Welcome to Topeka, the capital city of Kansas and a part of Shawnee county. Topeka translates to “place where we dug potatoes” or “a good place to dig potatoes” by the region’s Native Americans. If you’re looking to get in touch with the region’s history, be sure to visit the State Capitol building and learn all there is to uncover.
There will always be plenty of things to do and explore near our apartments in Topeka, Kansas. One of the most popular destinations, especially if you have kids, is the Topeka Zoo, home to one of the first indoor tropical rainforests in the United States. There’s also the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center which is full of hands-on learning exhibits and daily events to give kids countless ways to play.
For those looking to relax outside, a walk through Gage Park will be your favorite way to spend the day. The 210 acre park also has a large rose garden that photographers of every skill level will love. Nearby is also Ward-Meade Park which has a botanical garden and a Victorian-era mansion on the property. In fact, that’s only the beginning of the parks you can find without Topeka, so be sure to explore and embrace all there is to discover.