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Explore Lawrence

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Breweries, bakeries, diners and more — find restaurants of various cuisines in Lawrence. For the best dining experience, we recommend making reservations.

Mass Street/Downtown Lawrence

Located in the central business district of downtown, Massachusetts Street — or Mass Street — is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lawrence. It is a historic district that begins south of the Kansas River at Sixth Street and runs south to Haskell Indian Nations University. A section of the district has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The district is home to many shops and restaurants.

Biodiversity Institute/Natural History Museum

Housed in Dyche Hall, the KU Natural History Museum is home to four floors of public exhibits, including the historic panorama; live snakes and insects; vertebrate and invertebrate fossils; parasites and microbes; and the flora and fauna of the Great Plains. The Biodiversity Institute’s worldwide collection of over 10 million specimens and 1.5 million archaeological artifacts encompasses the study of archaeology, birds, reptiles, fishes, and more.

Spencer Museum of Art

This art museum’s collection exceeds 47,000 objects spanning the history of European and American art from ancient to contemporary, with broad and significant holdings of East Asian art. Areas of special strength include medieval art; European and American painting, sculpture, and prints; photography; Japanese Edo-period painting and prints; and 20th-century Chinese painting.

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