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Ward-Meade Park, Topeka

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TripAdvisor
  • Not much to do on a Saturday but walk through the small gardens. Gardens were poorly maintained. Had potential. I was expecting more.  more »
  • I've been to Ward Meade several times. I always seem to see something I missed the prior visit. Our daughter was married in the back of the White House. The spacious porch was a great place to get out...  more »
  • This is a delightful site that tries to reproduce the feeling of a Topeka of long ago. There are numerous period buildings that were moved to this site. There is a Victorian mansion, a small garden ar...  more »
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  • This is such an awesome place to visit. Great for families and couples to stroll through. Lots of photo ops. Many entertaining local events happen here. Old Prairie Town is so cool to walk around when it's open and you can go through the buildings and take in some history. My favorite event is Tulips at Twilight. The garden is lit up with lots of colors and you can visit the little town at night as volunteers take you through the history of each location.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful area in old Potwin. Old settlers theme, a little noisy due to highway, and a tad small for anything too big. Perfect for smaller weddings.
  • There is a garden area, however it was kind of run down. Not much to see.
  • My favorite get away. I tell everyone!