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“Great for strolling, eating, shopping”

Massachusetts Street
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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1,273 reviews
637 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
“Great for strolling, eating, shopping”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

It's a lovely town and this it's loveliest street. It's old fashioned in a good way. There's character here and not one chain store is allowed on Mass Street. This is something a lot of small towns wish they could do, but it's getting harder. So come see this one before they succumb, too.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“GREAT COLLEGE TOWN!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Everything happens on Mass. St. in Lawrence! The shops and restaurants are the best! Just to take a stroll up one side and down the other is so fun! Enjoy 715 restaurant, Free State Brewing Co. The 5 Bar. Also, The Toy Store is great if you need gifts for kids! There is an Urban Outfitters and many other great gift shops! HAVE FUN!!

Visited October 2013
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“Mass is Good Except for the Gangsters”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a really pleasant street except for the rampant and growing gang problem. You can seldom look across the street without seeing the one of the bigger gangsters, OG Washington, or one of his "Lawrence Thugz." They have a reputation as kind of a joke, but they have had notoriously b.i.g spurts of violence in the past that make me wary. What used to be a great and safe place to relax with friends, family, or the person of your fancy is becoming a abyss of violence and drug commerce. I just hope that this place sees better days. The food down here is top notch and, with the exception of the Thugz, everyone is unbelievably welcoming. If you are a nice and pleasant member of society, please come and help populate this place with decent folks. It may help drive out some of these wacky gangsters.

Visited October 2013
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“I love Mass St!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Perfect for strolling, shopping, or finding a good place to eat. Everything great about Lawrence can be here, be sure to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Stockton
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Love Mass Street”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just a fun place to be. Good places to eat and drink. I would especially recommend Free State Brewing as a great place to have a great meal and enjoy a great crafted beer as well. If you are on the wild side at night, try the Sandbar.

Visited April 2013
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