When you're in Topeka, affordable family fun is around every corner. Enjoy the great outdoors at Lake Shawnee and Kaw River State Park. Experience a walk through history at the Kansas Statehouse, the Kansas Museum of History and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Museum. Have a ball at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center with one-of-a-kind, hands-on exhibits and play for all ages.
Do you have an afternoon to spend? Try one of these great adventures!
Old Fashioned Fun - Hop aboard the min-train for a mile-long scenic tour through Gage Park and ride a vintage 1908 carousel. Stroll through the Topeka Zoo and step back in time at Old Prairie Town. Explore the pioneer village and quench your thirst at a working soda foundation.
Trains, Planes & Motorcycles - Tour Great Overland Station for a look at Topeka's railroad heritage, through exhibits and model train displays. The station is great place to watch trains go by. At the Combat Air Museum, you can see more than 30 military aircraft from WWI to the present day. Venture downstairs at the Topeka Harley-Davidson and discover Yesterday's Motorcycle Museum filled with rare Harley's, tools and collectibles.
Hands-on Play - For a creative keepsake, paint a piece of pottery, a canvas or create a piece a jewelry as a family or on your own. Explore the world of serious fun (and learning) at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center's indoor and outdoor play exhibits.
Discover Natural Kansas - Step into Kansas history with colorful characters and interactive exhibits at the Kansas Museum of History. Don't miss the 1880s locomotive, 1950s diner and the covered wagon. Walk, hike and explore through the sights and sounds of the MacLennan Park Trails and Ponds at Cedar Crest. This park near the governor's mansion features wooded trails, ponds, meadows and rolling hills perfect for hiking or flying a kite.
As you explore the many attractions below, you'll find the perfect experience to add to your family adventure.