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.Put Museum of History and other Topeka attractions into our Topeka day trip site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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A lovely museum with lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe it was me, but it seemed to be laid out poorly, I had to do lots of back tracking to see everything. more »
While visiting Topeka for a few days we wanted to take some hikes. There are a number of available in the Topeka area. We looked at a number of possible hikes and noted that near the Kansas... more »
The Kansas City Museum opened in the 1980s and it looks and feels like it. Most of the exhibits are looking a little dated and the history timeline abruptly ends in the mid-1980s. However, there are many interesting exhibits including a newish one that profiles each of the state's 105 counties with a unique story - some fascinating stuff. There are a number of significant artifacts including rail cars and an old steam engine. You get a good sense of the region's history including the turbulent times leading up to and including the Civil War. Plan on spending about 90 minutes or so here.
A favorite place to sit in peace. Although I appreciate the natural paths, it would be nice to have more paved walkways around the area.
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