We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Massachusetts Street

Lawrence, KS
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Lawrence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
11 visitor photos
Write a Review

173 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    127
    37
    8
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hannibal, Missouri
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

a "funky" street with many interesting people and good eats. Earthbound Trading company has some interesting fashions and cool people. Free State Brewery has good food and some excellent craft beers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrence, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When visiting a university town, it is great to find a social district like Mass Street in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. A vibrant historical area with tons of bars, restaurants, and cafes. The Sandbar, Jimmy Buffet-type bar, is a local favorite. The restaurants are affordable and eclectic. Free State Brewery is also a must eat location.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lawrence, Kansas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mass Street was the epicenter of cool and the unusual. It is starting to become a giant roach court, devoid of uniqueness and personality, filled with homeless people, Johnson County tourist and too many horrid street performers/pick pocket scammers. One by one, all the small, really cool businesses are disappearing only to be replaced by a cliche restaurant or bar.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frederick, Maryland
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
117 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So says the American Planning Association as they selected Mass Street as one of the great streets in America back in 2010. This has been the only street they've selected from the state of Kansas since they started celebrating the Great Places in America back in 2007. I've visited this streets many times since the early 1990's. A lot has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Mass as we call it has thrived over the years, is close to the University and has bunches of interesting places to pop into. The food is good. The people great. Lawrence has been written up in Midwest Magazine and others as a great weekend escape. I can't say enough about the downtown. Lawrence has taken good care of it.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, Kansas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Still charming although chain restuarants and stores have moved in. Feels like a great college town accomdating to families.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwood, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Eclectic restaurants and shops to the classic department store. Easy walking area. Founded by people from Massachusetts, thus the reason this is "Main Street."

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A great street to stroll down. Lots of options for shopping and dining. Several very cute mom & pop style shops, coffee houses, bookstores and bars. Parking is easier if you take one of the side streets.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Mass Street is the best place in Lawrence. There are tons of great restaurants, lots of shopping, street performers, friendly people, and a historic facade. No matter the season Mass is bustling and beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I come to Mass. Street everyday. I love how cultured Lawrence is compared to the rest of Kansas. I swear Lawrence is its own little state or country. Everyone you see on Mass. has their own unique style. I love just going down there and sitting on a bench and just people watch. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Massachusetts Street also viewed

 

Been to Massachusetts Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing