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Things to Do in South Topeka

Our neighborhood is only minutes away from the bustling thoroughfare SW Wanamaker Road. Misty Glen is within the strongest school district in the city, and Jardine Elementary & Middle School is only a 7-minute walk away. Topeka is the capital city of Kansas, and one of the top employers in the city is the State of Kansas.


Top 5 Things to Do in Topeka


1. Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

Beer at Blind Tiger Brewery

The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant is a speakeasy establishment in Topeka. They have a full dining room as well as a lounge with a beautiful fireplace where you can enjoy some delicious food and innovative cocktails while chatting with your friends. Their deck is open for patrons to use during the summer months.

Blind Tiger has received over 20 national honors for its brewmaster, and they have over 14 barrels on hand, making it a must-see for any craft beer enthusiast. The brewery is open Thursday through Sunday.

417 SW 37th St, Topeka, KS 66611
785-267-BREW (2739)


2. Combat Air Museum

The Combat Air Museum in Topeka

The Combat Air Museum is meant to preserve and exhibit planes and aviation-related memorabilia. It is a non-profit aircraft museum located in Topeka Regional Airport. The museum was founded in 1976 and is currently housed in two separate hangars.

Visitors can see approximately 40 different types of aircraft, the majority of which are military planes. The aircrafts are dated back to WWI and WWII aircraft and up to the introduction of jets, helicopters, and more.

7016 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 862-3303


3. PT’s Coffee Roasting

PT’s Coffee Roasting in Topeka

PT’s Coffee Roasting is a retail and wholesale coffee roaster. Beans are brought in from all over the globe to be roasted and the flavors extracted to the perfect level of richness. Customers can buy coffee and also merchandise and brewing gear at the shop. You can also order coffee online from their website.

Over the years, PT's has received several accolades for the meticulous processes they employ when roasting the beans. Their coffee has begun to appear in restaurants and cafés around Kansas and the United States. Come down and try cup of coffee at PT’s Coffee Roasting.

2811 SW Fairlawn Rd., Suite C, Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 596-0030


4. Lake Shawnee

Shawnee Lake in Topeka, KS

Lake Shawnee is a county park with a beautiful lake. There are several recreational and athletic amenities within the park that surrounds the lake. Baseball and softball fields, as well as batting cages, can be found at the Bettis Family Sports Complex and the Lake Shawnee Softball Complex.

The 416-acre Lake Shawnee is a Topeka refuge for boating, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities. Anglers catch bass, catfish, bluegill, and other species, and a heated fishing dock allows for pleasant fishing even in the winter! Shawnee Lake allows swimming.

3137 SE 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 251-2600

5. Big Shunga Park

Big Shunga Park in Topeka

Big Shunga Park is less than a mile walk from Misty Glen. They have plenty of amenities for residents to enjoy. Running through the park is Shunga Trail, a concrete pedestrian and bicycle path. The trail runs from Crestview Park to the east to SE Golden.

The park contains a baseball field and rugby pitch. On top of it all, Big Shunga Park has a BMX track, disc golf, and a playground. Shunganunga Creek flows through the park. Visit Big Shunga Park to spend some time outdoors!

2715 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS 66611


Top Places to Eat in Topeka

Our city’s dining is a mix of local tradition, international flavor, and fusion. These five must-try eateries define our culinary scene, from laid-back pubs and pizza places to Thai food. Check out some of the favorites that our residents at Misty Glen enjoy.


LaRocca’s Pizza

Pizza, Restaurant

LaRocca’s Pizza is a local pizzeria on SW Gage Boulevard. They’re a cheerful bunch who produce delightful pizza to make customers smile. LaRocca’s Pizza also makes hot subs, calzones, homemade marinara, and other Italian food. Check out their Queso Pizza!



Tuptim Thai Restaurant

Restaurant, Thai

Tuptim Thai Restaurant in Topeka is a cozy restaurant where you can get soups, noodles, and curries for lunch and dinner. The Thai restaurant has panang curry, drunken noodle, yellow curry, and lemongrass soup. Tuptim has so many diverse menu options to sample that there is something for everyone!



Dialogue Coffee House


Dialogue Coffee House is a wonderful place to grab coffee or host a party. Their team is happy to assist you with your coffee requirements. The coffee shop also has tea and other drinks. You can buy bakery items such as the cookie of the month.



The Burger Stand Topeka

American, Burgers

The Burger Stand Topeka serves gourmet burgers such as the Kobe Burger and Holy Jalapeno. They also have hot dogs, vegetarian options, and sides. The full bar has classic American cocktails and craft beers on tap. The Burger Stand has been a mainstay of Topeka for 10 years!



Abigail's Grill & Bar


Abigail’s Grill & Bar is a friendly neighborhood pub in Topeka. Stop by for a beer or cocktail, and see if there are any drink specials! If you get hungry, they have American food including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. With their numerous high-definition TVs, this is a fantastic spot to watch the game.



Schools in Topeka, KS

Topeka Public Schools
(785) 295-3000