Stay near I-70 and the best things to do in Topeka, KS

Book comfortable accommodations just off I-70 at the Country Inn & Suites, Topeka West, KS to explore the city’s many things to do with ease. Only two miles from the hotel, families can see the sloths at the Topeka Zoo or pack a picnic and enjoy the aquatic center and mini train at Gage Park. The Kansas Museum of History is less than a mile away, and in just 15 minutes, you can reach the shops and restaurants of downtown Topeka. For thrills and chills, head to the races at Heartland Motorsports Park or visit the Evel Knievel Museum and see how the famous stuntman made daredevil history. Business guests can take clients for a round at Cypress Ridge Golf Course or head to a convention at Stormont Vail Events Center, less than five miles away.

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Cypress Ridge Golf Course

2.35 mi / 3.79 km from the hotel
If you love a challenge as much as you love the outdoors, bring your clubs to Cypress Ridge Golf Course and play on its 6,200 yards of beautiful greens.

Gage Park

1.93 mi / 3.11 km from the hotel
Home to a mini train, a carousel, and Reinisch Rose Garden, this park is a great choice for an outing. Kids will love the engaging activities at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center or the chance to splash around in the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center.

Heartland Motorsports Park

9.2 mi / 14.8 km from the hotel
Thrill to the races at Heartland Motorsports Park, which features a championship, NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, plus a two-and-a-half-mile road course, a banked clay oval, a 23-acre asphalt pad for drift events, and a dirt motocross track.

Stormont Vail Events Center

4.28 mi / 6.89 km from the hotel
This 80-acre multiuse center boasts five different exhibition areas, including a livestock facility and an agriculture hall. Check the schedule for everything from equestrian showcases and sports tournaments to comic book conventions.

Kansas Museum of History

0.72 mi / 1.17 km from the hotel
This award-winning museum explores The Sunflower State's rich history. Learn about the region's native people and discover the last surviving locomotive from the Santa Fe Railroad.

Topeka Civic Theatre

2.58 mi / 4.15 km from the hotel
With live performances throughout the year, this beloved community theater offers something for everyone, from family-friendly productions to memorable dinner theater events. Call the box office to see what’s on while you’re in town.

Topeka Symphony Orchestra

5.46 mi / 8.79 km from the hotel
Founded in 1946 as the Topeka Civic Orchestra, this Topeka institution brings in well-known guest musicians to perform baroque concertos, pop songs, and everything in between.

Topeka Zoo

1.93 mi / 3.1 km from the hotel
Learn where trumpeter swans got their name in Waterbird Lagoon or see bats and sloths coexist in the Tropical Rainforest, two of this zoo’s most popular exhibits. Afterward, visit the gift shop and take a break in the on-site café.

Washburn University

3.46 mi / 5.58 km from the hotel
Washburn University is continually ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest, offering more than 200 academic programs to nearly 7,000 students. You can also visit the Mulvane Art Museum on campus for multiple exhibitions throughout the year.

West Ridge Mall

1.35 mi / 2.17 km from the hotel
Shop at nearly 100 chain and specialty stores at West Ridge Mall. Grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants, or take in a movie at West Ridge 8 cinemas.

Lake Shawnee

8.32 mi / 13.39 km from the hotel
This manmade lake forms the center of a park offering a variety of recreational activities, from boating and fishing to baseball tournaments at the Bettis Family Sports Complex. You can pack a picnic to enjoy in the park shelters or the gardens.

Evel Knievel Museum

4.49 mi / 7.22 km from the hotel
Bring the whole family to this fun museum chronicling the career of one of America’s best-known daredevils. View Knievel’s famous motorcycles and visit the interactive Virtual Reality 4D Jump Experience to get a taste of his extraordinary exploits.