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Massachusetts Street

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Surprisingly upscale and busy shopping

I was pleasantly surprised by the shopping and eating and people watching. Plus the north end has great architecture and parks. A great stroll for a few hours.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thaddeus P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the shopping and eating and people watching. Plus the north end has great architecture and parks. A great stroll for a few hours.

Thank Thaddeus P
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to a lot of small, large and in-between cities, but Lawrence's Massachusetts St is the best! It has the best mix of restaurants, bars, stores and interesting time out spots. Some of the restaurant highlights: Free State Brewery - super beer and food. First legal brewery in Kansas after prohibition.The owner got the laws changed! Merchants - formerly... More 

Thank TexanKansan
Lawrence, Kansas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Find anything on Mass Street! Food, shopping, pet supplies, anything! Highly recommended. Such fun to watch people while you eat at any number of fantastic restaurants along the street, or shop in the many eclectic stores.

Thank BevM_Kansas
Tulsa, OK
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125 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read a recent review from someone who said they got a parking ticket because they put their money in the wrong parking meter – thank you! I thought we were the only ones confused on this. We finally figured it out, but, in the end, got a parking ticket anyway as we “over-stayed” in one of the shops. We... More 

Thank yahoody
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met our son for dinner on Mass street. When we returned there was a yellow parking ticket/envelope on our windshield. The meter still had time on it. The story was that we apparently put money in the wrong meter. The meters and the arrows pointing to the parking spaces were very confusing. The fine was only $5 so we... More 

Thank Marion W
Manhattan, Kansas
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went to Mass Street with a group of friends while in town. Had a good time with friends, but streets at night seemed to have a lot of sketchy characters out and about. I little too odd for my taste.

Thank FlatlanderUS
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a must stop if your are traveling through or are unfimilar with the liberal side of Kansas. Lawrence, KS is a college town that's population swells in the Fall and Spring with everyone filtering down to Mass. (As the locals call it) street for some great food and hometown fun. In the summer you can't pass a corner... More 

Thank Chris B
Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Downtown Lawrence is one of the most beautiful places in Kansas. The long avenue holds several businesses of different categories. The people there always wave and says hello even if they don't know you. It is extremely kid friendly and nice. During winter the decoration is beautiful. During summer time the long days help stores to receive a big amount... More 

Thank credo79
Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Something for everyone...especially food. Great quirky local shops with a few national retailers sprinkled in. You don't even have to shop because the walk (and people watching) is the best.

Thank tprosser33
Lawrence, Kansas
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Magnetized: Morning - Noon - Night - plenty to do, popular downtown hang out. Parking tickets $2.00. Attraction Fun!

Thank lauraZ6165YC

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