Celebrate Kansas’ birthday with historic attractions and discounts in Topeka all through January

As communities across Kansas prepare to honor 153 years of Kansas statehood on Jan. 29, Topeka is celebrating the entire month of January with great deals and birthday wishes. Visit Topeka Inc. is kicking off a Kansas Birthday Celebration with discounts at participating businesses for residents and visitors alike. Sign a giant birthday card for Kansas at a Topeka attraction, like the Kansas Statehouse or the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Special birthday discounts, such as the enchilada special for two for $11.53 at Café Holliday, are available during the month of January.

“As we celebrate 153 years of Kansas statehood this month, there’s no better time to learn more about the people and events that make Kansas great,” said Shalyn Murphy, communications and marketing director for Visit Topeka Inc. “The Kansas Birthday Celebration is a perfect way to connect with both Kansas history and local Topeka businesses that add to our vibrant community and bring visitors to the city.”

Ask for the Kansas Birthday discounts during January at these participating businesses: Henry’s Grill at Topeka Harley-Davidson, The Break Room, Field of Greens, The Burger Stand, Café Holliday, The Java Bar at Ice and Olives, Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant, Starlite Skate and Mad Eliza’s Cakes and Confections. All discounts are priced at either $11.53 or $1.53 to commemorate Kansas’ 153rd birthday. View all of the discounts at Visit Topeka’s Inc. website.

The public is invited to say “Happy Birthday, Kansas” by signing one of the giant birthday cards located at Topeka attractions, which include Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas Children’s Discovery Museum, Combat Air Museum, Great Overland Station, The Ritchie House, Charles Curtis House Museum, National Guard Museum, Kansas Museum of History and the Kansas Statehouse.

January is a great time to celebrate Kansas statehood as renovations on the Kansas Statehouse have been completed and the new Statehouse visitor center has been opened. Visit the Kansas Capitol Building for a free tour of the awe-inspiring restorations to the murals, architecture and building that brings Kansas history to life. A celebration of the completion of the interior Statehouse renovation is schedule for noon on Jan. 29.