6213 SW 10th Street
Topeka, KS 66615
Phone: (785) 246-6777
Fax: (785) 246-6776
Enjoy a fun day out with your children as you visit Kansas Children's Discovery Center. This center encourages your little ones to explore, learn and discover through visit to the 9 buildings that it houses catering to arts, science and other fields of career.
Reinisch Rose Garden & Doran Rock Garden is a picturesque space within Topeka's Gage Park. Horticulturist and landscape architect E. F. A. Reinisch pioneered the establishment of the rose garden and thus it is named after him. Founded in 1930, Reinisch Rose Garden houses more than 350 varieties of roses and over 6000 species of plants. Doran Rock Garden is noted for its Tulip blooms in April. The gardens can be rented out for private events, making it a beautiful place to host a wedding or a celebration.
The first indoor tropical rain forest in the United States is in Topeka Zoo which attracts several visitors all year round. The zoo has areas dedicated to different animals like the bears, birds of prey, jungle cats, water birds, exotic birds, elephants, giraffes, hippos and primates. It also has a Children zoo which has farm and domestic animals.
Though the construction of Grace Cathedral was completed in the late 1900s, its history can be traced back to the 1800s when it was established. This beautiful church has a Gothic-revival style architecture and is a place of worship for episcopal Christians.
The Historic Ward-Meade Park is more than a mere green lung to the city of Topeka; this is your chance to discover cultural facets of the city's fascinating past. The botanic garden boasts over 500 species of flora and fauna, and labels are present everywhere. Hearty meals are prepared and served to groups at the 1854-replica cabin, while the 1870-built Victoria mansion has caught the eye of ghost-busters who've claimed to encounter supernatural activity here. This historic park plays host to several festivals and community celebrations all year round.
Located in Topeka, the Kansas State Capitol houses the Kansas State executive and legislative offices. Construction began in 1886, although it was not declared officially completed until 1903, 37 years later. The dome of the building is one of the largest in the United States, standing taller than the US Capitol Building at 304 feet (93 m). It is one of the only capital domes in United States offering tours of the Dome, accessible by 296 steps to the top. The capitol building also is home to a number of murals by well-known artists.
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in 1992 to commemorate the 1954 Supreme court decision to end racial segregation in schools. It was formerly Monroe Elementary School, which along with Sumner Elementary School formed the centerpiece of the controversy spurring the case. Now located on site of the school, it conducts guided tours of the facility educating visitors about the story and significance of the place. Visitors are also shown award-winning movies, after which they can visit the gallery which gives information about the events that led to the decision.
Great Overland Station was a full service train station which converted into a railroad museum in the 19th Century. This museum talks about the history of America and displays railroads, train engines from that period.
Enjoy a relaxing day out as you visit Lake Shawnee Golf Course. This golf course is known for featuring some breathtaking views. This 18-hole link also offers golf lessons for everyone. Lake Shawnee Golf Course has been designed for being a recreation spot for families and friends.
Museum of the Kansas National Guard is a museum dedicated to the brave soldiers. This museum showcases various weapons, artifacts, uniforms and more from the history. Spread across 11,000 square feet (1021.9334 square meters), this museum displays various arms and weaponry used by the state’s guardsmen.
Witness the history of aviation as you visit Combat Air Museum. This museum showcases more than 30 aircrafts right from the World War I to the present day. It displays many airplane engines and artifacts from the history of aviation. It is an active aviation ground and claims to have the second longest runway in the state.
You can practically dip anything in Lake Clinton. Go fishing, boating or perhaps even take a swim at this natural vegetation that has an interesting concoction of fish: white and black crappie, bluegill, large mouth and small mouth bass, white bass, striped bass, northern pike, walleye, channel cat, flathead, catfish and bullhead. You can also start that fire and roast the waterfowl or the deer on this habitat, spread over 11,000 acres. Get the ‘Mowgli' experience by camping in the wild. You never know, Baloo may just pass by or maybe Bagheera? There are drinking and staying facilities along with a park for children and adults.