Buffalo Bill’s Well and Cow Creek
Buffalo Bill Mathewson
ran a trading post at the crossing. Trail travelers used this 1860’s
A wealthy Mexican
merchant was killed at this location causing an international incident.
Coronado Quivira Museum
Museum in Lyons is one of the best small museums in Kansas. Separate
displays focus on early inhabitants, Spainish 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.
Donated to Rice
County in 1962.
The cross was erected
to the memory of Father Padilla, Franciscan Missionary, who stood with
Coronado at the erection of the first Christian Cross on these prairies.
Father Padilla devoted his life to the service of the cross and to the
Indians of Quivira and suffered a martyr's death in that service in
the year of our Lord 1542. The symbol on the Cross is inscribed, Jesus
Christ, Victor, and espresses the victory of faith and sacrifice. The
square, quartered by the cross denotes the four corners of the world
brought into Christian unity when Father Padilla carried the Cross of
Christianity to the center of the new world. This monument is a gift
to the People of Kansas by the Knights of Columbus of this State. Erected
Historical Court House
The Rice County
Courthouse was built in 1911. The courthouse is located in the center
of the town square. The historic site is surrounded by grass, trees
Little Arkansas Crossing
and Cottonwood Cemetery
The lower river
crossing is located between a cemetery and rifle ruts created by Buffalo
Lyons Swimming Pool
Baby swimming pool,
2 slides for different age groups, 2 diving boards, and located next
to Tobias Park.
Experience the Rice
County Community Foundation’s half-mile sidewalk nature trail.
These are some of
the most prominent trail ruts to be found in the area.
Stone Corral Site
An area where a
300 foot corral once stood as a trading post and overnight stop.
Full size sand volleyball
court, pavilion with picnic area, regulation goal along with lowered
kid’s goal, and selected playground equipment.
Covered picnic area,
skateboard area, BBQ grills, drinking water fountain, and decorative
water fountain display.
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