Explore the best things to do in Lawrence

Located minutes from Highway 10, the Country Inn & Suites, Lawrence, KS offers comfortable rooms and suites near several businesses and fun things to do. The Douglas County Fairgrounds and Lawrence VenturePark are within five minutes of the hotel, and Lawrence’s historic downtown is less than four miles away. If you’re a prospective student, you can tour the University of Kansas and then chceer on the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse, Memorial Stadium, or Rock Chalk Park. Haskell Indian Nations University, a top-tier tribal university dedicated to serving Native American students, lies less than two miles away.

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Allen Fieldhouse

2.52 mi / 4.05 km from the hotel
The largest arena in Kansas and the second-largest in the Big 12 Conference, this iconic venue is the home of the Jayhawks men’s and women’s basketball.

Lawrence VenturePark

0.61 mi / 0.98 km from the hotel
Spreading across more than 200 acres, this business park is home to companies such as Amarr, Pretzels, Inc., Plastikon, Maximus, and Grandstand. There are also peaceful walking trails for employees to enjoy.

Spencer Museum of Art

2.26 mi / 3.64 km from the hotel
Located on the campus of the University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art features pieces from five continents, including thought-provoking contemporary works.

Baker University

11.65 mi / 18.75 km from the hotel
This Christian university is the top-ranked private college in Kansas and takes special pride in its nursing and pre-med programs.

Haskell Indian Nations University

1.38 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
Haskell provides high-quality academic offerings and cultural programs designed to help Native American students receive an excellent education without sacrificing knowledge of and connection to their cultures.

David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

2.36 mi / 3.79 km from the hotel
This stadium can host up to 50,000 fans for University of Kansas football games.

Perry State Park

24.75 mi / 39.83 km from the hotel
Spend an afternoon exploring this popular state park, which offers trails for hiking and bicycling and areas for hunting and fishing.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

3.2 mi / 5.14 km from the hotel
Former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole donated personal papers to help start this non-partisan political establishment. Each year, the institute offers forums, hosts a lecture by a prominent political figure, and awards a leadership prize.

Rock Chalk Park

7.05 mi / 11.34 km from the hotel
With a Class 1 IAAF Certification, this track-and-field complex located at the University of Kansas hosts both national and regional competitions.

The University of Kansas

2.37 mi / 3.81 km from the hotel
This public research university serves more than 25,000 students and is well-known for its pharmacy, special education, and city management programs, as well as its strong athletics department.

Kansas Speedway

22.54 mi / 36.27 km from the hotel
Satisfy your need for speed with tickets to a NASCAR race on Kansas Speedway’s exhilarating tri-oval track.