Topeka
Topeka

Know Your City Tours

In an effort to improve hospitality and increase guest satisfaction throughout the capital city, Visit Topeka is offering free "Know Your City" training to our local tourism partners. The Know Your City tour increases the ability of hospitality workers such as hotel desk clerks and restaurant servers to make suggestions on things to do, where to go and what resources to use in Topeka. 

 


WINTER 2019 | SPRING 2020 | SUMMER 2020 | FALL 2020 | WINTER 2020


 

WINTER 2019

The winter Know Your City Tour will be on November 20 and will focus on indoor family fun.  Please arrive early.

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am       Start Tour at Topeka Civic Theater
  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am     Kansas Museum of History
  • 10:15 am - 10:45 am   Combat Air Museum
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am    Evel Knievel Museum
  • 11:45 am - Noon          The Pennant
  • 12:15 pm                      Return to Topeka Civic Theater
 
SPRING 2020

The spring Know Your City Tour will be in February and focus on Topeka history. The meeting site will be at the Brown v. Board of Education historic site at 8:30 am, Please arrive early. 

  • 8:30 – 9 am            Brown v. Board
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am     Capital
  • 10:30 – 11 am        Juli’s
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am    The Ritchie House

 

SUMMER 2020

The summer Know Your City Tour will be in May and focus on family summer fun. The meeting site will be at the Topeka Zoo at 8:30 am, Please arrive early. 

  • 8:15 am – 8:45 am           Topeka Zoo
  • 8:50 am – 9:25 am           KCDC                                    
  • 9:40 am – 10:15 am        Lake Shawnee Gardens & Cove
  • 10:30 – 11:15 am             Hazel Hill/Cashmere/Moburts
  • 11:30 am – Noon              Public Plaza/Visitor Center
  • 12:15 Return to Zoo

 

FALL 2020

The fall Know Your City Tour will be in August and focus on Arts & Culture.  The meeting site will be at the Ward-Meade Historic Site at 8:30 am, Please arrive early. 

  • 8:30 – 9:15 am                  Ward Meade
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am                NOTO
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am              Art Lab
  • 11:15 – Noon                     Leaping Llamas/Prairie Glass/Shana Cake
  • 12:15 pm                           Return to Ward Meade

 

WINTER 2020

The winter Know Your City Tour will be in November and focus on indoor family fun  The meeting site will be at the Topeka Civic Theatre at 8:30 am, Please arrive early. 

  • 8:30 – 9 am                        TCT
  • 9:15 – 10 am                      Kansas History Museum
  • 10:15 – 10:45                     Combat Air
  • 11 am – 11:30                    Evel Knievel
  • 11:45 – Noon                     Josie’s

 


The Know Your City Tour is accompanied by the Topeka Destination Specialist program – specialized training for the hospitality industry staff where participants learn about hospitality techniques, the importance of tourism in Topeka & Shawnee County, and how economic development can begin with something as simple as a smile.