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Best things to do in Topeka

Parque
“Topeka's zoo is in Gage Park, as well as a lovely rose garden, a train, and the Helen Hocker Theater, which has shows put on by young people. There is also a great swimming pool and an old fashioned carousel. The Bark Park has two separate areas for large and small dogs, and is popular with dog owners”
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Establishment
“Built in 1866, the Capitol building contains magnificent artwork, including murals by native-born artist John Steuart Curry, ornate architectural features and elaborate Senate and House Chambers.”
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Sitio histórico
“Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional”
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History Museum
“This award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas. See the Santa Fe's oldest surviving locomotive, No. 132, from 1880. A. K. Longren's 1914 version of the plane in which he made the first successful flight of a Kansas-built plane in 1911. Named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. A state history museum, it presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet of exhibits.”
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Restaurante
“Great sandwiches and craft beers. Hip place in the revitalized NOTO arts district”
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Zoo
“In the heart of Gage Park in Topeka lies Topeka Zoo, just brimming with animals from all over the world just waiting for families to visit! Here, the creatures of the world come to Kansas, so kids can explore the weird and wonderful species as they learn all about them, and the conservation of those who are endangered.”
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Point of Interest
“This landmark and historical place is the Kansas Governor’s mansion. It was built in the year 1928 and given to the state in 1955, but it did not become the governor’s residence until 1962. Today it is the main attraction of a French architectural estate that oversees the Kansas River. The estate has several ponds, gardens as well as hiking trails.”
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Point of Interest
“Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy is a unique community theatre offering both dinner and non-dinner shows and bar service offering a wide selection of spirits, soft drinks and delightful desserts.”
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Museum
“RED BLOOD. WHITE SUIT. AND BLUE SKY. For daredevils and dreamers of all ages, come rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show, now open and flying sky-high in Topeka, Kansas. Witness the incredible collection of the physics-defying bikes that launched the legend.”
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Restaurante
“French food which we hear is surprisingly good. Prices are high for Topeka - $20-30 for entrees. If you try it, let us know how it is.”
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Point of Interest
“Located directly across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, a notorious hate group that targets the LGBTQ community, a house sports the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. The boldly colored Equality House is a headquarters of nonprofit Planting Peace, acting as a visual reminder of the group’s commitment to LGBTQ rights.”
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Parque
“Thanksgiving through the Christmas Season, there is a Drive Through Christmas Light display that is well established. New water activity added summer 2018. ”
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Restaurante
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“Greg Fox learned the restaurant business in Topeka, New York City and Nashville. After returning to his native Topeka, Fox opened RowHouse Restaurant in 2007, where the menu is ever changing. Set over three floors and the outdoor courtyard of a historic house, RowHouse Restaurant is intimate, elegant and cool. It’s the perfect location for parties of two to 12; each dining room is inviting and unique. A recent menu featured featured an appetiser of chilled strawberry soup with orange and pepper whipped cream, followed by an entrée of honey balsamic glazed beef with summer vegetable succotash and sweet tea cream pie for dessert. See the website for a list of Greg’s own favourite restaurants”
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Restaurante
“Fresh and tasty - The Pennant is the food and entertainment destination for Topeka. Located in historic Downtown, we offer a fantastic menu focused on quality and locally sourced ingredients. The dining room is a great spot to enjoy a fantastic meal, catch up with friends or take in the action happening on Kansas Avenue. Grab a delicious burger and a cold beer and join us here!”
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Galería de arte
“One of the oldest museums west of the Mississippi River and has an impressive collection of 4,000 art objects. Although some of the drawings, paintings, pieces of decorative art, prints, and sculptures come from many places around the world, the museum focuses on the work of local Kansas artists and artists from the Mountain Plains area of the United States.”
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