Econo Lodge University
2525 W. 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: (785) 841-8410
Fax: (785) 841-1901
With a large pool, open spaces and plenty of area for you to jog or walk your pet, the Buford M. Watson Junior Park is a very popular park among the locals. The tree-lined promenade of the park makes it perfect for romantic walks too.
Established in 1989, Free State Brewing Company takes pride in being the first legal brewery in Kansas in the 20th Century. Located in the heart of Lawrence, this brewery may be a small scale one, but flavors of the brews crafted are so powerful, that they have bagged awards at popular events like the Great American Beer Festival. The brewery has a brewpub on site, where you can pair delicious food with freshly brewed drinks. Their early brews: Ad Astra Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Copperhead Pale Ale and Wheat State Golden, are still popular favorites.
A city fuses the elements that, perhaps, make any place great, Lawrence boasts a rich history, a vibrant music scene, a flourishing arts scene, and a diverse cultural landscape. As the sixth largest city of Kansas, and the county seat of Douglas County, Lawrence also occupies a prominent position in the economical sector. Founded in 1854, the city was named after the famed anti-slavery activist and politician, Amos Adams Lawrence. Among the famous historical sites to be seen in Lawrence are the Black Jack Battlefield, Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Exhibit. For those who do not find history as fascinating, Lawrence also boasts an equally impressive number of bars, restaurants, concert halls, and other venues, that can surely be entertaining. To know more, do call or visit the website.
Alvamar is a spectacular golf course with facilities for professionals and amateurs alike. The course boasts of 36 holes and its picturesque setting makes it ideal for private events and gatherings too.
Massachusetts Street or Mass Street, as it is lovingly called by the locals, is named after Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company who established Lawrence. The blocks from 600 to 1200 are dotted with listed historical buildings. Some of these are the Watkins Community Museum, Eldridge Hotel, Free State Brewing Company and The Granada. This main thoroughfare also has many eclectic boutiques and restaurants.
The Walnut Park is a tiny park on the banks of the Kansas River. The park is a perfect spot to bring a family picnic and stay put under the golden sun till evening dawns.
Pat Dawson-Billings Nature Area has a lot to offer. The two ponds on site are open for public fishing, while the trails around the nature area are frequented by many enthusiastic hikers. The area is also home to different species of birds.
The Riverfront Park is located on the banks of the Kansas River. The park serves as a great habitat for various plants and animal species, while the area surrounding the river is a great spot for camping and picnics.
The Prairie Park Nature Center is a must-visit attraction for all nature lovers. It is here that visitors can get up, close and personal with wild animals under the watchful eyes of the park supervisors.
Marked in the honor of the city's founding, the Sesquicentennial Point today serves as a starting point for various hikes and treks across the emerald landscape. The point is also a spot where locals like to bring family picnics and make a day under the bright sun.
Eagle Bend Golf Course is a wonderful golf course boasting of spectacular views and is separated with a six-hole and a 18-hole course. The facility has a restaurant on site and also has a short iron range. Sightings of bald eagles are pretty common here, hence the name of the place.
You can practically dip anything in Lake Clinton. Go fishing, boating or perhaps even take a swim at this natural vegetation that has an interesting concoction of fish: white and black crappie, bluegill, large mouth and small mouth bass, white bass, striped bass, northern pike, walleye, channel cat, flathead, catfish and bullhead. You can also start that fire and roast the waterfowl or the deer on this habitat, spread over 11,000 acres. Get the ‘Mowgli' experience by camping in the wild. You never know, Baloo may just pass by or maybe Bagheera? There are drinking and staying facilities along with a park for children and adults.