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Lawrence Visitor Center

402 North 2nd Street, Lawrence, KS
(785) 856-3040
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Lawrence
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Kansas City, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Staff can answer any and all questions about what to do and see in Lawrence. A vast collection of maps, brochures, fact sheets, etc. Be cool, go to school on Kansas and start your education here.

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Stockton, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This refurbished train depot, which was saved from demolition, is the perfect setting for the Lawrence Visitors Center. Lots of information about the city and region and friendly people who will make sure you find the info you are searching for. Bonus that train memorabilia is on display and that real trains pass by!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A beautifully restored historic train depot on lovely landscaped grounds and decorated by a wonderful flower garden and fountain. As picturesque as this setting is and as meticulously maintained the grounds are we were disappointed to see the lovely memorial for the fallen soldiers of Douglas County completely covered with cobwebs and cotton from nearby trees. The Jayhawk on parade... More

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Haysville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Before stopping by our hotel, The Best Western Lawrence, we stopped by the visitor's center. It's located at the Old Train Depot and hold some serious history to it. The flower garden and trees in front of the facility are beautiful and smell exquisite. The personnel working at the center were very helpful with all that was around Lawrence. Thank... More

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Located in North Lawrence, we stopped by the Center when we were first starting to look for a home in Lawrence, and picked up a wealth of free info. They also have space to rent out for groups and receptions.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Lawrence Visitor Center is housed in the restored Union Pacific Railroad depot, which is adjacent to a very active line. A tribute to the restoration effort is the fact that you can visit with the visitor center volunteers while the trains are whizzing by only 30 feet away and not have a bit of trouble with your conversation. The... More

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Lecompton, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I visited the Lawrence Visitors Center at the historic Union Pacific railroad Depot this weekend and was impressed with all the information that was available on the history of Lawrence and Kansas. The visitors center is run by the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau who have published 6 self guided tour brochures, including one on Quantrill's Raid of 1863. I... More

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LAGO VISTA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is the old train station in North Lawrence. It has been renovated and acts as Lawrence Visitor Center as well as a place to host parties or functions. It is beautiful.

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Kansas City
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

A great place to stop for information on Lawrence's colorful history. Self-guided tour maps are available for sites pertinent to Quantrill's raid. The center is located in an interesting old train station.

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