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.
Fondest memory: 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.
MMMMM....If you like BBQ ribs, steak, really great food..you have to eat at the Amarilo Grill. There isn't alot of activities, unless you enjoy just relaxing at the moving theatre or camping at the lake.
Fondest memory: The Fourth of July is really nice in Topeka. It is the time of the year, when everyone gets together and it is like there is a peace in the whole city. They have fire works at Shawnee and Perry lake, with food booths and games.