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Historic Cemeteries Tour

While cemeteries are the final resting place of friends, relatives, and community residents, they are also historical landscapes that reveal much about a community'

Lawrence, KS Cemeteries

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:


Carnegie Building

The Carnegie Building was built in 1904 as one of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropic contributions to the growth of cultural opportunities for rural communities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building had housed the Lawrence Arts Center until 2002

Lawrence, KS Carnegie Libraries

Alvamar Golf and Country Club

Alvamar Golf and Country Club includes much more than golf. Excellent cuisine, tennis and swim club, fitness center and impressive native stone clubhouse along with two 18-hole championship golf courses and practice facility complete your club package.

Lawrence, KS Golf Courses

Douglas County Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse was built of native limestone in 1904. It was saved from demolition in the 1960s when a modern courthouse was built, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently in use by the county.

Lawrence, KS Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Lawrence, KS

Trapping at Perry Reservoir

Trapping: Perry's marshes offer some of the best muskrat, mink, and beaver trapping in northeast Kansas. Raccoons, coy...

Melvern Wildlife Area

There are over 13,500 acres available for hunting at Melvern Lake. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks manages 10,727...