The capital city of Kansas is located in the northeast corner of the state on the banks of the Kansas River. Topeka is located on the historic Oregon Trail where pioneers crossed the river via Papin's Ferry.
is about 60 miles to the east and Nebraska
about 80 miles to the north, making visits to these states an easy jaunt on a Midwest vacation.
There are lots of great things to do in Topeka, including the Combat Air Museum, natural history and art museums, theaters, botanical gardens, and lots of parks. As with most of Kansas
, Topeka can draw avid storm chasers with its not uncommon thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes. Storms pass quickly though, and the sunshine becomes brilliant in moments.
For those looking for a family friendly place to live, people are neighborly here and opportunities are solid with government, education, social services, retail and manufacturing creating the most jobs.
Topeka is in the heart of the Bible Belt and is often referred to as the birthplace of Pentecostalism. This was the home of Reverend Charles Sheldon, a Kansas resident
who coined the now famous phrase "What Would Jesus Do?"
ADDITIONAL KANSAS CITY PAGES:
- The word Topeka means "to dig good potatoes" in the native Kansa language.
- The installation of bathtubs in Topeka is prohibited. (We hope showers are Ok!)
- Topeka is one of the top United States cities for widest variations in temperature, climate, and winds. Temperature averages range from 17° F in January to 90° F in July.