There are many exciting things to do and see while visiting Lawrence, Kansas. Some of these things include art galleries, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and shopping centers. The city is also known for its live music venues. So, whether you are planning to visit for a weekend, or for vacation, you will be able to find an attraction or activity to enjoy.
Lawrence is also home to several institutions of higher learning. The city is well-known for being an outdoor-centric city by being home to over 50 public parks. While you are there, take some time to visit the History Museum located at the University in Kansas. You can also view a performance held at the Lied Center.
If you are visiting with young children, a visit to the Prairie Park Center, Wakarusa River Valley Museum and the Clinton State Park are surely to be a big hit with the little ones. With that being said, the following is a guide to some other things to see and do while you are in town.
Situated in the CBD, or main business district of Lawrence, this area is also known as Mass Street. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. This is a part of the historic area that starts at the southern side of the Kansas River, and goes all the way to the southern end of the Haskell Indian Nations University.
The name of the area originates from the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company. This company helped to bring anti-slavery settlers into the area. It is also important to note that portion of Mass Street has been recognized by the United States National Register of Historical Places.
University Of Kansas Natural History Museum
Located on the campus of University of Kansas on Jayhawk Boulevard, this museum is a part of the university’s Biodiversity Institute. This institute is devoted to teaching and studying the diversity of the different life forms on Earth.
The galleries of the museum are located in Dyche Hall, a historic building that is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Lied Center Of Kansas
This is a performing arts center that is also located on the University of Kansas’s campus. It was opened in 1993, and received funding from the community as well as the Lied Foundation.
The center is named after an alumnus of the university parents, Ernst M. Lied, and his wife, Ida K. Lied.
There is so much to see and do while in Lawrence, Kansas. Be sure to add these locations to your ‘must visit’ list.