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Gage Park, Topeka

4.6
#2 of 6 in Parks in Topeka
Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas is a city park of 210acres. It was established in 1899 and is one of the largest parks in Topeka. It features the Topeka Zoo, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, a miniature train of gauge, an outdoor theatre and the Reinisch Rose Garden. The 70-year-old rose garden is a very popular place for weddings and events, and also a place where serious horticultural work is done.Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church began their anti-gay crusade in 1991 with what they call "The Great Gage Park Decency Drive," seeking a crack down on alleged homosexuals cruising for sex in the park. At the time the church circulated a flyer "Gage Park Sodomite Rats Nest."In popular cultureGage Park was featured in the beginning of the 1997 Stephen King novel The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass.
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  • Another Topeka gem for families! We actually stopped at the carousel, which was delightful! There's also a rose garden and a train that cruises through the park. The zoo is also here, so there's a lot...  more »
  • One of the best parks I've ever been to, there is so much to do at this Park, although when we visited the Carousel and the mile long train was both closed due to maintenance,but the playground equipm...  more »
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  • It's peaceful during the week! Great-grandson and I were cruising around to find a shady spot for a while. He was sleeping (18 months old), so we just wanted a quiet place for a while. Can't wait till he's a little older (and NOT teething!) so we can explore a little more!
  • A very nice place to visit for just about anything from a day at the Zoo to a picnic to weddings in many of the places during the Spring and Summer and Fall. There are even beautiful places in Winter. Great for the photographers to take beautiful pictures of the landscape and the people visiting it. All in all it's got charm anytime of the year that boarders on the magical and majestic.

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