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Military might MUSEUM OF KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD 6700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Forbes Field kansasguardmuseum.org

COMBAT AIR MUSEUM Hangars 602-604, 7016 S.E. Forbes Ave., Forbes Field combatairmuseum.org The Museum of Kansas National Guard features artifacts, equipment and materials from the history of the Kansas National Guard and 35th Division. View 30 outdoor exhibits, including helicopters, tanks and a howitzer, and more than 100 indoor exhibits, including a mock Civil War encampment and a replica of the officer’s tent from the TV show “M.A.S.H.” Next stop: Combat Air Museum, about a 5-minute drive away, with more than 30 military aircraft from World War I to present day, aircraft engines, military vehicles, artifacts, dioramas and a flight simulator.

Family fun TOPEKA ZOO 635 S.W. Gage Blvd. topekazoo.org

KANSAS CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER 4400 S.W. 10th Ave. kansasdiscovery.org

The Topeka Zoo is home to about 300 animals from around the world. Exhibits include Hill’s Black Bear Woods, Tropical Rain Forest, Discovering Apes, Lions Pride and children’s petting zoo. Next stop: Continue the family fun by walking a block west to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, home to interactive indoor exploration areas, a bike and trike path, the TreeTop treehouse and a pond with an aquatic ecosystem. The center is designed for children age 10 and younger.

LEFT: Topeka Zoo [2015 FILE PHOTO/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL]

RIGHT: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center [2015 FILE PHOTO/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL]

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