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Lawrence, Kansas

  • Historic Homes Tour

    Historic Homes TourArchitectural variety characterizes Old West Lawrence. From the beginning, the neighbor hood was home to Lawrence's elite. Homes were built not only to accommodate basic shelter needs, but also to mak...
    Historic Homes Tour

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Stan Herd Earth Art

The Medicine Wheel earth art was designed by a Haskell art instructor and Haskell students and built by internationally known crop-artist, Stan Herd (also a Lawrencian). Crop art is a way of planting and growing crops to create a visual image, in this case the medicine wheel. Although a bird'

Lawrence, KS Arts

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

Kansas University

Since its opening in 1866, the University of Kansas has had a major influence on the city of Lawrence. With an enrollment of more than 25,000

Lawrence, KS Colleges

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

Watkins Community Museum of History

The Watkins Museum anchors the south end of downtown on Massachusetts Street. The three-story red brick building houses exhibits and artifacts of the area's history, including a display on the history of basketball. Current exhibits include "Early Settlement," which details Lawrence as an 1850'

Lawrence, KS Museums

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...