Historically interesting places
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site commemorates the struggle
for equality in the city of Topeka. The centerpiece of the Brown v. Board of
Education National Historic Site is the former Monroe Elementary School that
tackled segregation in schools. With the decision of the Supreme Court on May
17, 1954, racial segregation in schools was declared illegal. This was preceded
by the lawsuits, which as Brown v. Board of Education from 1952 to 1954 were
fought out. The memorial was established in 1992 and covers a total area of
approximately 7,500 mē.
||1515 SE Monroe St2
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Fort Larned National Historic Site
The Fort Larned National Historic Site is located approximately 10 km west of
the small town of Larned in central Kansas. The main attraction is the historic
Fort Larned, which was in operation from 1859 to 1878. The fort was used to
protect travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, especially to counter Indian attacks.
The building complex of the fort comprises 9 historic buildings and these are
among the best preserved from the time of the Indian Wars. The total area of
the memorial is approximately 3 kmē. The memorial has been operated as a
National Historic Site since 1964 and has also been on the list of Historic
Places since 1966.
||1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, Kansas 67550
Nicodemus National Historic Site
The Nicodemus National Historic Site is located in the village of Nicodemus in
northwest Kansas. The memorial protects the remaining remains of the former
settlement by African-Americans. This settlement is the only one of its type
from the period of reconstruction, the phase of reintegration of the southern
states after the civil war. The memorial was established in 1996 and covers
approximately 0.65 kmē. A total of 5 historical buildings have been preserved.
These are the Township Hall, the Episcopal Church, the Baptist Church, the St.
Francis Hotel and the school building. The historic city of Nicodemus was
founded around 1877.
||510 Washington Avenue
Bogue, Kansas 67625
Fort Scott National Historic Site
The Fort Scott National Historic Site includes historic Fort Scott, which served
as the base for the U.S. Army until the mid-19th century. During the Civil War,
Fort Scott served primarily as a supply base. The memorial has been a National
Historic Site since 1978 and has been on the list of historic places since 1966.
Today there are 20 historic buildings on an area of approx. 70,000 mē.
||510 Washington Avenue
Bogue, Kansas 6762
Special buildings and structures
Kansas State Capitol in Topeka
The Kansas State Capitol, also known as the Kansas Statehouse, is the seat of
both the executive and legislative bodies of the State of Kansas. The State
Capitol was built from 1866 to 1903. This long construction period resulted from
the fact that only individual sections of the building were ever financed, first
the eastern wing, then the western and finally the middle section. The dome of
the State Capitol has a height of approx. 93 m and is therefore approx. 5 m
higher than the dome of the US Capitol in Washington. The dome can be climbed
over 296 steps as part of a tour. License plates of the state of Kansas that
were produced from 2001 to 2007 show the State Capitol. A special feature inside
the State Capitol is a mural by John Steuart Curry, which shows John Brown. John
Brown was hanged in Charles Town, West Virginia on December 2 for treason. His
portrait is the only one in a US capitol that shows someone sentenced to death
for treason. The Kansas State Capitol has been on the Historic Places list since
||300 Southwest 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Wichita City Hall
The historic Wichita City Hall is now the
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. The former town hall was built in
1890 and since 1972 the building has been on the list of historic places.
||204 South Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Dyche Hall in Lawrence
Dyche Hall is located on the University of Kansas campus in the city of
Lawrence. The building was built from 1901 to 1902 and is now the seat of the
Museum of Natural History. The limestone building can be assigned to the
Venetian-Romanesque style and is very elaborately decorated. The tower of Dyche
Hall shapes the cityscape of Lawrence and since 1974 the building has been on
the list of historic places.
||1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch in Kansas City
The Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch in Kansas City is a replica of the Arc de
Triomphe in Paris (France). Rosedale Arch was built in 1923 to commemorate the
First World War soldiers. Rosedale Arch has been on the list of Historic Places
||1403 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, Kansas 66103
Kansas Speedway in Kansas City
The Kansas Speedway in the city of Kansas City is a race track for NASCAR. It is
a tri-oval course that was inaugurated in 2001 and has a route length of approx.
2.4 km. NASCAR races take place here twice a year and attract over 70,000
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