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  Topeka City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
StateKansas
CountyShawnee County
Total Area61.47 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates39.0483° N, 95.6778° W
Time ZoneCST (UTC−06:00)
Area Code785
LanguageEnglish
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumsKansas Museum of History, Combat Air Museum, Mulvane Art Museum
UniversitiesWashburn University
Official Websitewww.topeka.org/

Tourist attractions:
  • Gage Park
  • Going Bonkers
  • Topeka Performing Arts Center
  • Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park
  • Brown v. Board National Historic Site & Museum
Airports:
Forbes Field Airport
Philip Billard Airport

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas. The name "Topeka" has been derived from a Kansas tribal name meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". Founded in 1854, the city became a chartered city in 1857. It is also the county seat of Shawnee County. It was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill.
Hotels:
Following are best hotels of Topeka: Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Holiday Inn TOPEKA-WEST, Best Western Candlelight Inn, Best Western Topeka Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Topeka, Sleep Inn, Fairfield Inn Topeka, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Topeka, Quality Inn Topeka, SUPER 8 MOTEL, Days Inn, Ramada Downtown Topeka, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Value Place Topeka

Restaurants:
some of the good restaurants are:
  • The Plaza Cafe
  • Save Pepe & Chela's Mexican Restauraunt
  • Save Frances O'Dooley's Irish Pub & Grille
  • Save Jade Garden
  • Save Chick-A-Dee Cafe
  • Save Valentinos Ristorante
Economy:
The government and services offer more than 50 % of Topeka's economy. The construction and manufacturing industries gain much revenue.The principal industries of the city include flourmills, printing and publishing companies, iron foundries and food processing plants. The other main items produced by the country are flour, dairy products, meats and poultry, pet foods, tyres, tents, awnings, serum, steel fixtures, culverts, tanks, boxes and baskets, medicines and steel jetties.

Places to Visit:
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site built to commemorate the Supreme Court decision on ending segregation in public schools is often visited by the tourists. The beautiful gardens offered by the city like Reinisch Rose Garden and Doran Rock Garden and Ward-Meade Park Botanical Gardens that feature 400 varieties of roses with over 6,500 plants entice its visitors. The Topeka Zoo, which has a wide species of animals, is an attraction to the people especially children. The Combat Air Museum, Topeka Civic Theatre- an award-winning performing arts theater, Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Gizmo Pictures are other points of interest in the city. The state Capitol Building is the landmark of Topeka.

Climate:
Topeka weather ranges from warm to hot during the season of summer and cool to cold in the winter months. There is also the prevalence of humidity in the summer months. There exists a huge difference between the temperatures of summer and winter in Topeka Weather . The winds blow from the north in winter. However the summer winds are from the south or the southwest. The lowest average temperature recorded in Topeka weather over the years are 17 degrees Fahrenheit in January and the highest average temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July. In Topeka weather, the high temperatures exist on an average of 45 days per year while the minimum temperature when it falls below freezing point is on an average of 17 days per year.

Last Updated On: March 19, 2013