Top 10 Things to do in Lawrence, United States

September 9, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.
Restaurants in Lawrence

1. Massachusetts Street

Lawrence, KS +1 785-865-5000
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 408 reviews

Massachusetts Street

Reviewed By Lbrown799 - Shanghai, China

Mass street is a street full on unique shops, cafes, and boutiques. It's a can't miss when going to Lawrence. It's a great place to hang out, people watch, eat, and shop.

2. Booth Family Hall of Athletics

1651 Naismith Dr, Allen Fieldhouse‎, Lawrence, KS 66045-4069 +1 785-864-7050
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 89 reviews

Booth Family Hall of Athletics

Reviewed By Tom B - Norton, Kansas

The Booth Hall of Athletics is a comprehensive museums of KU athletics.. all sports.
Showcased are KU's National Championship trophies, Orange Bowl trophies, memorabilia from all sports, etc.
It is in the lobby of Allen Fieldhouse, where the KU Basketball team rarely loses.
There are interactive exhibits for the kids and more.

We were there for the KU - Iowa State basketball game. We waited in an area between the locker room and the arena for the Jayhawks to come out. The ran past us into the arena and gave us high fives! Even got a wave from Coach Self
A must see for all Jayhawk Fans

3. Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Dyche Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS +1 785-864-4450
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Reviewed By b4osage - Osage City, Kansas

I went to this museum as a child and some of the best natural history exhibits have not changed, and that is GREAT.! By the same token they have added and modernized others to keep up with the times and research. Comanche is still one of my favorites! A smallish museum, but worth a visit!

4. University of Kansas

1502 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7576 +1 785-864-3911
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

University of Kansas

Reviewed By joseph c

An amazing university in a beautiful town. If you have a chance stroll around the campus and meet some of the nicest people in the state, or check out the sunflowers.

5. Lawrence Public Library

707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2371 +1 785-843-3833
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 51 reviews

Lawrence Public Library

Reviewed By grandtraveler - Lawrence, Kansas

We are new to town, and one of the first places we visited was this fabulous library. The selection of choices in ALL areas is extraordinary! The check-out process is impressive as well, with computer operated self-service stations to check out....all bar-coded for ease of...MoreWelcome to Lawrence, grandtraveler! There's so much to do in town that we're delighted you chose to make us one of your first stops. We really are a community center and gathering place. You'll likely run into many friends here.

6. Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045-7506 +1 785-864-4900
Excellent
57%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

This site focuses on politics and on the life of one of the University of Kansas' most famous alumni, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.

Reviewed By Eileen S - Surprise, Arizona

I remember when they were building this memorial to Bob Dole and veterans from Kansas. My grandpa was deceased by this time, but they sent notice to veterans and their wives to send in photos of our Kansas solders in their uniforms. I remember how proud my grandma was she found a picture of grandpa and sent in. She also got her brother, sisters and in-laws to do the same. I have gone at least 6 or 7 times even though I live in another state 1200 miles away. I like to see my grandpa and grand uncles remembered forever

7. Spencer Museum of Art

1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045-7595 +1 785-864-4710
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Spencer Museum of Art

Reviewed By buffalojim67 - Lawrence, Kansas

The Spencer Museum of Art is a nice place for a visit while in Lawrence. It is just down the hill from the main KU campus and offers a nice selection of art on display.

8. Grinter Farms

24154 Stillwell Rd, Lawrence, KS 66044-7115 +1 785 749-132
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Grinter Farms

Reviewed By HAM04 - Kansas

Gosh, this place was amazing. The kids loved it! It was busy but we didn't mind the traffic, it was worth it. You need to come once just to experience it! Thanks, farmer Ted!

9. Lawrence Visitor Center

402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044-1510 +1 785-856-3040
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Lawrence Visitor Center

Reviewed By skipsaundra - Kansas City

We started here to see the building which is the old railroad depot. Watched about a 30 minute movie on the history of Lawrence. They had some artifacts and many brochures about the area. Interesting stop but not much there.

10. Clinton State Park

798 N 1415 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049-9047 +1 785-842-8562
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Clinton State Park

Reviewed By doug b - Greenville, South Carolina

Although not well marked, the trails are wooded and protected so lace up your shoes and have some local fun. The Blue trail from the main entrance loops a wooded area with an old stone wall as it's primary boarder. The White trail heads in the direction of the marina and is a much longer trek but still easy enough for almost anyone.

Hint1 - there are a lot of rocks on the trails and as such not good for other than walking and small kids may have issues.
Hint 2 - pay attention to the trailhead boards for the direction of travel and distance of the trail you choose - it can get a bit long if you take the wrong one.

Enjoy.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.