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Best things to do in Topeka

Zoo
“In the heart of Gage Park in Topeka lies Topeka Zoo, just brimming with animals from all over the world just waiting for families to visit! Here, the creatures of the world come to Kansas, so kids can explore the weird and wonderful species as they learn all about them, and the conservation of those who are endangered.”
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Park
“Topeka's zoo is in Gage Park, as well as a lovely rose garden, a train, and the Helen Hocker Theater, which has shows put on by young people. There is also a great swimming pool and an old fashioned carousel. The Bark Park has two separate areas for large and small dogs, and is popular with dog owners”
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Establishment
“Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural features and elaborate Senate and House Chambers.”
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Historische Stätte
“A source of Topeka pride, the landmark Brown vs Board of Education case was decided here. Our history matters. ”
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History Museum
“This award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas. See the Santa Fe's oldest surviving locomotive, No. 132, from 1880. A. K. Longren's 1914 version of the plane in which he made the first successful flight of a Kansas-built plane in 1911. Named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. A state history museum, it presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet of exhibits.”
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Point of Interest
“A Topeka favorite! Also referred to as the Rainbow House. Check the Community Garden for mint, perfect for our guests summer mojitos! Visit the Mott House next door, formerly known as the Capital City Equality Center, and also known as the Trans House. Great photo opps abound, especially for group photos! ”
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Restaurant
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Point of Interest
“Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy is a unique community theatre offering both dinner and non-dinner shows and bar service offering a wide selection of spirits, soft drinks and delightful desserts.”
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Restaurant
“Bowling downstairs, arcade games upstairs! Great food and a fun environment! ”
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Point of Interest
“This landmark and historical place is the Kansas Governor’s mansion. It was built in the year 1928 and given to the state in 1955, but it did not become the governor’s residence until 1962. Today it is the main attraction of a French architectural estate that oversees the Kansas River. The estate has several ponds, gardens as well as hiking trails.”
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Restaurant
“Great sandwiches and craft beers. Hip place in the revitalized NOTO arts district”
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Kaufhaus
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Einkaufszentrum
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Museum
“RED BLOOD. WHITE SUIT. AND BLUE SKY. For daredevils and dreamers of all ages, come rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show, now open and flying sky-high in Topeka, Kansas. Witness the incredible collection of the physics-defying bikes that launched the legend.”
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Restaurant
“French food which we hear is surprisingly good. Prices are high for Topeka - $20-30 for entrees. If you try it, let us know how it is.”
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Kunstgalerie
“One of the oldest museums west of the Mississippi River and has an impressive collection of 4,000 art objects. Although some of the drawings, paintings, pieces of decorative art, prints, and sculptures come from many places around the world, the museum focuses on the work of local Kansas artists and artists from the Mountain Plains area of the United States.”
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