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Watkins Community Museum of History

1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
785-841-4109
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Lawrence
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Nov 8, 2013
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KC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went to the Watkins Museum with my dad in search of some history on Quantrill's Raid. Knowing there was a brand new exhibit to mark the 150th anniversary, I was impressed with the information provided. There is an interactive display on the second floor retracing the raid via a large digital map as well as photos and stories associated... More

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very nice museum! Nice display on the second floor of the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, KS. Nice lecture by Author and Historian Katie Armitage. Will be back....

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Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is worth going to just to see the architecture in the building. The marble mosaic floors and marble wainscot is incredible.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The newly opened exhibit on Quantrill's Raid "Terror & Triumph" is well worth a visit. This is an important event in the history of Lawrence which occurred in Aug.1863. In 2013 the Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of this event and Civil War buffs should take the opportunity to visit since the events surrounding the era of "Bleeding Kansas"... More

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Athens, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Don't miss this - we learned a lot about Lawrence's history of civil rights and wrongs.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this museum and the fee was a donation! It even had the first electric car, you should see the size of the battereies. Lots of history! (And current history too)

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Lawrence, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

My wife who grew up in Law was eager to see the current display,,,she was very disapointed with the pics and relics that were on display. Not really much to see,,,

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