There’s no denying that Lawrence is a little different than the rest of Kansas, and that is exactly why the locals are proud to call the city home. Embracing the weird, wacky and lovable side of life is just second nature to Lawrencians. Here are just a few things that you’re unlikely to find in a another town.
1. A Well-Dressed Buffalo
A beloved stone buffalo regally stands near the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. Throughout the year, the buffalo is dressed to the nines in garb that represents the seasons. The sculpture was even given a mask to protect itself at the beginning of the pandemic.
[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”22″ display=”basic_slideshow”]According to the Lawrence Journal World, the sculpture was designed by sculptor Jim Patti as part of the 1988 Kansas Sculpture Association Stone Symposium. The program was designed to promote interest in sculpture and the use of Kansas limestone.
2. Extraordinary Street Art
If you mosey down the Lawrence alleyways, you are destined to be intrigued. The city is known as a hub for creative types who are inclined to artistic expression. In nearly every pocket of town, you’ll find art pieces, from big to small, to keep you guessing and entertained.
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3. Signs of Encouragement
Lawrence is an accepting place to live where community members support one another through challenging times. This is exemplified in the form of various motivational signs that are placed in yards, on storefronts, and in unexpected places so that every person who passes by knows they are cared for.
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4. Typewriter Graveyard
Old West Lawrence is drenched in charm and uniqueness, which includes this typewriter installation in the lawn of an undeniably creative Lawrencian. We’re not sure of the origin or the reason, but we do know that this street would be less colorful had the typewriter graveyard never been raised.
* Photos courtesy of the Facebook group MAN!!!! LOOK AT THIS THING I SAW IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS!!!