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Museum of History, Topeka

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The Kansas Museum of History is the state historical museum in Topeka, Kansas, United States. It presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of exhibits. The galleries feature a train (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive with two cars), full-sized tipi in the Southern Cheyenne style, a 1950s diner, and many other large features. Major topics covered in the main gallery include Native American tribal history, westward movement on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, early settlers, the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras, and Populism at the turn of the 20th century.
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  • Great place to visit! It's not big but has a lot educational information. Love the train inside the building. Nice to visit with family. 
    Great place to visit! It's not big but has a lot educational information. Love the train inside the building. Nice to visit with family.  more »
  • very good value, $10 for adults and it is a Really detailed small museum, packed full of history from early settlers right through to around the 1950s. Very good for anyone in particular with an... 
    very good value, $10 for adults and it is a Really detailed small museum, packed full of history from early settlers right through to around the 1950s. Very good for anyone in particular with an...  more »
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  • This is a nice place to kill some time. Kids enjoyed the play area and the train. Gift shop was being renovated. Not really that big but big enough to keep children entertained.
  • It's closing down September 4th for remodeling for the next 18 months I believe. We went for an hour didn't expect it to be so in depth. Absolutely amazing I suggest that you take 2 to 3 hours to go through the entire thing cuz we didn't have a chance to go through half. But I must say my favorite part homage to all of our fathers out there definitely the Santa Fe train!

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