- The list below includes 33 free or cheap things to do in or near Topeka, Kansas, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Family Fun Center, Military Museums and Parks.
- From Lake Shawnee to Gage Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Topeka and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lawrence.
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The rock luminaries behind “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” continue their mission of catchy melodies and symphonic composition
98% 134 votes
3027 SE Beach Terrace, Topeka, KS 66603 MoreLess Info
Built in 1935 as a WPA project, Lake Shawnee offers a variety of amenities, including tennis and sand volleyball courts, a golf course, shelter areas, open spaces, and a marina.
100% 1 votes
1901-2099 SW 13th Street, Topeka, KS 66604 MoreLess Info
The Boswell Square Park is a family friendly recreational park that features amenities including basketball courts, picnic tables, a playground, soccer fields, and gardens. The park also has multiple softball diamonds.
90% 83 votes
124 N.W. Fillmore, Topeka, KS MoreLess Info
Old mansions and a short street composed of 19th century buildings form a large draw of Ward Meade Park. There is also a 2.5 acre botanic garden with over 500 varieties of trees and flowers as well as a fountain and water gazebo.
89% 418 votes
Topeka, KS 66603 MoreLess Info
Monroe Elementary School is the center-piece of the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site. Rooms within the original 1950's school are filled with historic exhibits and memorabilia detailing the end of legal segregation.
93% 173 votes
4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 MoreLess Info
The Kansas Children's Discovery Center works to combine both exploration and fun through interactive exhibits and kid-centered learning. Families with children of all ages can participate in hands-on discovery, daily programs, and other special events during the year.
93% 175 votes
6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615 MoreLess Info
The award-winning Kansas Museum of History is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the plains states and their settlers. Must see exhibits include Civil War memorabilia, an 1868 stagecoach and a Sante Fe Railroad locomotive from 1880.
90% 29 votes
Washburn University, Topeka, KS MoreLess Info
National and international art is showcased at the Mulvane Art Museum with specific exhibits that represent both Kansas and regional artists. There is also an on site Art Lab that is a hands-on education facility that features activities for all ages.
95% 94 votes
Hangars 602-604 'J' Street, Topeka, KS MoreLess Info
One of the few aviation museums located on an active airfield is the Combat Air Museum. It is dedicated to the creation of both resources and facilities to educate the public about the military aviation history of the United States.
89% 45 votes
701 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608 MoreLess Info
The Great Overland Station is the restored 1927 Union Pacific Railroad Station. Besides it temporary exhibits, it also has permanent collections of photographs of the area, and photographs concerning the railroad system in this area. It also has a simulator.