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Lawrence

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Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. It is in northeastern Kansas next to Interstate 70, along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.Lawrence was founded by the New England Emigrant Aid Company and was named for Amos Adams Lawrence who offered financial aid and support for the settlement. Lawrence was central to the Bleeding Kansas era and was the site of the Wakarusa War (1855) the Sack of Lawrence (1856), and the Lawrence Massacre (1863).Lawrence began as a center of Kansas politics. However, its economy soon diversified into many industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and ultimately education, beginning with the founding of the University of Kansas in 1866, and later Haskell Indian Nations University in 1884.
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Neighborhood
Massachusetts Street
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Specialty Museum
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
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Natural History Museum
KU Natural History Museum
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University / School
University of Kansas
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Side trips from Lawrence

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Government Building
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National Park
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Strong City
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Hidden gems in Lawrence

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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
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Art Museum
Spencer Museum of Art
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Playground
South Park
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State Park
Clinton State Park
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Museums in Lawrence

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Art Gallery
Phoenix Gallery
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History Museum
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
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Wonder Fair
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Wildlife in Lawrence

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Wildlife Area
Prairie Park Nature Center
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Wildlife Area
Baker Wetlands Discovery Center
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Lawrence

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Water Body
Potter Lake
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