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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

Kansas National Guard Museum

The Kansas National Guard Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Kansas National Guard and honoring the memories of the soldiers and airmen who, for over 145 years, have served Kansas and the United States whenever the call was made.

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

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

Things to do near Topeka, KS

Shawnee North Community Park Nature Trail

Located on the eastern edge of a 125 acre park. 2.2 mile trail crosses Indian Creek, winding through native grasses, trees, a...

Landon Nature Trail

The Landon Nature Trail is a multi-mile rail trail which is open to the public for non-motorized uses. It begins in front of ...

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...