Lawrence Tourism & Sightseeing
Lawrence Kansas Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Lawrence KansasCome discover the world of Lawrence. The fiery history, the nationally recognized arts scene, the rich culture that makes Lawrence so unique, the splendor of the landscape and, of course, the long-standing basketball tradition.
Whether it’s the sheer beauty of the autumn leaves turning while taking in a good ol’ college football game, hiking and biking on a warm summer day, or an Old Fashioned Christmas Parade with your mittens and hot chocolate you crave, Lawrence is truly a year-round destination.
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Average Lawrence WeatherLawrence experiences the benefits of all four seasons. Temperatures range from an average low of almost 20 °F in January to an average high above 90 °F in July and August. The first fall freeze typically occurs between mid-October and the second week of November, and the last spring freeze occurs between the last week of March and the third week of April. The area receives nearly 40 inches of precipitation a year with the largest amounts accumulated in May and June. Winter snowfall averages almost 18 inches.
TransportationLawrence is conveniently located on Interstate 70 just 30 minutes west of Kansas City and 20 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Kansas City International Airport (MCI), just 45 minutes northeast is serviced by most major airlines.
Kansas Tourism - Lawrence Attractions, Activities and Day TripsExpress yourself in Lawrence. Find treasures in downtown shops and galleries. Visit world-class museums. Explore Lawrence's fiery Civil War history. Dine in tempting restaurants. Dance the night away to live music. Like art itself, it's all about self-expression.
Major Attractions in and around town:
Black Jack Battlefield
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Dole Institute of Politics
Googols of Learning
Haskell Cultural Center
Haskell Indian Nations University
Hobbs Park Memorial
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
KU Natural History Museum
KU University Theater
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence Community Theatre
Lawrence Visitor Center
Lied Center of Kansas
Old West Lawrence
Spencer Museum of Art
The University Theatre
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum
Watkins Community Museum of History
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