Tag Archive: Topeka Attractions

Jan 15

Museum of the Kansas National Guard


The Museum of Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas came on our radar as we were looking for free attractions to see while visiting my parents.  On a fixed teacher’s salary, we are always on the lookout for free.  We usually end up at some nice places.  If not, we can’t really complain because it …

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Jan 09

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site: Topeka, Kansas

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site showcases a pivotal point in American History.  On the grounds of what used to be Monroe Elementary School.  One of the four segregated elementary schools for African Americans in Topeka in the early 1950s.  This historic site helps explain the background for the Supreme Court’s landmark decision …

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Mar 17

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center


What a fantastic place, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.  This Children’s Museum located in Topeka, Kansas was a joy for my two kids.  The three-year-old has talked about it several times since our visit.  Also the one-year-old had so much fun in their Little Sprouts area.  Karen and I were really impressed with the Kansas …

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Oct 21

Ted Ensley Gardens: Take in the Beauty of Nature

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Ted Ensley Gardens is a small but beautiful 9.5 acre free garden located in Topeka, Kansas.  It is close to where my parents live and we have visited it several times over the last few years when we take walks on the Lake Shawnee Trail.  We have seen it in fall, spring, and summer and …

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Aug 05

Topeka Zoo

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Topeka Zoological Park is a small charming zoo that houses about 380 animals.  Karen and I have visited the zoo a few times, and the best way to describe it is a great place to go for a stroll.  The price is just right for the couple of hours of entertainment that it provides and the …

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Jul 26

Kansas History Museum: Topeka

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The Kansas History Museum is a wonderful museum in the heart of Topeka, Kansas.  The museum features exhibits devoted to Native American history, settling Kansas, Bleeding Kansas, and general Kansas history.  There is even an 1880 Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive and train cars. While we were visiting and for the remainder of …

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Jun 09

Combat Air Museum: Evolution of Air Combat

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The Combat Air Museum of Topeka, Kansas is a very nice air museum.  Karen and I spent a couple of hours there one afternoon.  This military museum houses 33 aircraft that range from a WWI era replica of a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, WWII era P-51D Mustang, and an F-14 Tomcat (that is the fighter jet that is …

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