Area Attractions

Discover fun things to do in Topeka during your stay at Hyatt Place. Our hotel near Washburn University offers easy access to top local restaurants, premier shopping, and world-class entertainment venues. From sightseeing at the Kansas State Capitol to family-friendly activities at the Topeka Zoo, this Midwest city has unique experiences in store for adventurers of all kinds.

Hyatt Place Topeka

6021 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas, United States, 66615



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Evel Knievel Museum @ Historical Harley Davidson

Learn more about the death-defying history behind one of the world's most famous daredevils at the Evel Knievel Museum. Located at Historic Harley-Davidson 15 minutes away from our hotel, the Evel Knievel Museum houses his iconic 1974 Mack Truck.

Historic Harley-Davidson

Explore current models and vintage bikes at Historic Harley-Davidson. The facilities include a showroom, purchasable inventory, a museum of vintage models and memorabilia, the Evel Knievel Museum, and training courses. Our hotel is 15 minutes away.


Put your analytical skills to the test at Keynundrum, located 10 minutes away from Hyatt Place Topeka. This year-round escape room features hidden objects, encrypted clues, and challenging puzzles that have to be solved before time runs out.

Topeka Zoo

See exotic wildlife up close at Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center. This family-friendly attraction is located just 5 minutes away from our hotel and offers educational programs, private events, and more in addition to general public admission.

West Ridge Mall

Enjoy premier shopping, dining, and entertainment at West Ridge Mall. Located less than 10 minutes away from our hotel in Topeka, this enclosed shopping center offers a wide selection of stores and restaurants as well as laser tag and local events.

Lake Shawnee

Head to Lake Shawnee for hiking, fishing, and more outdoor recreation. This scenic Kansas lake is surrounded by campgrounds, trails, and athletic facilities at the Bettis Family Sports Complex. Our hotel is just 20 minutes away from Lake Shawnee.

Gage Park

Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun at Gage Park. Located just 10 minutes away from our hotel, Gage Park houses the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center, Reinisch Rose Garden, and Kansas Children's Discovery Center as well as a carousel and mini-train.

Ward Meade Park

Step back in time with a visit to Old Prairie Town, a short street of 19th century buildings that were moved to Ward-Meade Park. Other attractions at Ward-Meade Park include an 1870 Victorian mansion, Mulvane General Store, and Potwin Drug Store.


Book a tee time at TopCITYGolf. This scenic golf complex is located less than 15 minutes away from our hotel in Topeka and offers enjoyable challenges for all skill levels. The facilities include a driving range and miniature golf course.

Combat Air Museum

Learn something new about the world of flight at the Combat Air Museum. This educational attraction is located 20 minutes away at Topeka Regional Airport and features historic aircraft engines, aircraft models from across the decades, and more.

Local Venues

Stormont Vail Events Center

Easily get to trade shows, conventions, and more at Stormont Vail Events Center. This exhibition center is located 15 minutes away from Hyatt Place Topeka and hosts comedy shows, agricultural events, concerts, private events, and more year-round.

Topeka Performing Arts Center

Experience concerts, plays, and more fine arts entertainment at Topeka Performing Arts Center. Located 10 minutes away from our hotel, this historic venue hosts dance competitions, symphony performances, school ceremonies, and more events year-round.

Topeka Civic Theater

Catch community productions at Topeka Civic Theatre. Founded in 1936, Topeka Civic Theatre is located less than 10 minutes from our hotel and hosts improv comedy shows, plays, and more. See what's happening while you're in town to plan your visit.

Historic Jayhawk Theater

Attend concerts, movies, and more at the Historic Jayhawk Theatre. When its current renovations are complete, this stunning theater will host live music, dance performances, film screenings and more. The theater is 10 minutes from Hyatt Place Topeka.

Historical Attractions

Kansas Museum of History

Learn something new at the Kansas Museum of History. The exhibits at this state history museum include an 1880s locomotive, Longren's biplane, and William Allen White's printing press. Our hotel is just 5 minutes away from this Topeka attraction.

Brown v. Board of Education

Visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site during your stay at Hyatt Place Topeka. Located less than 15 minutes away, this landmark commemorates the 1954 Supreme Court case that ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

Kansas State Capitol Building

Tour the halls at the Kansas State Capitol Building. Located 10 minutes away from Hyatt Place Topeka, this landmark houses the executive and legislative branches of the Kansas state government and features historic architecture dating back to 1866.

Local Food + Drink

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Blind Tiger

Enjoy house brews, American bar bites, and a unique local atmosphere at Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant. Located less than 15 minutes away from our hotel, this Topeka bar offers six flagship beers, seasonal offerings, specialty brews, and more.

Blue Moose

Head to Blue Moose for brunch, lunch, or dinner. This locally owned Topeka restaurant is located 10 minutes away from our hotel and offers daily happy hour specials, American comfort food, and an inviting ambiance with indoor and outdoor seating.

Iron Rail Brewing

Enjoy craft beers and bar bites at Iron Rail Brewing. Located in downtown Topeka just 10 minutes away from our hotel, this local brewery pays homage to the city's origins as a railroad town in the 1860s and serves IPAs, pale ales, and more.

The Pennant

Dine at The Pennant to enjoy craft drinks and flavorful meals made with locally sourced ingredients. Located 10 minutes away from our hotel, this downtown Topeka restaurant also features vintage arcade games, a bowling alley, and a beer garden.