Some interesting tourist destinations for individuals looking to explore our city of Topeka Kansas.
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Brown v. Board National Historic Site & Museum was named one of 13 leading historic buildings in the United States by TravelSmart newsletter.
1515 SE Monroe St., Topeka, KS 66612
Area: Downtown · Phone: (785) 354-4273
At this interactive, experiential museum you will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role this 1954 Supreme Court decision played in the Civil Rights Movement.
Tour Cedar Crest, the govenor’s mansion, on Monday afternoons.
One SW Cedar Crest Road, Topeka, KS 66606
Area: Southwest · Phone: (785) 296-3636
Cedar Crest is a French architecture estate that is home to the governor of Kansas, in addition to 224-acres of ground featuring several ponds, gardens and hiking trails.
Center for Historical Research Library
6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615
Area: West · Phone: (785) 272-8681
Discover voices from Kansas’ past at the Center for Historical Research. The Center’s research collections contain more than 5 miles of printed materials, more than 7 miles of Kansas government archives and manuscript materials, 25,000 maps, approximately 500,000 photographs, and more than 50,000 reels of microfilm.
Charles Curtis House Museum
Visit the home of Charles Curtis, the only US vice president of Native American descent.
1101 Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612
Area: Downtown · Phone: (785) 357-1371
Tour the home of Charles Curtis, the only Native American to hold the office of Vice President of the U.S. 1929-1933.
Combat Air Museum
Combat Air Museum features 30 aircraft on display and multiple static displays of combat aircraft flown during WWI and WWII.
Hanger 602 “J” Street, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619
Area: South · Phone: (785) 862-3303
Military aviation museum with 32 historic aircraft exhibits and related artifacts. WWI to present day.