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TABLE OF CONTENTS

06 unmistakably lawrence Welcome to this proudly quirky city

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downtown

Resources for trips, meetings and conferences

Itinerary ideas for the heart of the city

17 art Itinerary ideas for culture tours

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history Itinerary ideas for connecting to the past

music Itinerary ideas for enjoying the Lawrence sound

26 family Itinerary ideas for time together

28 sports Itinerary ideas for fans and athletes

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agritourism

Itinerary ideas for the school spirit

Itinerary ideas for touring the land

34 food Itinerary ideas for all tastes

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restaurant list Listing of area eateries

events Selected events throughout the year (so many we can’t list them all)

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nearby Itinerary ideas for short trips

accommodations Complete listing of places to stay

44 city map Lawrence at a glance

On the Cover A street band plays in Downtown Lawrence during the Lawrence Busker Festival. Photograph by Doug Stremel

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welcome

explorelawrence.com info@explorelawrence.com Lawrence Visitor Information Center 402 N. 2nd St. 785.856.3040 eXplore Lawrence P.O. Box 526 Lawrence, KS 66044 785.856.4282 Interim Director Megan Gilliland Chair, Advisory Board Mike Logan Marketing & Communications Toni Dixon Contributing Photographers Jeff Burkhead Jason Dailey Harland Schuster Doug Stremel eXplore Lawrence Creative Services provided by

Lawrence is a city that is happy to be what it is: a city doing things in its own way, with free thinkers not trying to be anyone else. It’s a city that is unmistakably Lawrence. Founded by pioneers driven to create a state where people of all races would be free, built up by a people who worked hard and played hard, inspired by men and women who fought for suffrage and civil rights, Lawrence has continually defined itself as an open, energetic and welcoming community. Quirky? Different? Unexpected? Yes! But more importantly, we invite you to define your own version of a city that offers an escape from the ordinary. We are honored to have you visit. Come, explore our spirit and elevate your own by enjoying all we have to offer. We think you’ll find it unmistakable.

www.sunflowerpub.com Graphic Designer Jenni Leiste Project Manager Nathan Pettengill Ad Designer Shelly Bryant Contributing Writers Katy Ibsen Nadia Imafidon Printing Allen Press All images are property of eXplore Lawrence unless otherwise noted.

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Fine Arts Unique • Affordable • Functional Featuring the original handmade works oF over 300 local, regional and national artisans. • Pottery • Blown Glass • Jewelry • Woodwork • Textiles and much more

Visit us in beautiful downtown Lawrence, Kansas! 825 Massachusetts street Lawrence Ks - 785.843.0080 info@phoenixgalleryart.com

Also visit us at:

Country Club Plaza 4740 Pennsylvania ave. Kansas City, Mo.

Also shop at:

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welcome

Wa

Japanese Restaurant

Since opening in 2002, Wa Restaurant has become one of Lawrence’s most popular restaurants. Owner/head chef,

If this is your first time in Lawrence, be sure to stop by the Lawrence Visitor Information Center, the public front door for eXplore Lawrence.

James Koh, blends traditional Japanese ingredients with fresh fish, producing classic sushi and contemporary innovations like “Sushi Pizza” and the flame-cooked “Kansas Roll.” Wa’s teriyaki, tempuras and Korean

Located in the city’s historic Union Pacific train depot, where dozens of freight trains roll by each day, the center is staffed by friendly volunteers happy to provide driving directions, event updates, dining recommendations, or other assistance to improve your visit.

dishes appeal to any appetite.

Information available at the Visitor Center includes: - Free 25-minute docudrama, Lawrence: Free State Fortress, about Lawrence’s proud history - Self-guided tour brochures on Quantrill’s Raid, Old West Lawrence, Historic Cemeteries, Historic Trails and Public Art - John Brown of Kansas historic tour brochure - Local biking and hiking trail map - Downtown Lawrence Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit information - University of Kansas information - Information on northeast Kansas sites and attractions.

740 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence 785.843.1990 Join us on Facebook @ WaSushiLawrence

Lawrence Visitor Information Center explorelawrence.com 402 N. 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kansas (across the Kansas River Bridge from Downtown Lawrence) 785.856.3040

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Summer Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

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Dear Old Friend,

Meetings Made Memorable Whether you are planning a board meeting, annual conference, wedding or family reunion, let the professional team at eXplore Lawrence help you make your next big event a success. With the following amenities and possibilities, you can create an experience that is unmistakably Lawrence. • Meeting spaces from professional and elegant to artsy and whimsical • Accommodations ranging from hotel convention center to bed-and-breakfast cozy • Easy access to Kansas City International Airport, less than one hour by car • A vibrant, accessible downtown for after-hours entertainment • Great golf courses, parks and trails to unwind after meetings • Public sporting facilities and recreation venues, including beaches and marinas • Diverse, tolerant, affirming, accommodating and welcoming community • University city with strong base of educated workforce • Midwest niceness and hospitality in abundance To find out more, contact Ryan Ficken, eXplore Lawrence, at rficken@explorelawrence.com, 785.856.5285.

If you are familiar with Lawrence but have not visited for some time, then the city has pleasant surprises for you. Don’t worry—old favorites are still around. You can drink some of the best beer in the Heartland at the awardwinning Free State Brewery. Muncher’s Bakery still serves their inimitable cream cheese donuts. The staff at Mass. Street Music are always there to talk guitar strings and tunes. But there are exciting new places as well. You will be quick to notice the new skyline downtown, with the impressive architecture of the Marriott TownePlace Suites next to the Lawrence Arts Center. A few blocks away, in East Lawrence, stands the Seed Co. Studios and the Poehler Loft Apartments, fascinating residential and artistic ventures buoyed by young, optimistic energy. At the heart of the city stands the city’s new showcase public library, complete with a venue for outdoor movies and events. On the west edge of town sits Rock Chalk Park, a massive project combining the University of Kansas athletic pavilions and City of Lawrence state-of-the-art recreation facilities. There are new shops and new restaurants throughout the city, true to Lawrence’s spirit of local innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as its commitment to constantly reinvent itself. So go ahead, let your old favorites welcome you back. Then, enjoy exploring an entire set of novel attractions, dishes and events and renew your love for the city.

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“THE LONGEST RUNNING TAP IN TOWN”

YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN HAS TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY OF LAWRENCE’S ORIGINAL SPORTS BAR WORLD FAMOUS BURGERS – COLD BEER NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA A LAWRENCE DESTINATION

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THE ORIGINAL 401 N 2nd ST (just ’cross the bridge) 785-842-0377

JOHNNY’S WEST 721 W 6th ST (SW corner of 6th & Wakarusa) 785-843-0704

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JEWELRY, GIF TS, ACCESSORIES F O R H O M E A N D WA R D R O B E Antiques and collectables Upstairs At 928.


785-841-8410 NEWLY ELED REMOD S M O O R

2525 W 6th Street Lawrence, KS 66049

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We focus on making things easy for our guest. KEY AMENITIES WE OFFER: • Free Hot Breakfast • Free high-speed Internet • 40’ LED TV with over 100 channels many in HD like CNN, ESPN, and HBO • Free Newspaper • Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker, Iron, Safe available in all rooms. • Laundry services • Outdoor Swimming pool

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Yowza Coming up in the following pages … are 10 unmistakably good itinerary sections, full of places to see

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MARKET

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GOURMET

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Downtown Lawrence has been the heart of the city since its founding in 1854. It is a rare slice of Main Street, America, that continues to thrive as a residential, commercial and entertainment region. Join the crowds of pedestrians on Massachusetts Street to stroll through the one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and historic venues. If you are spending a weekend in Downtown Lawrence, chances are you can enjoy a fun event such as a week-long film festival or an open-air shot put competition.

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LOCAL Not only does Sue Shea run the upscale, eclectic Phoenix Art Gallery in Downtown Lawrence—she and her husband are also downtown dwellers, living in a refurbished second-floor loft on Massachusetts Street. They are part of a trend over the past decade of a return to urban living at the city’s core with a new generation of lofts and residential complexes across Downtown.

Unique shops Downtown Lawrence is full of unique, local-owned boutiques with a rich history. On Massachusetts Street, be sure to stop by Waxman Candles, where they have been handdipping fragrant works of wax art for decades, and Hobbs Inc, a delightfully whimsical gift shop with cutting-edge fashion sense. There are many more favorites to discover, such as Yarn Barn, a knitter’s paradise, The Etc. Shop, with jewelry and accessories for all, and Stitch On for the quilters and cross stitchers. downtownlawrence.com

Lawrence Public Library

The Hot Dog Cart Yes, Lawrence loves its nuanced dishes and upscale dining, but we also appreciate the fun and tradition of an oldfashioned frank. When the weather warms, the hot dog cart at Ninth and Massachusetts cooks up delicious wieners—meatless option included.

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The voters of Lawrence enthusiastically endorsed a plan to expand and rebuild the city library in the heart of Lawrence, leading to this showcase structure opening its doors in 2014. The new library is a destination for families, bookworms and coffee-grabbing conversationalists. Pop in to see the local art, enjoy the surrounding gardens or catch a community lecture or concert. lawrencepubliclibrary.org

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South Park City planners preserved this historic park at what was originally the south border of the city. It continues to offer a refuge of green grass, blooming roses, plenty of shade, play equipment and a charming gazebo. Lawrence’s oldest park hosts many annual events such as the Rev It Up car show, summer band concerts and Earth Day celebrations. See if you can find the lions in a water fountain that was dedicated in 1910 with President Theodore Roosevelt in attendance. lawrenceks.org

european stopover

Vera

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Lawrence Busker Festival Some of the world’s most accomplished freaks, artists and musicians fill Downtown Lawrence for surreal performances—think unicycle ballet, sword swallowing and more. In 2015, the event coincided with the city’s storied Art Tougeau parade (think of a guild of mad artists taking over a Detroit carassembly line). lawrencebuskerfest.com | arttougeau.org

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Two downtown shopping staples offer European goods with Old World flair. Stop by Brits to grab your Dr. Who scarf or tea cozy and pop over to neighboring Au Marche for fine cheeses, chocolates and other gourmet items. britsusa.com |

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Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Recognized nationally as one of America’s best Christmas-time events, this parade features hundreds of horses and authentic wagons and buggies. It’s pomp, circumstance and family fun, so mark your calendar for the first Saturday in December and come early to take your spot among thousands of holiday-goers enjoying the show. lawrencechristmasparade.org

Terrebonne / Great Harvest

polish pottery

Sidewalk Sale This is the city’s largest coordinated shopping event of the year as storefronts expand onto the streets with deep discounts. The sale is the third Thursday of July from sunup to sundown.

Craving Cajun? Head to Eighth and Vermont Streets for hush puppies and po’ boys. On a nice day, you’ll find a crowd spilling out on chairs and tables in the neighboring alley to enjoy okra, gumbo or alligator-meat sandwiches. Let the aroma of fresh-baked bread lead you next door for cookies or fresh loaves at Great Harvest Bread Co. terrebonnepoboys.com | greatharvest.com

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926 Massachusetts street Lawrence, Ks 66044 785-842-1101 | stitchon.com

Made on Mass This modern shop is defining homemade style with an eye-catching variety of local and regional goods. madeonmass.com

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Great Harvest Bread Co.

807 Vermont St. | (785) 749-2227

Great Harvest Bread Co. is dedicated to better serving our community through better food. Our hearthealthy, freshly ground whole wheat means bread that’s better for you. We also offer goodies and daily specialty loaves. www.greatharvest.com


Get yourself to Downtown lawrence

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Some of the city’s first settlers arrived packing brass instruments to form a community band. Our playlist might have changed since their mid-1800s concerts, but Lawrence’s engagement with the arts remains strong. Galleries, public sculptures, monthly art walks and stages that bring in the best international performers … Lawrence is an art destination.

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Theatre Lawrence Fueled by the hearts of many volunteers, Theatre Lawrence has been staging favorites and innovative scripts since the ’70s. Its state-of-the-art venue opened in 2013 to accommodate more productions and larger crowds. Order your tickets well in advance, because this stage is a hometown favorite. theatrelawrence.com

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L A C O L Lawrence is fortunate to welcome artists from across the state, nation and globe through the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas … and equally fortunate to be the home of local talent such as Ursula Minor. Catch her latest signature beadwork/ sculpture creations at the city’s Final Friday events.

This dance studio welcomes dancers of all abilities to try out contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and more. Simply call ahead or drop in for a class during your visit. If you’re around in the spring, attend the studio’s AIM Dance Company’s annual dance carnival, a blend of art and entertainment. pointbdance.com

Phoenix Gallery If you live for one-of-akind pieces of artwork to adorn the home or yourself, Phoenix Gallery provides more than 200 artists’ works to choose from in one location. Predominantly from Lawrence and the region, these handmade goods are beautiful, affordable and often functional. phoenixgalleryart.com

Lawrence Arts Center Seedco Studios Tucked away in the East 9th Street Arts District, this gallery is also the working studio for up to 20 artists. With a heavy emphasis on collaboration and community involvement, artists specialize in various elements including fine art, sculpture, graphic design, music recording, fashion, digital media and street art.

The Arts Center is art central for performances, exhibitions, film, music and lectures. While championing local artists, the center also brings in top national talent for residencies and seminars. lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Percolator Looking for an alternative art gallery? The Percolator prides itself in showcasing types of work that push the artistic envelope and guide community discourse. Find the little gallery in the alley west of Rhode Island Street. lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

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Cider Gallery Housed in a renovated cider distillery with exposed brick, hardwood floors and original wooden beams, the gallery welcomes artists to show, guests to appreciate, and parties to celebrate in the open space for weddings, receptions or graduations. cidergallery.com

art to eat Be sure to include some time for culinary masterpieces. Wheatfields Bakery Cafe features pastries that qualify as works of art. Other exquisite treats, such as a Goat Cheese Danish, await at The Roost. wheatfieldsbakery.com 920mass.com

Van Go While traipsing through town, see how many vibrant, multicolored benches you can spot throughout the community. These painted masterpieces are creations from the young painters of Van Go— an arts-based social service agency whose gallery in East Lawrence offers art that travels. www.van-go.org

Halcyon House Rest up in beautiful surroundings at this bed and breakfast just a short jaunt away from Downtown art venues.

Wonders can certainly be found at the top of a narrow staircase on Massachusetts Street where this art gallery, shop and screen-printing studio sits. Make sure to check out the special monthly exhibit in the back room. wonderfair.com

Free State Festival Dive into a five-day festival jampacked with live music, local eats, independent film showings, interactive digital art and mindexpanding lectures. Whatever your interest, this summer festival around the city’s East 9th Street Arts District will challenge and delight. freestatefest. org

Final Fridays More than 35 venues open monthly for an art tour through Downtown Lawrence and the East 9th Street Arts District. Enjoy free music, food and conversation with the artists as you scope out handmade jewelry, paintings, prints and other creative works available for purchase. finalfridayslawrence. wordpress.com

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RESONANT

roots

fresh

GOES WITH THAT SHAKE

Lawrence is the place where Nirvana played in a small, standing-room only shack. This is the place where Janelle Monae packed in her hometown crowd. It’s the place where you can hear up-and-coming local bands like Taryn Blake Miller’s “Your Friend.” It’s the place for concerts by global classic sensations such as Yo-Yo Ma or Wynton Marsalis. Yes, we’ve got it! This is the place for a gathering of the world’s best young pianists who perform free concerts. Come join the unmistakable music scene that is Lawrence.

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L s A C O L Arriving in Lawrence from New Orleans, this hard-touring husband-andwife duo, Katie and Mike West, quickly established themselves as one of the region’s leading musical forces. Inventive, lyrical, harmonic and never toosweet, they record individually as well as under the name Truckstop Honeymoon.

Lied Center of Kansas

Love Garden Sounds

The Lied Center is the University of Kansas’ performance arts venue, bringing in renowned artists from all over the world and showcasing some of KU’s best and brightest students and faculty in the theater, dance and music programs. Enjoy a Tony award-winning musical, a night of chamber music or the guitar stylings of a traditional picker as part of their West Side Folk series.

Collectors have a field day at this proudly vinyl venue that features LPs, but also includes CDs and cassette tape recordings. Keep an eye out for in-store live shows by area musicians, sometimes accompanied by an art showing by local artists. lovegardensounds.com

The Bottleneck

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Frank’s North Star Tavern A mature crowd frequents this North Lawrence dive bar that often hosts offbeat event nights (indoor roller races, anyone?) in addition to regular concerts.

Starting in 1985 when Wham! and Madonna owned the Billboard charts, The Bottleneck has brought the best bands in the business to Lawrence such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Gwar, Cake, Ben Folds Five, Marilyn Manson, Goo Goo Dolls and Weezer. The tradition continues. thebottlenecklive.com

Eighth Street Taproom Sunday Matinee The Replay Lounge opens its large patio for Sunday evening shows. From folk to psychedelic, all styles of music are played at this patio bar—complete with gourmet street-taco stand Taco Zone and ice-cold cocktails and beer. Wander inside and find pinball, punk rock décor and plenty of character scribbled all over the walls. replaylounge.com

You could overlook it, but locals beat a trail to this musical favorite. This pub’s downstairs section’s lowceilinged, red-lit basement is a heralded underground scene for sweaty dance parties inspired by jazz-jam sessions, collaborative DJ sets and experimental local music. And try the Tap Room original cocktail Ginger Smash. eighthstreettaproom.com

International Institute for Young Musicians Both a summer music academy and a competition, this event—presented in collaboration with the Music Department of the University of Kansas—attracts top piano students from across the globe who have gone on to win or place in major international events such as the Van Cliburn Competition. Best of all for audiences, their competition performances are free and open to the public, with tickets sold for the winner’s encore performance. iiym.com

Lawrence Public Library auditorium “Shhh” no more! The beautifully renovated public library features a recording studio, free for use by musicians of all levels and accompanied by a skilled audio engineer. The hip librarians also line up some amazing auditorium shows. For example, Lawrence-born indie-pop duo, Mates of State, played an intimate, free after-hours set, employing a video of a fire as a backdrop for the cozy evening. lawrencepubliclibrary.org

Gaslight Gardens Head inside this tiny hut for the beer; go back outside for the party. On a pretty regular basis, the Gaslight hosts evening patio shows with bluegrass, jazz and even punk bands taking the outdoor stage. Located in North Lawrence, it’s an alternative from the Downtown bar scene and the perfect warm summer night hangout. 785.371.5911

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The Granada The biggest Downtown music spot with exceptional acoustics, The Granada brings in the big names of today, as well as childhood throwbacks. Local bands also join forces at this venue for albumrelease shows, delivering audiences up to four genres in one night. thegranada.com

Mardi Gras Want a Midwest Mardi-Gras to remember? Katie and Mike West of Truckstop Honeymoon deliver Mardi-Gras madness every year. They recreate a neighborhood parade with a band dressed in tutus, wigs and bright frocks. Join the crowd as they march down Massachusetts Street, wandering in-and-out of coffee shops and bars.

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The Halcyon House BED & BREAKFAST

Nestled between downtown Lawrence and the campus of the University of Kansas, The Halcyon House is only a short walk away from every place you need.

British Foods • Teas • Gifts • DVDs

So we can all feel a little British

Capture theCharm of Lawrence, KS

1000 Ohio Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 Toll Free: (888) 441-0314 • Phone: (785) 841-0314 • thehalcyonhouse.com


FREEDOM

CONVICTION

EQUALITY

PRESERVATION

HERITAGE

Lawrence was founded in the 1850s as the center of resistance to slavery expansion. And it paid the price. Targeted, pillaged and burned to the ground during the Civil War, the community rebuilt with a commitment to education, civility and the future. A big legacy to live up to ‌ but we try. Add some fiery history to your visit.

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two Johnnys For a new take on history and eating, try the John Brown Underground—an intentionally lowprofile bar designed as a secrethideaway speakeasy. Find it a few doors east of the intersection of Seventh and Massachusetts. Just across the river and a few blocks away stands Johnny’s Tavern in North Lawrence. Tracing its roots back to a grocery store in the 1910s that continued as an underground bar during Prohibition, it was recently named the state’s “Most Iconic Bar” by Thrillist.

Watkins Museum of History A grand structure, built in 1888 as a bank that would last through the ages, Watkins displays the region’s heritage while hosting brainy, innovative events for new generations such as a hands-on beer brewing history lecture and tasting. Admission is always free. watkinsmuseum.org

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Lawrence cemeteries A walk through some of the city’s oldest cemeteries provides a link to the past and beautiful, contemplative surroundings. The Douglas County Historical Society leads special tours highlighting the Union soldiers’ tombstones of Oak Hill Cemetery. The nearby Memorial Park Cemetery hosts the grave of basketball’s inventor and KU basketball coach, James Naismith. On campus, Pioneer Cemetery preserves the city’s oldest graves, with a small monument honoring unknown Union war dead.

The Eldridge / Holiday Inn Once the city’s political center and headquarters for the Free State movement, The Eldridge is now a beautifully revived historic hotel in the heart of Downtown. If you want living history (and a pool for the kids), stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, President Barack Obama’s sleepover choice when he visited Lawrence. eldridgehotel.com | holidayinn.com

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campbell conference If your idea of history is more in the lines of alternative history, then you won’t want to miss the Campbell Conference held each summer at the University of Kansas. This is one of the nation’s leading gatherings of science fiction authors and the central event for summer-long science fiction classes and writing programs through the university.

In Lawrence over the weekend? Consider stopping by Sunday services at St. Luke AME church on New York Street. This Gothic Revival is listed on the register of Kansas historical buildings because it was the home church of poet Langston Hughes when he was a young boy in Lawrence, but its dynamic choir and architecture are also worth a visit. Not far away, on Vermont Street, stands Plymouth Congregational Church, the first permanent church building built in the state. It features a vintage organ from the local Reuter Organ Company in its services.

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L A C O L Steve Nowak came to Lawrence from the Toledo Museum of Art to update the city’s centerpiece municipal history showcase— Watkins Museum of History. He has jumped right into the community to capture the area’s pride in its past through exhibits and work that relate to current community concerns.

The Natural History Museum On the University of Kansas campus, this museum provides the long view of regional history with exhibits on prehistoric wildlife with permanent exhibits of mososaurs, pteranodons and more, as well as rotating, timely exhibitions. It’s a family favorite with free admission and a delightful science-centered souvenir shop. biodiversity.ku.edu

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ADVENTURES

MEMORIES

NATURE

PARADES

TREATS

Safe streets, welcoming venues, clean conditions, exciting opportunities—all of these make for ideal family visits. But Lawrence businesses and public venues know that kiddos are more than freeloading fellow-travelers. Heck, the young generation will soon be the one writing reviews online and telling us whether or not the city still has what it takes. So we’ve got plenty to offer the young generations, from bouncy toddlers to hard-toimpress teens. Here are suggestions to make everyone’s visit unmistakable.

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Prairie Park Nature Center This 100-acre nature preserve boasts trails and a lake, but young children will also love the free nature center’s interactive exhibits and live animals, including one very saucy crow. lawrenceks.org/lprd/ppnc

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L A C O L A native of Washington D.C., Sally Zogry heads up Lawrence’s Downtown Business association and raises two kids of her own—a combination making her an expert in matching up children with Lawrence fun. Her advice? For a family trip, check calendars and plan around a big festival. Definitely bring the younger generation and consider signing them up in advance for a one-day theatre class or a library event.

Spend a day at the beach or rent a boat to cruise at Clinton Lake. Cast away any travel woes with a day by the pool—the Outdoor Aquatic Center in Downtown is a child’s summertime dream. Splash away on two slides, fountains, spraying mushrooms and water buckets that overflow. For the little ones, wade in the zero-depth pool (there is also a zero-depth pool at South Park). Mom and Dad can kick back in the shaded lounge areas and enjoy the café-style snack bar. Rainy days? Sounds like a visit to the indoor aquatic center is in store—slides and high-dives will challenge all. lawrenceks.

Yello Sub Don’t overthink feeding the kids on your visit to Lawrence, particularly on Sunday when children eat free at Lawrence’s original, hometown sub shop. yellosub.net

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Marriott Towneplace New to Lawrence, this venue offers ideal family accommodations. Rooms are outfitted for extended stays. An indoor saltwater pool will keep kids entertained, and the Downtown location means everything is accessible by foot—backseat squabbles no more. marriott.com

Dog Parks We believe in extended families. And if you are in town with your canine family member, be sure to stop by the city’s sprawling off-leash dog parks. The dog will find new friends, and you’ll be rewarded with even more affection and devotion. http://lawrenceks.org/lprd/recreationfacilities/muttrun

The Toy Store

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Make no mistake, The Toy Store is what would happen if Santa left you the keys to the workshop. Featuring three stories of games, toys, dolls, instruments, costumes, puzzles and books, this is one stop you won’t want to miss. Or more appropriately, the younger children won’t let you.

The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade is full of fun for the entire family. Enjoy imaginative floats, music, costumes, ceremony, prizes for on-lookers and, of course, a sea of green costumes. If you miss this one, we’ve got lots more. Check out the other parades throughout the year at explorelawrence.com.

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Laugh Out Loud Family Zone Rainy or cold days mean cabin fever? Then take the kids to this indoor playground and activity center where outdoor voices are allowed inside. lolfamilyzone.com

Ice Cream @ Sylas & Maddy’s Cool down with a giant waffle cone filled to the brim with homemade ice cream from Sylas & Maddy’s. A Lawrence institution, this ice cream shop is the “it place” for dessert and keeps late hours in the summer. Good luck choosing a flavor from among the 64 creations. 785.832.8323

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FANATICS

JAYHAWKS

LEGENDS

RECORDS

TRAILBLAZERS

Yes, we know. Lawrence can be a tad fanatical about our sports teams. But can you blame us? Our high school squads have a long tradition of state championships. Haskell Indian Nations University has given the world Olympians Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills. And … you did know this was Jayhawk nation, right? The University of Kansas Jayhawks are perennial top contenders in the men’s NCAA national basketball tournament and the women’s track and field team is rich with Olympic gold medalists. But you don’t just have to watch. With recreation trails, courts and parks across the town, there is always a chance to join in a game.

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Steve Heffernan is an assistant principal at Free State High School where he also served many years as the school’s track and field coach. Heffernan also lives the sporting life, as he and his family reside as caretakers at Rim Rock Farm, a beautiful crosscountry race course that has hosted numerous Big 12 collegiate and high school championships.

Tour of Lawrence Cyclists descend upon Lawrence for three days of racing. See professionals and amateurs conquer street sprints, campus hills and a Downtown criterium. Want to get into the sport? Stop by Downtown Lawrence’s sporting goods store, Sunflower Outdoor, to tour their bicycling department. touroflawrence.com

March Mustard Madness

Lawrence Men's Olympic Shot Put Throwing heavy balls in the main streets with crowds cheering you on? That’s exactly what happens when a competitionscale shot put circle and field are created in the streets of Downtown Lawrence. See the action live at the annual event in April and join the street party that follows.

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Check out KUsports.com for a rundown of University of Kansas sporting seasons. Go to lawrenceks.org/ lprd for a listing of city-sponsored recreation venues, many open to the public. Runners should pull up runlawrence.org. For full listing of cycling groups and events, see ridelawrence.com.

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Kansas Relays University and high school athletes gather at Rock Chalk Park for the annual Kansas Relays—now nearly nine decades old. The four-day track meet features all the events and celebration any track fan would appreciate with new events such as a quadrangular, a team-total scoring tally to highlight collegiate rivalries. The annual event takes place in April. kuathletics.com

Red Lyon Tavern There are many places to watch a game … but if your game is football (as in what the world calls “football”) then this bar at 944 Massachusetts Street is the place to be for World Cup excitement or KC Sporting matches.

Free State Brewery turns into a culinary superdome featuring none other than— mustard—every March. Playing off the popular NCAA basketball tournament event, March Madness (which Lawrence is appropriately madly familiar with), the brewery offers mustard-craving lunch and dinner specials to be paired with over 65 special mustard flavors collected from around the world. We’re still not sure why … but it’s deliciously quirky fun. freestatebrewing.com

Mountain Biking Yes, really. With two state parks in the region and an extensive levee trail along the Kansas River, multiple mountain biking trails keep local riders cruising singletracks. The Lawrence Mountain Bike Club offers a variety of events and weekly rides. lawrencemountainbikeclub.org

23rd Street Brewery Haskell Boxing This is where international contenders such as Marcus Oliveira got their start. Open to university students and community members, Haskell Boxing takes its sport to top level. Even if you don’t go into the ring, stop by during the off hours to see the gym’s tributes to Native boxing greats.

This west-side restaurant brews awardwinning beers on site and pairs them with hearty dishes, many named after local legends. Try “The Bill Self,” a mound of homemade mac and cheese topped with buffalo chicken tenders in tribute to KU’s revered men’s basketball coach. brew23.com

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Lawrence is shaped by education. Our town is one of the leading cities for advanced degrees per capita, so we can be fairly smart (when we want to be), without taking ourselves too seriously. Not only is Lawrence home to the state’s flagship university, The University of Kansas, the city also proudly hosts Haskell Indian Nations University—one of the nation’s leading centers for Native scholarship and cross-tribal culture. Townie? Gownie? No difference. Everyone’s welcome on both campuses, and the universities are an essential part of the city.

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a spot for swimming, but the green space that surrounds it offers a calm refuge from busy campus life. Pack a blanket, your favorite snacks, and enjoy an alfresco lunch with the family.

KU Homecoming

KU Theatre

the oread Towering above the KU campus and the Golden Valley (ask a KU alum for the meaning of that reference). The Oread is a quick walk to Jayhawk Boulevard. With its skyline views and sophisticated drinks and menu, this is a popular destination with alumni and other hardcore KU fans. theoread.com

Catch a stellar production at an affordable price put on by students and faculty of KU Theatre. With at least 10 dramas, musicals and operas produced every year—each performed on a number of nights—there is plenty of opportunity to catch rising talent and innovative productions. kutheatre.com

The University of Kansas celebrates its 103rd homecoming in 2016, featuring a week of reunions, community service events and—of course—pep rally and parade. If you’re not in town for that October 31 weekend, look to grab a ticket for any of the fall season gridiron showdowns in the historic Memorial Stadium. kualumni.org/ events/homecoming

Late Night in the Phog Basketball games are the main attraction at KU’s historic Allen Fieldhouse, but one of the city’s favorite sporting nights is the free, official kickoff for basketball season, Late Night in the Phog (“Phog” being a tribute to longtime Jayhawk coach F.C. “Phog” Allen). Part comedy talent show and part scrimmage night, this is one of the city’s most-anticipated and bestattended events. Not in town for Late Night in October? Then stop by Allen Fieldhouse and see the adjacent Booth Hall of Athletics and DeBruce Center, part museum and part Jayhawk sporting shrine.

Haskell Cultural Center and Museum A center dedicated to celebrating the living heritage of its students and faculty, the Cultural Center and Museum serves as an archive of Haskell’s history since 1884 with art, exhibitions, educational programs and research. In addition to displaying Haskell’s progression from a boarding school to a stronghold for Native culture, the center features an exhibit honoring war veterans from Haskell.

Haskell Indian Art Market If you’re seeking a quiet afternoon getaway, prepare a picnic for Potter Lake. Just west of the Campanile (the large tower that is a WW II memorial and houses the working carillon whose daily music can be heard around campus), Potter Lake is not

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L A C O L With a bachelor’s in mathematics and a graduate degree in education, Heidi Simon fits right in to academic life on The Hill (what Jayhawks call their campus, located on the highest point of the city). But as an associate director of freshman recruitment, Simon also knows about welcoming people to the university life and the world of Lawrence.

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Held annually on the second weekend of September, the Haskell Indian Art Market is a two-day outdoor market bringing authentic Native American artists from across the country. Enjoy original basket and rug weavings, beadwork, pottery, food, jewelry and live demonstrations. No pets, please. haskell.edu

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Haskell Annual Welcome Pow-wow Donning colorful ceremonial dress, Haskell Indian Nations University students and faculty host an exhilarating night of traditional drumming and dancing. Vendors also provide a variety of goods including clothing, blankets, jewelry, snacks and beverages. haskell.edu

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We didn’t start the localvore revolution and the return to local foods … we just never abandoned it in the first place. Lawrence knows good eating begins on the earth, and responsible farming has always been part of our city’s heritage.

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Circle S Ranch Get the full rustic experience of northeast Kansas at Circle S Ranch. Just 12 miles north of Lawrence, this bed and breakfast provides a unique retreat. Popular for weddings, the ranch is also available for overnight stays, girls’ weekends, horseback riding, and s’mores of course— all only a short drive outside of Lawrence. circlesranch.com

Pendleton’s Kaw Valley Country Market The Pendleton family has been a leader in the local food movement and sells goods straight from its farm just east of Lawrence nearly yearround—from famous asparagus in the summer to holiday wreaths in December. Kids love the butterfly bio-villa, an eco-education doubling as big fun. pendletons.com

Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden

Wineries Kansas wineries are showing the world a new variety of vino—Kansas wine. Just east of Lawrence, two wineries and vineyards have been collecting wine accolades for some time. BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery as well as Davenport Orchards & Winery welcome guests to taste wine on the weekends and host special events year round. bluejacketwinery.com | davenportwinery.com

Just north of Lawrence, this natural garden provides field data for an innovative study combining the healing potential of native plants and modern pharmaceutical research. Part of The University of Kansas’ 1,600-acre field station, the gardens can be viewed through regular guided tours. Its nearby trail system and Rockefeller Prairie’s wheelchair-accessible trails are open to the public, but please leave your pets behind. nativeplants.ku.edu

Amy’s Meats Day Camp If you’re visiting Lawrence over the summer with young kids in tow, consider treating them to a day camp experience on a farm. Amy’s Meats—recognized by Mother Earth News magazine as “Homesteaders of the Year”— provides lessons in agriculture and cooking through age-themed Pizza Camp, Spaghetti Camp, Little Homesteader Camp and other programs. amysmeats.com

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L s A C O L Jack and Kathy Wilson are owners of Washington Creek Lavender farm, just outside of Lawrence, on a farm once owned by Kathy’s grandfather. Both had successful media careers in Chicago before returning to the land to begin their farm. Now, you can see them at the local farmers’ markets or while touring their lavender fields.

Farmers’ Market April to November and even special occasions in between, Lawrence boasts the region’s best farmers’ markets, including the grandmammy of them all, the Downtown Farmers’ Market, the state’s longest continually operating market where all vendors grow, raise or bake their items for sale. There’s always strong coffee and music to make the early hours worth everyone’s time. For a weekday afternoon alternative, with chess tables and beer on tap, stop by Cottin’s Hardware farmer’s market. lawrencefarmersmarket.com | cottinshardware.com/farmersmarket

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Chestnuts Here’s an unusual vacation idea—sign up to work a chestnut harvest at Chestnut Charlie’s organic chestnut garden north of Lawrence. Charlie hires short-term workers from early-September to mid-October, at four hours per day. Or you can simply set up a tour. chestnutcharlie.com

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Dining out is always an occasion in Lawrence. Our chefs know their farmers and delight in offering the best possible local combinations, keeping a global palate and trends in mind. Of course, we always appreciate a good slice of traditional pie, but there’s usually a twist on the menu that’s unmistakably Lawrence—fruit pie with lavender flavor, burgers with pickled beets or duck carnitas. If your journey is all about the food, get ready for unmistakable taste.

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L A C O L Rick Martin, the owner and executive chef at Limestone— the city’s new upscale pizza and bar restaurant— knows a thing or two about food. Having been involved in various local restaurants and even transforming the school-lunch menu at a local district, Martin has been recognized by the county health officials for his efforts to champion farm-to-table menus and healthful eating.

Free State Brewing Co. Beer lovers: this is where you live. Free State Brewing Co. is arguably the most iconic foodie spot in Lawrence, complete with delectable pub food and in-house brews. Try the cheddar ale soup; it’s one of their top-sellers and is made with their own Ad Astra Ale. (Also, get the beer.) freestatebrewing.com

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What’s better than crème brulee … how about an entire crème brulee food truck? Look for Torched Goodness gourmet treats Downtown and at events around Lawrence. torchedgoodness.com

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Sweet! Cooks, bakers and foodie DIYers will want to stop by this shop for kitchenware and flavorful mixes. sweetbakingsupply.com

Basil Leaf Cafe Gas station food is no indicator of quality— at least in the case of Basil Leaf. This Italian restaurant served its decadent fare for years in a gas station, and it was so loved that growing crowds forced it to reopen at a larger venue on Ninth Street. Try the tortellini cordon bleu— the dish that took Basil Leaf to the top. 785.856.0459

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Little Saigon Cafe A tiny hole-in-the-wall getaway, Little Saigon Café is a stop for any time of the day. The service is fast; the food is fresh.

Torched Goodness

This little sushi house will surprise with its exquisite Dragon Rolls or its daring Heart Attack Sushi.

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This is the pie break you didn’t know you needed. Baked fresh and gone fast, Ladybird’s pies rotate through an ever-changing and inventive menu that demands your stomach’s full attention. Strawberry lavender, blueberry basil, and Mexican chocolate are just a few of its finest. Also enjoy classic diner fare, along with a funky atmosphere where novelty salt-and-pepper shakers steal the show. ladybirddiner.com

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715 This downtown favorite offers a fine-dining experience at a sleek European-style bistro. Enjoy well-crafted cocktails and dishes that are as picturesque as they are delicious. Bring friends and share a few small plates of rosemary flatbread, pork meatballs and smoked trout crostini. 715mass.com

Merchants Craft beer lovers: have we got a spot for you. This gastropub boasts 30 beers on tap, with a killer happy-hour deal where select brews are just $2. The farmhouse-style food is equally enticing, and all local. Try the mac and cheesemonger. It’s comfort food kicked up several notches. merchantsonmass.com

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Applebee’s 3900 W. 6th St. (785) 312-9856 applebees.com Applebee’s 2520 Iowa St. (785) 832-8338 applebees.com Burger Stand at the Casbah 803 Massachusettes St. (785) 856-0543 burgerstandrestaurants.com BurgerFi 918 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-0824 burgerfi.com

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Ramen Bowls This is where you get your slurp on. But let’s be clear, the menu is not full of the 15-cent packages most college students succumb to for survival. Instead, the bowls are full of warm, comforting handmade noodles and steamy broth, among veggies and meats of your choice. There is also a full bar offering sake specialties downstairs. ramenbowls.com

This chef-owned-andoperated restaurant combines gourmet eating with an endless combination of made-toorder salads, pies, paninis and more. Sometimes dinner comes with a side of live music. fivebarandtables.com

bread bounty Enjoy fresh-baked loaves from the hand-built ovens of Wheatfields Bakery. Be sure to try the sandwiches, salads or a pastry. wheatfieldsbakery.com

Munchers If you’re into warm, doughy envelops of cream cheese, you’re going to love this dessert stop. For decades, this has been one of the guilty pleasure breakfast (and sometimes way beyond that) stops for Lawrencians. The bakery’s signature cream cheese donut is the favorite, but the bakery also serves cakes, brownies and pudding balls. We warned you. 785.749.4324

always fresh There are always new and even pop-up cafes and restaurants appearing in Lawrence. Fortunately explore lawrence.com will keep you updated on the latest table selections.

The Burger Stand Enter fry heaven—with at least half a dozen fry varieties on the menu, the standard side order just got some serious star power. But that isn’t to say this joint’s gourmet burgers are lacking. From the fire burger, with habanerocactus jam and avocado, to the black and blue, with blue cheese, apple chutney and local greens, these burgers will have your taste buds writing thank you notes. Pair the truffle fries with the smoke burger—and you’ll see why this combo is the top-seller (without ever needing to supersize). burgerstandrestaurants.com

3 Good Things Good food leads to other good food. Three sister restaurants in Downtown Lawrence provide a global buffet of taste: Genovese for seasonal rustic Italian, La Parrilla for sophisticated Latin American dishes and Zen Zero for Asian fusion. genoveseitalian.com laparrillaks.com zen-zero.com

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Chili’s 2319 Iowa St. (785) 331-3700 chilis.com Eldridge Hotel 701 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-5011 eldridgehotel.com/diningservices/restaurants Five 21 1200 Oread Ave. (785) 830-3921 theoread.com/diningservices/521-restaurant/ Free State Brewing Co. 636 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4555 freestatebrewing.com Ingredient 945 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0100 John Brown Underground 7 E 7th St. (785) 856-5280 freelawrence.com KC Smoke Burger 1008 Massachusetts St. kcsmokeburger.com (785) 424-7723 Ladybird Diner 721 Massachusetts (785) 856-5239 ladybirddiner.com Legends 1540 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 856-5050 legendslawrence.com Set ‘em Up Jack’s 1800 E 23rd St. Ste G (785) 832-2030 setemupjacks.com Slow Ride Roadhouse 1350 N 3rd St. 1/4 mile north of I-70, off the East Lawrence exit (#204) (785) 749-2727 slowrideroadhouse.net Ten Restaurant 701 Massachusetts St. (inside Eldridge Hotel) (785) 749-5011 eldridgehotel.com The Oread 1200 Oread Ave. (785) 843-1200 bit.ly/oreadweblink Wing Stop 2233 Louisiana St.

Asian

Baan Thai 741 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8424 baanthaikansas.com/lawrence/index.htm

Cafe Beautiful 730 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-7423 Encore Café 1007 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-3682 encore-cafe.com Little Saigon 1524B W 23rd St. (785) 856-8010 littlesaigonlawrence.com Oriental Bistro & Grill 1511 W. 23rd St. (785) 841-8881 orientalbistrolawrence.com Thai House 711 W 23rd St. (785) 312-9991 thaihouselawrence.com Thai Siam Restuarant 601 South Kasold Dr. (785) 331-2525 Wild Pho 1006 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-0561 wildpho.com Zen Zero 811 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0001 zen-zero.com

Bakery

Great Harvest Bread Co. 807 Vermont St. (785) 749-2227 greatharvest.com Einstein Bros Bagels 1026 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-9494 einsteinbros.com Munchers Bakery 925 S. Iowa St. (785) 749-4324 WheatFields Bakery & Café 904 Vermont St. (785) 841-5553 wheatfieldsbakery.com

Bar & Grill

23rd Street Brewery 3512 Clinton Pkwy. (785) 856-2337 brew23.com Boulevard Grill 200 McDonald Dr. (Inside the Holiday Inn Convention Center) (785) 841-7077 Buffalo Wild Wings 2624 Iowa St., Suite A (785) 865-1616 buffalowildwings.com Conroy’s Pub 3115 W. 6th St. (785) 856-3663 Dempsey’s Burger Pub 623 Vermont St. (785) 856-5460 dempseysburgerpub.com Henry T’s Bar & Grill 3520 W. 6th St. (785) 749-2999 henryts.com/wp/ Quinton’s Bar & Deli 615 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-6560 quintonslawrence.com Jayhawker 701 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-5011 eldridgehotel.com

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restaurants West Coast Saloon 2222 Iowa St. (785) 841-2739 westcoastsaloon.com

Alchemy 1901 Massachusetts St. #B (785) 727-7211 alchemyzion.com

McAlister’s Deli 2108 W. 27th St. (785) 749-3354 mcalistersdeli.com

Orangeleaf 4801 Bauer Farm Dr. (785) 856-0544 orangeleafyogurt.com

Yacht Club 530 Wisconsin St. (785) 856-8188

Bourgeois Pig 6 E 9th St. (785) 843-1001

Desserts / Ice Cream

Paddy O’Quigley’s 200 McDonald Dr. (Inside the Holiday Inn Holidome) (785) 841-7077 Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe 818 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-6700 picklemans.com

Barbecue

Biemer’s BBQ 2120 W. 9th St. (785) 842-0800 biemers.com Bigg’s BBQ 2429 Iowa St. (785) 856-2550 biggsribs.com Biggs on Mass 719 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-6400 biggsonmass.com Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 721 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 856-1313 dickeys.com Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 1516 W 23rd St. (785) 842-4100 hogwildpitbbq.com Mr. Bacon 846 Illinois St. (785) 865-4116 bbqlawrence.com

Breakfast / Brunch

Big Biscuit 4821 W 6th St. (785) 856-0496 bigbiscuitrestaurant.com First Watch Restaurant 2540 Iowa St. (785) 842-7999 firstwatch.com Milton’s 901 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-0663 miltonscafe.com The Roost 920 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-1110 920mass.com

Chinese

China House 4821 W 6th St. (785) 841-8885 Jade Garden Restaurant 1410 Kasold Dr. (785) 843-8650 jadegardenonline.com Jin Shan Buffet 1800 E 23rd St. (785) 830-9888 jinshanbuffetlawrence.com King Buffet 1601 W. 23rd St. (785) 749-1777 kingbuffetlawrence.com Panda & Plum Garden 1500 W. 6th St. (785) 843-4312 Peking Taste 2223 Louisiana St. (785) 749-4788 pekingtastelawrence.com Red Pepper 821 Iowa St. (785) 832-1288 redpepperlawrence.com Coffee House Aimee’s Coffee House 1025 A Massachusetts St. (785) 843-5173 aimeescoffeehouse.com

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Decade 920 Delaware St. (785) 550-7944 Dunn Bros. Coffee 1618 W. 23rd St. (785) 865-4211 dunnbros.com House of Cha 21 W. 9th St. (785) 856-6688 J&S Coffee 4821 W 6th St. (785) 749-0100 jandscoffee.com Java Break 17 E. 7th St. (785) 749-5282 thejavabreak.com/home La Prima Tazza 638 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2233 ManaBar 1111 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8227 manabarlawrence.com Scone Lady’s Coffee Shop 3300 Bob Billings Pkwy. and Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. (785) 838-3992 sconeladyscoffee.com Signs of Life 722 Massachusetts St. (785) 830-8030 signsoflifegallery.com Starbucks 647 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0300 starbucks.com Starbucks 1015 W 23rd St. (785) 841-3366 starbucks.com t.Loft 4801 Bauer Farm Dr. (785) 505-0770 tloft.net Z’s Divine Espresso 1800 E. 23rd St. (785) 842-7651 zsdivine.com

Contemporary

i bar 945 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0100 Merchants Pub & Plate 746 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4111 merchantsonmass.com

Delis

Auntie Em’s Deli 2311 Wakarusa Dr. Ste D (785) 832-1333 auntieemsdeli.com Hank Charcuterie 1900 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-8688 hankmeats.com Jason’s Deli 3140 Iowa St. (785) 842-5600 jasonsdeli.com

Billy Vanilly Cupcakes 914 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-3700 billyvanillycupcakes.com Cold Stone Creamery & Rocky Mt. Chocolate Factory 647 Massachusetts St. Ste 101B (785) 843-0990 coldstonecreamery.com

Saints Pub + Patio 2329 Iowa St. (785) 856-2300 Southern Cuisine 1008 Massachusetts St. (785) 331-2500

Mass Street Soda 1103 Massachusetts St. (785) 409-1767 massstreetsoda.com Mass Street Sweet Shop 727 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-6300 masssweets.com

Bottleneck 737 New Hampshire St. (785) 842-5483 thebottlenecklive.com Casbah Market 803 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-4085

Sylas & Maddy’s Homemade Ice Cream 1014 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-8323

Pieroguys Pierogies 4500 Overland Dr. (816) 252-1575 Pita Pit 1011 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-2500

TCBY 845 Massachusetts St. (785) 865-6440 store.tcby.com/home/ massachusettsstreet

Dining

Brother’s Bar & Grill 1105 Massachusetts St. (785) 830-9281 brothersbar.com/location_ home.cfm

Greek

Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe 3115 West 6th St. (785) 856-0080 cosmosks.com

Indian

Mad Greek Restaurant 907 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-2441 themadgreeklawrence.com Curry in a Hurry 1111 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-7266 downtowncurry.com/index.do

Famous Dave’s 4831 West 6th St. (785) 830-8409 famousdaves.com/Lawrence

India Palace 129 E 10th St. (785) 331-4300 indiapalacelawrenceka.com

Fat Freddy’s Pizza and Wings 1445 W 23rd St. (785) 841-5000 fatfreddyspizza.com Firehouse Subs 2000 W 31 St. (785) 856-2562 firehousesubs.com

Italian

715 715 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-7150 715mass.com Cibo Sano 4821 W 6th St. (785) 856-2414 cibosanoitaliangrille.com

Global Cafe 820 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-4600 globalcafelawrence.com

Genovese 941 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-0300 genoveseitalian.com Paisano’s Ristorante 2112 W. 25th St. (785) 838-3500 paisanoskansas.com

Heartland’s Garden Grill 200 McDonald Dr. (785) 841-7077 holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/ lawrence/lwrks/hoteldetail Jefferson’s Restaurant 740 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2000 jeffersonsrestaurant.com

Basil Leaf Cafe 616 W 9th St. (785) 856-0459

Japanese / Sushi

Johnny’s Tavern 401 N. 2nd St. (785) 842-0377 johnnystavern.com/locations/lawrence/

DONDON 2223 Louisiana St. (785) 838-3100 eatdondon.com

Johnny’s Tavern West Side 721 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 843-0704 johnnystavern.com/locations/ west-lawrence/index.html Milton’s 901 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-0663 miltonscafe.com

Kokoro Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi 601 S. Kasold Dr. (785) 838-4134 kokorohouse.com Wa Sushi 740 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-1990

Oh Boy! Chicken 1006 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-6269

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Yokohama Sushi Japanese Restaurant 811 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-8862 yokohamasushioflawrence.com

Korean

O Cafe` 1530 W 6th St. (785) 312-9211 ocafelk.com

Latin america

La Parrilla 724 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-1100 laparrillalawrence.com

Papa Keno’s Pizzeria 1035 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-7272 papakenos.com Pyramid Pizza 701 W. 9th St. (785) 842-3232 pyramidpizzalawrence.com Rudy’s Pizzeria 704 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-0055 rudyspizzeria.com Spin Neapolitan Pizza 6th & Wakarusa

Mediterranean

Tad’s Pizzeria 1410 Kasold Dr. (785) 856-3131 lawrencetadspizza.com

Mediterranean Market & Cafe 3300 Bob Billings Pkwy. (785) 842-9383 mediterraneancafelw.com

Wheat State Pizza 711 W 23rd St. (785) 865-2323 wheatstatepizza.com

Aladdin Cafe 1021 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-1100

Mexican

Cielito Lindo 815 New Hampshire St. (785) 832-1545 El Matador Cafe 446 Locust St. (785) 841-3837 El Mezcal 804 Iowa St. (785) 331-2703 El Potro Mexican Cafe 2351 W 31st St. (785) 331-2500 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 1115 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-8226 fuzzystacoshop.com La Familia Cafe & Cantina 733 New Hampshire St. (785) 749-0105 La Tropicana 434 Locust St. (785) 749-3550 Mexquisito 712 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8226 mexquisito.com Port Fonda 900 New Hampshire St. Salty Iguana 4931 W. 6th St. (785) 312-8100 saltyiguana.net Taco Zone 13 East 8th St. thetacozone.com Tortas Jalisco 534 Frontier Rd. (785) 865-1515 Tres Mexicanos Mexican Grill & Cantina 1800 E. 23rd St. (785) 830-8415

Pizza

Glory Days Pizza 4821 W. 6th St. (785) 841-5252 glorydayspizza.com Limestone 814 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-2825 limestonepkb.com

Sandwiches

Burgers By Bigg’s 4841 Bauer Lane (785) 856-2233 Pita Pit 1011 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-2500 pitapitusa.com River Ridge Mart and Grill 454 N. Iowa St. (785) 856-3800 https://riverridge454.wordpress.com Terrebonne 805 Vermont St. (785) 856-3287 terrebonnepoboys.com Yello Sub 1814 W. 23rd St. (785) 843-6000 yellosub.net

Sports Bar

Bird Dog Bar The Oread 1200 Oread Ave. (785) 830-3921 theoread.com/diningservices/bird-dog-bar/ Crimson & Brews 925 S Iowa St. Suite Q (785) 841-3808 Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill 933 Iowa St. (785) 856-7170 wayneandlarrys.com

Steaks

Longhorn Steakhouse 3050 Iowa St. (785) 843-7000 longhornsteakhouse.com Marisco’s Restaurant 4821 W. 6th St. (785) 312-9057 mariscosonline.com Six Mile Chop House 4931 W 6th St. (785) 856-6453

Tex-Mex

Border Bandido 1528 W. 23rd St. (785) 842-8861

Morningstar’s NY Pizza 4931 W 6th St. (785) 856-6973 morningstarsnypizza.com/ index.html

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HISTORIC LECOMPTON

TERRITORIAL CAPITAL OF KANSAS 1855

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Lecompton (6 miles north of Lawrence)

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The capital of Kansas Territory from 1855 to 1861, Lecompton hosts several public-access national landmark sites. Overlooking the Kansas River, the town also has one of the region’s most scenic drives leading out of the city to the northwest—a favorite route for local bikers and birders.

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A small lake with public access and park; dotted with small cottages, this is a popular summer splashing and grilling spot for locals.

Clinton (12 miles east of Lawrence)

This small community stands as the gateway to Lake Clinton’s Bloomington Beach. Locals stop at the Clinton general store on their way to sun and fun.

Topeka (27 miles east of Lawrence)

The state’s renovated Capitol building is a treat for visitors, with its gigantic murals and access to the exterior top of the dome. Topeka also boasts a zoo, a children’s discovery center, the thriving NOTO Arts District and the Combat Air Museum.

Are you looking to give the car a rest during your stay?

National Historic Site • Eisenhower’s Parents Marriage Site 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed-Sat • 1-5 p.m. Sun

Lawrence is devoted to creating safe, enjoyable and scenic routes for bikers. The City of Lawrence, Douglas County and area businesses and citizen groups have created a map outlining the best routes, with designations for novice and experienced cyclists. Pick up your copy at Lawrence Visitors Center or go online at lawrenceks.org/assets/mpo/bicycle/BikeMap.pdf

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territorial dayS - June 17 & 18, 2016 ChriStmaS deCoration diSplay novemBer 1 to January 1

Lone Star Lake

(8 miles east of Lawrence)

This is home to Baker University with its charming campus square and Gothic chapel, as well as the historic 1906 Santa Fe Depot, base for the Midland Railway excursions and Kansas Belle Dinner Train. The city’s annual autumn Maple Leaf Festival attracts thousands of visitors.

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For the latest information, check out events at unmistakablylawrence.com

2015

Downtown Lawrence

July 18 August 2

Final Fridays Art Walk The last Friday of every month, hundreds of artists display and perform in over 30 locations, from 5–9 pm.

Douglas County Fair Carnival rides, animal shows, demolition derby and more. dgcountyfair.com

April - November

Lawrence Farmers’ Market

Saturday mornings & Tuesday afternoons Stroll through the open air market, enjoy the live entertainment and demonstrations while you select fruits, vegetables, soap, baked goods, meat, jams, jellies, wine, pasta sauces, salsa, flowers, honey, fudge and more.

July 16 Downtown Sidewalk Sale This sale is a dream for thousands of bargain hunters who fill downtown as store owners offer the best discounts of the year.

lawrencefarmersmarket.com

downtownlawrence.com

October 3 – 4

October 31

November 27

Downtown Lawrence

9th & Massachusetts Street

360 Cup Cycling

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Downtown merchants greet little ghosts, goblins, witches and princesses with sweet treats and holiday trinkets. downtownlawrence.com

Downtown Lawrence Lighting Ceremony The evening begins with singing by local choral groups as the crowd awaits the arrival of Santa on the rooftop of Weaver’s Department Store. Once rescued from the roof by the Lawrence Fire Department, Santa visits children and the holiday season officially begins. Downtown Lawrence stays festive with Winter Nights Under the Lights through late January.

Centennial Park

October 3 – 4

regional farms in Douglas County

Kaw Valley Farm Tour Experience the diversity of agriculture in our region, from alpacas to zucchinis. kawvalleyfarmtour.com

October 23 Lied Center of Kansas

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt lied.ku.edu

November 21 Lied Center of Kansas

MAMMA MIA! lied.ku.edu

downtownlawrence.com

November 27 Lawrence Arts Center

Bizarre Bazaar This popular grassroots tradition features original and unusual hand-crafted speciality gift items. lawrenceartscenter.org

January 2016 TBd

march 17

Kaw Valley Eagles Day Come celebrate the nesting of bald eagles on area lakes and rivers. There will be live bald and golden eagles and other critters to help us appreciate these glorious animals.

Downtown Lawrence

February 7

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

April 8 - 24

Theatre Lawrence

A Streetcar Named Desire theatrelawrence.com

Lawrence Arts Center

Souper Bowl Sale More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls, donated by local potters and Lawrence Arts Center pottery students, go on sale. Each purchase of a bowl comes with a lunch of soup, bread and a beverage. lawrenceartscenter.com

April TBd

February 26 - March 6

April TBd

Theatre Lawrence

Deathtrap theatrelawrence.com

events

Downtown Men’s Olympic Shot Put Downtown Lawrence becomes an open air shot put on 8th and Massachusetts where top Olympic athletes compete. explorelawrence.com

Earth Day Parade Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade and Celebration starts with a parade on Massachusetts Street from Seventh Street.

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August 8

September 12 and 13

September 27

Downtown Lawrence

Haskell Indian Nations University campus

South Park

Urban Slide Your chance to zip through central Lawrence on a thousand-foot water slide.

Haskell Indian Art Market Haskell Indian Art Market features the work of Native American artists from around the country.

Festival of Cultures

South Park

September 23

lawrencealliance.org

Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships Free concerts, great food, artists and community groups join in while the state’s top musicians battle for the title in nine categories.

Lied Center of Kansas

August 23

kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

haskell.edu/hiam/index.php

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat lied.ku.edu

The Festival of Cultures is a free community event that celebrates the wide variety of cultures in Lawrence with music, dance, activities, homemade food, games and crafts.

October 1 Downtown Lawrence

September 26

Zombie Walk Hundreds dress as zombies, march down Massachusetts Street and donate to charity.

South Park

Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo Vintage cars and live music, food and fun begin with a cruise through Downtown Lawrence. revitupcarshow.com

and one of very few throughout the United States. The parade features authentic horsedrawn carriages, wagons, buggies, horseback riders and participants in period costumes.

The month of December

Centenary United Methodist Church

lawrencechristmasparade.com

Festival of Nativities Marking its 20th year, the Festival of Nativities is a little Christmas season gem tucked away in a North Lawrence neighborhood church. The display includes nearly 400 nativities and 700 Christmas ornaments.

December 6 Lied Center of Kansas

KU Holiday Vespers KU Symphonic Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra delight with holiday tunes. ku.edu

2016

December Downtown Lawrence

Festival of Trees Creative, inventive trees are auctioned in support of The Shelter. Open Saturdays and Sundays in the first three weekends in December.

May 3

January 20

December 5

Lied Center of Kansas

Massachusetts Street

23rd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade The Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is the only exclusively “horse” parade in the Midwest

Moscow Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty lied.ku.edu

June TBd

June TBd

Clinton State Park

Lawrence Arts Center and Downtown Lawrence

Art in the Park This annual festival features over 150 artists, performances and activities for all ages.

Legend Triathlon Since 2008, Clinton Lake has offered triathletes an opportunity to race an early summer, long distance event. Legend Triathlon extends that tradition as an opportunity for athletes to test themselves even further in a unique setting.

Free State Festival Enjoy new independent films, innovative outdoor art installations, performance events, live music, and thought-provoking discussions throughout the Downtown Lawrence Cultural District.

lawrenceartguild.com

trifind.com

TBd

June 24 - 26

South Park

Art Tougeau Parade & Busker Festival Lots of fun and entertainment on the streets of Downtown Lawrence with a mobile art show and lots of street entertainers.

lawrenceartscenter.org

Massachusetts Street and other locations

Tour of Lawrence Three days of USA Cycling pro-am competitive bicycle racing include street sprints, circuit races and the Downtown Criterium. Events take place through the streets of Lawrence. Spectators can sit and enjoy the competition from an outdoor café. touroflawrence.com

lawrenceartscenter.org

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Baymont Inn & Suites

740 Iowa St., 66044

785.838.4242/877-Baymont

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Best Western

2309 Iowa St., 66047

785.843.9100/800.235.7997

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Circle S Ranch

3325 Circle S Ln., 66044

785.843.4124

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Comfort Inn & Suites

151 McDonald Drive, 66044 785.330.7241

65

65

19

Days Inn

730 Iowa St., 66044

785.841.6500

60

32

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EconoLodge

2525 W. 6th St., 66049

785.841.8410

60

42

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Eldridge Extended

201 W. 8th St., 66044

785.749.5011/800.527.0909

8

8

8

Eldridge Hotel

701 Massachusetts St., 66044 785.749.5011/800.527.0909

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Halcyon House B&B

1000 Ohio St., 66044

9

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Hampton Inn

2300 W. 6th St., 66049

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3411 Iowa St., 66046

785.749.7555/866.695.0459

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78

18

50

Marriott TownePlace Suites

900 New Hampshire, 66044 785.842.8800

91

91

91

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Motel 6

1130 N. 3rd St., 66044

785.749.4040

50

33

0

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Quality Inn

801 Iowa, 66049

785.842.5100/800.4Choice

67

58

3

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

1 Riverfront Plaza, 66044

785.841.2700/888.287.9400

105 105 105

250

Super 8 Motel

515 McDonald Drive, 66044 785.842.5721

47

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785.843.1200

101 101 12 58

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785.843.6611

1200 Oread Ave., 66044

1250

2903 W. 6th St., 66049

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192 192 1

Virginia Inn

785.841.7077/800.HOLIDAY

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14 14 Haskell

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Super 8 Super 8 HAND Park

Chaparral Park Prairie Park Nature Center

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Baker Wetlands

Baymont Baymont Inn Inn & & Suites Suites E N U M B E740 R SIowa 740 Iowa 7 7

N 1250 Rd (Under Construction)

12th 12th & & Oread Oread Wakarusa River

Birdwatching, Boardwalks & Trails

Clinton Clinton State Park State Park

Prairie Park

The The Oread Oread

15 15

N 1250 Rd

Clinton Clinton Marina Marina

Wakarusa River

QueQeuneseRnds Rd

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Folks Folks Rd Rd

Quail Run Quail Park Run Park

Viola & Conrad McGrew Viola Conrad Nature& Preserve McGrew Nature Preserve

Alvamar Golf Course and Country Club Alvamar Golf Course and Country Club

Clinton Lake Clinton Adult Lake Sports Adult Complex Sports Complex Rotary Arboretum Rotary Arboretum

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Clinton Pkwy Clinton Pkwy

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W 27th St W 27th St

Youth Sports Youth Complex Sports Complex

Kanza Southwind Kanza Nature Preserve Southwind Nature Preserve

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1000 1000 Ohio Ohio Street Street

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Eagle Bend Golf Course Club EagleHouse Bend Golf Course Club House

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Allen Fieldhouse, Booth Family Hall of Athletics & DeBruce Center Murphy Hall Strong Hall Natural History Museum Kansas Union 44

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Lake Alvamar Lake Alvamar

Clinton Lake Clinton Lake Overlook Park Overlook Park

Clinton Lake Clinton Lake

Halcyon Halcyon House House

16 16

Theatre Lawrence

Corp of Engineers Visitor’s Center Corp of Engineers Visitor’s Center

Comfort Inn & Suites Comfort Inn & Suites (Under Construction)

Stonegat Park

DAM DAM

Educational Center

Limited Access

E 23rd St

E 25th St

515 McDonald Dr 515 McDonald Dr

Birdwatching, Boardwalks & Trails

EconoLodge EconoLodge

5th St

Free State Free High State School High School

Bob Billings Pkwy Bob Billings Pkwy

E 23rd St East Hills Business Park

Noria Rd

Douglas County Fairgrounds

Prairie Park

Baker Wetlands Educational Center

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13 13

Chaparral Park

Prairie Park Haskell Nature Indian Center Nations University

Mary's Lake

East Hills Business Park

7th & Massachusetts E2

HAND Park

Haskell Rail Trail

Arrow Park

Chief Jim McSwain Park

Overland Dr. Overland Dr.

DeVictor Park DeVictor Park

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Park Hills Parks

Memorial Park Cemetery Edgewood Park

East Lawrence Recreation Center

Eldridge Hotel Eldridge Hotel 7th & Massachusetts

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Indoor Aquatic Center Indoor Aquatic Center

N 1500 Rd

11300 N 3rd St Douglas County Fairgrounds

Lawrence Nature Park Lawrence Nature Park

N 1500 Rd Oak Hill Cemetery

E 1750 Rd

Holcom

59 Park

W 27th St

2300 W 6th St

Naismith Valley Park

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Recreation Center

Burrough's Chief Creek Jim Trail & McSwain Linear Park Park

Park Lawrence TennisHaskell Center Hills Indian Parks Nations Haskell Cultural University Center & Museum

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Noria Rd

Hampton Inn Hampton Inn 2300 W 6th St

W 23rd St

Holcom Park Recreation Center

Haskell Cultural Center & Museum

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O'Connell Rd

Naismith Valley Park

High School

Louisiana St

4 4

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Holcom Park

Louisiana St

Natatorium

W 23rd St

BrookE Creek

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Harper St

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Lawrence HighVeterans School Park

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Haskell Ave

Carl Knox Natatorium

Massachusetts St

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2903 W 6th St

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South Park Gazebo

Naismith Dr

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South Park Gazebo

5 3

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Community Building

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N 7th St

Lawrence Arts Center Carnegie

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Watkins Community Museum of History Community Building

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Lawrence Amtrak Station

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US Lawrence Post Amtrak Office

Carnegie Building

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Constant Park

Lawrence Public

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Outdoor Aquatic Center

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City Hall

US Post Office

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W 9th St

Water Tower Park

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Parks

Lyons Park

O'Connell Rd

Clinton Park

BufordCenter M. Watson, Outdoor Aquatic

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Pacific Walnut Depot Park Riverfront John Taylor Park Park Walnut City Park Hall

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N Iowa St

N Iowa St

N Michigan St

N Michigan St

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Wakarusa River

Wakarusa River

N 1250 Rd

South Park St

W 13th St

E 1550 Rd

Educational Center

Vermont St

(Under Construction)

Oread Ave Rd

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Noria Rd

North Park St

Limited Access

Birdwatching, Boardwalks & Trails

Douglas County Courthouse

Prairie Park

US Post Office

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Rhode Island St

Harper St

Vermont St

Chaparral Park

Mary's Lake

E 25th St

Watkins Museum

Nature Center

E 31st St

New Hampshire St

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Exhibit

Carnegie Building

E 25th St

W 11th St Prairie Park Haskell Rail Trail

M A SSA C H U S E TTS S T

N 7th St

HAND Park

E 23rd St

East Hills Business Park

E 1750 Rd

Broken Arrow Park Prairie Park

N 1500 Rd

New Hampshire St

Chaparral Park

Haskell Indian Nations University

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Douglas County East Hills Fairgrounds Business Park

Kentucky St

Park Hills Parks

Tennessee St

Harper St

Haskell Cultural Center & Museum

gT rail

E 15th St

East Lawrence Recreation Center

Jim McSwain Park

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Naismith Valley

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Educational Center

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Carl Knox Chief Natatorium Jim McSwain Park

Oak Hill Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery Edgewood Park

Haskell Ave

Lawrence Recreation Center

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Burrough's Creek Trail & Linear Park

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Brook Creek Park

South Park Gazebo

Park Cemetery Edgewood Park Veterans Park East

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Courthouse South Park

Lawrence Tennis Center County

Haskell Park Holcom Indian Park Nations University

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Burrough's 5 Creek Trail & Linear Park19th St W

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US Post Office

Waka rusa

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O'Connell Rd

Pat Dawson Billings Nature Area

Parnell Park

Haskell Cultural Holcom& Park Center Museum Recreation Center

Park Hills Parks

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Carl Knox Natatorium

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Lawrence Tennis Center

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Kanza Southwind Nature Preserve

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Lawrence Arts Center

Indiana St

Lawrence Ave

Youth Sports Complex

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Hobbs Park Douglas County Water Quarry ParkCourthouse Orchards South Tower Park South Park Gazebo Park Golf Course

John Taylor Park

US Post Office

Constant Park

Watkins Community Museum of History Community Building

Massachusetts St

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Holcom Park Recreation Center

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Outdoor Aquatic Center

W 9th St

Walnut Park Riverfront Park City Hall

Parks

Trails

W 8th St

Clinton Park John Taylor Park Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park

Lawrence Amtrak Station

Parks

AquaticLyons Center Park

E 1750 Rd

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Union Pacific Depot

Memorial Hospital

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Alvamar Golf Course and Country Club

University of Kansas

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Centennial Carnegie Park Building

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Naismith Dr

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Health LyonsBuilding Park Lawrence

Lawrence Arts Center

Water Tower Park

15 1 2

Walnut Park Riverfront Park City Hall

Visitor Information Center

Louisiana St

9th St

W 15th St

Clinton Pkwy

N Iowa St

Outdoor Aquatic Center

Union Pacific Depot

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Lawrence Arts Center

Viola &Quarry ConradPark McGrew Orchards Golf Nature CoursePreserve

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Mississippi St

"Dad"W Perry Park

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Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park Ludlam Park

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Centennial Park

Clinton St Park

Lawrence Ave Louisiana St

Quail Run Park

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Bob Billings Pkwy

Michigan St

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Kasold Dr

Wakarusa Dr

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Library

Schools

Woody Park

Naismith Dr

Kasold Dr

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Old West Lawrence Burcham Historic District Park

Visitor Information Center

Lawrence Country Club

Community Health Building

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Hospital 12

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Lawrence Country Club

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Theatre Lawrence

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E 1200 Rd

N Iowa St

E 1200 Rd

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State High School

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I-70/KTA Toll Plaza: Exit 204

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Peterson Rd

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Indoor Aquatic Deerfield Center Park Free

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Lawrence Peterson Nature Park

"Dad" Perry Park

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Stonegate Park

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• Executive Rooms and Master Suites

• 100% Non-smoking hotel

• Microwave, Refrigerator, Hair Dryer,

• Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Bar

Coffeemaker, Iron, Safe in all rooms

• Friendly atmosphere

785-749-7555 • Toll-free: 866-695-0459 or 1-800-HOLIDAY • www.zmchotels.com


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