Students tour the Hansen Hall exhibits, dedicated to the legacy of Senator Bob Dole.

Welcome to the Dole Institute of Politics! We are so proud of our beautiful building full of tributes to service and sacrifice to country.

Featuring the largest stained-glass American flag, Kansas limestone, Veterans memorial wall, and 9-11 memorial alongside exhibits featuring the leadership legacies of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole  – as well as everyday Americans.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dole Institute!

Visiting the Museum

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 12-4 p.m.

Admission is always free

Parking is free, accessible, and adjacent to the building.

Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall

The Dole Institute is excited to announce an expansion of our WWII Memory Wall to include all Kansas veterans from WWII to the present. We’re gathering profile submissions NOW in advance of a the new Virtual Wall’s launch online and on-site dedication in Fall 2021. Submit a profile and help support the project with a $20 suggested donation.

Virtual Tour

The Dole Institute of Politics was designed by Steve Abend of the Kansas City architectural firm Asai Architecture. At the time of its dedication, Abend said the building’s design attempted to express the “intangible qualities which represent Senator Dole.”

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