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Ward-Meade Park, Topeka

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Ward-Meade Park is located in Topeka. Take a look at our Topeka vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Ward-Meade Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This park is unusual as it is an entertainment complex . A great walking park with ponds a national class rose garden. A carousel. , a regional class zoo, and a very capable playhouse make it a region...  read more »
  • Ward Meade Park is a beautiful oasis in central Topeka. From a summer day with a green river soda for yesteryear served up from the period soda fountain, to Apple Fest where kids can see a black smith...  read more »
  • I have been visiting this place for over 30 years and always find it enjoyable. I even shot some video for my memory tools which turned out great except for the highway noise which is close but unseen...  read more »
  • We found ourselves in Topeka with some time to fill and stumbled on this Old Prairie Town. What a wonderful surprise! The park consists of several historic structures, several of which had been meticulously deconstructed, pieces numbered, and reconstructed in this lovely setting. For $4 (ahem, senior rate) we got a tour that lasted almost 2 hours, with knowledgeable explanations of a prairie log cabin, the mansion the log cabin owner was later able to build, a historic small town train station, livery stable, prairie one-room schoolhouse, church, and pharmacy with dental office and doctor office. We love this kind of historical experience, but this was really special. It is a real snapshot of prairie life in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Plus the tour ends up in the drugstore where you get a complementary Green River soft drink which was apparently a popular (and delicious) soft drink from the period. The drugstore also serves a variety of classic soda fountain concoctions such as shakes and malts.
  • Cool little park. I recommend going during operation hours of the small shops there. Old time shakes, malts, candy, etc
  • it's absolutely beautiful, old prairie town looks untouched and so rustic, never knew this little piece of heaven existed it this modern day
  • Beautiful grounds!!
  • Great place to shoot photography!!!
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