Residents stroll the streets in Lawrence, Kansas.

#30. Lawrence

Home to the University of Kansas as well as Haskell Indian Nations University, the college town of Lawrence sits along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa rivers and is known for having a thriving music and arts scene. Also enjoying success is the microbrewery industry, with the city housing establishments such as 23rd Street Brewery along with Free State Brewing Co. that offers an excellent Octoberfest selection.

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