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Lyons, Kansas

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Father Padilla Cross and Historic Marker

This cross was erected in 1950 by the Kansas Knights of Columbus to honor Father Juan Padilla who accompanied Coronado to Kansas in 1541. He returned in 1542

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

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

Things to do near Lyons, KS

Cheyenne Bottoms Camping

Camping is permitted only in the primitive campground located 1 mile west of the area office....