Lawrence & KU


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While this is a virtual visit, a beautiful campus awaits you

A city of approximately 97,000, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital.

Explore Lawrence

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Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansa City International Airport (MCI), The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away.

The University of Kansas has two excellent museums: a Natural History Museum, and the Spencer Art Museum. Lawrence also has a widely-known music scene, with a number of clubs downtown, various folk music venues around town, and several concert halls.