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The Great Overland Station

701 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608

785-232-5533

Mission 

Railroad Heritage, Inc. (RHI) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve the rich railroad heritage and other significant history of Topeka and northeast Kansas. RHI successfully preserved and restored the 1927 Union Pacific Railroad Station in Topeka, creating the Great Overland Station Museum and Education Center where we present exhibits, displays, educational programming and activities that represent our history and heritage in a way that engages the interest of the general public.

Cultural Heritage

The State of Kansas and the City of Topeka has much to be proud of – both in our rich heritage and in our current culture and quality of life. Kansas is the heart of this nation, where the spirit of the rugged pioneer and the daring entrepreneur endure. The vision of Railroad Heritage, Inc. (RHI) is to create a venue where Kansans and visitors immerse themselves in our heritage while savoring today’s quality of life - a venue full of adventure, fun and learning. Such a place is the Great Overland Station, a museum and public center which represent our history in exciting ways that bring the past to life. Together with a new riverfront park and adjacent Historic North Topeka, this area will become a destination for children and tourists, a focus for arts and entertainment and a community gathering place for all ages.

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