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Lawrence is located in Douglas County in the northeastern portion of Kansas. It is the 6th largest city in the state. The city of Lawrence is only 25 miles east of Topeka, Kansas and 41 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri. It is situated along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of 2007, the population of Lawrence was 89,852 residents. It is home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Downtown Lawrence has a lively, friendly atmosphere and is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Great music is an essential part of the scene, with many of the local bars and restaurants featuring live music on any given night. More than 50 local parks and nearby Clinton Lake State Park provide plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. The League of American Bicyclists have named Lawrence a Bicycle Friendly Community. Trails range from nine miles of hard surface walkways along Clinton Parkway to mile of scenic nature trails throughout the city and county. Clinton Lake is just three miles southwest of Lawrence and offers 7,000 acres for swimming, boating and fishing. Surrounding the lake are hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic areas and camping. Clinton Marina has boat ramps and docks, boat rentals and storage, a restaurant and convenience store. Boating World Magazine named Clinton Lake as one of the 50 Best Boating Lakes and it was also featured on the television show, The American Outdoorsman.

Surrounding areas: Baldwin City, Kansas (13.8 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (19.8 mi), Olathe, Kansas (23.2 mi), Topeka, Kansas (24.4 mi), Lansing, Kansas (26.3 mi), Lenexa, Kansas (27.0 mi), Shawnee, Kansas (28.1 mi)

Lawrence Vacation Rentals

Lawrence Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Baymont Inn & Suites740 Iowa StLawrence, KS (785) 838-4242
Bismark Inn LP1100 N ThirdLawrence, KS (785) 749-4040
Days Inn2309 Iowa StLawrence, KS (785) 843-9100
Econo Lodge2222 W 6th StLawrence, KS (785) 842-7030
Eldridge Hotel701 MassachusettsLawrence, KS (785) 749-5011
Hampton Inn2300 W 6th StLawrence, KS (785) 841-4994
Holiday Inn Convention Center200 Mcdonald DrLawrence, KS (785) 841-7077
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites3411 S IowaLawrence, KS (785) 749-7555
Quality Inn801 IowaLawrence, KS (785) 842-5100
Springhill Suites Of Lawrence1 Riverfront PlazaLawrence, KS (785) 841-2700
Super 8 Motel - Lawrence515 Mcdonald DrLawrence, KS (785) 842-5721
Super 8 Motel34085 Commerce DrDesoto, KS13.8 mi.(913) 583-3880
El Rancho Inn32550 Lexington AveDesoto, KS14.7 mi.(913) 585-1926
Gardner Super 82001 E Sante FeGardner, KS19.9 mi.(913) 856-8887
Holiday Inn Express13031 Ridge AveBonner Springs, KS20.8 mi.(913) 721-5300
Econo LodgeE Flamingo RdOlathe, KS23.2 mi.(913) 829-1312
Holiday Inn101 W 151 StOlathe, KS23.2 mi.(913) 829-4000
Sleep Inn20662 W 151st StOlathe, KS23.6 mi.(913) 390-9500
Ramada Inn Topeka420 E 6th StTopeka, KS23.9 mi.(785) 234-5400
Microtel Inn Olathe1501 S Hamilton CirOlathe, KS24.0 mi.(913) 397-9455
Candlewood Suites10920 Parallel PkwyKansas City, KS24.2 mi.(913) 788-9929
Courtyard By Marriott17250 Midland DrShawnee, KS24.2 mi.(913) 631-8800
Super 8 At Forbes Landing5922 SW Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS24.3 mi.(785) 862-2222
Econo Lodge2950 S W Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS24.4 mi.(785) 267-1681
Motel 6510 Tuttle CRK BlvdTopeka, KS24.4 mi.(785) 537-1022
Ramada Inn SouthI-470 & S Topeka AveTopeka, KS24.4 mi.(785) 267-1800
Villager Lodge Olathe211 N Rawhide DrOlathe, KS24.5 mi.(913) 782-4343
Capitol Plaza Hotel1717 SW Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS24.5 mi.(800) 579-7937
Shawnee Inn16555 Midland DrShawnee, KS24.6 mi.(913) 248-1900
Senate Luxury Suites Hotel900 SW TylerTopeka, KS24.6 mi.(785) 233-5050
Amerisuites Hotel6021 SW 6thTopeka, KS24.8 mi.(785) 273-0066
Fairfield Inn12245 Strang Line RdOlathe, KS25.0 mi.(913) 768-7000
Residence Inn By Marriott12215 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS25.0 mi.(800) 331-3131
Comfort Suites Olathe Station12070 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS25.3 mi.(913) 397-0100
Hampton Inn12081 S Strang Line RdOlathe, KS25.3 mi.(913) 393-1111
Comfort Inn2335 S Oak StOttawa, KS26.2 mi.(785) 242-9898
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites120 Expy DrLansing, KS26.3 mi.(913) 250-1000
Econo Lodge2331 S Cedar RdOttawa, KS26.3 mi.(785) 242-3400
Days Inn1641 S Main StOttawa, KS26.4 mi.(785) 242-4842
Suite Options10906 PflummLenexa, KS26.6 mi.(913) 451-3300

Lawrence Weather & Climate

Northeast Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 20°F 1.25 in. -
February 45°F 25°F 1.19 in. -
March 57°F 35°F 2.74 in. -
April 67°F 45°F 3.54 in. -
May 76°F 55°F 5.30 in. -
June 85°F 64°F 5.63 in. -
July 90°F 69°F 4.01 in. -
August 89°F 67°F 3.81 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 4.54 in. -
October 70°F 48°F 3.40 in. -
November 54°F 35°F 2.57 in. -
December 42°F 25°F 1.80 in. -

Lawrence Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located about 20 miles southeast of Lawrence in Olathe, Kansas, Forbes Field (FOE) located approximately 23 miles west of Lawrence in Topeka, Kansas, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located roughly 35 miles northeast of Lawrence in Kansas City, Missouri, and finally the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located around 36 miles east of Lawrence in Kansas City, Missouri.

Lawrence Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersOlatheKS23.2 mi.
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO36.3 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS23.2 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO36.3 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO51.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Alvamar Golf ClubLawrenceKS 
Alvamar OrchardsLawrenceKS 
Eagle Bend Golf CourseLawrenceKS 
Eudora Riverview GolfEudoraKS8.1 mi.
Baldwin Golf AssociationBaldwin CityKS14.3 mi.
Oak Country ClubDe SotoKS14.8 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS19.8 mi.
Falcon Lakes Golf CourseBasehorKS20.1 mi.
Gardner Golf CourseGardnerKS20.3 mi.
Hidden Springs Golf CourseOverbrookKS21.5 mi.
Village Greens Golf CourseOzawkieKS21.6 mi.
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS23.7 mi.
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS23.7 mi.
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS23.7 mi.
Forbes Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Lake Shawnee Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Sports Center Golf ComplexTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Topeka Public Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Western Hills Golf ClubTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Silver Lake Golf CourseOttawaKS25.0 mi.
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS27.2 mi.
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS27.2 mi.
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS27.2 mi.
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course at Spring HillSpring HillKS27.5 mi.
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS28.1 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubLeavenworthKS28.8 mi.
State Parks
Clinton State ParkKS5.4 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS11.2 mi. 
Delaware State ParkKS17.8 mi. 
Perry State ParkKS18.1 mi. 
Osage County State ParkKS26.8 mi. 
Pomona State ParkKS29.3 mi. 
Carbolyn State ParkKS31.4 mi. 
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS33.3 mi. 
Shawnee County State ParkKS34.2 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO34.9 mi. 
John Brown State ParkKS36.0 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkMO39.8 mi. 
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS(Art)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS9.9 mi.(History)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS18.8 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS24.4 mi.(History)
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS28.1 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS28.1 mi.(Technology)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS32.6 mi.(History)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS34.1 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS34.1 mi.(History)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO36.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO36.3 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO36.3 mi.(Art)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO44.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS24.4 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO36.3 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS64.4 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS73.2 mi.

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