Driving Directions

Getting around Topeka is easy. The streets are designed in a grid pattern, which makes it easy to explore the capital city by automobile. Don't forget to stop by the Topeka Visitor Center at 618 S. Kansas Ave. in downtownTopeka. The Visitor Center is the place for maps, local information and insider tips on what to see and do. The Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, 8 5 p.m. Call 800-235-1030 for more information. 

Street addresses in Topeka are numbered starting from Kansas Avenue and First Street downtown. Generally, the north/south streets are given names and the east/west streets are numbers. Compass points (i.e.SW, NW, NE, SE) indicate in which quadrant of the city the address is located.

Interstate 70 runs through Topeka along the Kansas River, which separates the city. Interstate 470 is a loop that conveniently connects both east and west I-70 to I-335 on the south, and U.S. 75.  This makes for easy access from any corner of Topeka to another.

Major roads that run north and south are Wanamaker Road, FairlawnRoad, Gage Boulevard, MacVicar Avenue, Washburn Avenue, Topeka Boulevard, Kansas Avenue, Adams Street, Indiana Avenue and California Avenue.