Need a weekend getaway? TripAdvisor says Topeka's the place to go!

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- You don’t have to go far for one of the best family getaways in the country. Heck, if you live in Topeka, you barely have to leave your backyard.

According to a new roundup of the 25 Best Family Weekend Getaways, TripAdvisor names the Capital City one of the top five in the Midwest. The travel site pointed out the City is filled with “educational sights and cultural attractions worth visiting.”

Travel back in time to Ward Meade Park for a peak at what the early 1900s looked like or have some fun at the interactive exhibits of the Evel Knievel Museum. Whether you want to bring the kids for a day of learning at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center or desire a family outing to the Topeka Zoological Park, Topeka is a great destination with lots of family weekend ideas.

If are thinking about a getaway and actually want to leave town, Branson, Missouri, the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” is your closest bet.

TripAdvisor says it compiled the list based on which cities have the best attractions to keep everyone entertained, from kid-friendly outdoor adventures to classic theme parks.

Here’s the best weekend getaway locations in the Midwest (in no particular order):

  • Rapid City, South Dakota;
  • Bloomington, Minnesota;
  • Branson, Missouri;
  • Topeka, Kansas;
  • Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin