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Beauty and history

Since it's renovation the capital is beautiful. Fully handicap accessible. Walk through and view... read more

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beckyshaff
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Topeka, Kansas
What a piece of history.

They have a great dome tour. Not for the faint of heart though. Quite a climb to get there. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
554troyw
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Meriden, United States
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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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10th and Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612
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Reviewed yesterday

Since it's renovation the capital is beautiful. Fully handicap accessible. Walk through and view historical items. Lived in Kansas almost my whole life and learned so much on a recent trip. Take your time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beckyshaff
Reviewed 3 days ago

They have a great dome tour. Not for the faint of heart though. Quite a climb to get there. The regular tour is pretty cool too. They give quite a history of Kansas with pictures and paintings. Well worth the time to go.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Capitol with expectations of seeing an old historical building. We were amazed by the amount of restoration and beauty each wing, hall, room had! Pictures and reviews will not do justice! We were fortunate to catch a Choir in mid session with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melaniez994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Topeka Capitol building is a must to see. The rehabilitation on the whole place is amazing with so much history to absorb on every floor. The gift shop has a wonderful employee by the name of Deacon and he is a joy to visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

If you ever visit Topeka our capital building is a must see. It has been totally restored...gorgeous Italian marble, beautiful murals and many other features. You can even climb to the top of the dome and get a wonderful view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindaT1965
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

A magnificent building. Did the tour to the top of the dome with tour guide Byron. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Thanks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tdw295
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

It has been meticulously restored. The inside is palatial, full of artwork and beautiful stonework and metalwork. It makes the U.S. Capitol look dingy.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DaleBills
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I tour State Capitols whenever we get a chance...trying to get all 50! So far, the Kansas State Capitol Building is my favorite. It is beautiful. Lots of marble, beautiful woodwork and murals. Do the dome tour! What a view. It really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Love the location and the looks of the capital building. Great views from other businesses and great designs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lee M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

What a great place to visit. The Peoples House. Very tourist friendly! You can walk alone or join a tour. Many schools come for field trips. Well worth the time. Building is beautiful!! History has been preserved.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lori Y
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Heather C
17 January 2017|
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On the guided tour, yes. The spiral staircase takes you all the way to the outer dome.
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gutwinski
17 June 2016|
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They are open 8am to 1pm. Go to the Kansas Historical Society website. for more info. Definitely take the dome tour.
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Diane W
11 July 2015|
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8-5 Monday Friday and mornings on Saturday but dome tours only on weekdays....about six tours each day from 9:15 and the every hour after that.
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