105 West Lyon, Lyons Kansas 67554
Operated by the Rice County Historical Society, this museum has exhibits pertaining to the Coronado expedition of 1541 and the Native American
village complex that the Spanish explorers encountered in Central Region
, which they called the "Land of Quivira." The Coronado-Quivira Museum in Lyons
, Rice County
, is one of the best small museums in Kansas. Separate displays focus on early inhabitants, Spanish explorers, the Sante Fe Trail, and the coming of homesteaders and permanent settlers.
Part of the museum is in the old Carnegie Library, with most of the displays in the newer, adjacent structure.
- Tues-Sat 9:00-5:00
- Closed Sunday and Monday and major Holidays
Other History nearby:
(Alden) Alden AT&SF Depot
(Lyons) Coronado-Quivira Museum
(Kanopolis) Fort Harker
(Hillsboro) Historic William F. Schaeffler House Museum
(Goessel) Mennonite Heritage Museum
(Hillsboro) Mennonite Settlement Museum
11/23 Coming to The Lyons area
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert,
the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo,
a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area,
Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.