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Topeka, Kansas

  • Topeka Zoological Park

    Topeka Zoological ParkThe Topeka Zoological Park occupies a beautiful setting in Gage Park. Intimate views of nearly 400 animals from all over the world add to the reputation of the Topeka Zoo as one of the nation's finest...
    Topeka Zoological Park

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The Great Overland Station

This historic Union Pacific depot has been restored to its 1927

Topeka, KS Railroad History

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

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

Kansas Expocentre

The Kansas Expocentre sits in the heart of Topeka and thrives with meetings, conventions, concerts, trade shows and special events. Home to Cider Days, championship rodeos and the Shawnee County Fair, the Expocentre is a multi-purpose facility which features over 200,000

Topeka, KS Venues

W. Clement Stone Nature Center

The W. Clement Stone Nature Center is a 372 acre nature preserve located just west of Topeka, Kansas along the Kansas River. Rolling prairie, mature woodland and riparian areas create rich habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife. A 3000

Topeka, KS Nature Centers

Things to do near Topeka, KS

John Steuart Curry

John Steuart Curry was born in 1897 and was raised on a farm six miles north of Oskaloosa. He completed the usual farm chore...