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“great museum, well done exhibitions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kansas Museum of History

Kansas Museum of History
Ranked #5 of 43 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.
Golden, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great museum, well done exhibitions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Prepare yourself to learn a lot if you are a frek about history. this place was very nicely decorated with many different facets of history. since we live in the midwest united states, our family was particularly interested in this section which was well displayed.

Visited December 2012
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Allow yourself plenty of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a great chronicle of Kansas, all the way from about 5,000 years ago to the 1980's. It is well-displayed and has interactive elements for kids. We only had 1 and 3/4 hours until closing time but I could have easily spent another hour there. Unfortunately the cost for adults is $8 and there is no senior citizen or local resident discount. I will certainly be visiting again.

Visited December 2012
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United States
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very interesting, well displayed exhibits”
5 of 5 stars 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hidden jewell!”
4 of 5 stars 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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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
4 of 5 stars 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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