The City of Topeka, KS
Topeka is a popular city in the state of Kansas with a total of 124,331 residents living there. Topeka is ranked as the fourth most populated city in Kansas and the 182nd most populated city in the United States, and is located in Shawnee County. The largest nearby city to Topeka is Lawrence, approximately 24 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Topeka, including Mcdonald's, Subway Sandwiches & Salads, Taco Casa 3, Glory Days Pizza and Mcb's Sports Bar. For a larger selection of Topeka restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Topeka Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Museums, Arenas and/or Golf Courses, including the Kansas State Capitol, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas Museum of History, Reinisch Rose Garden and Doran Rock Garden and Topeka Zoo. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Topeka please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near Topeka:
- Topeka Philip Billard Municipal Airport (TOP)
Topeka, Kansas Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Topeka experiences an average high temperature of 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 17 degrees with an average rainfall of 0.95 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Topeka with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 41 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Topeka to receive an average of 1.18 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.78 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 114 degrees in the summer and as low as -26 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Topeka should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 66 degrees, and nighttime lows of 43.
Topeka, Kansas Attractions
1Allen Fieldhouse - University of Kansas - Lawrence,
Allen Fieldhouse is an indoor arena at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The arena, named in honor of Dr. Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who coached the university's men's basketball team for 39 years, is one of college basketball's most historically significant and prestigious buildings. The actual playing surface is the James Naismith Court, honoring the inventor of basketball who established Kansas' basketball program and served as its first coach from 1898 to 1907.
2Alvamar Golf Club - Lawrence,
The Alvamar Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Douglas County Kansas. Built in 1968, this Lawrence course designed by Bob Dunning is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 785-842-1907. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1800 Crossgate Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047
3Alvamar Orchards - Lawrence,
The Alvamar Orchards is a 9 hole public golf course in Douglas County Kansas. Built in 1979, this Lawrence course designed by Mel Anderson is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 785-843-7456. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 3000 W 15th St, Lawrence, KS 66049
4Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site - Topeka,
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in Topeka, Kansas, on October 26, 1992, by the United States Congress to commemorate the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision aimed at ending racial segregation in public schools. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" and, as such, violated the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees all citizens "equal protection of the laws.
5Combat Air Museum - Topeka,
The Combat Air Museum is a museum that is situated in Williamsport Township, Shawnee County, near Topeka, Kansas at Forbes Field airport. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the US located on an active air field. Forbes Field is a joint civil-military public airport located six miles south of the central business district of Topeka, a city in Shawnee County, Kansas. It is owned by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.
6Constitution Hall State Historic Site - Lecompton,
Lecompton Constitution Hall, which is also referred to as Constitution Hall, is a building in Lecompton, Kansas that played a role in the long-running Bleeding Kansas crisis.
7Cool Spring Golf Course - Onaga,
The Cool Spring Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Pottawatomie County Kansas. Built in 2000, this Onaga course designed by Marty Johnson is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 785-889-7128. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 20770 Kelley Creek Rd, Onaga, KS 66521
8Eagle Bend Golf Course - Lawrence,
The Eagle Bend Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Douglas County Kansas. Built in 1998, this Lawrence course designed by Jeff Brauer is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 785-748-0600. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1250 E 902 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66047
9Forbes Golf Course - Topeka,
The Forbes Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Shawnee County Kansas. Built in 1962, this Topeka course designed by Bob E. Baldock is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 4 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 785-862-0114. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 700 SE Capehart Rd, Topeka, KS 66619
Topeka, Kansas Hotels
Topeka, Kansas Restaurants
This is a list of Topeka Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Sandwich Shops, Pizza Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out and Steak & Barbecue Restaurants. Happy Dining!
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