The Heart of the City- Downtown Massachusetts Street has been Lawrence’s main hub since the town was settled prior to the Civil War. Massachusetts Street (aka “Mass") is where most of our favorite places are to eat, shop and hang out. From incredible eateries and history-making breweries to a vibrant arts and culture scene, there are lots of reasons to fall in love with Lawrence.
Culinaria Food & Wine Mediterranean kitchen reservations required
Nest on 9th Rooftop terrace at The Oread Hotel. The most spectacular campus and city views. Open to the public from 7am to 11 (occasionally closed for special events).
Oak Hill Cemetery -walkable from Lazy Loft and about a half-mile for The Art House. Established following the devastation of Quantrill’s Raid in 1863.
Memorial Park-Visit Naismiths grave. Walkable from Lazy Loft little over a 1/2 mile for the Art House.
Clinton Lake Dam-Our favorite place to catch the sunset year-round.
Lawrence Loop Trail Walk or Bike
Lawrence River Trail Walk or Bike
♦January +February 🏂 Snow Creek Snowboarding in Weston, MO (1 hour and 15 minutes from Lawrence)
♦April thru October- 🏕We camp, hike, and swim at Clinton Lake State Park We also rent pontoon boats from their marina a couple of times a season.
♦May thru October-Farmers Market-local everything from eats to flowers
♦September 1st to 10th-Grinter Farms- Coolest Sunflower field in our area
♦October-Schaakes Pumpkin Patch (no entry fee)Schaakes Info
♦November- 🍂Scenic River Road- Fall Colors are spectacular🍂
Sunflower Ceramics make and take your own art
Waxmans- coolest candles in town and they offer candle making classes
Liberty Hall is a historic location and theater at 644 Mass. Street. It houses a concert hall, video store, coffee house, and independent cinema. Its structure has been the same since 1912!
Watkins Museum of History is located in the 1888 Watkins Land Mortgage and National Bank Building and has been a part of the community since 1975. This museum is a great place to learn more about Douglas County’s rich history! Located at 1047 Massachusetts Street.
Weavers is Lawrence’s department store and has been since 1857. Located at 901 Massachusetts Street. Visit a local business that has been serving its community for the past 156 years!
The Nest on Ninth 📷 Sarah Peltzman