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.
Due to the closing of attractions and the current state of events, we will be canceling the SPRING tour. However, here is our virtual option!
The spring Know Your City Tour will be in March 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
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
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
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.