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Museum of History, Topeka

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The Kansas Museum of History is the state historical museum in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of exhibits. The galleries feature a train (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive with two cars), full-sized tipi in the Southern Cheyenne style, a 1950s diner, and many other large features. Major topics covered in the main gallery include Native American tribal history, westward movement on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, early settlers, the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras, and Populism at the turn of the 20th century.
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  • Excellent museum for Kansas' rich history. I was especially informed as to the events leading up to the Civil War. But it covered everything from start to current. Very impressed, tons of... 
    Excellent museum for Kansas' rich history. I was especially informed as to the events leading up to the Civil War. But it covered everything from start to current. Very impressed, tons of...  more »
  • A lovely museum with lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe it was me, but it seemed to be laid out poorly, I had to do lots of back tracking to see everything. 
    A lovely museum with lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe it was me, but it seemed to be laid out poorly, I had to do lots of back tracking to see everything.  more »
  • While visiting Topeka for a few days we wanted to take some hikes. There are a number of available in the Topeka area. We looked at a number of possible hikes and noted that near the Kansas... 
    While visiting Topeka for a few days we wanted to take some hikes. There are a number of available in the Topeka area. We looked at a number of possible hikes and noted that near the Kansas...  more »
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  • It's a good-sized museum worth a few hours of your time. Tons of great artifacts and exhibits. I recommend locals or explorers passing through check it out.
  • Great experience. Love how it goes through the years all the way to the 80s. Probably could have spent more time there but after 2 hours we were ready.
  • The Kansas Museum of History is a treasure waiting to be discovered. I have been to this museum on a few occasions, and I am always amazed to find something new and interesting. One of my personal favorites is, of course, the train!
  • Went looking for something to do. We spent a good two hours here looking around. It had snowed so we didn't do the outdoor nature trial but you could easily spend longer here on a nice day. Lots of interesting things about Kansas.
  • Very cool. Lots of interesting exhibits. My kids loved that we could walk through the steam train. I gave it only 4 stars because it seemed small for the price.

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