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Things to do in Lawrence

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“If you’re looking for great local beer and a warm atmosphere, this is the place. Food is top notch and the service has always been great. The acoustics can be very noisy at times however if you're looking for an energetic, lively setting it is great! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
University
“Multiple sporting events. We enjoy the many Musicals and shows that are put on at the Lied Center.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“ The food is okay, but its their bar that is really on point and has one of the best craft beer lists on Mass. An old bank converted to restaurant, their aesthetic is classic and their happy hour runs 7 days a week, 10pm-close ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Our local grocery co-op. Open to the public and sells the finest organic and local food in town.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Always full of hungry, happy people. Great way to energize your morning with a solid plate of food and friendly folks.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“You never know who might be showing art here or what event (plays, musicals) might be happening! Check 'em out! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“Liberty Hall is a fantastic venue offering a variety of events, movies, and concerts.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the museum of all things Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas. It has pioneer history and features items and stories from before statehood. Very novel compared to today's hustle and bustle.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Just minutes away from your stay lies a delicious burger at The Burger Stand!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Diner
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“Fantastic service, delicious food. Must have fresh cake and pie selection. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Come explore the history of the greatest sport invented: BASKETBALL. The Fieldhouse includes a museum with history exhibits of the sport, past championships across multiple sports, and the original Rules of Basketball written by James Naismith.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“More than a bakery but the bread is amazing! Serves great food too. Clothes early (7 pm maybe) so check before you go for dinner but breakfast & lunch...yum! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Route
“Greatest Downtown Shopping in America! Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Music, and Entertainment!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place is a must! The coffee is unmatched and the pastries are delicious!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum is amazing! You'll see dinosaurs and even taxidermy horse from Custers last stand.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“If you’re looking for great local beer and a warm atmosphere, this is the place. Food is top notch and the service has always been great. The acoustics can be very noisy at times however if you're looking for an energetic, lively setting it is great! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“ The food is okay, but its their bar that is really on point and has one of the best craft beer lists on Mass. An old bank converted to restaurant, their aesthetic is classic and their happy hour runs 7 days a week, 10pm-close ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Always full of hungry, happy people. Great way to energize your morning with a solid plate of food and friendly folks.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Just minutes away from your stay lies a delicious burger at The Burger Stand!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Diner
“Fantastic service, delicious food. Must have fresh cake and pie selection. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“More than a bakery but the bread is amazing! Serves great food too. Clothes early (7 pm maybe) so check before you go for dinner but breakfast & lunch...yum! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is a must! The coffee is unmatched and the pastries are delicious!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
“Lawrence Beer Company is a great place for great food, local beverages and there is always something going on!”
  • 11 locals recommend

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