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“Mass Ave is one of the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Massachusetts Street

Massachusetts Street
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Lawrence, Kansas
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mass Ave is one of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Mass Ave is one of the best college town experiences anywhere! And when the KU Jayhawks win (or even get close to winning) a national basketball championship it is magical downtown! Great range restaurants - including a number of high end dining experiences that rival big city restaurant fare.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
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“So much to see and do.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

When one typically thinks of Kansas, words such as drab and boring come to mind; however, Lawrence, KS brings culture and life giving Kansas a much better outlook. I'm not comparing it to the east or west coasts, but Lawrence boasts a strong, tight knit community which can be observed on Mass Street. With chain and local shopping, services, restaurants, sports bars, and pubs, you are bound to find something to spark your interest.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,273 reviews
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“Great for strolling, eating, shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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45 reviews
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“GREAT COLLEGE TOWN!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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