
#2 of 45 things to do in Topeka
It has a great camping grounds and because of it’s beautiful flowers and landscape it hosts lots of weddings and family gatherings.
Great place exercise awesome place to just park and just walk kids love the sidewalks to ride bikes same as adults
Gage Park
#6 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, dog park, horseshoe court, the Topeka zoo (small), the Kansas Children's Discovery Center (amazing for small kids), a carousel, a mini-train ride, a rose garden, de...
This park is huge, your kiddos will definitely be entertained and there's something for every child age to enjoy.
Evel Knievel Museum
#1 of 45 things to do in Topeka
The video kiosks enabled my three teenage kids (19, 17, and 15) to catch on to what was so fascinating to my generation growing up watching him, and all came out surprised that they had a great time.
If you are remotely interested in Evel Knievel or remember watching a jump as a child, you will LOVE this museum.
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
#7 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Close to the World Famous Topeka Zoo, Reinsch Rose Garden (gorgeous spot for family photos) Gage Park activities and a ride on the train.
He loves it, and so do I! Lots of fun and educational indoor and outdoor activities for children at least up to the age of 12.
Kansas Museum of History
#5 of 45 things to do in Topeka
We enjoyed the genuine 1913 plane on display and the train that the kids could walk through, as well as the featured display of Kansas heroes of WWI and WWII.
In a nut shell it is a great place for families to visit with a good interactional area for children, the curious, and those who wish to learn about Kansas history from pre-statehood to today.
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
#4 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Excellent Interactive Museum for Kids!
Ranger Joan was very informative My children enjoyed doing the junior ranger program which was interactive and had them wanted to find information.
Combat Air Museum
#8 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Great place to take kids for a reminder of some history lessons and neat little outing for the whole family!
Both times the boys have flown the flight simulator, the instructors were attentive, and child friendly.
Ward Meade Park
#9 of 45 things to do in Topeka
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.
I highly recommend this as a family experience.
Topeka Zoological Park
#11 of 45 things to do in Topeka
This summer the zoo is featuring a native butterfly walk through pavilion of which my children thoroughly enjoyed.
For locals looking for an inexpensive family-friendly outing, I highly recommend the Topeka Zoo.
Ted Ensley Gardens
#10 of 45 things to do in Topeka
The waterfalls over the small streams are always laughing and welcoming for exploring children and grown-ups.
We also had our family photos taken there.
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
#13 of 45 things to do in Topeka
The kids area is our main focal point - as we visit the fish tank every visit and there is seating for adults to enjoy a good book while their child(ren) play.
They have a wonderful kids area.
Museum of the Kansas National Guard
#14 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Inside they have some hands-on displays the kids can play with etc.
This is a great family place to go to appreciate what the military does.
The Great Overland Station
#16 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Great place to take kids they have a while train set up right as you walk in.
Going Bonkers
#20 of 45 things to do in Topeka
Excellent Low Cost Fun for Kids
The netted play area is the most extensive I've ever seen and children are visible from below the entire time.
Heartland Park Topeka
#21 of 45 things to do in Topeka
The only negative was the kids who were supposed to be directing cars where to park who had no clue what they were doing.