Topeka is the capital city of Kansas. The domed, neoclassical State Capitol has murals and statues. Photos and exhibits at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site commemorate the 1954 Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in schools. The Kansas Museum of History features an 1880s locomotive. Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site has a mansion, 1890s schoolhouse and botanical garden.
From exploring the many family attractions within beautiful Gage Park, to the heart-pounding excitement of the NHRA Kansas Nationals, you will discover Topeka offers many things to do during your visit. Step into history by following in the footsteps of Civil War abolitionists or 1950s Civil Rights supporters and discover Topeka's role in our nation's fight for freedom. Drop into the North Topeka Arts District for an amazing First Friday Artwalk filled with all kinds of art, music, food, shopping and fun. Spend a relaxing day on the links, or search for treasures at one of our many antique stores.
Kansas History MuseumTravel back in time with a ride on a 1908 vintage carousel and enjoy the sights of Gage Park onboard a mile-long mini-train ride. Experience ‘serious fun' at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center's interactive exhibits with unique indoor and outdoor play areas. Explore the world's largest collection of Evel Knievel's authentic performance leathers, jump bikes and memorabilia at the Evel Knievel Museum. Follow the path of the trailblazers in the Civil Rights Movement and the desegregation of public schools at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
Step into the life of prairie pioneer at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Park and explore a historic town square. Marvel at the spectacular and breath-taking murals and architectural features located throughout the recently renovated Kansas Statehouse, one most beautiful capitols in the United States.