The World Famous Topeka Zoological Park
Innovative ideas, a Tropical Rain Forest, and a unique display of wildlife has earned World Famous Topeka Zoological Park national recognition. The Zoological Park has something exciting to see for kid in all of us. An especially entertaining stop is Gorilla Encounter where you can view gorillas from a glass-enclosed area while they roam outdoors. A stroll around grounds is filled with interesting animal exhibits and splendors of nature. For more information on Topeka visit World 66, where you write travel guides.
The Birthplace Of The Civil War
History books rarely mention that for citizens of Kansas and Missouri, Civil War started in mid 1850's. The Wakarusa War, also known as Border War took place near Lawrence, Kansas, when abolitionists clashed with pro-slavery "bushwhackers" of Missouri. These battles later earned Kansas nickname, "Bleeding Kansas."
We walked down streets of Lawrence and paused for a moment to imagine town's citizens caught off-guard by William Quantrill's Raid on August 21, 1863. The attack claimed lives of 180 unarmed men and boys and left city in ruins. The city of Lawrence today is a tribute to perseverance of its citizens who survived battle. Find out more about Lawrence's history like Quantrill's Raid on a self-guided tour around town. Call Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau for details or speak to staff at your hotel.
The Perfect Getaway For Romance & Culture
The city of Lawrence is located 30 minutes from Kansas City. Its historic background and hometown spirit make it a remarkably different small town with a big city flavor. To find that unusual gift for a friend or loved one look no further than Downtown Lawrence where you'll find extraordinary shopping along tree-lined Massachusetts Street and Mass Street.
The locally owned stores and boutiques add to Lawrence's small town charm. Whether you enjoy browsing vintage and resale clothing shop or want that special dress by a world-class designer, there's plenty of options to choose from in Lawrence.