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|Lawrence Islands Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||28.7 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||38.9717Â° N, 95.2350Â° W|
|Time Zome||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Museum of Natural History,Spencer Museum of Art,Booth Family Hall of Athletics|
|Universities||The University of Kansas|
Lawrence is a city in the U.S state of Kansas. It was founded in 1854 for the New England Emigrant Aid Company, by Charles Robinson. The pro-slavery Quantrill's Raiders burned the city in 1863 killing150 citizens. The city then later developed turning these historic buildings into restaurants and boutiques. It is the river city in Douglas County and also the county seat of Douglas County.
The city hotels that offer comfy accommodation and mouth-watering dishes make these hotels the favorites of the tourists. The special care they show for their guests is their highlight. SpringHill Suites Lawrence, Halcyon House, Eldridge Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Lawrence, Hampton Inn Lawrence, Baymont Inn Lawrence, Econo Lodge, Golden Rule Motel, Holiday Inn Lawrence, Motel 6 Lawrence, Best Value Hallmark Inn and Quality Inn are the famous hotels in the city.
The city has a transportation system, which is really commendable. The bus service in the city is the main common means of transportation in the city. Lawrence County Airport serves the city. Cars and taxis are the other means to travel within the city.
Places of Attraction:
Bowersock Dam, KU Natural History Museum, the Spencer Museum of Art that displays collection of paintings, sculptures and photography, Fire Station No 4- a stone barn where runaway slaves hid in 1800s are the historically important places in the city. Boating, swimming, fishing and camping in Clinton Lake are really amazing. The city also offers a variety of mountain biking venues, including the trails at Clinton Lake and the river trails by the Kansas River, which gives an everlasting memory to the visitors.
Last Updated On : March 13, 2013