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Place is important to us.  That includes physical aspects of place as well as cultural and community aspects.  Place can be ordinary or distinctive; natural or man-made. Great Blue Heron Outdoors is built around lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands and those places are important to us.  But also important is our physical “place“ in downtown Lawrence where our retail store and coffee shop are located. You’ll find more information about this place below.

Connection is our most important objective. It is connection around activities (and places) and connection around conservation of the places where we share those activities. It is building connection through events, education, and gatherings among a community of people with shared interests.


Retail Store

In our retail store you'll find products to support quiet water activities - fly fishing, spin fishing, paddling, camping, and more.  We have an outstanding selection of flies and fly fishing accessories, as well as light spin fishing equipment and lures.  We also have what you need to build a fire, make coffee by the river, wade in a creek, or paddle a canoe.

Our retail store is in a historic building on the main street in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, not far from the University of Kansas campus. In the store we sell coffee and beverages, along with all the gear that we sell on our website plus a wide variety of products from outdoor suppliers like these:

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Sunday 9-5
Monday 9-6
Tuesday 9-6
Wednesday 9-6
Thursday 9-6
Friday 9-8
Saturday 9-8

Coffee Shop

Our love for coffee is an integral part of our connection to our community.  A good brew can fuel adventures and build traditions spent around a campfire. Let the flavors transport you back to a minute in time or to a special place along the bank of a river.

We invite you to visit our coffee shop for a bold, inviting cup of joe, made with locally roasted Messenger beans and lots of love.  We look forward to seeing you!

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