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Sherwood Apartments in Topeka | Our Neighborhood

Sherwood Apartments offers one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes for you to choose from. We are conveniently located in west Topeka off Wanamaker Rd, with easy access to Interstates 470 & 70. Our pet-friendly community features lush landscaping, ample parking, and generous living space in our oversized apartments. Come tour our community and see why Sherwood Apartments is a great place to call home!

 

Neighborhood

 

1. Evel Knievel Museum

 


Located just south of Downtown Topeka, the Evel Knievel Museum serves as a memorial to the legacy of the world’s most famous motorcycle daredevil. Fittingly adjacent to Topeka Harley Davidson, the Museum spans more than 13,000 square feet and features a variety of interesting artifacts and interactive exhibits. The Museum also features a theater playing feature films and reels of Evel’s most famous stunts.

Included in the museum are Knievel’s signature “Big Red” 1974 Mack truck and trailer, impeccably restored over the course of 18 months. Hop aboard “The Jump” for a hair-raising simulation of Evel’s death-defying stunts and check out the flamboyant leather jumpsuits, star-spangled helmets, and a collection of the stuntman’s beloved motorcycles. On your way out, stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir to commemorate your visit.

2047 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
(785)215-6205
Admission: $15

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2. Kansas Museum of History

 


Just off Interstate 70 on the western outskirts of Topeka, the Kansas Museum of History is a 30,000 square foot facility showcasing the history of the state from prehistoric times, to its Native American roots, through the Bleeding Kansas precursor to the Civil War and beyond. Originally housed Downtown in the Kansas State Capitol building, the museum moved to its current home in 1984.

Famous artifacts housed at the Museum include prohibitionist Carrie Nation’s hammer, General George Custer’s riding boots, President Eisenhower’s WWII Field Jacket, abolitionist John Brown’s pike, and famed-newspaperman William Allen White’s printing press. Adjacent to the Museum, the Center for Historical Research, a network of nature trails, a conference center, and a historic one-room schoolhouse are also located on the 80-acre site.

6425 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615
(785)272-8681
Admission: Free Under 2, Kids (2-17) $5, General $10
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3. Ward Meade Park

 


Covering more than 2.5 acres overlooking the Kansas River north of Downtown, Ward-Meade Park is a botanical garden featuring over 500 varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other native and exotic flora. The Gardens also feature a water garden, fountain, trails, and benches throughout for soaking in the view. Owing to its beauty, the Park is a popular venue for weddings, parties, and other community events.

Also located on site is a restored 1870s Victorian Mansion that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of former residents! The Park’s charming Old Prairie Town includes an 1854 cabin serving meals prepared by hearth, an old-timey drug store with a working soda fountain, a general store featuring a visitor’s center and gift shop, a one-room school house, church, and more historic buildings from throughout the state.


124 NW Fillmore St
Topeka, KS 66606
(785)368-3888
Admission: Free Under 6, Kids 6-12 $2, General $4.50, Seniors $4
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4. Kansas State Capitol Building

 


Following admission into the Union in 1861, construction on the native limestone state capitol for the “Free State” of Kansas commenced in 1866. Towering over the city at over 300 ft, the Capitol’s dome is taller than the dome on the U.S. capitol building, with tours enabling visitors to go all the way to the top of the dome via a 296-step stairway. The dome is topped by the famed Ad Astra sculpture, depicting a Kansa Indian with bow and arrow pointed at the North Star.

The Capitol underwent a $332 million dollar renovation that was completed in 2014 and still houses the legislative and executive branches of the Kansas state government. The Capitol offers guided tours and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Gorgeous frescos and murals adorn walls and ceilings across the building, including John Steuart Curry’s famous Tragic Prelude featuring famed Kansas abolitionist John Brown.


1SW 8th and SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66612
(786)296-3966
Admission: Free

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5. Topeka Zoological Park

 


Spanning more than 80 acres within Gage Park in north central Topeka, Topeka Zoological Park is home to move than 250 animals across dozens of species. With habitats ranging from tropical rainforests, to the arid plains of Kansas, the Zoo features everything from Sumatran tigers to armadillos, giraffes, orangutan, bobcats, and many more! The Zoo has been in operation since 1933 and received an extensive overhaul in 2003.

Over the years, the Zoo has added multiple playgrounds, a mini train, carousel, botanical gardens, swimming lake, and fishing pond. Leopard Spot Gift Shop features toys, gifts, and souvenirs, and Grazer’s CafĂ© is available for a variety of refreshments. Facilities at the Zoo can be rented for private parties and host events such as Brew at the Zoo, Zoo Lights, Eggstravaganza, Pollinator Palooza, and the Roar & Pour Wine Fest!


635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66606
(785)368-9180
Admission: Free Under 3, Kids (3-12) $6.25, General $7.75, Seniors (65+) $6.75

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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Topeka

 

Bobo's Drive-In

Best Fast Food

Serving Topeka since 1953, Bobo’s is a landmark diner-style drive-in located just west of Downtown on 10th Avenue. In addition to their famous cheeseburgers, crispy onion rings, and rich chocolate malts, Bobo’s also offers chili cheese dogs, pork tenderloin sandwiches, and delicious homemade apple pie by the slice at prices that can’t be beat!

2300 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785)234-4511

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Monsoon Indian Grill

Best Indian Cuisine

Monsoon Indian Grill, located on the city’s west side off Wanamaker Road, features modern Indian cuisine in a casual, laid-back setting. From fresh-baked naan, a variety of curries, and tandoori oven-roasted meats, to unique desserts and beverages like ras malai and mango lassi, Monsoon is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

2040 SW Wanamaker Rd
Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66604

(785)783-7776
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Lonnie Q's BBQ

Best Barbecue 

Lonnie Weaver’s east-side barbecue shack turns out some of Top City’s most mouth-watering smoked meats! Try one of Lonnie’s Q-Bowls for an affordable combination of meat and sides, pulled pork, beef brisket, or smoked turkey breast. Ribs are served on Thursdays and Fridays, but get there early; when they’re gone, they’re gone!

3150 SE 21st St
Topeka, KS 66607
(785)223-4237

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Rowhouse Restaurant

Best Upscale Restaurant 

Located in the heart of Downtown Topeka, Rowhouse Restaurant serves New American fare in elegant, upscale digs. Featuring a rotating seasonal menu inspired by Kansas, Rowhouse utilizes only fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Pair your selection with a glass or bottle from the Restaurant's extensive, sommelier-curated wine list.


515 SW Van Buren St 
Topeka, KS 66603
(785)817-6052

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Yuki Restaurant of Japan

Best Sushi 

Located in southwest Topeka just off Wanamaker Road, Yuki Japanese Restaurant features delicious fresh sushi and an entertaining teppanyaki grill. Try nigiri, sashimi, and a variety of unique maki rolls, or watch Yuki’s table-side hibachi chefs dazzle with their incredible knife skills! An assortment of hot and cold sake, Japanese beer, and cocktails are also available.

2632 SW 29th St
Topeka, KS 66614
(785)271-7878

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School in Topeka, KS

Auburn - Washburn Rural School District
(785) 339-4100

 

 

 

 

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