May 20, 2022

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

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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.

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