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9. DEBRUCE CENTER 1647 Naismith Drive, Lawrence The 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center on the University of Kansas campus is home to the 13 Original Rules of Basketball, created in 1891 by James Naismith. The center, which adjoins Allen Fieldhouse, also features several exhibits that tell the story of basketball and KU’s contributions to that history. The center also features a theater, The Rules Experience, the Courtside Cafe and the Roasterie coffee shop. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Cost: Free Information: debrucecenter.ku.edu; (785) 864-9750

10. FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan Visitors will learn about the tallgrass prairie and Flint Hills ecoregion through the center’s permanent and traveling exhibits, as well as its Immersive Experience Theater, where the story of the Flints Hills is told through sight, sound and innovative effects. The permanent exhibits focus on the people who live on the prairie, the role fire plays with the prairie, and the prairie’s ecosystem. “Be the Dinosaur,” on display through Sept. 3, uses virtual technology and hands-on activities to explore what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FridaySaturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Cost: $9 for ages 18-64; $7 for age 65 and older and military, teachers and college students with ID; $4 for ages 2-17; free for ages under 2 and Flint Hills Discovery Center members Information: flinthillsdiscovery. org; (785) 587-2726

Charlie Daniels Band and Alabama, June 22; and Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line, June 23. Hours: Concerts start at 2 or 2:30 p.m. Cost: $89 for one-day general admission; $150 for threeday general admission; $20 for one-day child general admission; $40 for three-day child general admission; free for age 5 and younger Information: countrystampede.com; (785) 539-2222

12. LAWRENCE BUSKER FESTIVAL/ART TOUGEAU PARADE Downtown Lawrence Multiple stages and dozens of street performers will entertain for tips and applause during the three-day Busker Festival. The lineup includes slack rope walkers; speed painters; acrobatic jugglers; breakdancing acrobats; a strongwoman; magicians and illusionists; African drum ensemble; aerial artists; fire dancers; and more. The Busker Ball will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 24 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. The Art Tougeau Parade, which features anything on wheels, will be at noon May 26 in the downtown area. Hours: 5 to 11 p.m. May 25; noon to 11 p.m. May 26; noon to 6 p.m. May 27 Cost: Free for festival and parade; $5 for Busker Ball

11. KICKER COUNTRY STAMPEDE Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan Dozens of country music musicians have been corralled for this year’s Kicker Country Stampede June 21-23. Main stage headliners include Code Johnson, Brett Young and Cole Swindell, June 21; Marshall Tucker Band,


Information: lawrencebuskerfest.com; (785) 330-5110

13. NATIONAL BIPLANE FLY-IN Freeman Field, Junction City Biplanes from across the nation will fly into Freeman Field to land on the grass runways at the Junction City Municipal Airport. Highlights include aircraft from the 1920s through World War II; a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.; aviation and food vendors; and children’s activities, including a full-motion flight simulator. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 Cost: $5 per car; free tram from parking lot to flight line Information: nationalbiplaneflyin.com; (785) 210-7500

14. PRAIRIE BAND CASINO AND RESORT 12305 150th Road, Mayetta Players can test their luck in Prairie Band’s state-of-theart bingo hall or on its gaming floor, with its more than 1,200 slots and more than 25 table games, including live poker. Hungers can be satisfied at the Longhouse Buffet, Three Fires Steakhouse or Buffalo Grill. Check out the resort’s concert schedule or play a few rounds at Firekeeper Golf Course. Be sure to reserve a room at the hotel because you’ll be tired by day’s end. Hours: Check website Cost: Varies by activity Information: prairieband.com; (785) 966-7777

15. RED ROCKS STATE HISTORIC SITE 927 Exchange St., Emporia Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Allen White and his wife, Sallie, welcomed five U.S. presidents at their Emporia home, which today is furnished with items that belonged to the White family and treasures they collected during their worldwide travels. Highlights include a bed in which President Theodore Roosevelt slept; photos of White with inventor Albert Einstein, U.S. President Herbert Hoover and other dignitaries; and a garden with a lily pond. Exhibits about the White family and White’s journalistic legacy are housed in the visitor center. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April through October Cost: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, active military and college students with ID; $3 for ages 5-17 Information: kshs.org/red_rocks; (620) 342-2800

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