The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble
The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble would like to encourage education, enlightenment, and entertainment within our audiences by providing thought provoking plays and musicals that ask questions and beg reflection. We would also like to aid our community in providing more exposure to the arts and to financially give back any profits from production to local theatres or charities in order to better the community in which we live.
aMUSEd Gallery, Gifts & Event Space,
SandBlox Indoor Sand Sculpture Park,
The Green House Art Studios & Gallery
115 NW Laurent Street
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Art Print Express.com
Fed up with the current political season? Escape with a little satire of Michelle Leivan’s new work “My Selfie, Political Tricksters & People I Know” inspired by her equal opportunity loathing of politics contrasted with comforting images of friends and family. Guaranteed to be off the wall fun!
Art Print Express is located the south end of Fleming Place at 10th and Gage in Topeka. They feature an awesome local artist every month which is available for viewing during business hours.
Auburn Community Theatre
3113 SW Huntoon
Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2827 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66614
(Brookwood Shopping Center)
First Friday Art Walk - Arts Connect
The ARTSConnect First Friday Artwalk includes nearly 60 galleries that open their doors across the city from 5:30-8:30p on the first Friday of every month of the year. That’s right – all 12 months and all across this fine city, businesses have special art on their walls ready for to come look, visit and BUY!!
Thousands of patrons enjoy going from gallery to gallery seeing the sights, seeing friends, and interacting with a growing and vibrant arts community.
ARTSConnect publishes a printed map 4 times a year to guide artwalkers, which you can find at your favorite gallery. The map is also available in Topeka Magazine and in seveneightfive Magazine.
Helen Hocker Theatre
J&J Gallery Bar
Kansas Youth Chorale
The Kansas Youth Chorale (KYC) was founded in 2009. Our first auditions were held the summer of 2010 with the purpose of expanding the experiences of young singers in musical excellence and to be united in the common goal of bringing joy to others through music.
Since the foundings, the children of KYC have had the pleasure of singing with the with the Topeka Festival Singers and Ballet Midwest's 35th Anniversary of "The Nutcracker", at the Kansas Book Fair, PEO Founder's Day and the Stormont Vail Volunteer Luncheon. We were honored to be selected to sing at the 2013 Kansas Music Educators Conference in Wichita. During the 2015/2016 season, the choir sang with the Topeka Symphony and in the first annual Children's Choir Festival/Benefit Concert. Children's choirs from several Kansas cities participated.
It all started with a friend's social media post! After seeing her good friend do a space-saving project for make-up, Pinned's owner was excited to create it herself! She then realized how much sourcing and time it would take to duplicate the project. The frustration she found made her wonder, why isn't there a place I can go that has everything I need to complete these projects!?And with that - Pinned was born!
Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library
North Topeka Arts District (NOTO)
Paint Therapy Uncorked
Quincy Street Conference & Event Center
Topeka Art Guild and Gallery
Topeka Civic Theatre
Laugh Lines improv comedy shows pack the house and perform comedy sketches and games based on audience suggestions.
Take a trip to yesteryear and enjoy radio favorites, recreated by veteran actors who were thrilled by these stories when they were new!
Topeka Jazz Workshop
Topeka Jazz Workshop, Inc. is one of the nation’s longest, continuously running jazz concert series, dating from 1969. As we begin our 48th annual concert series in August of 2016, we invite you to join us as we continue our journey to “keep jazz alive and well through a live jazz concert series and a youth jazz scholarship program”.
Topeka Symphony Orchestra
The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth. http://www.topekasymphony.org/
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Music Department Performances
Brown v. Board of Education
National Historic Site
1515 SE Monroe St.
Topeka, KS 66612
This is a FREE museum that the entire family will enjoy!
Kansas State Capitol Tour Center
300 W. 10th
10th & Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
You really need to stop by and see all the work that they have finally completed! The Dome View is AMAZING.
Kansas State Capitol - Visitor Center Exhibits
Explore moments in Kansas history while visiting the newly restored State Capitol. The visitor center is open for tours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Find information about historic tours. All images and photographs are the property of the Kansas Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Check out more Kansas images on Kansas Memory.
The Kansas State Capitol dome tours are scheduled at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. This spectacular tour is breathtaking—literally—with 296 steps and no elevator. The elaborate architecture is highlighted with close up views of the inner and outer domes. The summit offers a unique perspective of the city of Topeka. Participants who reach the cupola earn bragging rights. Souvenir merchandise is available in the Capitol Store on ground level.
Tours last approximately 40 minutes
Cost is free during scheduled times
Maximum group size is 30 Reservations are accepted Walk-up visitors will be accommodated as space is available.
Charles Curtis House
1101 SW Topeka Blvd.
Tour InformationThe Musuem is open by appointment. Admission is $5 per person. Children welcome with adult supervision. Call to make arrangements: 785-357-1371Topeka native, Charles Curtis, was a great-grandson of a Kanza Indian Chief. Curtis was born January 25, 1860 to Captain and Mrs. Oren Curtis. His mother was of Native American ancestry and when she died, when Charles was three years of age, Charles was raised by his mother's people on the Kaw Indian Reservation.
Combat Air Museum
602-604 J Street
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
Summer Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm No visitors admitted after 3:30 pm
Sundays & Winter Hrs: (Dec. 1 - Feb. 28) Noon - 4:30 pm No visitors admitted after 3:30 pm
Admissions Under age 5: Free Children 5-17 yrs: $4.00 Adults 18 yrs & older $6.00 Active Military in Uniform (or with ID card): $4.00
Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604 "J" Street Forbes Field Topeka, Kansas (785) 862-3303 Fax: (785) 862 - 3304 www.combatairmuseum.org
Capitol of Kansas, 1863-1869
Constitution Hall was the first Kansas Capitol during construction of the East Wing of the Statehouse five blocks to the south.
Museum of the Kansas National Guard
6700 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tues through Sat. Sunday appointments can be scheduled for special groups at (785) 862-1020. The museum is located at 6700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., (the main entrance of Forbes Field)''
Kansas Expo Center
Great Overland Station
Great Overland Station
701 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Santa Fe Artifacts and Photographs
Union Pacific Artifacts and Photographs
Display of Kansas trains dating back to 1932
History of Topeka from 1800 to present
Display of Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls
Photographs of Topeka Churches
Photographs of Education Buildings
Model G Gauge Train Layout
Photographs Flood of 1951 and 1966 Tornado
Simulator and Baggage Cart
"Friends of the Station" (I am a member)
Click here for the friends of the station form
Call for Artifacts and Photographs
The Great Overland Station is developing an exhibit focused on significant fires that have occurred in our community. (Some examples may include: downtown fires, fire at UP Station, Grace Cathedral fire, Jayhawk Hotel fire, Topeka High School fire)
If you have artifacts or photographs illustrating this topic that you would be willing to loan for the exhibit, please contact Sarah House at the Great Overland Station. Items for the exhibit will be accepted through April 4, 2015. Artifacts chosen for the exhibit will be on display June-September 2015.
All inquiries and information regarding potential artifacts should be directed to:
Great Overland Station Museum and Education Center
701 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608
Office: (785) 232-5533, ext. 13
Cell: (785) 213-1904
Fax: (785) 232-6259
9th Annual Railroad Festival
Saturday, July 9th
Holley Museum Military Museum
Downtown Ramada Inn
At the present time the museum features 5 galleries, named after world leaders. The first gallery is the Winston Spencer Churchill Gallery and features artifacts from World War II in England.
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Kansas Museum of History
Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday
Old Prairie Town
Tours: Monday-Friday: 10am, 12pm, & 2pm,
Saturday: 12pm, & 2pm, Sunday: 2pm,
Adults $5; Seniors $4; Children (6-12) $3; 5 and under Free
Featuring an 1854 replica Log Cabin with Blacksmith Shop, 1870’s Victorian Prairie Mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, and 2½ acres of Botanical Garden, including Anna’s Place, a Victorian Reading Garden and a 240 foot cascading rock rivulet.
To learn more about the history of Old Prairie Town, please click on the following link: http://www.agaminkansas.com/index_09042013.php
Shawnee County Parks & Recreation
John and Mary Ritchie House
Hours Walk-in Tours are Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am and 2:00pm. Tours at other times may be scheduled by calling (785)-234-6097.
The Historic Ritchie House and the Cox Communications Heritage Education Center is located at 1116 and 1118 SE Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas. This Underground Railroad historic site originally was owned by early Kansas Territory settlers, John and Mary Jane Ritchie.
The Toy Store
Topeka Public Library
Enjoy a ride on our unique vintage carousel, located west of the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center. This grand old carousel was built in 1908 and houses a Wurlitzer style band organ. Bring your lunch and enjoy listening to the music from the band organ, or enjoy the VonRohr Victorian Garden adjacent to the carousel. Visit the concession stand located at the mini-train depot.
Friday & Saturday 10am-4:45pm
Relive old memories and create new memories. The mini-train has been an integral part of the sights and sounds of Gage Park for more than 45 years. Follow a mile-long scenic course through the heart of the park, as the engineer enlightens you on the history of Gage Park, and the many attractions that are available for you and your family to enjoy.