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Lawrence Visitor Center

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Address: 402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone Number: +1 785-856-3040
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Really wonderful and informative!

This is a great place to stop to stretch your legs, pick up destination guides and maps, and to learn even more from the friendly staff that work here! They'll even send you home... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop to stretch your legs, pick up destination guides and maps, and to learn even more from the friendly staff that work here! They'll even send you home with a packet of sunflower seeds for your own garden.

Thank 986madvc
kansas city
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Lawrence Visitor Center is in the old railroad terminal and trains run just a few feet from the back door. Volunteers are up on their history and offer great advice on Lawrence history and sites to see. There is a meeting room, a display room and a wonderful sculpture of a Phoenix in the front circle.

Thank epirotiki
Kansas City
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235 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We started here to see the building which is the old railroad depot. Watched about a 30 minute movie on the history of Lawrence. They had some artifacts and many brochures about the area. Interesting stop but not much there.

Thank skipsaundra
Lawrence, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been here for several venues: weddings, parties, and presentations. It is better for weddings and parties. Presentations have to stop when a train goes by as you cannot hear.

Thank aburks49
West Yellowstone, Montana
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop by the train tracks. Lots of history and info. Very freindly staff. Great stop when just arriving in kansas close to inerstate

Thank Harold H
Natal, RN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's a small place, but you can find some information about Lawrence and Kansas. You should go there before visit any other place.

Thank 01marilia
Lawrence, Kansas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

great place to get information, pamphlets, etc. very nice restoration job as well and can watch many trains go by...

Thank James M
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Great location to start a visit to Lawrence. The staff are passionate for their city and are proud to show it off!

Thank iconions
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Lots of good information hear about the area. It's well set up and a nice building too. With the train station Depot information right on premises as well.

Thank Bernardo F
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166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

First of all, this place is actually on the OTHER side of the Kansas River, away from the main action. It's an old Union Pacific railway depot. Only a small portion is actually visitor center space and it has the usual assortment of pamphlets and info regarding local attractions you would expect to see. We did ask about the movie... More 

Thank bleutalefly

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