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Address: 402 North 2nd Street, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: (785) 856-3040
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Nice place to get information

Located in the old train station, the Lawrence Visitors Center is a great historic site and also an excellent place to stop and get information about things to see and do in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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370 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the old train station, the Lawrence Visitors Center is a great historic site and also an excellent place to stop and get information about things to see and do in and around the City of Lawrence. If you're lucky maybe a train will pass through while you are there.

Thank buffalojim67
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Recommended some self-guided tours on a cold blustery day and some indoor activities. Lots of useful material that was up to date. Maps, postcards, and clean restrooms available.

Thank American_Woman44
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175 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Visitor Center is in a nicely restored 1899 Union Pacific Deport and it contains several sets set of Union Pacific dishes. The staff can provide information on the city's historic driving and walking districts and nearby specialty shopping. Not many visitors seems to know about the free 27 minute docudrama "Larence: Free State Fortress," which tell the story of... More 

Thank Tweentrails
Lawrence, Kansas
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183 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It's a former train station with a few exhibits and very little information. You can rent the space for special events. Other than that, I would not waste my time. The internet has made information centers somewhat obsolete in my eyes.

Thank CombatCritic
Colorado Springs, CO
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477 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 893 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a good place to get information, brochures and maps about Lawrence. They even has a historic display (see photo) We thought it was so nice they were offering every a slice of pie. But just before I grabbed a piece, I realized that they other people were not fellow tourists but half of the area was being used... More 

Thank nowincolorado
Lawrence, Kansas
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379 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This building is the historic old train depot that Lawrencians used back when train travel was common. My wife took the train to Chicago from here in 1960. Today, the very attractive building has historical info about the area including self-guided tours. There is a short history video. It is popular for local events. It is worth a quick visit.

Thank Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I recently attended an anniversary party here and I remembered why I often scheduled it for my late mother's family reunions. Building is nicely restored, grounds are beautifully landscaped. Be sure and check out the "From the Ashes" sculpture by the late Jim Brothers.

1 Thank Marsha G
Oskaloosa, Kansas
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have never been to Lawrence, KS, this is a great place to start. The people will tell you about the local attractions and you can get good information on the area at the old train depot. But just for fun walk across the bridge from this location. It is a rush to see the river and the buildings... More 

Thank Becky W
West Chester, PA
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148 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

All your answers in this place Very friendly staff Lots of brochures and films acquaint you with university

Thank padingo
Lawrence, Kansas
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105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A good place to stop for info on what to see in Lawrence. Perfectly restored U.P. Depot. Watch and feel the trains roll by. Large room for parties receptions etc.

Thank spencers1621

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