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___ Searchable Map and Satellite View of the City of Topeka, Kansas (45-degree view available)

 
Topeka skyline
Topeka skyline
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About Topeka

Flag of TopekaSatellite view showing Topeka, seat of Shawnee County and capital of Kansas in the United States. The city is located in north east of Kansas, about 63 mi (100 km) west of Kansas City, MO. The main part of Topeka lies south of the banks of the Kansas River.





Kansas State Capitol or Kansas Statehouse, Topeka, Kansas
Kansas State Capitol, also known as the Kansas Statehouse, was built 1866-1903, it houses the executive and legislative branches of the government of Kansas.
Image: David Casteel
 
In mid 19th century Topeka was a way station at the Oregon Trail with a ferry service. It was one of the towns originally established to service the large wheeled wagon route.

Today Topeka is a medium-sized city with a population of about 127,000 inhabitants (in 2015).

The city is home to the Kansas State Capitol, the State Library of Kansas official website and Washburn University official website, the last city-chartered university in the United States.



Topeka points of interest:

List of Tourist Attractions

Historic places: Kansas State Capitol Building (Kansas Statehouse was built between 1866 and 1903, it is the seat of Kansas' government - kshs.org/capitol), Cedar Crest (historic French-Norman style mansion, the official residence of the Governor of Kansas). Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (the site commemorates the U.S. Supreme Court landmark court decision to end racial segregation in public schools - nps.gov/brvb/)
Topeka wrote history in 1954 with a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students are unconstitutional.


Kansas State Capitol
Zebras in Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center.
Image: David DeHetre
 
Museums: Kansas Museum of History (Kansas state history museum, artworks and artifacts telling the history of Kansas - official website). Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site (open-air museum featuring a prairie town with a school house, a church, a Santa Fe Depot, the restored 1874 Ward-Meade Mansion, a replica log cabin with a blacksmith shop and a botanical garden). Combat Air Museum (museum with 36 mostly military (mostly American) aircrafts, from World War I to the present day).

Children's museum: Kansas Children's Discovery Center (explore science, art, engineering, and nature - kansasdiscovery.org).

Performing arts: Topeka Performing Arts Center (from comedy to concerts - topekaperformingarts.org).
Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy (community theater - topekacivictheatre.com).

Visual arts: Mulvane Art Museum (Washburn University's art museum and art lab - washburn.edu/mulvane/).

Expo center: Landon Arena (10,000-seat multi-purpose arena for sports and events - ksexpo.com)

Parks: Topeka Zoo (zoo within Gage Park - topekazoo.org) Gage Park (160 acre park, including the Reinisch Rose Garden and Doran Rock Garden). Ted Ensley Gardens (arboretum and garden at Lake Shawnee).

Lakes: Lake Shawnee (artificial lake and recreation area with an open year round campground)
Lake Sherwood (privately owned lake offering boating, fishing, recreation at the beach and bike rides)

Sports: Heartland Park Topeka (multi-purpose motor-sports facility - heartlandpark.com).
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl (Washburn University's college football and soccer field).
Hummer Sports Park (multi-use sports park)

The Map shows a city map of Topeka with expressways, main roads and streets, Topeka Regional Airport (know as Forbes Field, IATA code: FOE) is located 9 mi (14 km) south of the central business district of Topeka. Nearest large airport is Kansas City International Airport in a distance of 118 km (73.5 mi).

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Local Time Topeka:
Tuesday-December-6  09:56  
Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
 
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Topeka, Kansas, USA.

City Coordinates: 39°03′21″N 95°41′22″W
 
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External Links:
Topeka (official website)

Visit Topeka (Topeka's tourism website)

Topeka Capital-Journal
Local news.

Wikipedia: Topeka
Wikipedia entry Topeka, Kansas.
 
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