Club House Inn Topeka
924 S.W. Henderson, Topeka, Kansas, 66615, United States
More about Topeka
State Supreme Court from cupola balcony
The State Library
Monroe School (1960's)
Travel Tips for Topeka
Topeka is the capitol city...
Topeka is the capitol city of our state so you must visit the beautiful capitol building. It is of the same design as the capitol in Washington DC but is actually a little taller. Inside are beautiful murals and statues. The murals by John Steuart Curry are quite famous. You can pick up a brochure and wander around on your own or you can take one of the tours that begins each hour during the week. Admission to the Kansas State Capitol is free. When I was a boy the capitol building was hit by a tornado. We went there to see how they had repaired it. We stopped on the way for my father to buy some thing. At the shopping center girl scouts were practicing first aid. To help them practice we let them wrap my brother and I in bandages and tie slings to our arms. We wore our bandages into the capitol and every one stared at us and asked how we had gotten our injuries.
Hunam Chinese Restaurant
Hunam has a regular seating area, but they also offer carry-out and even free delivery (with a $15 minimum order). This is some of the better Chinese food I've had in town. Nothing spectacular, but certainly well worth a try if you're in the mood for Chinese.
An important part of American History
"Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site"
The struggle for Civil Rights for all Americans was not simply a battle fought in the Deep South. In the shameful part of American History that was marked by segregation and institutionalized discrimination, inequal treatment of the races was a part of life all over the United States. It's significant that the landmark Supreme Court case which officially declared that "Separate but equal schools" were fundamentally "unequal" - as well as unconstitutional - was based on a court case originated in the center of the center of the country - in Topeka, Kansas.
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site preserves the Monroe Elementary School as it was in 1954, when it was an all-Black segregated school. There are also interesting exhibits about the state of Civil Rights in the 1950s, when the case was being argued - including photographs and film footage that captures this distant time and place in history that wasn't really all that distant.
The National Park Service has done an excellent job of preserving the building - and furnishing it with interesting and relevant exhibits about the Civil rights era. What a great place this would be to bring a school group!