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Massachusetts Street

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Address: Lawrence, KS
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+1 785-865-5000

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Awesome shopping experience!!

A must if you travel to Lawrence!! Wonderful shopping and beautiful surroundings. We have visited this area numerous times and always enjoy our experience. There are also many... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must if you travel to Lawrence!! Wonderful shopping and beautiful surroundings. We have visited this area numerous times and always enjoy our experience. There are also many really good eating establishments!

Thank ksukan
La Jolla, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting my family in Kansas City, KS I found this beautiful college town and the Mass Street. The upscale shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, parks around Mass Street, friendly people, the farmers market and much much more, make this town the most amazing town on this planet :) I've decided to sell my home in California and move to... More 

Thank Zdenka V
Harper, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mass Street experience is the best you will find. Shops, musicians, restaurants, and specialty food from fresh baked cookies to ice cream. Music stores, toy stores, and an antique mall to boot. When in Lawrence, park the car and walk on foot to all the places that Mass Street has to offer.

Thank Larry B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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78 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

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