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Topeka, Kansas

  • Cedar Crest

    Cedar CrestThe French-Norman style house which was built by Frank P. MacLennan in 1928, is home to the governor of Kansas. It is the focal point of a 200-acre estate overlooking the Kansas river. Listed on the <...
    Cedar Crest
  • Curtis House

    View this beautifully historic residence that was home to Charles Curtis. Charles Curtis served as vice president under Herbert Hoover from 1929-1933 and was the only person of Native American descent...
    Curtis House

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Washburn University

Established in 1865, Washburn University is one of Topeka's greatest assets and is the only municipal university in the nation. The 160

Topeka, KS Colleges

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

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'

Topeka, KS State Capitols

Gage Park

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

Brown vs. Topeka B.O.E. National Historic Sites

On October 26, 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-525 establishing Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools. Monroe Elementary School (17th & Monroe), and Sumner Elementary School (330

Topeka, KS National Parks

Things to do near Topeka, KS

Overbrook City Lake

Impoundment Type: Community Lake Surface Acres: 8 acres Electric motors and oars allowed There are length limits so ...

Spring Creek Lake

The Baldwin City-owned Spring Creek Lake is located one mile east of Sixth and Orange in Baldwin, Then south one mile, and ea...