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Museum of History, Topeka

(4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Explore the history of Kansas through exciting exhibits. From the earliest people to the recent past, the Kansas Museum of History impresses visitors with amazing artifacts and interactive displays. You'll thrill to stories from the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, learn the tragic history of Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War, stroll through a full-sized train, sit in a 1950s diner, and much more.
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  • There's a new exhibit about the adventures of Colonel Hughes who was in World War 1 and 2 and was captured and spent time in a POW camp. It's a limited exhibit but is there till they come out with a n...  more »
  • They do a great job of telling the story of Kansas. Very large display hall and gallery. They have scaled back the store and snack area. Still an Interesting place to visit.  more »
  • found many cool exhibits, and it was neat to see that MATM (Mysteries at the Museum) had been there 8 times already  more »
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  • Nice gazebo and trail. MUSEUM is awesome inside but looks hidden from outside and can you a fresh coat of paint
  • A very well put together museum. Lots of information you can absorb and great dioramas/displays. We ran out of time on our visit, but we enjoy reading everything so that can take awhile. If you plan on visiting give yourself atleast 2 hours, and if you're like us plan on 3.5hrs.
  • A good museum at a reasonable rate. I would highly suggest taking walks on the walking trails there as well. Taking the walks in the spring time when everything is in bloom and really nice.
  • Home to the sunflower state games gravel race!! Great area trail to walk on and the attractions inside are fun to see.
  • A must visit if you're in Topeka. Extensive collection of artifacts and displays from many different eras of Kansas history. If you like museums you'll like this place!