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Things To Do in Topeka

Enjoy the Top Attractions and Events around our Hotel

Located just a mile and a half from all the attractions and things to do in Topeka, the Hotel Topeka at City Center is the perfect address for leisure travelers. Head out and discover the city's hidden charms and rich history, mere minutes away. From museums and family friendly attractions to free things to do like exploring Lake Shawnee, Lake Perry and Clinton Lake, there something for everyone. 

Only a short drive away, the Heartland Park Topeka racetrack and the Topeka Zoo provide hours of entertainment, as do the outdoor recreation areas of Lake Shawnee, Lake Perry and Clinton Lake. The Kansas Museum of History and the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site & Museum provide a fun learning experience. Your children will also love the Kansas Childrens Discovery Center. Our first-class hotel near Washburn University provides exceptional accommodations with easy access to anything you might want to see or do!

When you’re ready to explore Topeka, Kansas, our knowledgeable front desk staff will be happy to recommend fun things to do and assist with arrangements.

Kansas State Capitol Building

The best free attraction in the Kansas State Capital is the Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka, Kansas.

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Mulvane Art Museum

The Mulvane Art Museum is a dynamic center that engages, inspires and builds community through the arts.

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Kansas Museum of History

This award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas.

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The Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is a hands-on children’s museum with a mission to enhance the lives of children and enrich the communities it serves.

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Brown v. Board of Education

Whether you have 30 minutes or several hours at the site, learn more about the history of segregation in America, the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and the legacy of the case around the world. 

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Combat Air Museum

The Combat Air Museum has served as an educational institution and tourism destination for close to forty years. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the United States located on an active air field.

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Katy Trail State Park

The Katy Trail has something for everyone, whether you are a bicyclist, hiker, nature lover or history enthusiast.

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Evergy Plaza

Evergy Plaza is owned by Downtown Topeka Foundation and operated by Spectra Venue Management. The mission of Evergy Plaza is to create a vibrant "gathering place for all" in the heart of Downtown Topeka. Evergy Plaza will offer programming that is rich in appeal, cultural heritage, arts and entertainment, as well as host large events, concerts, and festivals intended to increase the economic vitality of downtown Topeka and overnight stays from Topeka visitors. At Evergy Plaza there is something for everyone.

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