If you’re on a tight budget this summer, it doesn’t mean all fun has to stop. Lawrence is a great town for finding free ways to have fun. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you make the most of this summer!
Lawrence Public Library’s Summer in the City. The library has a whole host of events planned to keep all ages entertained this summer, from reading clubs to free movies.
KU Natural History Museum. Admission to the museum is free, however, it does welcome contributions from visitors. Watch a colony of bees hard at work or view one of the world’s first panorama exhibits depicting mammals in their natural surroundings.
Picnic in Clinton State Park. Spread out a blanket or grab a picnic table and relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Take a nature walk. Clinton State Park offers two scenic walking trails which are open in all seasons.
Enjoy Final Fridays in Downtown Lawrence. On the last Friday of each month, you can find great local art on display throughout Lawrence’s downtown businesses.
Visit Civil War sites. Lawrence is a town rich in history from the Civil War era. Stop by the Lawrence Visitor Center to pick up information on local Civil War sites for a self-guided tour.
Wade or swim in the Chi Omega Fountain. Located at the west end of Jayhawk Boulevard, this fountain, which allows swimming and wading, is a fun spot for cooling off on a hot day.
Spend a day at Centennial Park. This 35-acre park offers picnic sites, a large skate park with ramps and stairs to skate on and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Treat the family to Dinner and a Movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a free movie on the Lawrence Public Library lawn. Live entertainment will be provided before the movie and local food vendors will be on hand selling refreshments.
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