A glacier once stood over this area, leaving behind a diverse landscape of steep, wooded river bluffs and magnificent prairie. Take the scenic route and discover more than 600 campsites, 30miles of bridle and hiking trails, 450 acres for backpackers and 9,000 acres of public hunting lands. If it's history you're after, Heritage Hills offers one of the finest state history museums in the nation; several nationally acclaimed museums of natural history, Kansas history and art; beautifully restored buildings and homes; as well as living history festivals/ The area may be most well known for its rich heritage , but it also attracts thousands of people every year to its world-famous Topeka Zoo... to one of the nation's newest auto racing facilities... to countless antique shops, boutiques, and outlet malls. Relax for a weekend or spend a week. Create some history of your own in Heritage Hills.
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Boaters of all types will enjoy the many opportunities offered by Perry Lake. Power boaters can enjoy the large main body of the lake on calm days for water skiing. Sail-boaters will find pleasure with the prevailing winds, undoubtedly making Perry one of the best sailing lakes in the region., KS Boating
The Baldwin Golf Association owns and operates a 9-hole sand green golf couse and clubhouse southeast of the corner of Main and College (southeast of Allen Park).
While the club is a membership operated facility, it is available to non-members and guests as well.Baldwin City, KS Golf Courses
Gage Park is one of the biggest attractions in Topeka. Within the park itself, the biggest attraction is the Topeka Zoo, which allows visitors to come face to face with gorillas in a special Gorilla Encounter exhibit. Other features at the zoo include a bush camp with a lion'Topeka, KS Recreation
Hidden Springs Golf Course offers a challenging 9 hole, par 36 public course with lots of water. The signature hole is #9, a par 5. The flat course offers easy walking, regulation greens, wide open, Bent grass fairways, and T-times are not required. The ladies\'Overbrook, KS Golf Courses
"You're living history" when you visit the Kansas History Center. An 1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotive, full-sized Cheyenne tipi, Wichita grass lodge, covered wagon, and log house are just a few of the many features in the Main Gallery at the Museum of History.Topeka, KS Museums
Parmenter Hall with its distinguishing tower, is the first building actually built on the Baker University campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places . The cornerstone was laid in June, 1866, but lack of financing delayed completion until 1881Baldwin City, KS National Register
Designed by Topeka architect Thomas W. Williamson, Topeka High School was completed in 1931 at a cost of over one million dollars. Today, it is one of the city's most distinguished landmarks. The mast spar from "Old Ironsides" can be seen on the east lawn of the school.Topeka, KS Architecture