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Tour the former home of Charles Curtis, Kansas first big-name politician. Walk through his halls and get a close-up look at his public service career.
Evel Knievel Museum @ Historical Harley Davidson6.3 MILES AWAY
Experience the thrill while walking through the largest collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia including “Big Red”, his iconic 1974 Mack Truck and Trailer. Experience the jump if you dare!
Historic Harley-Davidson6.3 MILES AWAY
Buy your very own Hog, or browse the lower level museum and signature showroom. Consider the impressive inventory over some barbeque at Henry’s Grill.
Keynundrum4.6 MILES AWAY
Test your creative and analytical skills in this series of fun puzzles, where visitors pit themselves against the clock to escape a room before time runs out.
Topeka Zoo1.1 MILES AWAY
Lost track of the time in Gage Park. Over 300 animals are ready for their close-up in Topeka Zoo; and the fragrant flowers deserve their photo too, in the nearby Reinisch Rose Gardens.
West Ridge Mall2 MILES AWAY.
Update your wardrobe, keep an eye out for a souvenir, and enjoy wiling away an hour or two at this enclosed shopping mall, containing more than 115 stores.
Adventure Cove, Ted Ensley Gardens, Bettis Family Sports Complex
Topeka Zoo, Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Blaisdale Family Aquatic Center, Train, Carousel, Rose Garden and Rock Garden
Ward Meade Park
Step back in time while visiting Old Prairie Town, a short street of 19th century buildings that were moved to Ward Meade Park. Other attractions include an 1870 Victorian mansion, Mulvane General Store and Potwin Drug Store.
Local Food + Drink
Blind Tiger7.3 MILES AWAY
Sit at the wood-toned bar, ask for a bubbly house brew, and enjoy American bar food.
Blue Moose3.2 MILES AWAY
Make this moose-themed restaurant one of your mealtime stops and dig into American-style comfort food from the comfort of a red-leather couch.
NOTO Burrito6.4 MILES AWAY
Get your hands on some of the best tacos in town, according to TripAdvisor. NOTO offers build-your-own burritos and a specialty, sometimes spicy, salsa bar.
Iron Rail Brewing
Enjoy local craft beer and food at this downtown Brewery
Add a little fun and games to your agenda while in Topeka. This downtown restaurant features great food, delightful drinks and vintage arcade games.
Stormont Vail Events Center
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people enjoy concerts, family shows, trade shows, consumer shows, horse shows, dog shows and all kinds of exhibitions. The community utilizes the smaller halls for wedding receptions, parties, galas and dances.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Initially the Municipal Auditorium in 1940, the venue hosted a variety of events. In the mid-1980’s renovations transformed the venue into a state-of-the art theatre. In 1991 the venue reopened as the Topeka Performing Arts Center.
Topeka Civic Theater
Topeka Civic Theatre is the oldest continuously running community dinner theater in the country. Founded in 1936 the theater found its permanent home in 1999 in the former Gage Elementary School. TCT manages Helen Hocker Theater in Gage Park.
Historic Jayhawk Theater
Opening on August 16, 1926, the Jayhawk Theater became one for the air-conditioned theaters in Kansas. Citizens flocked to the theater for movies, touring entertainers and local performers. Jayhawk Theater is current undergoing restoration.
Kansas Museum of History
The Kansas Museum of History is the state history museum. It presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet of exhibits.
Brown v. Board of Education Latitude: 39.038159
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that the justices ruled racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. In 1992 the Monroe School was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Kansas State Capitol Building
The states most important architectural treasure, construction on the Capitol took 37 years and the building was officially completed March 24, 1903. Located on 20 acres in downtown Topeka, the Capitol building is open Monday – Saturday.