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Lawrence Trip Guide

Home of the University of Kansas, this city of 89,000 promises a hip hangout with great shopping and dining.
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence
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The Eldridge boasts luxurious rooms.
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What to do

Downtown Lawrence A farmers market, festivals, historic sites and dozens of independently owned shops easily fill a weekend visit. (785) 842-3883; downtownlawrence.com

Spencer Museum of Art At KU, visitors can take a new cell phone tour of the lovely galleries. See reviews and ratings. (785) 864-4710; spencerart.ku.edu

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics A 29-foot stained-glass window graces the institute in Lawrence. See reviews and ratings. (785) 864-4900; doleinstitute.org

Where to eat

23rd Street Brewery Order comfort foods, such as wings and pizza, and one of nine handcrafted beers, or try hazelnut-crusted goat cheese salad. (785) 856-2337; brew23.com 

715 Restaurant Handmade pastas, pork processed in-house and 100 wines satisfy in a hip, see-and-be-seen setting. The simple spinach-ricotta ravioli is as tasty as the bold rabbit ravioli. See reviews and ratings. (785) 856-7150; 715mass.com

Free State Brewing Company The pub’s name acknowledges the aspirations of the town’s abolitionist settlers. Try the Wheat State Golden. See reviews and ratings. (785) 843-4555; freestatebrewing.com 

Genovese Choose from wood-fired rotisserie meats, pizza and pasta in a historic downtown building. (785) 842-0300; genoveseitalian.com

Teller’s Restaurant Housed in a former bank, Teller’s treats kids to grown-up dishes such as grilled salmon. (785) 843-4111; tellerslawrence.com

Where to stay

The Oread The KU campus spot boasts gracious accommodations and on-site fine-dining and pizza places. From $149. See reviews and ratings. (785) 843-1200; theoread.com

The Eldridge This luxe hotel boasts luxurious rooms, the Ten restaurant and The Jayhawker bar, which serves more than 35 kinds of martinis. From $159. See reviews and ratings. (800) 527-0909; eldridgehotel.com

For information: Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau (785) 856-3040; visitlawrence.com

Comments (1)

lauren.feeley wrote:
I was in Lawrence years ago. It was a lot of fun. Teller's is a very cool place. <a href="http://www.google.com/">http://www.google.com/</a>

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