Lawrence Visitors Center

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Coming to Lawrence? Make your first stop the Lawrence Visitors Center, 812 Massachusetts Street in Downtown Lawrence.

Our friendly staff and volunteers will help you make a plan to explore Lawrence.

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From driving directions to dining options, self-guided tour brochures to local hiking and biking maps, you’ll find it here. Need info on KU? Or a John Brown of Kansas historic tour brochure? Lawrence souvenirs? We’ve got it!

Contact the Visitors Center at 785.856.3040 or


Wednesday - Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM


Call for Artists

In 2024, Explore Lawrence is continuing an opportunity for local curators/artists of Douglas County to showcase their work at the Lawrence Visitor Center. Exhibitions at the Lawrence Visitor Center will allow visitors and residents to view local art created by people who make Lawrence unique and unmistakable. Read more about this exciting opportunity and learn how to apply here.

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