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LYONS

SANTA FE TRAIL POINTS OF INTEREST
CORONADO QUIVIRA MUSEUM 105 W Lyon; (620) 257-3941; www.cqmuseum.org
Come visit the Coronado Quivira Museum where you will find timeless exhibits taking you back to life on the plains, including a Santa Fe Trail interpretive exhibit.
COW CREEK CROSSING AND BUFFALO BILL MATHEWSON'S HAND DUG WELL 
Corner of N Ave. and 12th Rd., West of Lyons
This crossing was adjacent to the south side of the present bridge one mile south of the Father Padilla Cross. Perhaps the best-known surviving feature of the Cow Creek Crossing area is Buffalo Bill Mathewson's Hand Dug Well. The well, with a DAR marker to the north of it is still there.
ETERNAL FLAME 101 W Commercial; (620) 257-2320; www.lyonsks.org
The eternal flame was donated to Rice County in 1969 to honor our veterans and features a Civil War memorial.
 
JARVIS CREEK CROSSING AND CHAVEZ MURDER 
P Ave. between 20th Rd. and 21st Rd., East of Lyons
North of the marker near the middle of the section, on what was originally called Owl Creek, Mexican trader Don Antonio José Chávez was the victim of Missouri ruffians in 1843.

MODERN DAY CONVENIENCES
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Looking for an adventure?
 
PUBLIC GOLF COURSE                                                    SWIMMING POOL & TOBIAS PARK
100 E Blair • (620) 257- 2962                                             941 S Terran
 
IRON WORKS FITNESS                                                    DAVIS WALKING TRAILS
1201 S St John                                                                   1145 E Hwy 56
CELEBRATION CENTER & BAR-K-BAR ARENA             WORKMAN PARK
1145 E Hwy 56                                                                    300 E Main
 
FRISBEE PARK                                                                    AUGMON PARK
801 S Reed                                                                          500 W Ave N

EAT

Looking for a place to have a great meal?

BREW 56 COFFEE & TAP HOUSE                                     CASEY'S GENERAL STORE

111 W Main • (620) 509-2363                                             219 S Grand • (620) 257-5058

COUNTY SEAT BAR & GRILL                                             DAIRY QUEEN

105 W Main • (620) 509-2362                                              215 W Main • (620) 257-2882

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT                           EL RINCONCITO

821 W Main • (620) 257-3000                                             201 E Main • (620) 257-5600

PIZZA HUT                                                                          SCRAMBLED SAM'S BREAKFAST

1020 W Main • (620) 257-5644                                          802 W Main • (620) 680-2634

SONIC                                                                                 SUBWAY

708 W Main • (620) 257-3311                                             514 W Main • (620) 257-5680

WENDY'S                                                                           YUMMY YUMMY ASIAN CUISINE 

904 W Main • (620) 257-5500                                          105 W 1st • (620) 257-2888

 
STAY

CELEBRATION CENTER INN & SUITES                            LYONS INN
1108 E US Hwy 56 • (620) 680-6022                                    817 W Main • (620) 257-5185

LYONS FREE OVERNIGHT TRAILER PARK

711 W Taylor • (620) 257-2320

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Wanting to do some shopping while you're with us? Maybe want to see other great attractions that we offer? LyonsKS.org has all of the information you need (and more!) to have a great stay in LYONS!

2021 LYONS EVENTS

See the exhibit on Buffalo Soldiers and associated programs - Coronado Quivira Museum

May 1 -   Henry Crawford presents a program on Buffalo Soldiers in Texas - 

               10:00 am. - Coronado Quivira Museum

May 8 -   Barrie Tompkins presents "Buffalo Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail" assisted by

               Curtis Clark - 10:00 am. - Coronado Quivira Museum

May 16 - Greg Heller presents "Fort Harker Gateway to the West" with discussion of

               Cathay Williams, a female who enlisted as a male buffalo soldier - 

               2:00 pm. - Coronado Quivira Museum

June 20 - George Elmore, Chief Ranger Fort Larned, presents "Hotter than Hell and 100

                 yards from it" or as the Native Americans called the fort "That Bad Place".  Life

                 at a military post on the Santa Fe Trail & the burning of the 10th Cavalry buffalo

                 soldiers' stables - 2:00 pm. - Coronado Quivira Museum

Postponed -  Rice County Ride into History Camp - Learn to be a Historical Performer -

                       1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.  Friday evening program open to the

                       public.  K-State Research & Extension, 701 E. Main, Lyons, KS

                       Stay tuned for a new date

July 4th - 4th Of July Extravaganza

September 24-26th - Fair on the Square/ Car Show/Santa Fe Trail

November 6th - Veterans Day Parade

December 4th - Christmas Parade