Topeka
Topeka

Fast Facts

Top City's Tops: Beer
Taste a hand-crafted, award-winning beer at the Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant, including the 2012 World Beer Cup Gold Award winning Maibock beer. In the past 12 years, Blind Tiger has won 15 gold, silver or bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, as known as the Olympics of Beer. 


Population 
City of Topeka: 128,188
Shawnee County: 178,941

 

Average Daily Temperatures
January 28.7 degrees 
April 51.9 degrees 
July 78.9 degrees 
October 60.3 degrees


Top City's Tops: Golf Course 
Just north of Topeka, the Firekeeper Golf Course at Prairie Band Casino and Resort is the first signature course designed by PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III. Opened in 2011, Firekeeper was named No. 14 Best Casino Course, No. 9 Best New Courses in America, and No. 1 Best Place to Play in Kansas by Golfweek Magazine.


Mileage to other cities
Kansas City, Missouri   60 miles
Wichita, Kansas   140 miles
Omaha, Nebraska   164 miles
Des Moines, Iowa   250 miles
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   300 miles
St. Louis, Missouri   315 miles
Dallas, Texas   500 miles
Chicago, Illinois   580 miles


Top City's Tops: College 
Washburn University is the top ranked public master's level university in Kansas according to the America's Best Colleges rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The University has also been named one of the top 20 public institutions in the Midwest.


Transportation
Air:  Kansas City International Airport: 55 miles in Kansas City, MO 
Air:  Manhattan Regional Airport: 55 miles to Manhattan, KS 
Train:   Amtrak Service 
Bus:  Greyhound and Topeka Metro Transit
Road Conditions:  Dial 511 within the state of Kansas


Top City's Tops: Future. 
Topeka was named one of the Top 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine in 2010 based on economic prosperity and potential growth.


General Topeka Information

Visit Topeka, 785-234-1030 or 800-235-1030
618 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, 785-234-2644

Downtown Topeka Inc., 785-234-9336

Shawnee County Parks & Recreation


Top City's Tops: Coffee
Enjoy a cup of coffee from the acclaimed PT's Coffee, 2009 Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year. PT's Coffee travels the world, cultivating relationships with the best coffee growers anywhere. Beginning in 2017, find it at Costco.


Hospitals

Stormont-Vail HealthCare
1500 SW 10th Avenue
785-354-6000

St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street
785-295-8000


Topeka Fun Fact: Vice President.
Charles Curtis, the only Native American to ever serve as vice president of the United States, was born in Topeka. He served under President Herbert Hoover, 1928-1932.