Formerly home to the Union Pacific Station, the Great Overland Station is a museum/education center that brings Topeka's railroad heritage to life through photographs, special exhibits, and costumed docents. There are many activities for children to do and things to see. There are two simulator's that are hands on. One is an older style, and another is more recent which allows children to use the controls and pretend they are driving the engine. In the "Choo Choo Junction" there is a train table where children can rearrange the train cars; a coloring table with trains for tracing, and pictures for coloring and a play table with books and activities for the children to use. The "Big Red Caboose" is a great experience too. It is "child size" so they can experience the hand brakes, the tables and chairs, and more.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM (Last ticket sale at 3:15pm)
Closed Sundays, the 1st Wednesday of every month and most major Holidays