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Massachusetts Street

Address: Lawrence, KS
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Lawrence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Topeka, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

this is the most beautiful street at all times of year. During the Christmas season it is especially beautiful with every tree full of lights and the stores are beautifully decorated. There is a store and restaurant here with every type of food you can imagine and a price range to match everyone. The shopping is plentiful and neat as... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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192 reviews 192 reviews
54 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been to Lawrence many times over the past 25 years and never been to Massachusetts Street. We took a stroll from North to South and back. Really had a fun time looking at the old buildings and into the many shops. I took pictures of the Courthouse and the Old City Hall which is now a museum. We... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a real downtown area like it used to be but upscaled somewhat in some old-fashioned stores and some cutting edge ones, too! And restaurants galore! Be sure and visit during the holidays as they string lights in all the trees! But don't neglect to plug your parking meter as the metermaids are always vigilant and you'll get a... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great college town downtown scene with many restaurants, bars, and shops...always something happening or going on...

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The City planners have this one right Don't change anything you are doing with the downtown except add more of the same trendy, interesting, locally owned businesses !! Wonderful place.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From 6th Street to 11th Street, easy to walk in any weather, plenty of parking. Lots of variety with unusual shops, cafes, coffee stops, and restaurants. Plenty are one of a kind and locally owned. Great place for holiday shopping for "something different". Note - don't overlook the streets one block east and west of Massachusetts Street for more restaurants... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The perfect place to celebrate Final Fours, and National Championships! RCJH!! Places to see: Watkins Museum, Courthouse ,South Park gazebo. Step back into the 50's when you step into Ernst Hardware. Don't miss Sunflower Outdoor and Bike. We'd. Night concerts in Southpark during the summer.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visitors can find a variety of things to do in downtown Lawrence. Plenty of bars ( it is a college town afterall), but there are many restaurants from steak places, Mediterranean. Greek, and sustainable, Asian, Mexican.. downtown has it all,. On the north end it boasts of its own brewery and restaurant - busy and fabulous. There are toys stores,... More 

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Hannibal, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 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.

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