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Kansas State Capitol


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Kansas State Capitol Located in downtown Topeka, the State Capitol architecture exemplifies the strength of the pioneer spirit. Dating back to 1866, the Capitol houses Kansas' most famous works of art by native-born John Steuart Curry. The House and Senate Chamber proudly display native oak, cherry wood, and marble from Kansas, Italy, Belgium and Tennesee.

Tour the State Capitol with a guide who not only knows the "wood and stone" of the magnificent structure, but will captivate you with storytelling of early governing and historical events. View the recently remodeled House of Representatives and Senate Chambers.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.. Closed Sunday and Holidays
Address: SW 8th and SW Van Buren
Phone: 785-296-3966
Our Email: capitol@kshs.org
Our Website:www.kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-exhibits/18477
Tours constructed 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and 1,2,3 p.m. Monday through Friday. (1 Hour) Bus Parking - Handicapped Accessible.

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Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas

On August 11, 1925, E.H. Crosby of the Crosby Brothers Company made the first announcement of his plans to provide the capital city of Kansas with a modern theatre. The Jayhawk Theatre opened its doors on August, 1926. Placed on the national register of historic places in 1974

Topeka, KS Historic Theatres

Lake Shawnee Recreational Area

Lake Shawnee is a man-made, 411-acre lake offering fishing, boating, sailing and swimming. Within the 1,600-acre park surrounding the lake are foot trails, fish hatcheries (for stocking the lake), a golf course, a marina, tennis courts, shelter houses, horseback trails, ball diamonds, and gardens.

Topeka, KS Recreation

Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field

Much more than a collection of aircraft, Combat Air Museum houses a wide variety of military and aviation oriented memorabilia, ranging in time from the first World War to the space shuttle program. There are approximately 30 aircraft on display with multiple additional static displays.

Topeka, KS Museums

Historic Ward-Meade Park Living Museum

History comes to life at Historic Ward-Meade Park as period dressed guides, including a "school marm," reenact prairie life circa 1900

Topeka, KS Museums

Carousel in the Park & Gage Park Mini-Train

Two of the most popular attractions in Gage Park are the 1908 restored Carousel and the Mini-Train that circles the park. Built in 1908 by the Herschell-Spillman company of New York, Topeka's carousel offers timeless entertainment housing a 1909 Wurlitzer band organ. Purchased by the city in 1986

Topeka, KS Fun Centers

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