Our wonderful city was settled by the New England Emigrant Aid Company, and named Lawrence City in honor of Amos Adams Lawrence, who was one of the first men to fund the Emigrant Aid Company. These days, Lawrence is known as one of the best places in the U.S. to retire, as well as one of the best college towns. One visit to Lawrence, and it’s easy to see why folks of all ages love this city. Some points of interest include;
- • Massachusetts Street – This historic district is home to many excellent examples of Neoclassical and Victorian architecture, in addition to great shops, restaurants, and bars.
- • Watkins Museum of History – This interesting museum works to preserve the history of Douglas County, KS with both temporary and permanent exhibits.
- • Prairie Park Nature Center – From walking trails to camping programs, this preserve is a must-see for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
- • Booth Family Hall of Athletics – Since 2006, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics has helped bring the history of athletics to sports fans in the Lawrence, KS area.
Lawrence, KS Wedding Vendors
Residents in the Lawrence, KS area also have some of the best wedding planning resources available at their fingertips. Northeast Kansas Weddings takes all the heavy-duty research and guess-work out of planning your Lawrence, KS wedding by offering a one-stop resource for a variety of vendors. From venues to flowers, cakes, dresses, and more, Northeast Kansas Weddings has a full directory of the best vendors from around the area. Want to meet potential vendors face to face? No problem! Click here to learn more about our upcoming wedding expo.