September 25, 2023


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$6.75 million in grant money awarded for Topeka Zoo, Constitution Hall

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The state of Kansas has awarded $3.75 million for destination development at Downtown Topeka's Constitution Hall, shown here.

Wednesday was “a great day for tourism in Topeka,” said Sean Dixon, the president of Visit Topeka Inc.

He announced the state of Kansas had awarded $3.75 million in grant funding for destination development at downtown Topeka’s Constitution Hall, which was the site of events that helped shape this nation’s history.

The state also awarded $3 million for that same purpose to Friends of the Topeka Zoo, which manages the zoo in Gage Park, said zoo director Brendan Wiley.

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$100 million in grants was available

The zoo and Constitution Hall are among recipients benefiting from the state’s “Building a Stronger Economy” grant program, which helps support infrastructure development and advance economic development opportunities across Kansas. | Newsphere by AF themes.