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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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Great place for reunions and parties

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Marsha G
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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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17 reviews
10 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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144 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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
Lawrence, Kansas
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My parents were going to be visiting Lawrence for the first time, and I had heard that this was the place to come to find stuff to do in Lawrence. Was it ever! The staff were very nice, and they have an abundance of brochures for free that you can pick up. Everything from historical tours to bike maps to... More 

Thank seeclark
Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Visitor Center is the former main railway station for Lawrence. It is interesting to visualize how many people have passed through this station through the decades for a multitude of reasons. It is superbly restored and has a decent sized meeting room that can be rented reasonably for small gatherings through Lawrence Parks and Recreation. It also has a... More 

Thank Mark K
Leawood, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Keith, the travel guide at the museum, was very interesting and informed about the history of the area and places to visit for fun and dining.

Thank Sherry M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good people here who run the visitor center in Lawrence located in a beautiful restored station. I found it relaxing to get my bearings here with WiFi and benches to watch passing trains.

Thank Benjamin B
Overland Park, Ks
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101 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The visitor center is a converted railroad depot on an operational track. It's near the Kansas River and Lawrence mountain bike trails. I stop to use the clean facilities and get up-to-date brochures, roadmaps, trailmaps and state park information for Kansas. They also have a couple of picnic tables and lovely native flower plantings.

1 Thank JulieCirlin
Central Kansas
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Everything you need for discovering the area. Road maps, hiking maps, lodging information, dining information; it's all here with the friendly staff. Also a short film to view.

Thank Dirk D

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