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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

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

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

Things to do near Lyons, KS

Petrified Tree Stump

A five foot high exemplary sample of petrified wood. Over 24 inches in diameter, stands imbedded in the sidewalk on Main Stre...

The Humphrey House

The Humphrey Home was built by former slaves in 1867 following the Civil War. The walls of the home are 16 inches thick and f...

Anderson Book & Office Supply

Anderson Book and Office Supply was established in 1892 in a vacant lot at 420 N. Main. Phillip Murray Anderson opened a maga...

Stone Lake

Stone Lake offers fishing, boating, wind surfing, a river nature trail, picnic area/grills and shelter houses. ...