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Topeka is within close driving distance of world-class attractions, activities, and sports teams. There’s always something new to try for people of all interests!
Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are amusement parks in Kansas City, Missouri, slightly more than an hour from Topeka. The park has 47 attractions, including seven roller coasters. One ticket gains admission to both parks.
The 2019 Superbowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. No matter the temperature, pre-game at Arrowhead involves hard-core tailgating and fan celebrations. Season tickets are available.
Kansas City is home to the 2015 Worlds Series Champion Royals. Home games at the K are major league fun for baseball nuts and the whole family alike. Season ticket packages are available.
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City Major League Soccer games are a blood-pumping experience. Home games at Children’s Mercy Park are the premier destination for soccer fans from all over. Be prepared to chant and cheer for the home club, who were the 2013 MLS Cup Champions.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri known for its extensive collection of art from nearly every continent and culture. The museum is a beloved regional destination with free admission.
National WWI Museum
Designated as America’s official museum dedicated to WWI, The National WWI Museum in Kansas City, Missouri features award winning educational exhibits, historical artifacts, and somber memorials. The museum on the grounds of Liberty Memorial, erected by the Kansas City community less than a decade after the end of the war.
Legends Outlets Kansas City
The Legends are a large regional outdoor shopping area near Kansas City, Kansas, featuring more than 110 restaurants and retail shops. Other Legends attractions include Great Wolf Lodge, The Kansas Speedway, and Hollywood Casino.
The Flint Hills are a world-famous stretch of tall-grass prairie that extends from Northeast Kansas into Oklahoma. The hills are made of residual flint, which makes them too rocky for farming, but perfect for grazing livestock. Take a hike or a drive through to discover beauty like nowhere else in the world.
Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo is a world-class park and conservation center covering 202 acres with more than 1,300 animals. The zoo was voted among America’s best zoos in 2008 for its African Animal exhibits.
Kansas City’s Union Station is a hub of culture, education, and entertainment. The once bustling train station now bustles with visitors to museums, exhibits, restaurants and attractions. Take the kids to see the permanent rail exhibit and check back for traveling exhibits from National Geographic, Smithsonian, and other acclaimed educational organizations.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City preserves and celebrates the vibrant history of African-American baseball and its historical influence in the American landscape. It is the world’s only museum of its type and has welcomed more than 2 million visitors to its 10,000 square foot exhibit space.
Perry Lake is a 11,150 acre reservoir about 15 minutes from Topeka that offers a variety of recreational activities such as boating, camping, hiking, fishing, and equestrian trails. Perry was named one of the top 100 lakes in America for bass fishing. The lake has more than 160 miles of shoreline.