Midwest Traveler: Lawrence is Kansas’ cultural oasis
Compared with its surroundings, Lawrence, Kan., is one idiosyncratic city. Kansas is rural; Lawrence is a cosmopolitan college town. Kansas is flat; Lawrence, set in the Flint Hills, rises and falls like the South Dakotan High Plains.
But come here, and it all makes sense. Residents have taken the bounty of this tuck of the Farm Belt and refined it in artisan workshops and an excellent culinary scene. Massachusetts Street, the main drag, boasts dozens of locally owned and operated restaurants and shops, even an independent department store. Read more>