The Great Overland Station, Topeka

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  • Beautiful restored building however there's not much to look at as far as old pictures and such. There are very few displays. My little nieces really enjoyed it though because they have a lot of kid.....  more »
  • The former station was getting rundown, when a local effort lead to a complete restoration. The end result is beautiful and well worth a visit. The current museum lacks focus and is strangely...  more »
  • This well preserved historic rail station is a great place to tour to learn about the early railroad days.  more »
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  • It's a good place to get married and to have a business party. I've never had a bad experience there. Thank you and God bless you and have a great day.
  • A member of the party is a train enthusiast so we visited. This is an old Union Pacific station that currently houses Santa Fe Railroad memorabilia. A docent took us around telling us about the station in its "hey day". There was a baggage room, dining area and the waiting area. There is a model train on display that was working; there are lots of buildings around the display but it is hard to see everything as only two sides of the display allow you to "get close and personal". In the dining area, there are china settings on display as well as menus. The ceiling lights also have a train motif. This is a must see for all train enthusiasts.
  • To think at one time this building was going to be destroyed. Thank you Santa Fe Railroad and Union Pacific. Maybe one of the few things Topeka has got right
  • Nice restoration and the train travel history presentation is well done
  • for historical museum this place was really super cool. It even helped the attention of our three-year-old for the whole visit! Recommend if you're in the area.
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