Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Topeka, Kansas. You'll soon be walking the historic halls of the State Capitol Building and learning all about the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education.
Guests of our Topeka hotels can start exploring from the steps of the Kansas Capitol Building. Free guided tours take you to the working chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives and past an emotional mural of John Brown, an abolitionist who led a campaign through Kansas to end slavery. The Brown vs. Board of Education Historic Site details the brave story of local African American families who filed lawsuits against the Topeka Board of Education, stating that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The Kansas Museum of History displays artifacts from prairie life, including a Cheyenne dwelling and a 19th-century train.
Our hotels in Topeka are near reasonably priced restaurants and cafes downtown. Sandwich shops and delis near the capitol building are perfect for a quick lunch, while steakhouses and barbecue joints plate up thick rib-eye and sweet pork ribs at dinner. Major American chain restaurants are clustered around the West Ridge Mall, near our Topeka hotels. The Topeka Performing Arts Center presents comedy acts, dance performances and concerts in a restored Art Deco auditorium from the 1930s.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Topeka to enjoy the simple pleasures of agricultural life at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site. Tour the restored frontier cabins and 19th-century church and visit the flowering botanical gardens. In April, red and orange tulips brighten the flower beds during the Tulip Time festival. In October, apple pie, apple butter and apple caramel are just a few of the sweet treats for sale at the Apple Festival.