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Founded: 1876, Population: 3688, Elevation: 1700 ft.

Lyons is located in Rice County (county seat). The town is west of McPherson along Highway 56 near Great Bend.

The Coronado-Quivira Museum is one of the best small museums in Kansas. 4 miles west of Lyons, beside highway US 56, a monument is set to Father Juan de Padilla killed by Indians in the 16th century.
Special Events in Lyons:

  • Lyons Festival in May is filled with activities: bike races, a street dance, and a talent show
  • Arts & Crafts Fair - 4th Saturday in September
  • Veterans' Day Parade - November 11, 10:30am
  • Lighting the Square and Santa arrives! - Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Lighted Christmas Parade - 2nd Saturday in December


History Coronado-Quivira Museum |
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