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The Great Overland Station was a Union Pacific Station turned into a railroad museum and education center. The 34-foot ceiling building was once considered as the ?finest train line? in Kansas. The last operation of the building as a train station was May 2, 1971. It was remodeled to house railroad office but became an abandoned building in 1988 until it was damaged by fire in 1992. The building and it vicinity became historic since it was built because of significant people and events happened in the past. When it was turned over to the city of Topeka in 1998, the government preserved the structure and converted it into a heritage site. It was first opened in June 2004 as community landmark and railroad museum in Topeka, Kansas.

Inside the museum, people can view different exhibits which showcase the rich history of railroads in Topeka and the state of Kansas. It includes history of Topeka since 1800s featuring its old churches, documents, photographs and other artifacts from Union Pacific and Santa Fe station, the history and stories of Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls, and different models of trains since its first operation in 1932. It also features Kansas Hall of Fame including former United States President Dwight David Eisenhower.

One of the most popular tours in Great Overland Station is the Harvey House tour. People can visit the Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe railroad going to California. The Harvey House tour will give visitors a view of how the Harvey Company started in a train depot in Santa Fe and its famous Harvey girls who were then proud to wear the black and white uniform of the company.
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