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Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Thoughtfully-created exhibits bring history to life

We especially enjoyed the World War I special exhibit -- I think I spent an hour going through just... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
De Soto, Kansas
Experience Kansas from each era.

The displays are in the room with you, not just behind glass. Walk through a train. Go into a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Michelle B
Topeka, Kansas
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The striking "White Buffalo" sculpture outside offers an inkling of the interesting exhibits inside this museum, including a steam locomotive, a Southern Cheyenne teepee, one of the largest collections of prairie memorabilia in the U.S. and a hands-on children's area.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We especially enjoyed the World War I special exhibit -- I think I spent an hour going through just that exhibit. The clever approach of following one man's life before, during, and after WWI made the exhibit more personal and thus more interesting. Photos, memorabilia,...More

Thank kmogusar
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The displays are in the room with you, not just behind glass. Walk through a train. Go into a teepee. Touch and feel displays throughout. Wall through the central plains. Young children can even dress up in clothes from the past and play in the...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The Kansas Museum of History also houses the State Archives, and this was the reason for our visit in July 2017. I couldn't have been happier with the archives or with the archivists on site. They were helpful and attentive, and allowed me to do...More

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It was a little unusual getting to the building. But well worth it. Totally doable in about an hour. Clean, cool and comfortable. You do not need a tour guide because each exhibit is well represented. It is based on a circle as you travel...More

Thank mary F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took the children for a day trip to the museum. History of Kansas from prehistory, up to 70's and 80's. Nice day trip. Not too big, and the have a large train in the museum the kids loved to walk up on, and through.

Thank nick55528
Reviewed 24 June 2017

A great museum on Kansas history. Not real large, so quite doable in a couple hours. I like to read a lot so it usually takes me more than that. An eclectic collection of many items from Kansas history covering many years. We come here...More

Thank Experience78
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This museum takes you through Kansas' history from pre-European contact to modern times. The exhibits are well-designed and informative. The models and dioramas are very well done. There is a train engine with 2 cars, a bi-plane, and many exhibits relating to Kansas' role in...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The displays which change from time to time due to the sheer number of artifacts on hand are always interesting. My first visit was years ago while serving as a parental escort for a group of school children, or as a Scout Leader with a...More

Thank charlesmy2017
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I'm not exactly a historical person but the museum is local so I figured I'd take a look. The surrounding area is tranquil and well landscaped. The architecture is very classy My favorite part was the full size locomotive inside. They have lots of interesting...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This museum was well thought out, both in its design and in the actual information and artifacts and the way they are presented. It truly is a historical hands on journey through the history of Kansas - one to be enjoyed by all. Not your...More

Thank Michelle S
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Roberta S
20 August 2016|
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Response from Sarah G | Property representative |
Hi Roberta, Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 9-5 and Sundays: 1-5. Cost to visit our Museum are $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $7 for Military, $6 for students, and Children 5 and under are FREE! So sorry for the delay... More
23 May 2015|
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Response from GPS2008 | Reviewed this property |
1-5 last I knew.