Last week, I ventured to the capital of Kansas, Topeka. A beautiful area with a long, varied history, Topeka was founded in 1852 by a group of anti-slavery activists and incorporated on February 14, 1857. Many of the sites in the area are related to the Oregon Trail that passed through the town as well as social activism.

We went on a Wednesday and began our tour around 10 a.m. This tour is doable in five hours, depending on how long you spend at each location. We spent longer at the Museum of History than at some of the other sites (it was very warm).