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Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615-1099
+1 785-272-8681
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Great museum with world class exhibits

This museum takes you through Kansas' history from pre-European contact to modern times. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa G
Aurora, Indiana
via mobile
Top Notch

The displays which change from time to time due to the sheer number of artifacts on hand are always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Topeka, United States
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Kind of off the beaten path but easy to find once you know where it is. Well displayed artifacts of area and state history, from aboriginal peoples, and fauna, through settlers and frontier days, including a steam train indoors! A little spendy at $15 each,...More

Thank Dennis M
Sarah G, Public Information Officer at Kansas Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review, Dennis - we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Kansas Museum of History! We also would like to apologize that you were not able to take advantage of our senior discount. We do offer tickets for...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Our state DAR conference was this weekend and I wanted to do research at the library here. The librarian and Head of Reference lady could not have been more helpful! I had been doing research for 8 months on an ancestor with very little luck...More

Thank dee_saddler
Sarah G, Public Information Officer at Kansas Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so thrilled you had a successful visit to the Research Room and we hope you are able to visit the museum the next time you are in Topeka!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

A great facility. So many items of historic importance to the state of Kansas and US history. We have been there several times and each visit there is something else to see. This is one place you need to see when in Topeka. It just...More

Thank MikeGarrett
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable and excellent venue to take young people to gain more information about Kansas history. Exhibition very well done.

Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The museum has a variety of permanent and topical displays covering Kansas history. There is a hands on section for young children. The restored steam train engine and cars inside the building are crowd favorites.

Thank Don D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Kansas Museum of History is a very interesting spot to spend some time learning about the history of the state and its people. It is easy to get to and is worth visiting while you are in the city.

Thank buffalojim67
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Roberta S
cost to get in andhours
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
What are your hours on Sunday, 5/24?
24 May 2015|
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Response from GPS2008 | Reviewed this property |
1-5 last I knew.