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Lyons, Kansas

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Buffalo Bill Mathewson's Well

In 1863, "Buffalo" Bill Mathewson opened a trading post next to Cow Creek Crossing. His hand-dug, 34

Lyons, KS Landmarks


Coronado Quivira Museum

Sponsored by the Rice County Historical Society, the Coronado Quivira Museum has on display artifacts representing the Quiviran Indian culture, Coronado's journey to this area in 1541, the Santa Fe Trail, 1821 to 1872, and Rice County, 1902

Lyons, KS Museums

Rice County Courthouse

The historic Rice County Courthouse built of red brick and featuring a four directional clock tower was built in 1910

Lyons, KS Historic Courthouses

Santa Fe Trail Historic Driving Tour

Marker Cottonwood - This giant cottonwood tree, believed to be more than 200 years old, served as a marker to guide travelers to the upper crossing of the Arkansas River. Upper and Lower Crossings of The Little Arkansas River

Lyons, KS Tours

Things to do near Lyons, KS

Kingman Parks

* City Park - Cross Ninnescah on Main * Champlin Park - East 54 * Water Tower Park - 900 N. Main * Broadwa...

Hesston College Natural History Display

The display in Charles Hall on the Hesston College campus consists of several small exhibits on geology, the Quivira Indians,...

Bushton's Pioneer Life

In 1881, the only thing that marked the location of Bushton was a hedge where main street is now located. People started to c...

Serpent Intaglio

The Serpent Intaglio was dug by the Indians sometime around 1200-1300 A.D., and is approximately 160 ft. long and varies in w...