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Museum of History, Topeka

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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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  • August 11, 2017
    The displays are in the room with you, not just behind glass. Walk through a train. Go into a teepee. Touch and feel displays throughout. Wall through the central plains. Young children can even dress...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The Kansas Museum of History also houses the State Archives, and this was the reason for our visit in July 2017. I couldn't have been happier with the archives or with the archivists on site. They wer...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    It was a little unusual getting to the building. But well worth it. Totally doable in about an hour. Clean, cool and comfortable. You do not need a tour guide because each exhibit is well represented....  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    Great experience! I'm not a fan of reading history, but seeing it takes me to my child days! This place had so much to see and was surprisingly a really nice museum. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to just lounge around the museum to see and read everything. This museum had tons of stuff from an actual train to canons to tepees and if you can imagine it, it is probably there. It is a great to take the family and learn about the history of Kansas! Highly recommend this to everyone!
  • July 2, 2017
    My daughter was married here tonight and it was beautiful and the staff was so helpful and kind. They were all fantastic and accommodating. It is a beautiful place for pictures and events.
  • June 6, 2017
    Currently a fascinating exhibit on the life of a WWI and WWII soldier. Many exhibits covering all of Kansas history.
  • February 22, 2017
    I've always grown up going to this museum and remember using the telephone lines and playing with them and always find something new every time I come here but the cost of admission pushes people away from this great place in Kansas history. Better Signage would draw more people in for sure if you were just driving by you'd never know where it was.
  • April 13, 2017
    Lots to see. Our guide was very informative. Great class field trip.

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