Sunset lights up the tower of Dyche Hall home to KU's Natural History Museum. The museum is open to visitors for a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children 6 and older. It's been years since I've been inside but as a child I loved to watch the beehive under glass for hours. More of the cleared and stained exhibit. It's tucked away on the far south side of the top floor past all the case displays. Probably my new favorite thing in the museum. Comanche was the only living member of the 7th Calvary left alive to be discovered by US troops arriving to the battleground after the battle at Little Bighorn. He was nursed back to health but was retired from service and lived the rest of his life at nearby Ft. Riley where the 7th had been stationed. Like many of the specimens here he was originally displayed at the 1893 world's fair. I remember visiting Comanche as a child and he looked like he had seen better days, but in 2005 they did a restoration and new display and now he's looking noble as ever. This display is even more meaningful to me after visiting the battleground at Little Bighorn and witnessing a ranger recounting the battle in an unbelievably poignant performance. The display is sort of out of the way in a room past the stairwell on the same floor as the panorama, head towards the elevator instead of turning up the stairs and you will find it.
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Lawrence with free breakfast and indoor pool

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Indoor pool
Business center

Location

Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lied Center of Kansas, University of Kansas, and Allen Fieldhouse. Haskell Indian Nations University is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business center, conference space, and dry cleaning are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 78 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and phones.

Languages Spoken

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence features an indoor pool and a fitness center. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Event facilities measuring 1200 square feet (111 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space size (meters) - 111 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 3 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Lawrence
  • Holiday Inn Express Lawrence
  • Lawrence Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express Lawrence Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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