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Lawrence Tourism & Sightseeing

Lawrence Tourism and Sightseeing

Lawrence Kansas Tourism At a Glance

Best Time to Visit Lawrence Kansas

Come 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 Weather

Lawrence 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.


Lawrence 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 Trips

Express 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
  • Downtown Lawrence
  • Galleries
  • Googols of Learning
  • Haskell Cultural Center
  • Haskell Indian Nations University
  • Hobbs Park Memorial
  • Jayhawk Boulevard
  • Kenneth Spencer Research Library
  • KU Natural History Museum
  • KU University Theater
  • Lawrence Arts Center
  • Lawrence Community Theatre
  • Lawrence Visitor Center
  • Liberty Hall
  • Lied Center of Kansas
  • Midland Railway
  • Old West Lawrence
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • The University Theatre
  • Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum
  • Watkins Community Museum of History
  • Top Lawrence Events

    KU SUA Presents: RETTA at Liberty Hall

    Lawrence Battle of the Bands at Granada

    Christina Perri at Granada

    Manchester Orchestra at Granada

    Ghost Ad at Granada


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    Top Places to Stay in Lawrence

    Baymont Inn & Suites Lawrence
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    From $85 / night.

    Hampton Inn Lawrence
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    From $114 / night.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawrence
    Guest Score:
    From $99 / night.

    Quality Inn
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    From $65 / night.

    Springhill Suites by Marriott Lawrence
    Guest Score:
    From $154 / night.

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