2525 W. Sixth Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66049, United States
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Comanche ~ survivor of the Battle of Big Horn
KU Bands - integral part of the sports experience
Sydney meets Baby Jay, KU mascot
Travel Tips for Lawrence
You must go to Dyche Hall and...
You must go to Dyche Hall and see the KU museum of Natural History. There is this amazing diorama there in a large room. It begins on one side of the room and circles all the way around you. It begins to the left of the entrance with the South American rainforests. Animals of the rainforest in a natural setting. As you walk around the room the vegetation and animal life gradually change as if you were travelling north. The center of the room is the great plains of Kansas with mounted buffalo, prairie dogs, and meadow larks in a field of grass. The exhibit ends on the far side of the room with the arctic tundra. I've lived in Kansas quite a while and went to Lawrence for the first time as a boy. There is a movie by 'Disney' about Comanche the cavalry horse. I saw that horse there on display at Dyche Hall.
The Sunflower Building
This storefront at 804 Massachusetts was one of the first downtown buildings to be put up after William Quantrill's devastating border Raid (from slave-holding Missouri) in 1862. Originally the Barteldes Seed Company, it now houses a bike shop and an outdoor gear store.
Haskell Indian Nations University
This Native American institute of higher education gives our indigenous people a fair chance at a good education. Unfortunately, the two universities in this town don't often mix, but HINU adds even more to the cultural flavor of the city.
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
Annual event in downtown Lawrence - and old-fashioned parade: no motorized vehicles, no bands, NO POLITICIANS - just horses and horse-drawn carriages and wagons decorated for the season. I believe it is always the first Saturday in December - check first.
I noticed a lot of people take...
I noticed a lot of people take their dogs down town and walk them there for execise. It is kind of fun just to sit at a cafe with tables out side and watch the dog walkers and other people walking by.
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