Comfort Inn & Suites
151 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 330-7241
Fax: (785) 840-0757
Arts & Museums
The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art owes its existence to the generous $4.6 million contribution by an art collector from Kansas City, Mrs. Helen Spencer. Built in a neo-classical design, the stunning building is home to over 7500 exhibits including paintings, photographs, ceramics, furniture, glass works, textiles and more. European, American, Australian, East Asian and Latin artworks are well-represented here so art lovers can have a fun day out. Admission free.
Operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, the Watkins Community Museum of History is housed in the former Land Mortgage Company and Watkins National Band, a Richardson Romanesque-style building constructed in the 1880's. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, the Watkins Community Museum of History has an extensive historical photograph collection and exhibits relating to Douglas County, Kansas.
Managed by the Department of Classics in the University of Kansas, the Wilcox Classical Museum houses some interesting terracotta figurines, Roman and Greek sculptures and plaster cast art works. Busts of the Roman Emperors, vases and 1st century bronze furniture are a few of the big hits here. The museum can also be hired for class presentations and private events, so check website for further details.
Ethnic objects from around the world. Annual Indian Arts Show.
Only comprehensive collection in Kansas.
Located in the city of Lawrence, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is spread over 4 floors, and houses some mind-boggling fossils of dinosaurs, Prairie dogs, snakes, birds, hump-backed whales, wolves, invertebrates and insects. Interactive displays are a big hit with the kids who are absolutely fascinated by every exhibit. Although admission is free, suggested donations apply. Check website for upcoming events.
Changing exhibits feature international artists.
1906 Landmark, National Register of Historic Places, train rides.
An exquisite gallery of fine arts with changing monthly exhibits.
Harley museum located in historic building. Vintage motorcycles, exhibits, and collectibles.
Chartered by Congress to honor America's farmers, this unique 172 acre complex offers an educational tour of the history and importance of agriculture as well as celebrating the important achievements by farmers. Admission is charged. Hours vary seasonally, so call ahead. It is closed on major holidays.
Venture through two hangers full of historic military aircraft and exhibits dating from WWI to the present.