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Top Choice Museum in Topeka

Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site

It took real guts to challenge the segregationist laws common in the US in the 1950s and the stories of these courageous men and women are here. Set in Monroe Elementary School, one of Topeka's African American scho…
Deli in Topeka

Porubsky's Grocery

This Russian deli by the old Santa Fe main line has been serving up simple sandwiches since 1947. The chili (only served Monday to Thursday, September to April) is best with piles of crackers. Try the housemade hors…
Landmark in Topeka

State Capitol

Under the huge copper dome, don't miss the fiery John Steuart Curry mural of abolitionist John Brown. Climb 296 steps for great views outside. Enter via the visitor center at 8th Ave and Van Buren St.
Museum in Topeka

Kansas Museum of History

From a Cheyenne war lance to Carrie Nation's hammer, this engaging center is packed with Kansas stories.