By D. Gregory Perrin
Topeka
Kansas
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Thinking of a trip to the Midwest? Why not fly into the capitol of the state of Kansas; Topeka. The city is filled with museums, historic government buildings and truly has something for everyone. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next Midwest getaway to Topeka.
 
For international travelers, the closest airport is Kansas City International Airport (KCI), but for domestic flights Forbes Field (FOE) is available in Topeka. EscapeWizard.com can help you find some amazing deals to Topeka; just click here (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to start your search today for low prices. Topeka has several great hotel options for you to select from during your time in the city. EscapeWizard.com can assist in making your reservations. Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start comparison shopping with some of the best travel websites on the entire internet.

The highlight of the city and best place to start your sightseeing tour is the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site. This building was formerly the Monroe Elementary School and is now a museum where vacationers can learn about the historic Supreme Court ruling that made school desegregated in the United States. The Topeka school was one of five spread over five different states that was involved in the historic 1954 ruling.

Topeka, Kansas has many other great museums to take advantage of while in the city. EscapeWizard.com high recommends stopping by the Combat Air Museum. This museum has over 30 aircrafts from the World War I era to present day. Other museums of interest in the city are the Kansas History Museum, Mulvane Art Museum, or the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.

Topeka is the capitol city of the state of Kansas. EscapeWizard.com recommends stopping by the State House to take in some history. This building was erected in 1866 and has some amazing history from the state inside. Vacationers can also see where the state congress resides during their session. Also, of interest is Cedar Crest, which is the Governor of Kansas’s mansion and where he lives during is time in office.

The Great Overland Station is another site recommended by EscapeWizard.com. The opened as the Union Pacific Passenger Station in the 20’s and has become a landmark of the city. The last train passed through the station in the 70’s and today it is a museum.

Another great attraction is the Topeka Zoological Park. The facility has giraffes, tigers, hippos, black bears and even elephants. There is no food allowed in the zoo but travelers can have picnics outside the gates. There is a minimal fee for entrance but it is well worth it. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends a trip to the zoo.

There are also some amazing festivals that take place in Topeka. One such event is the Fiesta Mexicana Festival which takes place in July. This event has a parade, a 5K and much more. Other festivals in the area include: Lake Shawnee Pow Wow, Kansas Silent Film Festival, and the Cider Days Fall Festival.

All in all, Topeka, Kansas has plenty to offer for tourists in the area. No matter what you like; history, government, culture, or more, the city has something for you. EscapeWizard.com recommends clicking the above links to book your next trip to Topeka, Kansas.
Hotels in Topeka
By Brandon Brownlee
Holiday Inn Express Topeka
901 SW Robinson Avenue, Topeka, KS
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The Holiday Inn Express of Topeka is a great location for all people to stay at. This hotel is located on 901 SW Robinson Avenue. The Topeka International Airport is only 13 miles away, making getting here an easy task. You can also get here from the Kansas City International Airport.  The check-in time here is at 3 p.m. and the check-out time is 12 p.m.  If wanting to see attractions in the area, there is a museum and a zoo.  Also for excitement the Heartland Park Topeka Raceway is nearby for you to enjoy road races, drag races, and dirt track races.

When ready to check in and book a room, you will approve of the quality of satisfaction that will be received.  You can book a standard room or acquire one of the luxurious suites. The bathrooms contain everything you will need.  It comes with a personal bathroom that has a tub, whirlpool, and hair dryer to meet your needs.  A desk and workspace is also provided in the rooms for you to catch up on some work or handle any kind of present business. Free Wi-Fi is accessible and there is a television that provides satellite and cable services.

Here at the Topeka Holiday Inn Express, there are many amenities available. There is an indoor pool for your use. There is a fitness facility located in the hotel and there is also one located off-site close by. You can see what’s going on in the news by using the news services. There is a business center available for your use and use for meetings. Also there is an area for you do to your laundry. And when you get hungry, there are many recognized nearby restaurants.

Every morning, or on the day you are ready to check-out and leave, don’t forget to enjoy a free complimentary breakfast. Your stay at the Topeka Holiday Inn Express will be one that is pleasing and at your satisfaction. When you find yourself ready to book a hotel, EscapeWizard.com can assist you with getting your hotel by clicking on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).