Tour Stop

Directions: When you visit Lawrence, the Lawrence Visitor Information Center [ Waypoint = N38 58.706 W95 14.060 ] is a good place to start, for there are quite a few tour stops in the Lawrence area. The visitor center is located in the restored Union Pacific Depot just north of the Kansas River at the corner of Second and Locust streets in Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Lawrence Visitor Information CenterDescription: Inside the visitor center you will find a number of brochures about Lawrence and its role in Bleeding Kansas. In particular you should obtain a copy of the Self Guided Tour: Historic Cemeteries Tour of Lawrence – This brochure will help you when you visit Oak Hill Cemetery.

From the visitor center's website:

“The restoration of Lawrence’s Union Pacific Depot in 1991 symbolizes the community’s commitment to preserving historical sites. In 1996, the depot opened as the Visitor Information Center operated by the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau. The center distributes information to visitors about Lawrence attractions, accommodations and special events. Five different self-guided tours are also available at the center; Quantrill's Raid: The Lawrence Massacre, Home Styles of Old West Lawrence, Historic Trails of Douglas County, Historic Cemeteries Tour of Lawrence and In Plain View - A self guided tour of Historic Old East Lawrence. The Lawrence Visitor Information Center shows a 27 minute docudrama called "Lawrence: Free State Fortress." the film chronicles the first 10 years of Lawrence's history and culminates with Quantrill's Raid of the city in 1863. The film is shown by request. There are also DVD and VHS for sale. For information about the renovation of the Union Pacific Depot drop by the Visitor Center.”

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