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Kansas State Capitol Tour

Posted on October 14, 2018 by under Things to Do.    

I had the opportunity to tour the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka with my coworkers a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of my favorite pictures.

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We started with the dome tour. This is us looking at all the steps ahead of us.

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We climbed the 296 steps to the top of the dome!

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We made it to the top!

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We ran into State Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau while we were waiting for the second part of our tour to begin.

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Here we are admiring all of the art on the walls.

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It was interesting hearing the stories of how the paintings came about. The murals depict scenes in history and yet there’s also so much history in their making.

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Here, Chuck and Mark marvel at a mural.

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Here’s the Kansas Supreme Court.

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They did an amazing job of remodeling the State Capitol and restoring the building to its old glory. All the details are simply impeccable.

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This mural by the courtroom entrance commemorates the Brown v. Board of Education case. It’s one of several massive works of art throughout the Capitol.

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This next chamber is the Representative Hall.

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All the desks are set up for electronic voting.

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This next one is the Senate Chamber.

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Then we got to tour the beautiful library.

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We also got to see the governor’s ceremonial office with a stuffed buffalo head above the fireplace. This is the office where the governor holds public signings like proclamations. The real/working office isn’t part of the tour.

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View of the rotunda from the hallway.

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View of the dome from inside.

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Here’s another view of the dome.

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Picture of the amazing details you’ll see throughout the building.

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The Kansas Historical Society’s Darren Wade gave us a fabulous tour.

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After our tour our team went to HHB for more team building. Selena organized a fantastic afternoon for our team. As team building events go, she really knocked this one out of the park.

I couldn’t wait to tell Brian all about it. He was so jealous that now he wants to go to Topeka and take the tour also. LOL. Anyway, that’s all for now. GNG.

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