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Museum of the Kansas National Guard

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wasn't expecting much but what a surprise! And it's Free!

This is a wonderful military museum. It is huge. You can wander through it for hours (and we did... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
A Labor of Respect for Military Service

This is one of the hidden gems in Topeka (both Forbes Field museums are). Commemorating the Kansas... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Dave M
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a wonderful military museum. It is huge. You can wander through it for hours (and we did) and not see everything. It has exhibits and artifacts from every conflict Kansas troops have participated in from the Civil War to modern day. They have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is one of the hidden gems in Topeka (both Forbes Field museums are). Commemorating the Kansas National Guard and also the 35th Infantry Division in both wars and subsequent actions truly shows a high level of respect for the service and sacrifice of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had a great time inside and out. The displays are everywhere. Lots to see and a lot of history I had no idea about. Not a military buff, but was impressed , it's a gem and it would be ashame if you don't go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Penny F
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Even if you don't have anyone from the Kansas guard in your family, this place is a gem of military history, from the Civil war, Indian Wars to the present, covers it all. Lots of items you will not see anywhere else, one of a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Earl J
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit this museum because it is also home to the 35th Infantry Division which my father served in during WW2. I was not disappointed. Nice quality display and VERY welcoming volunteer who showed us around. In addition to the 35th WW2 memorabilia...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I didn't know there was so much history of the National Guard. The staff was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the M*A*S*H display. So recognizable from the TV set.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank gibby2
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There are so many different pieces of history in this Museum as well as lessons that you just don't see in classes anymore!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 952mistyc
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visited this free museum while traveling via Topeka. On display they have Army CH-54, OH-6A Silver Eagles and USAF EB-57 Canberra among other on display. Worth a while to make a stop to check it out.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank McTravelalot
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is still a relatively new facility ---about 10 years old or so---and they are always updating it in addition to hosting a number of events of interest to military buffs. The Kansas National Guard has a very proud and distinguished place in Kansas history....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank charlesmy2017
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This museum has a TON of military history (from all eras). It is very informative. You can do a quick tour in 45 minutes to an hour or spend all day looking at and reading everything. There's a section where you can try on military...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Brenda R
13 June 2018|
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Response from gibby2 | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 10:00 am - 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Anyway, they were when I was there. And yes, no admission charge, but donations gladly accepted.