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Ward Meade Park

124 NW Fillmore St, Topeka, KS
+1 785-368-3888
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Full of history plus beautiful gardens

Took my granddaughter here as it is one of my favorite local spots. We both took lots of photos and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
via mobile
Back in time

This park isa really nice place to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The park also has some... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Topeka, Kansas
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Originally a family farm on the Oregon Trail, this six-acre park features an early 20th-century town, an elegant Southern-style mansion, botanical gardens and original log cabins.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“soda fountain” (18 reviews)
“drug store” (13 reviews)
“log cabin” (9 reviews)
124 NW Fillmore St, Topeka, KS
+1 785-368-3888
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Took my granddaughter here as it is one of my favorite local spots. We both took lots of photos and enjoyed the collection of old structures. I told her stories of the pioneers and of my ancestors. A definite must see when in Topeka.

Thank Ronzo11
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This park isa really nice place to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens. The park also has some very nicebuildingsthat will take you back in time. This park is a must visit.

Thank toddm840
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Warde Meade is an oasis in downtown Topeka! The gardens are beautiful as are the historic buildings. They offer many classes and events. Weddings are performed in the garden.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Enjoyed seeing the different buildings, including a mansion, old soda fountain, dental office, grocery store, telephone office, train depot, etc. Interesting for kids that love history and adults.

Thank Debra E
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Walk the grounds of Old Prairie Town on your own or go with a guide and see inside all the buildings, learn the history, and tour the Ward Meade home. Shop in the General Store and visit the Drug Store for refreshments. You will be...More

Thank Virginia825
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Along with the original Ward-Meade house there are a number of historical buildings from KS that have been moved onto the site, including an old fashioned soda fountain, blacksmith shop, log cabin from the days of the original settlers, barber shop, general store, church, school,...More

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I learn something more/new every time I take a tour. Ask questions, visit the soda fountain, book a group dinner in the cabin or the main house :)

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We visited this historic site in Topeka during Tulip Time. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The buildings are interesting inside and out. It was a fun visit. The ladies in the buildings shared some really interesting information. You can even get a snack...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 11 April 2016

There is an old cabin you can go through. The town is set up like an old fashioned town. There is a train. The old Ward Meade home is set up like a museum for viewing. It's just lovely. The grounds are beautiful.

Thank C E
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed walking through the garden and drinking a great chocolate malt. We enjoyed looking at the different buildings.

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24 May 2016|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
Dogs must be on leash as per city requirements, but are welcome in the outdoor areas of the park. I have taken my dogs there several times.