Kansas has SO much history, so why not visit a place where the whole family can learn all about the fascinating people and events that shaped this great state. Yes, we're talking about the Kansas Museum of History!
This award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas, and is filled with fascinating stories and artifacts that kids can see up close, which really bring the history to life.
Planes, trains, automobiles are all part of the story! Kids can see Santa Fe's oldest surviving locomotive from all the way back in 1880, and even the plane that achieved the first successful flight, built back in 1911!
There are displays all about American Indians, as well as homesteaders and cowboys, giving kids a real insight into what life was like over a century ago, and then some!
Kids can be inspired as they learn about innovators, and marvel at stories of aviators. They can learn all about the Civil War, as well as the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail.
The Kansas Museum of History also features a hands-on gallery called Discovery Place which is geared towards kids up until the age of 9 years. It's the perfect place to inspire imagination!
Kids can also hop aboard a locomotive and passenger car, dress up like a cowboy, cook on a wood stove, arrange furniture in a doll house and even put on a puppet play! Did you ever expect that sort of hands-on fun from a museum?
Then why not take a break and head out on to the beautiful 2 and a half mile interpreted trail.
A fascinating day out for the family at the Kansas Museum of History. You might just be amazed at what you uncover!
$5 (Ages 2-17)
$9 for seniors, college students with ID and active military
2 years, and for Kansas Historical Society members!
They have special exhibits on throughout the year so keep an eye on these so you can put them in your diary
There are vending machines available to grab drinks and snacks
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Exit 356 on I-70 to round about and west on 6th Avenue. Purple routes through Topeka Transit, requires walking and service is limited
They offer guided and self-guided tours for class visits. These tours offer visual and hands-on learning all about Kansas history, and they require a minimum of 10 participants and two weeks prior notice.
They have gifts and books on Kansas history for sale, so why not take home part of the history with you!
They are ADA Accessible
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Open 9am - 5pm Tues to Sat, then 1pm - 5pm Sunday
Open year round, but closed Mondays
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