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“Very interesting, well displayed exhibits”

Kansas Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
United States
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very interesting, well displayed exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

This museum is a hidden gem. It is large and has interesting permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits. Organized chronologically, it tells much about the history of the Midwest. Children will enjoy climbing aboard a genuine, old passenger train with multiple cars to walk through and an old-fashioned soda fountain.

Visited April 2012
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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden jewell!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Nice small museum, great for kids down to toddler age as there are age appropriate exhibits and play areas.

Visited November 2012
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Berryton, Kansas, United States
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice museum, have been here several times and always enjoy the featured theme, last visit was "hats" which was fun. The gift shop always has neat things to purchase also.

Visited August 2012
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Herrin, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“continuous improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Visiting this museum again after having been there in the 90s, I found that even though many of the exhibits were the same, they'd been improved with interactive educational displays. I especially appreciated the native american displays and the frontier displays. Children will love the train which has many cars open for walking through. The Civil War displays are quite good but most people seemed to enjoy the stroll through the decades - especially those who lived through them and now they are "history".

Visited September 2012
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Sabetha, Kansas
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We went here one day when we had some time to kill. It was very interesting for the adults. The kids had fun, but it wasn't a very "fun" experience. If they could incorporate more hands on fun activities for the kids, it would have made the experience better. We still had a good time, and the museum was done well. We will go back.

Visited October 2011
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