Kansas Museum of History
Named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas, this fun museum has something for everyone. Explore a Cheyenne tipi, get a close look at an 1880 locomotive and view everything from Custer's boots to a stagecoach and biplane. Exhibits cover Native American history, the Civil War and fascinating historical highlights.
Gage Park and Zoo
Fun for children and adults, Gage Park encourages hands-on learning at the Children's Discovery Center. Take a dip at the Family Aquatic Center or delight the kids with a Mini-Train ride. Feel like you're on safari exploring the wonders of the Topeka Zoo. Then top off the day with a concert under the stars at the amphitheater.
Situated in the heart of Topeka this 80-acre complex hosts everything from carnivals and festivals to educational exhibits, dog shows and sporting events. Have fun at an agricultural fair, explore what's new at a trade show, or indulge in good eats at the Heritage Hall and Gazebo third Thursday food events.
Topeka Performing Art Center
This popular Topeka entertainment venue hosts everything from touring theater productions to circus performers and big name entertainers. Events like the annual Food & Wine Festival are also a big attraction. Enjoy concerts from names like Willie Nelson and Chicago or treat the kids to a children's show.
Heartland Park Racetrack
A favorite of motorsports racing fans since 1989, this challenging 2.5-mile track features drag racing, motocross and road course competitions. Thrill to NHRA events like the Kansas Nationals or the NHRA Mello Yello Series. Amateur and professional car, motorcycle and go-kart races are held throughout the year.