Fantastically Familiar

It's a great time of year to get out and experience something new, or see something familiar with a new perspective. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready—you're about to take a staycation.

That's right, you won't need plane tickets for this trip, no long lines or security checks. You don't even have to worry about your itinerary! That's because we've created a comprehensive insider's guide for getting away right here around Topeka. Who ever said adventure can't be close to home?

Below you'll find all our favorite local attractions. Food and drink, art and music, shopping, unwinding, exploring with the family—it has something for travelers of all sorts. You might be surprised at what you find, and you'll never be so proud to call this place home.

Enjoy your stay.

Your Staycation Itinerary

Pennant (family fun)
Why we love it: The milkshakes and burgers!
Why you'll love it: Endless family fun: arcade games, bowling, and more.

Pizzagel (caffeine fix)
Why we love it: Monkey coffee!
Why you'll love it: A wonderful place for coffee and great customer service.

Capitol Building (family fun)
Why we love it: A free lesson in our rich regional history.
Why you'll love it: Learn about the famous Brown v. Board of Education case.

Lake Shawnee (the outdoors are calling)
Why we love it: Beautiful nature access with lots to do, but also just 5 miles from downtown Topeka.
Why you'll love it: Biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and more!

NOTO Art District (arts & culture)
Why we love it: Local art, food trucks and drinks, outside venues, and local bands.
Why you'll love it: Did we mention the food trucks?

Ready to Explore?

Discover adventure close to home.

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