Houses a full size locomotive a couple of cars and a caboose. Also has the original Topeka McDonalds Golden arches. Free parking available right by the entrance. Small entrance fee.
Very good selection of things to look at, very interesting and informative, would suggest for all ages.
If you really want to know the history of Kansas from the time of the Indians to present day, this is the place to go! Great displays and exhibits with interesting information. It even has a train inside the building where you can sit in a passenger car and imagine riding it in the olden days. It also has some... More
The museum makes a great stopover for visitors passing on I-70 or for local residents. Children love the wild west artifacts and play zone. Adults will appreciate the high quality presentation of objects and stories showing the changing life of Kansans in the 19th and 20th centuries. From an authentic tepee and buffalo robes to the Cyrus K. Holliday "Iron... More
Went here with my in-laws, my parents, and my 4 and 7 year olds and we all had a great time. My kids loved the real train you can play in, the kids area with Laura Ingalls Wilder dress up clothes, and the unique playground and trails to walk. I enjoyed building's architecture and gift shop and the 80s memorabilia.... More
Although we've been to Topeka maybe a few dozen times, we had never visited this museum till recently. The museum is divided into one small section for temporary exhibits and the larger permanent section. The current temporary exhibit features Kansas furniture. It's not a particularly remarkable exhibit, save for Lou Grant's desk, chair and clock from the MTM show. Those... More
As an easterner I had only a passing understanding of the history and development of the plains states. The Kansas Museum of History did a great job supplementing that basic understanding. Starting with the paleo age and tracing the migration of peoples in and out of the territory that would eventually become our 34th state, the exhibit provides insight into... More
I really liked this history museum. They have done a very good job relating the history of Kansas and how it related to the rest of the United States. There was so much packed into it that it would probably take a couple of trips to see and understand it all. They also have a very nice walking trail that... More
Living in Kansas my whole life, I never made it to Topeka to visit this museum. It moved to this location in 1984 and it looks great. The Kansas State Archives are adjacent to the museum. The $8 admission fee is more than worth it. The walk-thru area is set-up chronologically beginning with early animals and native American Indians and... More
While travelling through Kansas my wife and I had wanted to visit this museum as part of our genealogical research. While travelling on Interstate 70 east into Topeka, KS we took the Wanamaker Road (Exit 356) to SW 6th Ave (3rd exit). A very nice modern multi-building complex with plenty of parking sat a short distance down the road. The... More
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