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Topeka Performing Arts Center - Topeka's newest facility designed to showcase the performing arts. Available for performances, rehearsals, meetings, and special events, the center provides the best in cultural entertainment. The wide variety of events includes touring Broadway shows, dance companies, major symphonies, popular singers and entertainers.

Topeka Civic Theatre - Enjoy dinner and a wonderful evening out at Topeka Civic Theater, Topeka's unique dinner theater. The Topeka Civic Theater is one of the oldest dinner theaters in the nation. The Civic Theater has won national and international acclaim as an award winning community theater. Whether it's a musical, comedy, or drama, you're sure to enjoy the wonderful performances.

Power Play Family Entertainment Center - A fun center for the whole family. PowerPlay offers a wide variety of indoor attractions, suitable for all ages. Indoor Karts, Mini Golf, Bumper Cars and so much more.

Kansas State Capitol - Tour the Kansas State Capitol and learn the fascinating story of John Steuart Curry's murals. See the spectacular chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Gaze upward to view the marble and the glass panels of the dramatic Capitol dome.

Wonder Scope Children's Museum of Kansas City - Sparking a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. This is done through fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and literature for children ten and under, their parents, and teachers from across the Kansas City area.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame - This unique 172-acre complex is both an educational tour of the history and importance of agriculture and a celebration of the outstanding achievements by farmers.

Spencer Museum of Art - Seven galleries display selections from the permanent collection of over 17,000 works of art. Special exhibitions drawn from the collection or touring from other museums are displayed in four additional galleries.

Watkins Community Museum of History - Housed in an impressive red brick building in the city of Lawrence. Permanent exhibits include vehicles, a 1920s barber shop, a Victorian parlor, the restored lobby fixtures of the original bank, an 1878 children's playhouse, clothing, quilts and other needlework.

Strawberry Hill Museum & Center - The museum has over 30 rooms of unique displays. At present, the museum has permanent exhibits for the countries of Croatia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Polish, Slovakia, Slovenia and Russia.

The Columbian Theatre - A beautifully renovated 19th century opera house which exhibits six rare, monumental oil paintings and other artifacts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the great Chicago World's Fair. The Columbian offers special exhibitions in the main floor gallery, a performing arts series in the theatre, and a unique gift shop.

West Ridge Lanes & Family Fun Center - 32 lanes with easy automatic scoring and for family, friends, and league bowling. After a game or two, experience the outdoor facilities, which include 18 holes of Miniature Golf and 2 seat Go-Karts that all ages can enjoy.

Zonkers Family Entertainment Center - An indoor theme park serving families with children of all ages. Rides include the popular Python Pit (Roller Coaster), Yak Attack (Mini-Himalaya), Venetian Carousel, Train, Banana Squadron (Airplane Ride), and Soft Play.

U.S. Cavalry Association & Research Library - Chronicles the colorful history of the American Mounted Horse Soldier from the Revolutionary War to 1950. The building that houses the Museum was once the headquarters used by General George Armstrong Custer.

Combat Air Museum - Much more than a collection of aircraft, Combat Air Museum houses a wide variety of military and aviation oriented memorabilia, ranging in time from the first World War to the space shuttle program.

Kansas Museum of History - The story of Kansas is full of drama. Colorful characters and everyday folks are part of the tale. So is the land itself, from the tall grass prairies to the high plains. The museum's exciting exhibits tell Kansas' story from its earliest peoples to today's residents.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum - Restored home where internationally-famous aviatrix was born July 24, 1897. Contains family heirlooms, displays, photographs and a gift shop.

Frontier Army Museum - The Museum exhibits material culture of Frontier Army soldiers who served west of the Mississippi River between 1804 and 1917. The museum collection of over five thousand items consists of weapons, uniforms, equipment, and vehicles used by Frontier Army soldiers as well as many Fort Leavenworth related items. The Museum is free and open to the public.

C W Parker Carousel Museum - The museum contains several wonderful antiques related to the timeless amusement ride- the carousel. Included in museum admission is a ride on this beautifully restored historic 1913 carousel.

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - Located in the City of Overland Park on 300 ecologically diverse acres in southern Johnson County. The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens exists for the advancement of environmental education, recreation and the appreciation of nature. It provides both a cultural center and a nature preserve for the community.

University of Kansas Natural History Museum - Exhibits at the museum include: Fossils, naturalistic dioramas of birds, mammals, and plants, live bees (in a working hive), snakes, and fishes, the Panorama, the largest diorama display of its type, depicting animals, plants, and natural environments from the Arctic Circle to the tropics and more.

Topeka Zoological Park - World Famous exhibits include: The Animals and Man Building, Tropical Rain Forest, Discovering Apes, Black Bear Woods, African Savannah, Birds of Prey, Water Bird Lagoons, Lions' Pride, and Children's Zoo.