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Kansas Day

Celebrate Kansas' Birthday in 2014

Kansas Day DiscountsYou're invited to celebrate 153 years of Kansas statehood with great deals in the Capital City! Enjoy special birthday discounts in Topeka during the month of January in honor of Kansas' birthday. Businesses throughout Topeka will promote special deals to commemorate this anniversary. Don't forget to say "Happy Birthday, Kansas" by signing one of the giant birthday cards located at Topeka attractions like the Statehouse, Kansas Museum of History, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and more in January. 

Ask for the Kansas Birthday Discounts during January at these participating businesses:

Henry's Grill at Topeka Harley-Davidson

Two sandwiches and two sides for $11.53

Two additional sides for $1.53 each

The Break Room

Wraps for Two: Your choice of two wraps with two standard sides for $11.53 *One per transaction

Field of Greens

Sandwiches for Two: Chicken salad croissant sandwiches with pasta salad for $11.53 *One per transaction

The Burger Stand

A ground bison patty, topped with a red apple sunflower seed compote, smoked Gouda cheese, applewood-smoked bacon and BBQ sauce for $11.53

Café Holliday

Enchilada Special for Two: Enchiladas, rice and beans, salsa and homemade tortillas chips for $11.53

The Java Bar at Ice & Olives

16 oz cup of freshly brewed house coffee for $1.53

Lupita's Mexican Restaurant

1 beef taco Mexican or American style for $1.53 

Starlite Skate

Two all day skaters on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. with free hotdog and soda  $11.53

Mad Eliza's Cakes & Confections

Six Mad Eliza's cupcakes of your choice for $11.53 *One per customer

AmeriCar Wash

$1.53 off one car wash. Stop by Visit Topeka at 618 S Kansas Ave to pick up your voucher. *One per customer

Print a Kansas Birthday Discount flier!

Kansas Birthday Cards

Help us say "Happy Birthday, Kansas" by signing one of the giant birthday cards located at the following Topeka attractions:

Kansas Birthday CelebrationKansas State Capitol    

Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Combat Air Museum

Great Overland Station

Ritchie House

Charles Curtis House Museum

National Guard Museum

Kansas Museum of History



About Kansas Birthday

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Kansas every year on January 29. Kansas Day commemorates the day that Kansas was officially admitted into the Union. On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state. In 2014, Kansas will celebrate 153 years of statehood.

In Topeka, you can celebrate Kansas Day by attending special activities at the Kansas Museum of History, at the Kansas State Capitol, and by visiting a historic Topeka attraction like Constitution Hall. You can also take advantage of special deals and sign giant birthday cards to commemorate Kansas' Birthday at participating local businesses and attractions the entire month of January

A tour of the beautiful Kansas State Capitol is a great way to commemorate the birthday of Kansas. This awe-inspiring building took 37 years to build and an extensive renovation has just been completed. The Kansas Day Celebration at the Kansas State Capitol is scheduled for January 29, 2014 at noon. The celebration is expected to include live entertainment, historical re-enactments and enough cake to serve 1,000 guest. While you are there you can discover a few of the many ways the architects incorporated the number 34 throughout the design to represent Kansas as the 34th state and the new visitors center and gift shop.   

The Kansas Museum of History is your source for state history and Topeka milestones. The museum hosts a special Kansas Day event for school children, and an event for the public on or around Kansas Day that typically includes historical reenactors Native American music and dance performances, educational presentations and pioneer life demonstrations of crafts like basket-making and weaving. The 2014 Kansas Day Celebration at the Kansas Museum of History will take place Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.

Kansas Facts and Information

Kansas State Flag
Kansas' official flag was adopted in 1927, although changes have been made to the original design since then. The flag contains the state seal of Kansas, the word "Kansas" in yellow, a sunflower, and a yellow and blue bar.

The flag is full of symbolism. The gold and blue bar symbolizes that Kansas was part of the Louisiana Purchase. The early history of Kansas is shown in the state seal. The seal pictures rich Kansas farmland, a farmer plowing, covered wagons, Native Americans hunting bison, a rising sun, a steamboat on the water, stars and the state motto. The 34 stars signify that Kansas was the 34th state to enter the Union. The state motto, "Ad adstra per aspera" means "To the stars through difficulty" in Latin.

Kansas Symbols

State Bird          Western Meadowlark 
State Animal Buffalo
State Reptile Ornate Box Turtle 
State Insect Honeybee 
State Flower Sunflower 
State Tree Cottonwood 
State Song   "Home on the Range" 


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Phone: 785.234.1030  •  Toll-Free: 800.235.1030

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