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- Absolutely love all of the Christmas lights and heated outdoor seating! Parking was a bit tricky, but worth the walk even in the cold. Lots of unique shops , restaurants, and people.Written December 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I had the opportunity to visit KU and it was a pleasant experience. Nice campus, very clean and organized. Excellent setting.Written November 6, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Was in Lawrence however the basketball team was away. Decided to take the tour which allows you access to the actual court and seating area. Easton (student) was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and showed us the important aspects of the Fieldhouse and history. Highly recommend for any true sports fan. Rock Chalk!Written January 30, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very good museum noting the history of Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence was an abolitionist town in the pre-civil war era and was subject to many atrocities commited by pro-slavery settlers, mostly from Missouri. Great info on Quantrill's Raid.Written June 22, 2023
- Came here today (Saturday) on Labor Day Weekend with a couple of friends and we saw the sunflower fields from afar and we were blown away, much more when we came closer. We were so happy we came at this time because the sunflowers are at their peak. The best part is we get to enjoy the blessing for free. But we would have gladly paid the admission if they collect because it is such a beautiful place and worth the 10.5 hrs drive from Houston. Get there early to avoid the crowd or walk farther into the field. This is definitely the best sunflower fields I’ve ever seen in my life thus far.Written September 3, 2022
- We attended The Haygoods Christmas Show 12/13/2019. This was our first visit to the Lied Center. It was easy to find, had plenty of parking, and was well-maintained inside and out. The shining star of this place is the staff. Simply outstanding!!! Every single staff member we encountered greeted us with a warm, friendly smile. Made us feel right at home. We heard there were over 1,500 in attendance. I was amazed at how quickly the theater cleared...plenty of room for this mass to move around. The seats are pretty comfortable. I would say it's better to sit in the center section for the best stage view. We were on a side and couldn't see everything clearly for the particular show. #kudos to the staff #teamhaygood @thehaygoods Thank you for a wonderful evening!!Written December 14, 2019
- Was nice to drive around and look at some of the beautiful old houses and KU campus. Would be a good area to walk around too as there was a nice big park, tennis courts and basketball courts.Written August 6, 2021
- You must see this KU sports complex including state of the art track, soccer, tennis and other sports viewing but the Tennis Center is really outstanding.Written November 18, 2019
- The Iwig store is closed in Lawrence and dearly missed. We miss Marty and her cheery disposition. There is not a comparable dairy store in the area.Written December 17, 2016
- Drive by this beautiful 1858-built stone building at 2819 Stonebarn Terrace if you like early Kansas history. The building was originally a barn on abolitionists Joel and Emily Grover's farm during the territorial Kansas period. It was an important "station" on the Underground Railroad where fugitive slaves from Missouri and elsewhere were sheltered on their trip north.
Here the notable abolitionist, John Brown and his men came in January of 1859 on his last trip through Kansas bringing 11 slaves they rescued from Missouri and a free-born baby.
The Grover barn was modified in the 1970s and later used as an artist studio and still later as Fire Station #4. Today it is no longer a Fire station but continues to be owned by the City of Lawrence.
The building is NOT open to the public but it is worth driving by for those interested in early-day Kansas history or architecture. This is one of only two former Underground Railroad stations still standing within the city limits of Lawrence.Written November 15, 2012
- The DeBruce Center is a new building attached to Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas (KU). One of its primary functions is to display and protect the extremely rare, original rules of basketball that were created by James Naismith around the turn of the 20th Century. There are photos and storylines of famous K.U. players on the walls of that corridor. There is a separate area on the ground floor filled with tables and chairs for casual gatherings of people able to look out the glass wall to the campus. Given that a few steps will take you into Allen Fieldhouse where Kansas Jayhawks basketball displays its grand history, it is well worth the trip.Written June 7, 2019
- Part of the history of Lawrence and a small neighborhood park for the kids. One of the many parks and playgrounds in the city which makes it a great place for families.Written February 21, 2016
- Haskell was one of the in/famous Native American boarding schools that forced Native children to attend so the could be "made Americans"
This museum tells you about Haskell's history with an emphasis on the early days. The displays are well done and worth your time.
There is a lot of history out there that is not well known.Written April 15, 2018
- St Johns is right downtown and is known for its Spanish Mass and numerous community events. Our favorite is the CInco de Mayo festival.
They also have a good elementary school.Written April 24, 2020
- James Naismith, the inventor of basketball is here. There is both a memorial, which is located at the entrance and his actual grave site which is in the Acacia section on the opposited end.Written June 22, 2023
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