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It’s springtime… and things are heating up in Topeka.

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Topeka offers so many great family attractions – from beautiful Gage Park, to the heart-pounding excitement of the NHRA Kansas Nationals, there is a little something for everyone. Step into history by following in the footsteps of Civil War abolitionists or 1950s Civil Rights supporters and discover Topeka’s role in our nation’s fight for freedom. Drop into the North Topeka Arts District for an amazing First Friday Artwalk filled with all kinds of art, music, food, shopping and fun. Spend a relaxing day on the links, or search for treasures at one of our many antique stores.
Check out some of the many things to do below, and start planning your visit to Topeka. Travel back in time with a ride on a 1908 vintage carousel and enjoy the sights of Gage Park on board a mile-long mini-train ride. Experience ‘serious fun’ at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s interactive exhibits with unique indoor and outdoor play areas. Follow the path of the trailblazers in the Civil Rights Movement and the desegregation of public schools at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Step into the life of prairie pioneer at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Park and explore a historic town square. Marvel at the spectacular and breath-taking murals and architectural features located throughout the recently renovated Kansas Statehouse, one most beautiful capitols in the United States… see more Topeka Attractions.

With unique boutiques, specialty shops and recently updated mall, Topeka is a shopper’s paradise. Find designer home furnishings and unique décor at locations like Warehouse 414, Soho Interiors and J.E. Dickerson’s. You’ll find the best specialty gifts at the Kitchen Gallery, Wolfe’s Camera and Southwind Art Gallery. For the latest in clothing, don’t miss Boutique ten47, The Hub and Plato’s Closet. Topeka is a special heaven for the antique junkie with antique shops, emporiums and resale boutiques all across the city. Where ever you shop, look for nearby local eateries and sweet shops to fuel your shopping adventure… see more Topeka Shopping.

Follow up a busy day of exploring Topeka by enjoying what the city has to offer for nightlife when the sun goes down. From a late-night meal, to live music and excitement, Topeka has a variety of venues, bars and clubs to explore. Catch the big game at a sports bar with great appetizers and drink specials. Kick up your heels to country music classics on a big dance floor. Hear the best in up-and-coming bands at a neighborhood dive bar… see more Nightlife in Topeka.

Even if you’re not in Topeka during one of our citywide First Friday Artwalks, you can tour our many art museums and galleries on your own. Explore the Mulvane Art Museum, the oldest accredited museum west of the Mississippi River, and the hands-on ArtLab activity center. Catch a performance at the Topeka Civic Theatre, the oldest continually operating community dinner theater in the country, offering the finest in musicals, dramas, children’s theater and improv comedy. Explore Topeka’s public art through community murals like the Great Mural Wall of Topeka, the outdoor sculpture exhibition at Washburn University and fun photo opportunities across town… see more in Arts & Culture in Topeka.

Outdoor enthusiasts love exploring the wide variety of recreation facilities at beautiful Lake Shawnee. Bring your clubs and hit the links for a relaxing day on the greens. For walkers, joggers and bikers, Topeka has miles of paved, gravel and wooded trails to get you connected to nature. Canoe, kayak or hike along the Kansas River, a National Water Trail connecting the river from Junction City to where it meets the Missouri River near Kansas City. Whether you want to cheer on the home team, or be part of the action, Topeka has sporting events and facilities available year round… see more in Outdoor Escapes.

 

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Need a temporary housing option in Topeka , Manhattan or Lawrence ? We’ve got you covered.

Executive Residences, Inc. provides temporary housing in the Topeka , KS , Manhattan , KS and Lawrence , KS areas.

Executive Residences, Inc. offers exceptional temporary housing in desirable locations throughout the Topeka , Lawrence and Manhattan regions of Kansas . Our fully furnished apartments and town homes include all utilities plus many hotel-like amenities. From business travelers seeking corporate housing to families relocating or displaced by disasters, people choose Executive Residences, Inc. because of the comfortable, home-like environment at almost half the cost of a hotel – with nearly twice the space.

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Locally Owned

We’re proud to be a locally owned business.  We live in the communities that we serve, and we’re proud of it. We provide temporary housing solutions in Topeka, KS, Manhattan, KS and Lawrence, KS, providing those with temporary housing needs in Northeast Kansas a comforting ‘home away from home’ from a small, locally-owned business.

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It’s in the DETAILS…

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Executive Residences understands that providing a comfortable living space means providing amenities that make you feel at home. Here are just a few of the amenities featured at our properties…

  • Clubhouse facilities
  • Health Club Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool and Heated Spa
  • Covered Parking
  • 48 Hour Maintenance Guarantee
  • Pets Welcome
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Fireplaces
  • Large Walk-In closets & storage
  • Private patios & balconies
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Pantries & dry bars
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Beautifully landscaped
  • High speed Internet
  • Washer/Dryer

*Amenities may vary by location

 

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IN FLANDERS FIELDS

portraitIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

 

Learn more about this poem and its amazing author…

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/mccrae

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