Thank you for visiting Topeka, Kansas' official tourism website. We are happy you found us and hope you will enjoy looking at all the things to do, attractions and family fun our wonderful city has to offer visitors that vacation in Topeka.
Become educated about Topeka's pivotal role in American history in our many museums, the Kansas State Capitol, Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, Old Prairie Town and the Charles Curtis House Museum. The Kansas Children's Discovery Center offers fun and education for the whole family. Visit our new arts district, NOTO and many fine dining options. Begin your vacation in the capital city of Kansas with our hot ideas for a weekend getaway, a family vacation or an outdoor adventure.
Whether visiting Topeka for business or pleasure, we hope that you explore the numerous first-class attractions, art galleries and performing arts venues. Our many diverse tourist locations reflect Topeka's prominent historic past and its movement towards a progressive future.
Did you know that Topeka played an important role in our nation's fight for freedom in the Civil War, and then again in the Civil Rights Movement? You can visit and see many locations on our Brown to Brown Historic Tour that highlights historical events from John Brown and the Bleeding Kansas events to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown v Board of Education that began in Topeka, Kansas.
Enjoy fresh air and sunshine with a stroll in one of our expansive outdoor parks, nature trails and at scenic Lake Shawnee. Get a great view of your favorite animals, including elephants, hippos, apes, lions, giraffes and black bears at the Topeka Zoological Park. Feel the excitement of race day at Heartland Park Topeka Raceway or cheer on the home team at an action-packed sporting event. From Washburn University athletics to collegiate baseball, junior ice hockey and indoor arena football, as well as youth sports and equestrian events, Topeka has sporting activities to cheer about year round!
Topeka also has excellent shopping to enjoy as well. The Downtown Topeka District has many unique shops to explore along with national retail brands such as Dillard's, TJ Maxx, Victoria's Secret and Aeropostale at malls on Wanamaker Road. You can find almost anything in Topeka, KS from the expected to the unique in shopping.
Every city has a flavor all its own, and Topeka is no exception. Point yourself in any direction and choose from a diverse array of restaurants - everything from intimate dining in one of our historic buildings to award-winning barbecue, exotic international cuisine and tried-and-true chain establishments. If you are one that likes to try local favorite restaurants on vacation, then Topeka will not disappoint! Topeka has the traditional, the spicy, the sweets and other fine eats to make your stay truly memorable.