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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to this proudly quirky city

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FIRST STOP

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Resources for trips, meetings and conferences

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DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE

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PLACES FOR THE FOODIE

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PLACES FOR THE SPORTS FANATIC

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PLACES FOR THE HISTORY BUFF

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PLACES FOR THE ACTIVE VACATIONER

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PLACES FOR THE MUSIC LOVER

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PLACES FOR THE CULTURE AND ARTS TRAVELER

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LAWRENCE UNIVERSITIES

Two great institutions call Lawrence home

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AROUND LAWRENCE Attractions around Lawrence

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RESTAURANTS

Listing of Lawrence restaurants by area

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EVENTS

Sample events and link to full calendar

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ACCOMMODATIONS Complete listing of places to stay

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CITY MAP

Map of Lawrence and detailed map of Downtown Lawrence

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WELCOME


Creating a healthy community together. What makes a community healthy? For Lawrence and our surrounding areas, health is rooted in our culture, our lifestyles, and the way we care for one another as friends and neighbors. From exchanging

happy smiles to sharing healthy foods—and from group fitness events to one-on-one care from local health providers—we know what makes a community healthy: We all do ‌ together.

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WELCOME unmistakablylawrence.com info@unmistakablylawrence.com LAWRENCE VISITORS CENTER 812 Massachusetts St. 66044 785.856.3040 eXplore Lawrence 200 W. 9th Street Lawrence, KS 66044 785.856.5282 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Michael Davidson MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Andrea Johnson All images are property of eXplore Lawrence unless otherwise noted.

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Unmistakably Lawrence’s official 2020 ambassador for Arts & Culture, Brandon Eisman (left), stands in front of Downtown Lawrence’s Wonder Fair Gallery with his big-hearted, glamorous alterego, Deja Brooks. Photograph by Brian Goodman.

Whether you are currently in Lawrence, planning your Lawrence trip, or considering Lawrence for your next getaway, we hope this Visitors Guide serves as a useful resource. Our desire is that this guide will inspire you to experience Lawrence like a local. Local experts share insights to their favorite events and places to eat, shop, and be entertained. Want more in depth information? Use your mobile device to scan the local expert pages and unlock a wealth of information about their favs. If you’re looking for annual events, local restaurants, a place to stay, or a map to help you get around, flip to the back of this guide for resources that will meet your needs. Interested in visiting our universities or neighboring towns? Look no further. Lawrence has continually defined itself as an open, energetic, and welcoming community. We take great pride in being a place where all people are free to be themselves, and we invite you to be you while exploring our quirky city. We love hearing from our guests! If you have anything to share about your experience in Lawrence, please email us at info@explorelawrence.com. Sincerely, The team at eXplore Lawrence

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Throughout this guide, you will find special pages with online links to even more information, videos, updated recommendations and more. To access this information, download the free app Blippar on your smartphone and use it to capture the page image where the “Unlock Content” icon appears throughout this book. You can find the Blippar app through your phone’s app store, or by going online at blippar.com/the-blippar-app.

STOP BY AND SEE US If this is your first visit to Lawrence, be sure to stop by the Lawrence Visitors Center. Located at the heart of the city’s historic downtown, the center is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers available to provide driving directions, event updates and customized recommendations or other assistance to improve your visit.

PLANNING AHEAD

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For complete information on things to see and do in Lawrence, go online at UnmistakablyLawrence.com. Find what events will happen during your stay, search for the hotel room that best fits your needs, and review a complete list of local restaurants, attractions and recreational opportunities.

#UnmistakablyLawrence Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on Lawrence.

LAWRENCE VISITORS CENTER 812 Massachusetts St. 66044 (785) 856-3040 HOURS: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun.

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Golf. Wellness. Living. Lifestyle.

The Jayhawk Club, home to the University of Kansas men’s and women’s golf team, is located only minutes from KU, shopping, entertainment and downtown. The family-friendly community with resort-style amenities feature a newly designed 18-hole championship member golf course and the Alvamar Nine; a state-of-the-art Wellness Center that includes cardio, weights, an indoor lap pool and bar; luxurious apartments at The Fringe; and an 8,000 sq. ft. outdoor pool complete with two waterslides, cabana lounges and a bar and grill. The Jayhawk Club also has multiple event spaces and can accommodate parties of all sizes. Call today for a tour!

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LAWRENCE Locals call it “Mass,” short for Massachusetts Street, designed in the 1850s as the city’s main artery and named in tribute to the Massachusetts-based donors and immigrants who came into Lawrence to help establish a Free State (antislavery) stronghold in the years leading to the Civil War. More than 150 years later, Mass continues to be the heart of the city.

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GETTING AROUND: DOWNTOWN AND BEYOND PARKING Metered parking is available up and down Mass Street, but the city also offers several free or long-term options within one block, including two covered garages with 2-hour-free and 10-hour-meter spots on the 700 block of Vermont Street and the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. There are also several 2-hour-free, 2-hour-meter and 10-hour-meter coin-operated outdoor parking lots available along Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, between the 600 and 1200 blocks.

BIKING Lawrence and the University of Kansas partner in a bike share program allowing anyone to rent bikes through the VeoRide app. Bikes can be rented at variable rates for every 15-minutes of use, one-day use and more.

Lawrence and the University of Kansas also partner on a citywide bus program with multiple routes across the city. Tickets (including transfers if needed) are only $1 with reduced rates for students, seniors and others. Go online at lawrencetransit.org for more information. On KU football game days, the city provides $1 roundtrip bus rides from three downtown parking garages to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

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Sterling Silver, Estate, & Custom KU Jewelry Brighton, Hobo, Accessories, Home and Gifts. The store with it all!

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We want you to be free to explore and enjoy Lawrence your own way. To help with ideas for your personal itinerary, we have tapped the recommendations of six volunteer community ambassadors. Each of them has a particular passion and an eagerness to share their selections with friends and visitors. If you are using this guide with the Blippar app, be sure to scan each ambassador’s portrait to link to their web page with the latest recommendations and discoveries.

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DeBarre with a capital B—describes herself as “just a girl from around the way, LFK (Lawrence)raised, Jackie of all trades, trying to be the change.” By day, she works as an estimator for a national architectural planning and industrial design firm, and in her free time she becomes “your favorite foodie friend.” She regularly tours the city’s new and established eateries, looking for the next great dish. Her favorite toast, “Good friends, good wine, good food … good times!” exemplifies her unmistakable zest for life.

STANLEY JAMES SMOKEHOUSE Thank you to my fellow foodie Tim “Nelly” Nelson for putting me onto this gem! I wasn’t a fan of cobbler of any kind, but now I am a fan of apple cobbler, but only from Stanley James BBQ. I have always been a fan of the half-slab though, particularly with a side of baked beans and mac and cheese (heart eyes!), and Stanley is a great place to grab a complete meal where everything on your plate is good and the dessert is even better! Now I’m hungry—time to call Nelly to see if he wants to go half on a slab.

LADYBIRD DINER

721 Massachusetts St. ladybirddiner.com

Ladybird has the bomb biscuits and gravy! Their portions are more like your Midwestern grandmother’s, which means they are perfect. Pair your dish with one of Ladybird’s mimosas or a chocolate shake and you’re all set.

1501 W. 23rd St. hawaiianbros.com

Listen. I am a meat eater, and all of the meat at this place is GOODT! (Yes, you must say it with a T to get the full effect of the goodness I’m speaking about. Trust me, it works.) I am also a vegetable eater. All of the vegetables at this place are GOODT! With six simple sweet or spicy menu options of either chicken or pork with rice, a salad or just veggies, Hawaiian Bros gives you large portions even with their small-size option so you cannot leave this place unsatisfied. My go-to is the #2 Molokai Chicken, hot with a side of mixed vegetables and extra teriyaki sauce.

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1500 E 23rd St. sjsmokehouse.com

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FOODIE Juneteenth Celebration

The annual celebration of the emancipation from slavery is held across the nation, and for the last several years the NAACP of Lawrence has joined with community members and partners to hold a free, community-wide celebration. There is soul food, musical performances, poetry reading and—most importantly—the community. Everyone shows up to celebrate in a big, family-affair atmosphere that is getting bigger and better with every year. sites.google.com/site/lawrenceksnaacp

Kansas Food Truck Festival Food trucks converge on town with classic favorites like pizza and burgers as well as new takes such as chicken stuffed with fried rice. Then there is my personal favorite, the bochi truck. The festival also has bounce houses and games for the kids to enjoy, along with live music and optional craft beer and cocktails for 21+. What makes the food truck festival a must is that it benefits local nonprofit Just Food, which feeds many local families each day. ksfoodtruckfest.com

Lawrence Farmers Market The Lawrence Farmers Market is a gem. It’s not just veggies—though the summer farm fresh veggies are awesome. There are also pies, cookies, awesome breakfast sandwiches, the best lemonade and many other great foods. You’re supporting local businesses while enjoying fresh produce and live music with some warm summer morning weather. Rise and shine for some farmers market time! lawrencefarmersmarket.org

Haskell Indian Nations University Indian Art Market and Powwows Haskell Indian Nations University is a huge part of Lawrence, and with Haskell comes the awesome cultural presence of indigenous people, traditions and food. Come for the dancing and stay for the Indian tacos, fry bread and various soups and stews. (By the way, did I say I love fry bread? If not, I LOVE fry bread!) haskell.edu

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Downtown Lawrence Restaurant Week Almost all of the Downtown Lawrence restaurants have discounted prices on fixed menus for about a week in early January. It’s an awesome time to experience the talent of the great chefs we have in Lawrence and to sample their three-course meals, cocktails, desserts and other specialty foods at extremely friendly prices. lawrencerestaurantweek.com

CHEBARO MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 1000 W 23RD ST. (INSIDE THE QUICK STOP)


Daily specials, Drink Specials, $6.99 Power Lunches, and Every KU Game shown on the TVs!

There’s no place like Chebaro, There’s no place like Chebaro, There’s no place like Chebaro! You must say it three times, click your heels … and voila! You still won’t be there, but if this worked, I’m almost positive I would end up there multiple times a week. Let’s start off with everything being made fresh daily, and food as simple as falafel is made to order so you’re guaranteed to be getting the best flavor possible. So many choices: lamb, beef, chicken, vegetables, wraps, rice bowls, salads, kebobs … and every.single.thing.is.good. Oh, and baklava! *faints* Trust me, Chebaro is perfect for a quick dine-in or take out—if you are into fresh and flavorful food.

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Bon Bon’s wings are sweet and spicy. The restaurant is right next door to the Cider Gallery, so you can have some lunch and then take a few steps to see some really cool art or attend a galleryhosted event.

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Curtis Marsh came to Lawrence as a music and vocal performance student in the early 1990s and has been part of the community ever since. His entrepreneurial spirit and love for KU have driven him to help develop the Kansas Innovation Corporation (now the Bioscience & Technology Innovation Center), direct the DeBruce Center and now serve as development director for the KU School of Music and Lied Center.

ALLEN FIELDHOUSE AND BOOTH FAMILY HALL OF ATHLETICS 1651 Naismith Dr kuathletics.com/the-booth-family-hall-of-athletics

If you have a chance to see a men’s or women’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse—take it. In fact, many will want to plan their trip to Lawrence around an Allen Fieldhouse game to soak in the historic arena’s character and to participate in the fan rituals such as the Rock Chalk chant. But any trip to Lawrence should also include a stop at the adjacent Booth Family Hall of Athletics, a museum of KU sporting history memorabilia, tribute to standout athletes, display of national champion trophies and more. Normal Hours are Mon - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM but there are many special hours of operation noted on the website.

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THE DEBRUCE CENTER 1647 Naismith Dr debrucecenter.ku.edu

Memorial Dr ku.edu

There are many beautiful spots on the KU campus, but this location is an absolute favorite for many. A memorial to war dead and a working concert bell tower, the Campanile stands at the top of what is known as “The Hill” with a sprawling green lawn and view of campus, including Potter Lake, a historic picnic and relaxation spot for students across the decades.

A shrine to basketball and a celebration of University of Kansas sporting tradition, The DeBruce Center houses and displays James Naismith’s original rules for the sport. Open to the public with a café section, the center is a popular gathering space and adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse and the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.


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The rich athletic tradition of Haskell Indian Nations University boasts a history of creating champions such as Olympic gold medalists Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills as well as a modern, thriving program that brings together studentathletes representing dozens of Native American nations. One of the best places to witness this living history is Coffin Sports Complex, the home for the basketball and volleyball teams. Tickets are affordable and available at the door— the atmosphere is electric.

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Late night in the Phog

Every KU basketball season begins with a one-of-a-kind celebration at Allen Fieldhouse, featuring scrimmages, musical performances and a good share of cheesy costumes. It’s a chance for the athletes to greet the audience before the rigors of the season and a chance for the fans to see a personal side of each team member. Late Night in the Phog is free and open to the public on a first-come, firstseated basis. kuathletics.com

KU Homecoming

The football game is still a centerpiece, but the weeklong KU homecoming events are a chance for KU fans to gather at a series of public and alumni-invite events celebrating the past and future of KU with everything from a food festival, alumni mentoring sessions and the downtown homecoming parade. kualumni.org

Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

Lawrence is known as a basketball town, but one of the biggest townie spectator sports is adult kickball. Check out the summer schedule at kawvalleykickball.com.

Runners and bikers will love the Lawrence Loop, a linked trail system of over 6 miles that encircles the entire city.

Each year, former KU basketball stars return for a charity game, VIP dinner and golf tournament, all dedicated to raising funds for local families whose children are fighting cancer. This is a great way to enjoy time with KU talent and support a meaningful cause. rockchalkroundball classic.com

KU Relays

For much of KU history, the biggest sporting event on campus was the annual KU Relays track and field event. With a history of athletes who went on to Olympic success, the KU squad continues to compete at the highest levels, and this annual showcase of talent is a delight to watch at the new Rock Chalk Park on the northwest edge of town (a complex that is also home to KU Softball and KU Soccer teams). kuathletics.com

WATSON PARK 727 Kentucky St lawrenceks.org/lprd

Recreation and green spaces are built into the fabric of Lawrence with the city’s extensive network of public parks. One of the most visited is Watson Park, featuring a retired locomotive, a picnic shelter, an open green lawn and an adjacent facility with playground equipment, hoops and the public outdoor aquatic center. Just on the edge of downtown, this is a perfect spot to relax or to bring children for a muchneeded playtime break.

Rim Rock Farm High School Classic

Nestled in the rolling woodlands north of Lawrence, the University of Kansas’ Rim Rock Farm is a customized running course that takes runners through covered barns and across beautiful and challenging scenery. This picturesque location is open each fall for a premier national high school cross-country event and a chance for spectators to enjoy the scenery and cheer on the young racers. kuathletics.com/ facilities/rim-rock-farm

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Lawrence is home to Wynne Mihura, the 2000 Senior World Champion of horseshoes. The Lawrence horseshoes court is named in her honor.


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Steve Nowak, executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society and the Watkins Museum of History, spends his time working with staff and volunteers to document, preserve and share the region’s history with residents and visitors alike. He has championed the museum’s mission of adhering to the highest professional standards while forming community partnerships and activities to make local history accessible and relevant.

DOLE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS 2350 Petefish Dr doleinstitute.org

Lawrence was the childhood home of acclaimed poet/ writer and playwright Langston Hughes.

Named in honor of Kansas senator and U.S. presidential candidate Robert Dole, the Dole Institute of Politics is a museum, archives and events center. Look for the renowned speakers and behind-the-scenes white glove tours, but drop in during any regular hours to see displays on national and state politics as well as items such as steel girders from the World Trade Center towers.

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The city’s showcase for its past provides free entry to permanent and rotating exhibits with interactive displays and a range of unusual artifacts. Watkins Museum of History allows you to learn about the area’s founding as a center of resistance to slavery, its growth as a river town and the interesting personalities who shaped it.

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On the west side of Clinton Lake, this museum preserves the history of lost farming communities and the region’s role as a haven for abolitionists and underground railroad activists. During good weather, combine a visit to the museum with a picnic lunch at Bloomington Beach or any of the nearby recreation spots. wakarusamuseum.org

Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

By far one of the region’s most popular parade events, this annual holiday tradition features horseback riders as well as teams of horses pulling oldfashioned wagons, carriages and buggies. Crowds line the entire length of the downtown parade route in this familyfriendly winter tradition. lawrencechristmas parade.org

Battle of Black Jack

The territory of the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park commemorates the 1856 victory of abolitionist John Brown and his forces over a proslavery militia group that came into the territory to arrest him. Located in scenic woodland south of Lawrence, near Baldwin City, the park is open to visitors year-round but is particularly good to visit during the annual June reenactments. blackjackbattlefield.org

Science on Tap at Free State Brewery

Every month, the KU Natural History Museum and Free State Brewery host a dinner with a scienceor natural-history themed discussion led by an expert in that topic. Recent themes include a long history of the Kansas River basin, the use of drones on geographic studies and more. freestatebrewing.com/ events

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Each August, the Watkins Museum hosts a series of lectures, tours (foot, bike and bus), concerts and other events to explore the impact of the Civil War on this region as well as the area’s pivotal role in national events during the Bloody Kansas years leading up to the war. Join local and national experts for a perspective that is nuanced, inclusive and thought-provoking. watkinsmuseum.org

Summer picnic at Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum

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A fictitious frog from Lawrence ran a history-making write-in campaign as an environmental advocate in the 1986 Douglas County commissioner’s election.


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THE ELDRIDGE 701 MASSACHUSETTS ST ELDRIDGEHOTEL.ORG

KU NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Lawrence’s historic (and reportedly haunted) hotel is a lively and bustling downtown spot. The epicenter of Free State resistance to slavery in Kansas, this hotel was besieged and attacked twice by proslavery forces. Look for The Eldridge cornerstone in the entry foyer.

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Explore long-term history timelines at KU Natural History Museum with its fascinating displays of mosasaur and dinosaur skeletons, interactive Bugtown exhibit and much more. Free entry to all four exhibit floors with donations encouraged to support the museum and the mission of its parent research and teaching facility, the Biodiversity Institute.

1301 Mississippi St. spencerart.ku.edu

On the KU campus but with free admission to the public, this is a top-level art museum displaying treasures from Kansas artists such as Roger Shimomura as well as a range of global art and artifacts. For a perfect day, combine a Spencer Museum of Art tour with a lunch across the street at KU’s upscale Impromptu Café.

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1345 Jayhawk Blvd biodiversity.ku.edu

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With the mantra “Leave No Trace” in mind, Marissa Marshall loves to walk and jog around the parks and trails of Lawrence with her energetic pug mix, Frankie. She balances dual roles at the University of Kansas, being an employee and nontraditional student. Because Marissa believes that finding outdoor adventures is for everyone, she appreciates Lawrence’s efforts to make outdoor areas/activities accessible and inclusive.

BAKER WETLANDS

LAWRENCE LEVEE TRAIL

The Baker Wetlands are my favorite outdoor area in Lawrence. I enjoy walking the trails while taking in the wildlife and native plants. There are various spots along the trails to have a seat, enjoy the environment, watch for wildlife and relax. Stick around long enough and you may spot a bald eagle.

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The Lawrence Levee Trail is great for a longer walk, run, or bike ride. You can see downtown Lawrence across the Kansas River, then continue down the trail to be surrounded by vast farmlands and greenery. The Levee Café, conveniently located right next to the northwest entrance, is a perfect stop to grab a fresh bite to eat and refuel.

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1365 N. 1250 Road bakeru.edu/wetlands


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This lavender farm makes for an interesting springtime visit. It is a family-owned business where you can tour the lavender fields and purchase items at their shop. You will learn how the lavender is grown and harvested while enjoying the relaxing scent of acres of lavender fields. 858 E. 800 Rd / washingtoncreeklavender.com

MUTT RUN OFF-LEASH DOG PARK

Mutt Run is my favorite dog park in Lawrence. It provides more than enough room for your dog to run around, socialize, and play. Dogs can splash in the waterfall area, so I always recommend bringing a blanket or towel. It is a great way to hike a few trails and to have fun outdoor time with your dog.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days

A free community-wide fitness program with varying workouts during the week and a Fun Run on the weekends. The program is convenient because you can go as frequently as you like—just remember to bring water! reddogsdogdays.org

Art in the Park

Lawrence Public Library Movie and Concerts LPL hosts movie nights and concerts on the lawn. There are usually food and drink vendors available. It is a nice way to end the day. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show. lplks.org

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Final Fridays

The Art Walk occurs on the last Friday of every month. You can walk around the downtown/ East Lawrence area and pop in to shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries to see various art exhibitions, music, and entertainment. unmistakablylawrence.com/ final-fridays

KU FIELD STATION Wild Horse Rd. biosurvey.ku.edu/field-station

The KU Field Station offers a few different trails highlighting native prairie plants, woodland and forest. Each trail provides a scenic hike, but I recommend the Rockefeller Prairie Trail that leads to Kaw River Valley Overlook and its beautiful panoramic view of the area. This trail is ADA-compliant but does not allow pets, and you will definitely want to have insect repellent handy.

DID YOU KNOW? LAWRENCE OUTDOORS Ages ago, Lawrence sat at the edge of the Western Interior Seaway—a legacy that affected the region’s land and rock formations.

The Kaw (or Kansas) River was essential to the city’s growth. The river remains a popular recreation spot. Green—we’ve got it. Lawrence has been a certified Tree City for over 40 consecutive years.

CLINTON LAKE 798 N 1415 Rd ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/ Locations/Clinton nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/ District-Lakes/Clinton-Lake

A visit to Clinton Lake makes for a fun outdoor trip. With a state park section and an Army Corps of Engineers section, the complex has an activity for every outdoor lover, from campsites and trails to kayaking and paddling. I recommend Clinton State Park’s North Shore Blue and White Loop trails for a moderately challenging hike that captures beautiful views of the lake and woodland.

Photograph by Jason Dailey

An annual (first Sunday in May) outdoor showcase of fine arts and crafts by area artists in South Park. Enjoy music and food vendors while supporting and possibly discovering new art pieces to fall in love with. lawrenceartguild.org


YOUR LOCAL FAMILY BREWERY, RESTAURANT AND BAR. No matter what your favorite brew is, we have a cold one that will make you happy and keep you coming back. 623 Massachusetts Street Lawrence, Kansas • 785.766.1163 • blackstagbrew.com


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Fally Afani, editor and founder of the music journalism project I Heart Local Music, is an awardwinning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. From her home in Lawrence, she reports on local and touring musicians and enjoys photographing families, live events, concerts, conferences, and her daughters. She is a champion of the area’s vibrant, colorful, and progressive music community—and eager to share these riches with guests and visitors.

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Day in and day out, the Granada is bringing a range of national acts into Lawrence while also hosting some of the city’s biggest local music events. Recently, the venue has been hosting a series of free, outdoor community concerts known as “Live on Mass” events (named after downtown’s central street, Massachusetts Street, where the block party concerts are held).

Mardi Gras Parade

Started by the former Lawrence musical duo Truckstop Honeymoon, this annual tradition continues as a gathering of costumed musicians who progress down Massachusetts Street, playing tunes all along the way and ending with a raucous performance at Free State Brewery.

Kansas Nutcracker

The Lawrence Arts Center hosts this holiday tradition. It’s a retelling of the classic E.T.A. Hoffman tale and Pyotr Tchaikovsky ballet through the lens of Kansas settlers during the dangerous years on the Kansas plains leading up to the Civil War. lawrenceartscenter.org

Lied Center shows

The University of Kansas Lied Center brings in some of the nation’s (and world’s) biggest stage performances, including singersongwriters, hip-hop artists, classical quartets, jazz bands, orchestras and much more. Tickets for headline events go quickly, so be sure to check out the schedule in advance of your visit. lied.ku.edu

1510 N. 3rd St whiteschoolhouse.com

This restored historic one-room schoolhouse is an event space that happens to host some of the city’s most innovative, all-ages musical concerts. Check out the venue’s website and look for posters around town to see if your trip coincides with a White Schoolhouse event.

Pride Parade

Lawrence values its commitment to inclusive, accepting communities— and the annual Pride Parade and street concert is an opportunity to publicly affirm and celebrate Lawrence’s diversity. The June daytime event has been followed by a Pridethemed concert and drag performances at Granada, and it continues to evolve and grow. Iheartlocalmusic.com

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The relatively new North Lawrence venue has jumped onto the musical scene with regular in-house concerts and its popular Monday night open mic concerts. Since this is Lawrence, of course, the host, Megan Luttrell, just happens to have a PhD in Russian language and literature and is a talented singer-songwriter in her own right. kawvalleypub.com

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1020 Massachusetts St thegranada.com

THE WHITE SCHOOLHOUSE


LOVE GARDEN

822 MASSACHUSETTS ST LOVEGARDENSOUNDS.COM

There are the occasional album-release concerts at Love Garden—and if your visit overlaps with one of them, be sure to attend. But Love Garden is best known for its quality, eclectic collection of LPs (new releases and bargain used selections). Browse through the stacks, ask the staff to lend you some earphones to sample tunes and enjoy the selections from the in-house DJ.

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

LIBERTY HALL THE REPLAY A small venue with a huge reputation. This is a bar with an emphasis on live musical performances on the outdoor patio stage. It’s a place where musicians go to hear other musicians; a place for legendary latenight performances as well as family-friendly weekend afternoon concerts. Also home to one of the city’s biggest karaoke nights, The Replay is worth a stop any day of the week.

644 Massachusetts St. libertyhall.net

A Lawrence institution. A combined arts cinema theater and movie rental shop, Liberty Hall’s historic stage has also hosted some of the largest national acts to come through town—ever, from Susan B. Anthony and Oscar Wilde to Janelle Monáe and Billy Corgan. With fresh Free State beer on tap in the concession room, this is the quintessential Lawrence concert space.

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946 Massachusetts St. replaylounge.com


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The next best thing to home. • Complimentary hot breakfast on real dining ware • Free WiFi throughout the hotel • Read It & Return Lending Library

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Brandon Eisman is an artist, entertainer, advocate, father, educator, contributor to the AIDS Walk, Lawrence Humane Society, Willow Domestic Violence Center, and other organizations as well as a board member for Douglas County AIDS Project and Theatre Lawrence. Eisman frequently appears as Deja Brooks, a big-hearted and glamorous diva who donates her time to numerous community causes such as hosting a story time at the public library and staging the annual Transformations charity gala.

CIDER GALLERY

TOY STORE

810 Pennsylvania St. cidergallery.com

936 Massachusetts St.

Champions of timeless, interactive, educational entertainment—the folks at the Toy Store carefully curate a collection of classic gifts and the latest products that challenge and delight children (as well as the adults who accompany them). Come prepared to play.

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One of the anchors of the Arts District on the east side of town, Cider Gallery curates sophisticated showings often highlighting local talent in a delightful space with a bar and performance stage.


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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Tony Award-winning revival with a Grammy-winning score

Thu | 7:30

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Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote Sun | 2:00

FEB 16

The Peking Acrobats Tue | 7:00

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Brandon Eisman appearing as Deja Brooks

WAXMAN CANDLES APR 22

These old-world, on-site candlemakers create artistic centerpieces with a wide price range. It’s the perfect place to find a souvenir for yourself or a special gift for someone else. Plan just a short time ahead and you can sign up for one of their Waxman Candles candlemaking classes!

ON SALE NOW!

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Tickets for all of our world-class performances

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609 Massachusetts St. waxmancandles.com

Wed | 7:30


DOWNTOWN GALLERIES 14 W. 9TH ST. WONDERFAIR.COM

825 MASSACHUSETTS ST. PHOENIXGALLERYART.COM

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EVENT Lawrence’s downtown, with its boutiques and restaurants, is always a rewarding spot for an extended stroll. One of the key attractions is the area’s galleries, such as the quirky Wonder Fair Gallery and the upscale Phoenix Gallery.

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CULTURE & ARTS TRAVELER Transformations

For nearly a decade, men and women of Lawrence have taken the stage in drag queen personas to create an original talent show with high stakes, a $10,000 cash prize for a designated Lawrence charity. Tickets for the January event go quickly, so plan your trip and order well in advance. transformationslawrence.com

Theatre Lawrence shows

Running from September–June, Theatre Lawrence’s season of shows brings a range of comedies, dramas and musicals from a community able to tap the best of professional and amateur acting talent. Summer boasts stage attractions as well, including performances by the Lawrence Opera Theatre and more. 4660 Bauer Farm Drive theatrelawrence.com

Lawrence Arts Center events

Check out the performance schedule for the community arts center and you might be able to plan your trip around a stage performance, a visiting dance troupe or one of the town’s entertaining story slam sessions. And whenever you visit, there is always the opportunity to see a collection of fascinating, provoking or pleasing artwork in the two on-site galleries. 940 New Hampshire St. lawrenceartscenter.org

Deja’s Reading Rainbow at Lawrence Public Library

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY 707 Vermont St. lplks.org

Swimming season at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center

Anyone traveling with young kids knows the importance of finding activities designed to soak up energy and wiggles. Fortunately, the year-round swimming season at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center is the perfect solution with its zero-depth entry areas, water slides, water hoops, diving boards and more. 4706 Overland Dr. lawrenceks.org/lprd/aquatics/iac

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Even if you don’t hold a lending card, Lawrence Public Library is an architectural gem and welcoming community space that is a delight to tour. Stop in and grab a coffee at the lobby café, give the kids a chance to explore and play in the children’s section, visit the in-house art gallery or simply find a comfy spot to relax.

What’s a glamorous diva’s favorite pastime? Reading, of course. And at Lawrence Public Library, the children and adults who join Deja Brooks have an opportunity to participate in a story time all about friendship and belonging. It’s a young person’s literary celebration of being unique, being accepted and loving rainbows and differences. 707 Vermont St. lplks.org

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LAWRENCE UNIVERSITIES Lawrence is home to two great universities, each with an unmistakable history and each an integral part of the community. The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship public university and a national leader in several areas of education. Sporting fans might also know it as the home of the Jayhawks. Haskell Indian Nations University has emerged over the past decades as one of the nation’s premier intertribal nations universities dedicated to educating Native youth from across the United States. Both are open to visitors and host events throughout the year.

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence is one of the nation’s leading cities for advanced degrees per capita (meaning we can be fairly smart—when we wish—without taking ourselves too seriously). The state’s flagship university has been intertwined with the growth and development of the city since the 1860s. Townie? Gownie? We’re all connected, with strong coordination between the university and municipality. Campus events are almost always open to the public, residents and visitors alike. Put some Jayhawk into your visit.


THE COMMONS Housed in historic Spooner Hall, The Commons is a collaboration of KU institutions across the disciplines of science and the humanities to host public discussions, lectures and programs on a wide range of themes.

SPORTS Allen Fieldhouse, home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, is recognized as one of the nation’s most exciting college game venues. In 2016, the adjacent DeBruce Center opened as a museum of basketball history and home to James Naismith’s document outlining the original rules of “Basket Ball.” The on-site Booth Family Hall of Athletics museum is also full of Jayhawk sporting history.

FANDOM Get your official Jayhawk sporting gear at the KU Store in Allen Fieldhouse, or at the KU Bookstore in the Student Union.

TWO MUSEUMS The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum sit within a very short walk of one another. Each is worth an individual visit—combined, they present a full day’s immersion in culture, history and beauty.

CAFÉ ON THE HILL A new addition to the KU scene, McClain’s Market offers coffee, pastries, teas and other treats just on the edge of Jayhawk Boulevard and at the heart of Jayhawk nation.

The KU campus and Downtown Lawrence are only a 15-20 minute walk or a 10-minute bike ride apart (if you didn’t bring your bike, you can use the new Veo Ride bike share program). You can also park your car at the campus garage (for a fee) or take the combined city/university transport bus into or out of the university. Visitors Guide 2020

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HASKELL CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM If you have time for only one stop at Haskell, make it here. The small but powerful exhibition space packs in a concise history of Haskell and the Native heritage behind it, told through displays of authentic regalia and artifacts. Free guided tours are offered with advance scheduling.

Begun as an institution to separate Native children from their families and root out their culture, Haskell Indian Nations University has emerged in the past decades as a one of the nation’s leading centers of intertribal culture and Native heritage. Native-taught, Native-led and Native-proud—Haskell is open to all visitors.

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HASKELL CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM If you have time for only one stop at Haskell, make it here. The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum packs in a concise history of Haskell and the Native heritage behind it, told through displays of authentic regalia and artifacts. Hours are changing: Call in advance. (785) 749-8404 ext. 497

The main quad of the Haskell campus offers a nice stroll through an open green space surrounded by historic limestone structures. You can schedule a guided walking tour in advance or print a tour guide brochure from the university website.

HASKELL MEMORIAL STADIUM AND ARCH Dedicated in 1926 as the first tribal World War I Memorial, the construction cost for Haskell Memorial Stadium and Arch was entirely paid for with funds donated by the Native community. The stadium also became the first lighted sports stadium in the Midwest.

HASKELL COMMENCEMENT POWWOW Dancers of all ages and nations gather at Haskell each May to honor the graduating class. The public is encouraged to attend the celebration and enjoy the drum circles and dances.

HASKELL-BAKER WETLANDS Designated by the National Park Service as a National Natural Landmark, this area south of the Haskell campus has been a crucial refuge for migrating birds and wildlife.

Photograph by eXplore Lawrence

HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY

HASKELL CAMPUS


BALDWIN CITY

EUDORA

THE BRIEF Small college town with old-fashioned city square

THE BRIEF Charming river city

WHERE Approximately 15 miles south of Lawrence

WHERE Approximately 8 miles east of Lawrence

GO THERE FOR Train excursions on Midway Railway; art shows at Lumberyard Arts Center; the citywide Maple Leaf Festival in the fall

GO THERE FOR Kansas River access; Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch; Americana downtown with Zeb’s Coffeehouse and the Jasmin Restaurant; The Great Kaw Adventure Race

LECOMPTON

CLINTON LAKE/WAKARUSA

THE BRIEF Once the Kansas capital

THE BRIEF Recreational reservoir and historic abolitionist community

WHERE Approximately 9 miles northwest of Lawrence

WHERE West edge of Lawrence

GO THERE FOR Tours of the Territorial Capital Museum; Constitution Hall State Historic Site; Territorial Days festival; Scenic River Road that goes along the bluffs over the Kansas River

GO THERE FOR Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum; Clinton General Store; Bloomington Beach recreation area

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Over 170 indoor Christmas trees with antique, vintage, and unique decorations Nov 1-Jan 1

10-4pm Wed-Sat | 1-5pm Sun

(785) 887-6148 | www.lecomptonkansas.com


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EATS

BALDWIN CITY

KANSAS BELLE DINNER TRAIN 1515 W High St. (785) 594-8505 www.kansasbelle.com HOMESTEAD KITCHEN & BAKERY 719 8th St. 785-766-3442 www.homestead.cafe DANCE CAFE 711 High St. 785-594-3949 www.baldwindance.com EL PATRON 711 8th St. 785-594-2711 www.elpatronbaldwin.com JOY GARDEN www.visitbaldwincity.com 717 8th St. 785-594-3308 DAYLIGHT EXPRESSO 715 8th St. 785-594-0335 www.thetowngalleria.com

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JO’S DINER 516 Ames St. 785-594-3123 www.jos-diner.com JITTERS 802 Ames St (Between Subway & Mr Goodcents on 56 Hwy) (620) 437-6967 www.facebook.com Jitters-207508987573/ WOODEN SPOKE RESTAURANT & SPORTS SALOON 309 Ames St.

FLATLANDERS PIZZERIA 502 Ames St. (785) 766-7282 www.flatlanderspizza.com

DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE

715 715 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-7150 www.715mass.com 1856 BAR & GRILL 941 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-0300 www.1856restaurantks.com AIMEE’S COFFEE HOUSE 1025 A Massachusetts St. (785) 843-5173 www.aimeescoffeehouse.com ALADDIN CAFE 1021 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-1100 www.facebook.com/ aladdincafeoflawrence/?fref=ts ALCHEMY COFFEE DOWNTOWN 816 Massachusetts St. (785) 424-5601 www.alchemyks.com ARCHIBOWLS 125 E 10th St. (785) 424-7822 archibowlssincerelyspicy. business.site BAAN THAI 741 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8424 www.baanthaikansas.com/ lawrence/index.htm BAYLEAF INDIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR (785) 840-0855

BLACK STAG BREWERY & PUB 623 Massachusetts St. (785) 766-1163 www.blackstagbrew.com BURGER STAND AT THE CASBAH 803 Massachusettes St. (785) 856-0543 www.burgerstand restaurants.com BURRITO KING 900 Illinois St. (785) 841-3663 www.facebook.com/ burritokinglawrence CIELITO LINDO 815 New Hampshire St. (785) 832-1545 www.cielitolindolawrence.com CRYSTAL’S SPOT 704 Massachusetts St. (785) 550-3424 www.facebook.com/ crystals.spot DEMPSEY’S BURGER PUB 623 Vermont St. (785) 856-5460 www.dempseys burgerpub.com DING TEA 1004 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-0237 www.facebook.com/pg/dingtealawrence/about/?ref=page_ internal ELDRIDGE HOUSE GRILLE The Eldridge Hotel (785) 749-5011 www.eldridgehotel.com/ dining-service/eldridgehouse-grille

ENCORE CAFÉ 1007 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-3682 FREE STATE BREWING CO. 636 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4555 www.freestatebrewing.com GLOBAL CAFE 820 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-4600 www.globalcafelawrence.com GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO. 807 Vermont St. (785) 749-2227 www.greatharvest.com GRINDERS LAWRENCE 733 New Hampshire St. (785) 816-4535 www.grinderspizza.com HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP 11 E 8th St. www.facebook.com/ henryscoffeeshop HI TEA 7 East 8th St. (785) 424-7727 HOUSE OF CHA 21 W. 9th St. (785) 856-6688 INDIA PALACE 129 E 10th St. (785) 331-4300 www.indiapalace lawrenceka.com JAVA BREAK 17 E. 7th St. (785) 749-5282 www.thejavabreak.com

JEFFERSON’S RESTAURANT 743 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2000 www.jeffersonsrestaurant.com JOHN BROWN UNDERGROUND 7 East 7th St. (785) 856-5280 www.freelawrence.com LA PRIMA TAZZA 638 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2233 www.laprimatazza.com LADYBIRD DINER 721 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-5239 www.ladybirddiner.com LARK A’FARE 900 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-2535 www.larkafare.com LIMESTONE PIZZA 814 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-2825 www.limestonepkb.com LUCIA BEER GARDEN + GRILL 1016 Massachusetts St. (785) 865-4055 www.lucialawrence.com LUCKYBERRY KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 845 Massachusetts St. (785) 331-4220 www.luckyberry.com MAD GREEK RESTAURANT 907 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-2441 www.themadgreek lawrence.com

MAMA’S TAMALE SHOP 602 W 9th St. www.facebook.com/ mamastamaleshop MANA BAR 1111 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8227 www.facebook.com/ pg/ManaBarLawrence/ about/?ref=page_internal MASS ST FISH HOUSE & RAW BAR 719 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-1081 www.massfishhouse.com MERCHANTS PUB & PLATE 746 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4111 www.merchantsonmass.com MEXQUISITO 712 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-8226 www.mexquisito.com MILTON’S 920 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2330 www.miltonscafe.com MINSKY’S PIZZA CAFE & BAR 934 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-5252 www.minskys.com ONDORI NOODLE 1008 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-0210 www.ondorinoodle.com PAPA KENO’S PIZZERIA 1035 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-7272 www.papakenos.com/papalawrence/2015/7/14/jkpdls5v75nzvgodijklx35nq1n864

PICKLEMAN’S GOURMET CAFE 818 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-6700 www.picklemans.com POKELOHA 937 Massachusetts St. (785) 424-7377 www.facebook.com/ pokepointlawrence POORBOY BURRITO COMPANY 1900 Massachusetts St. (785) 550-3317 QUINTON’S BAR & DELI 615 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-6560 www.quintonslawrence.com RAMEN BOWLS 918 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-6957 www.ramenbowls.com RED LYON TAVERN 944 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-8228 www.facebook.com/ RedLyonTavern RESTAURANT PUB GAMES 724 Massachusetts St. www.rpglawrence.com RICK’S PLACE 846 Illinois St. (785) 749-5067 www.facebook.com/RicksPlace-844564205559631/ RUDY’S PIZZERIA 704 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-0055 www.rudyspizzeria.com


SIGNS OF LIFE 722 Massachusetts St. (785) 830-8030 www.signsoflifebooks.com

CULINARIA 512 East 9th St. (785) 766-8591 culinariafoodandwine.com

NORTH LAWRENCE

KING BUFFET 1601 W. 23rd St. (785) 749-1777 kingbuffetlawrence.com

YELLO SUB 1814 W. 23rd St. (785) 843-6000 www.yello-sub.planetsub.com

HENRY T’S BAR & GRILL 3520 W. 6th St. (785) 749-2999 www.henryts.com

SALTY IGUANA 4931 W. 6th St. (785) 312-8100 www.saltyiguana.com

SUSHI KO 811 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-8862 www.facebook.com/ sushikolawrence

DECADE 920 Delaware (785) 550-7944

JOHNNY’S TAVERN 401 N. 2nd St. (785) 842-0377 www.johnnystavern.com/ locations/north-lawrence

LA ESTRELLA 2449 Iowa St. (785) 843-1595 www.laestrellamexicana.com

YOKOHAMA SUSHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT 1730 W 23rd St. (785) 856-8862 www.yokohama sushioflawrence.com

J WILSON’S 4821 W. 6th St. (785) 312-9057 www.jwilsonsrestaurant.com

SANDBAR SUBS 100 Rock Chalk Ln (785) 842-0111 ordernow.menudrive.com/ sportspavilionlawrence

SYLAS & MADDY’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 1014 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-8323 TACO ZONE 13 East 8th St. (785) 424-7123 TERREBONNE 805 Vermont St. (785) 856-3287 www.facebook.com/ Terrebonne-Cafe-129142333805332/ THE BASIL LEAF CAFE 616 W 9th St. (785) 856-0459 www.facebook.com/ TheBasilLeafCafeKS THE BOURGEOIS PIG 6 E 9th St. (785) 843-1001 www.facebook.com/ TheBourgeoisPig THE JAYHAWKER 701 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-5011 www.eldridgehotel.com THE ROOST. 920 Massachusetts St. www.920mass.com TOKYO SUSHI BAR 619 Massachusetts St. WA SUSHI 740 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-1990 WAKE THE DEAD BREAKFAST BAR 7 E 7th St. www.wtdbreakfastbar.com WHEATFIELDS BAKERY & CAFÉ 904 Vermont St. (785) 841-5553 www.wheatfieldsbakery.com ZEN ZERO 811 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0001 www.zen-zero.com Z’S DIVINE ESPRESSO DOWNTOWN 10 East 9th St. (785) 843-3007 www.zsdivine.com

EAST LAWRENCE

BON BON 804 Pennsylvania St. (785) 856-2275 www.bonbonlawrence.com

LAWRENCE BEER COMPANY 826 Pennsylvania St. (785) 856-0453 www.lawrencebeerco.com SET ‘EM UP JACKS 1800 E 23rd St. Ste G (785) 832-2030 setemupjacks.com STANLEY JAMES SMOKEHOUSE 1500 E. 23rd St. (785) 841-9691 www.sjsmokehouse.com TRES MEXICANOS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 1800 E. 23rd St. (785) 830-8415 Z’S DIVINE ESPRESSO 1800 E. 23rd St. (785) 842-7651 www.zsdivine.com

EUDORA

CHARRITOS PLAZA 202 E 10th St. (785) 615-5095 D-DUBS BAR 10 W 9th (785) 690-7212 www.facebook.com/pg/ Ddubsbar GAMBINO’S PIZZA 1402 Church St. (785) 542-2121 www.gambinospizza.com/ stores/ks/eudora.html JASMIN RESTAURANT 719 Main St. WAKARUSA BREWING COMPANY 710 Main St. www.wakarusabrewery.com ZEB’S COFFEEHOUSE 724 Main St. (785) 542-0103 www.zebscoffeehouse.com

LECOMPTON

AUNT NETTER’S CAFE 336 Elmore St. (785) 503-6004 www.facebook.com/ AuntNettersCupcakes KROEGER’S COUNTRY MEATS 505 Eisenhower Memorial Dr. (785) 887-6091 www.facebook.com/ kroegersmeats

LA TROPICANA 434 Locust St. (785) 749-3550 www.facebook.com/ La-Tropicana303599736470231 SLOW RIDE ROADHOUSE 1350 N 3rd St. (785) 749-2727 www.slowrideroadhouse.net THE LEVEE CAFE 239 Elm St. (785) 856-3671 www.facebook.com/ TheLeveeCafe

SOUTH LAWRENCE

23RD STREET BREWERY 3512 Clinton Pkwy. (785) 856-2337 www.brew23.com AUNTIE EM’S DELI 2311 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 832-1333 www.auntieemsdeli.com BIGG’S BBQ 2429 Iowa St. (785) 856-2550 www.biggsribs.com BORDER BANDIDO 1528 W 23rd St. (785) 842-8861 CHEBARO MEDITERRNEAN GRILL 1000 W 23rd St. (785) 312-7660 www.facebook.com/ ChebaroMG EL MEZCAL 1819 W. 23rd St. (785) 832-8775 www.elmezcal.com EL POTRO MEXICAN CAFE 2351 W 31St. (785) 331-2500 FORMOSA BAKERY 2201 W 25th, Suite L (785) 856-6900 FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD & STEAKBURGERS 2030 W 23rd St. (785) 865-0123 www.freddysfrozencustard.com HAWAIIAN BROS 1501 W 23rd St. www.hawaiianbros.com HOG WILD PIT BAR-B-Q 1516 W 23rd St. (785) 842-4100 www.hogwildpitbbq.com

LITTLE SAIGON CAFÉ 1524 W 23rd St. (785) 856-8010 www.littlesaigonlawrence.com MI RANCHITO 707 W 23rd St. (785) 727-2005 www.miranchitokc.com NAGOYA JAPANESE CUISINE 711 W 23rd St. (785) 843-1111 www.ordernagoyasushi.com ORIENTAL BISTRO & GRILL 1511 W. 23rd St. (785) 841-8881 www.orientalbistrolawrence.com PAISANO’S RISTORANTE 2112 W. 25th St. (785) 838-3500 www.paisanoskansas.com PANCHO’S 1618 W 23rd St. (785) 856-4058 www.panchosmexican foodks.com PEKING TASTE 2223 Louisiana (785) 749-4788 www.pekingtastelawrence.com PIZZA SHUTTLE 1601 W. 23rd St. (785) 842-1212 www.8421212.com RUNZA 2700 Iowa St. (785) 749-2615 www.runza.com S&S ARTISAN PUB & COFFEEHOUSE 2228 Iowa St. (785) 766-2355 www.facebook.com/ SSArtisanPub SARPINO’S PIZZA 711 W 23rd St. (785) 727-7770 www.gosarpinos.com/pizzadelivery/lawrence-sarpinos SUSHI STATION REVOLVING SUSHI BAR 2223 Louisiana St. (785) 856-3330 www.sushistationks.com THAI DINER 2223 Louisiana St. (785) 551-7528 www.thaidinerlawrence.com TRYYAKI 701 W 23rd St. (785) 842-6688 www.tryyakilawrence.com WEST COAST SALOON 2222 Iowa (785) 841-2739 www.westcoastsaloon.com

Z’S DIVINE ESPRESSO SOUTH 2351 W 31st St. (785) 856-3312 www.zsdivine.com

WEST LAWRENCE

ACAPULCO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1520 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 832-9400 www.acapulcoks.com BIEMER’S BBQ 2120 W. 9th St. (785) 842-0800 www.biemers.com BIG BISCUIT 4821 W 6th St. (785) 856-0496 www.bigbiscuitrestaurant.com/ lawrence-ks BLUE MOOSE BAR AND GRILL 525 Wakarusa Dr (785) 727-4999 bit.ly/BlueMooseLawrence BOULEVARD GRILL DoubleTree by Hilton Lawrence 200 McDonald Dr. (785) 841-7077 www.facebook.com/ BoulevardGrillLawrence BURGERS BY BIGGS 4841 Bauer Lane (785) 856-2233

J&S COFFEE 4821 W 6th St. (785) 749-0100 www.jandscoffee.com JADE GARDEN RESTAURANT 1410 Kasold Dr. (785) 843-8650 www.jadegardenonline.com JEFFERSON’S RESTAURANT WEST. 1540 Wakarusa Dr (785) 856-1558 jeffersonsrestaurant.com/ west-lawrence-kansas-4 JOHNNY’S TAVERN WEST SIDE 721 Wakarusa Dr. (785) 843-0704 www.johnnystavern.com/ locations/west-lawrence KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 2907 W 6th St. (785) 838-3399 www.kobeatlawrence.com LAWRENCE BEER COMPANY WEST 4811 Bob Billings Pkwy (785) 856-0453 www.lawrencebeerco.com LEEWAY FRANKS 935 Iowa (785) 856-0890 www.leewayfranks.com

CHINA HOUSE 4821 W 6th St. (785) 841-8885

MEDITERRANEAN MARKET & CAFE 3300 Bob Billings Pkwy. (785) 842-9383 www.mediterraneancafelw.com

COMMUNITY MERCANTILE 901 Iowa St. (785) 843-8544 www.themerc.coop

MORNINGSTAR’S NY PIZZA 4931 W 6th St. (785) 856-6973 www.morningstarsnypizza.com

CONROY’S PUB 3115 W. 6th St. (785) 856-3663

MUNCHERS BAKERY 925 S. Iowa St. (785) 749-4324

COSMOS INDIAN STORE & CAFE 3115 West 6th St. (785) 856-0080 www.cosmosks.com

O CAFÉ 1530 W 6th St. (785) 312-9211 www.ocafelk.com

CRIMSON & BREWS 925 S Iowa St. (785) 841-3808 EILEEN’S COLOSSAL COOKIES 4931 W 6th St. (785) 856-2253 www.eileenscookies.com FREEZING MOO 4651 W. 6th St. Suite #101 GLORY DAYS PIZZA 4821 W. 6th St. (785) 841-5252 www.glorydayspizza.com

SANDWICH BOWL 4821 W 6th St. (785) 856-3675 www.sandwichbowl.com SCONE LADY’S COFFEE SHOP 3300 Bob Billings Pkwy. (785) 838-3992 www.sconeladyscoffee.com SIX MILE CHOP HOUSE 4931 W 6th St. (785) 856-6453 www.6milechophouse.com SPIN PIZZA 525 Wakarusa (785) 856-2418 SZECHUAN HOUSE 1500 W 6th St. (785) 551-7418 www.szechuan houselawrence.com T.LOFT 4801 Bauer Farm Dr (785) 505-0770 www.tloft.net TAD’S SHAVED ICE 939 Iowa St. www.facebook.com/tadsshave dice/?rf=557126561076911 THAI SIAM RESTUARANT 601 South Kasold Dr. (785) 331-2525 TWISTED FRESH 4931 W. 6th St. www.twistedfresh.com URBAN GRILL & POKE 4651 W 6th St. (785) 856-0999 WAYNE & LARRY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 933 Iowa St. (785) 856-7170 www.wayneandlarrys.com

PICKLEMAN’S WEST LAWRENCE 3514 Clinton Parkway (785) 856-9060 www.picklemans.com/locations/west-lawrence-ks.php PUEBLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 804 Iowa St. (785) 331-2710 www.pueblomxrestaurant.com/ index.html RED PEPPER 821 Iowa (785) 832-1288 www.redpepper lawrenceks.com

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COSMIC CAFÉ 1910 Haskell (785) 856-2113

JIN SHAN BUFFET 1800 E 23rd St. (785) 830-9888 www.jinshanbuffet lawrence.com

KAW VALLEY PUBLIC HOUSE 444 Locust St. (720) 234-9869 www.facebook.com/kvpub

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1900 BARKER BAKERY | CAFE 1900 Barker Ave. (785) 424-7609 www.1900barker.com

FIELDS & IVY 706 East 23rd St. (785) 274-8429 www.fieldsandivy.com

EL MATADOR CAFE 446 Locust St. (785) 841-3837


EVENTS There’s always something happening in Lawrence, and most often it’s an unmistakably original event. Here are some of our favorites from throughout the year—but this is only a sample of the offerings. For more details on these events, the latest information and complete run-down of all the events, go online at UNMISTAKABLYLAWRENCE.COM/EVENTS-CALENDAR or use the Blippar app to scan the photo on this page.

EVERY MONTH

FINAL FRIDAYS

On the last Friday of each month, galleries, artist studios and other venues open their doors for art showings, music and mingling. JANUARY

KAW VALLEY EAGLES DAY

DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE RESTAURANT WEEK

Cold weather is dining weather, and Lawrence’s downtown chefs help you celebrate the season with a week of special menus and dishes.

Photographs by Racheal Major

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This educational event celebrating the return of nesting bald eagles includes lectures, children’s activities and field trips to nesting sites.


FEBRUARY

MAY

JULY

SEPTEMBER

THE PEKING ACROBATS AT THE LIED CENTER

KANSAS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE SIDEWALK SALE

HASKELL INDIAN ART MARKET

This world-famous acrobatic troupe is just one of the many global, national and rising performance groups and soloists appearing at the Lied Center stage throughout the year. MARCH

MISS GAY KANSAS UNITED STATES PAGEANT Miss Gay United States at Large, Moltyn Decadence, hosts the 2020 state qualifier for this glamorous national event.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

One of the city’s biggest outdoor celebrations is also one of Lawrence’s oldest charities—springtime fun, costumes and spirits all for a good cause.

Dozens of food trucks gather at Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District, leaving you with one option—eat and enjoy.

BUSKER FESTIVAL

Lawrence’s downtown streets are handed over to acrobats, musicians, comedians and more for the entire community to enjoy.

ART TOUGEAU PARADE

Parade of decorated automobiles, bicycles and anything else that is arty and mobile. SUMMER/FALL

LIVE ON MASS

Want a street party? How about the entire 1000 block of Massachusetts Street being closed off for a free concert with you and thousands of your new friends?

APRIL

KU POWWOW & INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FESTIVAL

A wide range of partners, including KU First Nations Student Association, hosts presentations, dances and more to celebrate the culture and contemporary community of Native students and residents.

KANSAS RELAYS

The University of Kansas hosts one of the nation’s premier collegiate track and field competitions.

PAPER PLAINS LITERARY FESTIVAL

The inaugural year of this literary celebration brings national bestselling authors to the community for readings and other literary celebrations.

JUNE

PRIDE FOR THE MASSES

Trombones, drums, costumes, rainbow flags and all the love that we can pack onto the streets. Affirming. Inclusive. Oh, and plenty of fun.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

The Lawrence branch of the NAACP heads up a community-wide celebration of freedom and fellowship to mark the liberation of thousands of people during the Civil War.

FREE STATE FILM FESTIVAL

This is your chance to see national premieres and local films with the people who made them.

A Lawrence tradition. Merchants bring their best bargains onto the sidewalks of Downtown Lawrence for a sunup-tosundown shopping spree.

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILT CONVENTION

A celebration of ethnic heritage as well as a gathering of some of the nation’s leading traditional and innovative quilters.

DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

It’s 21st-century Americana as old-time favorites of Ferris wheels, funnel cakes, demo derbies and chicken shows combine with chef challenges, llama costume contests, funk bands and more. AUGUST

KANSAS STATE FIDDLING AND PICKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The state’s best roots and Americana performers gather at South Park, providing guests free competition concerts and jam sessions.

CIVIL WAR ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER

A series of lectures, tours and other events to explore the history of Bloody Kansas and the Border War leading up to and during the American Civil War.

ENCOUNTERING JOHN BROWN EXHIBIT

A special exhibit and lecture series examining the legacy of the abolitionist who arrived in Lawrence to protect the city from pro-slavery militia.

Haskell Indian Nations University hosts Native artists from across the continent for one of the largest authenticNative markets. Food vendors, concerts and dance performances are also part of the celebration.

REV IT UP! HOT ROD HULLABALOO

Rockabilly music and a competitive gathering of vintage cars, hot rods and other amazing machines— all open to the public and supporting a designated Lawrence charity. OCTOBER

KAW VALLEY FARM TOUR Ranches, farms, orchards and more open their gates to visitors for a fascinating glimpse into the people who make localvore life possible.

LATE NIGHT IN THE PHOG A free celebration of KU basketball teams ahead of their winter competition season. NOVEMBER

HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY & SANTA RESCUE

With the flick of a switch, Downtown Lawrence becomes holiday-themed. Now, if only Santa would learn how to arrive without crashing.

KANSAS HALF MARATHON

The half-marathon and 5K event for those unafraid of Kansas winter winds. DECEMBER

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS PARADE

This is the Midwest’s largest parade of horse-riders and horse-pulled carriages, buggies and wagons. A family-fun favorite.


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ACCOMMODATIONS

Find the perfect place to stay on our website: unmistakablylawrence.com. Visitors can compare hotel rooms by price, location and availability and then go straight to the hotel’s booking system. Baymont Inn & Suites

740 Iowa St., 66044

785.838.4242/(877) Baymont

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Best Western Plus

6101 Rock Chalk Drive, 66049

833.245.6864

112

Circle S Ranch & Country inn

3325 Circle S Ln., 66044

785.843.4124

12

Comfort Inn & Suites

151 McDonald Drive, 66044

785.330.7241

65

785.749.6010, (800) 830.5222

89

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson 2176 E 23rd St, 66046

Days Inn

730 Iowa St., 66044

785.841.6500

50

200 McDonald Dr., 66044

785.841.7077

192

EconoLodge

2525 W. 6th St., 66049

785.749-5011, (800) 527-0909

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Eldridge Extended

201 W. 8th St., 66044

785.749.5011/(800) 527.0909

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Eldridge Hotel

701 Massachusetts St., 66044

785.749.5011/(800) 527.0909

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Halcyon House B&B

1000 Ohio St., 66044

785.841.0314

9

Hampton Inn

2300 W. 6th St., 66049

785.841-4994, (800) 426-7866

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3411 Iowa St., 66046

785.749.7555/(866) 695.0459

78

Motel 6

1130 N. 3rd St., 66044

785.749.4040, (800) 4-motel6

50

DoubleTree by Hilton

Quality Inn

801 Iowa, 66049

785.842.5100, (800) 228.5151

99

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

1 Riverfront Plaza, 66044

785.841.2700/888.287.9400

105

Super 8

801 Iowa, 66044

785.330.9334/(800) 454.3213

68

The Lodge of Baldwin City

502 Ames St., 66006

785.594.3900

20

785.843.1200, (877) 263.6347

The Oread

1200 Oread Ave., 66044

99

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

900 New Hampshire, 66044 785.842.8800

91

TRU by Hilton

510 Wakarusa Drive, 66049

785.727.4244

82

Victorian Veranda Country Inn

1431 North 1900 Rd., 66044

785.841.1265

10

Virginia Inn

2903 W. 6th St., 66049

785.843.6611

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Feel Valued.

At Hampton, it’s the extra care we put into everything that’s going to make your stay extra awesome. You’ll find it at our free hot breakfast. And you’ll see it in the personalities of our team members who use their individual styles of hospitality to make you feel extra special.

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6101 Rock Chalk Dr. Post Office

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Library

Old West Lawrence Historic District Aquatic Center

New Jersey St

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Douglas County Courthouse

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DoubleTree by Hilton 200 McDonald Dr.

New Hampshire St

South Park St

W 13th St

E 12th St

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New Hampshire St

Vermont St

W 14th St

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Baymont Inn & Suites

Halcyon House 1000 Ohio St.

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Eldridge Hotel

701 Massachusetts St . 16

Motel 6

1130 N 3rd St. 17

SpringHill Suites by Marriott 1 Riverfront Plaza

18

Super 8

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

900 New Hampshire St. 19

Country Inn & Suites 2176 East 23rd St.

740 Iowa St. E 14th St

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance) » 911

Lawrence City Hall » 785-832-3000

Clinton Lake Information » 785-843-7665

Lawrence Memorial Hospital » 785-505-5000

Kansas Road Conditions Hotline » 800-585-ROAD

Lawrence Parks & Recreation Dept. » 785-832-3450

KU Athletic Ticket Office » 800-34HAWKS

Time & Temperature » 785-842-5115

KU Information » 785-864-3506

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801 Iowa St. E 13th St

The Oread

1200 Oread Ave.

Days Inn

730 Iowa St.

Vermont St

Louisiana St

Comfort Inn & Suites 151 McDonald Dr.

E 11th St

North Park St

W 12th St

6

E 10th St

13

Hampton Inn 2300 W 6th St.

Connecticut St

New Hampshire St

Vermont St

Kentucky St

Tennessee St

Ohio St

Indiana St

Watkins Museum

Community Building

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3411 Iowa St.

Econo Lodge 2525 W 6th St.

E 9th St

18

W 10th St

W 11th St

Oread Ave

Mississippi St

14

4

Rhode Island St

Carnegie Building

Freedom's Frontier Exhibit

Louisiana St

W 9th St

2903 W 6th St.

E 8th St

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Lawrence Arts Center

M A SSA C H U S E TTS S T

W 8th St

2309 Iowa St.

510 Wakarusa Dr.

Pennsylvania St

W 7th St

Quality Inn & Suites

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University of Kansas

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W 27th St

Rotary Arboretum Youth Sports Complex

Kanza Southwind Nature Preserve

DAM Outlet Park

Pat Dawson Billings Nature Area

E 1500 Rd Hobbs Park

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Jayhawk Blvd

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Veterans Park

Carl Knox Natatorium

Lawrence High School

E 11th St

South Park

Brook Creek Park

Parnell Park

Naismith Valley Park

Holcom Park

Park Hills Parks

Chief Jim McSwain Park

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Broken Arrow Park

W 31st St

E 31st St

Haskell Rail Trail

E 25th St

HAND Park

Chaparral Park

Mary's Lake

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Lied Center Pioneer Cemetery KU Visitor Center Burge Union

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Hoglund Ball Park

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MUSEUMS

N 1250 Rd

Wakarusa River

E 1550 Rd

Discovery Center

BAKER WETLANDS Birdwatching, Boardwalks & Trails

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

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Spencer Museum of Art Adams Alumni Center Memorial Stadium Campanile Dole Institute of Politics Hall Center for the Humanities

SITES Historic Downtown Lawrence

1651 Naismith Dr. » 785-864-7050 » kuathletics.com The Booth Hall of Athletics celebrates the history of KU athletics and recognizes fans. The DeBruce Center is home to the original rules of basketball.

1600 Stewart Drive » 785-864-2787 » lied.ku.edu A multipurpose facility, the Lied Center of Kansas hosts everything from University productions to major Broadway plays and musicals.

Mass. St. » 785-843-3883 » downtownlawrence.com Enjoy unique shops, boutiques, cafes, galleries and public sculptures. While away the afternoon with a steamy latte or dance into the night at one of the many nightspots.

Spencer Museum of Art

4660 Bauer Farm Dr. 785-843-SHOW » theatrelawrence.com Six major productions each season, including musicals and works by area playwrights.

1301 Miss.St. » 785-864-4710 » spencerart.ku.edu This stellar collection represents the breadth of world art history and is one of the top-rated university museums in the country.

KU Museum of Natural History Jayhawk Blvd. » 785-864-4450 » naturalhistory.ku.edu Nationally recognized for its public exhibits, collections, research and graduate education

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Mass. St. » 785-841-4109 » watkinsmuseum.org This impressive Romanesque building houses exhibits and artifacts from the area’s history.

Eastbound K-10

Prairie Park

Lied Center of Kansas

Booth Hall of Athletics & DeBruce Center

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South Lawrence Trafficway

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East Hills Business Park

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USPS

South Lawrence Trafficway

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Douglas County Fairgrounds

Prairie Park Nature Center

W 27th St

Loop

N 1500 Rd

E 15th St

East Lawrence Recreation Center

12 Eagle Bend Golf Course Club House

Oak Hill Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery Edgewood Park

Burrough's Creek Trail & Linear Park

Haskell Indian Nations University

Trails

N 1550 Rd

Douglas County Courthouse

Lawrence Tennis Center

W 23rd St

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Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park

Green Meadows Park

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18 Lawrence Amtrak Station

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Cradle of Basketball Site

John Taylor Park

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Noria Rd

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E 1750 Rd

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N1 Clinton Lake Overlook Park

Clinton Lake

Water Tower Park

W 15th St 2

Walnut Park

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Community Building

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Clinton Lake Adult Sports Complex

Outdoor Aquatic Center

W 9th St

Quarry Park Orchards Golf Course

Clinton Pkwy

Corp of Engineers Visitor’s Center

Clinton Marina

Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park

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W 19th St Lake Alvamar

Clinton Park

Naismith Dr

Alvamar Golf Course & Country Club

South Lawrence Trafficway

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

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Union Pacific Depot

Harper St

Viola & Conrad McGrew Nature Preserve

Bob Billings Pkwy

Clinton State Park

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Centennial Park

"Dad" Perry Park

DeVictor Park

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Community Health Building

O'Connell Rd

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Quail Run Park

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Burcham Park

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Wakarusa Dr

Theatre Lawrence

Monterey Way

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Folks Rd

Queens Rd

George Williams Way

Overland Dr.

Free State High School

6 Deerfield Park

Highway Access Hospital

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Sports Pavilion Lawrence Rock Chalk Park

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Peterson Park

Louisiana St

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Stonegate Park Martin Park

N Iowa St

N 1750 Rd

N Michigan St

I-70 / KTA Toll Plaza Exit 197

Lawrence Municipal Airport

Maple Grove Cemetery

Theatre Lawrence

University Theatre 1530 Naismith » 785-864-3982 » kutheatre.com Offers a wide array of classical, musical and also contemporary productions in three series.

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire » 785-843-ARTS » lawrenceartscenter.com Exhibitions of contemporary art, live music, theater, film, and dance performance.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Dr. » 785-864-4900 » doleinstitute.org Features state-of-the-art exhibits, soaring stained glass American flag (the world’s largest), stirring World Trade Center memorial, and a Memory Wall honoring Kansas’World War II veterans.

Haskell Indian Nations University 23rd & Barker Ave. » 785-749-8404 » haskell.edu The only intertribal four-year university in the country, Haskell has many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fascinating piece of Lawrence history.

Baker Wetlands

1365 N. 1250 Rd. » 785-594-4700 » www.bakeru.edu/wetlands One of the most diverse habitats in Kansas, the Baker Wetlands encompasses 927 acres of rich, natural wildlife. Stargazers, bird watchers, and exercise enthusiasts are always bustling around the area, which is open to the public.

Old West Lawrence

Located between Tennessee & Indiana St. (E-W) and 6th & 8th St. (N-S) » kansastowns.us/vowl.html Historically, this neighborhood was home to society’s elite and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Pick up a self-guided tour at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center.

University of Kansas Jayhawk Blvd. » ku.edu

Located high on Mt. Oread, KU boasts one of the most breath-taking campuses in the nation. Take a tour of historic Jayhawk Boulevard or Allen Fieldhouse, the cradle of basketball and home of the Jayhawks.


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15 minutes north of Topeka 1-888-PBP-4WIN | prairieband.com Must be at least 18 years of age or older to gamble. Owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Getting help is your best bet. Call the confidential toll-free Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

Must be 21 years of age or older to gamble. Minimum age to play Bingo is 18. Owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Getting help is your best bet. Call the confidential toll-free Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

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