After you fly into Kansas City, do yourself a favor and check out car rentals in Lawrence. There's so much to see and do that you'll appreciate having your own transportation. Check into your hotel, then head to the center of town, Massachusetts Street. Whether you're interested in live music, college bars, old-fashioned soda shops, no-frills burgers, or elegant dining establishments, "Mass Street" is the place to be. Explore the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, Booth Family Hall of Athletics, Spencer Museum of Art, and Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. When nature calls, the answers are Clinton State Park and the aromatic Washington Creek Lavender farm.
Recurring Festivals and Special Events
Ready to get your weird on? Organizers call the Lawrence Busker Festival "weird weekend." Attendees call it loads of fun. From an art-car parade to more than 20 street performers on five stages over three wacky days every May, it's no wonder Lawrence hotels fill up during this highly anticipated weekend! Other notable events are the week-long Free State Festival in late June, featuring music, film, and art galore, and the Lawrence Festival of Cultures, held in late September. Performers and vendors from the many cultures that can be found in Lawrence come together in one vibrant multicultural celebration that's free for all to enjoy.
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