#7. Lawrence, KS
Why Lawrence is an Awesome Place to Live: Regularly ranked as one of the top 10 college towns in the country and one of Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live in America, Lawrence’s proximity to Kansas City gives you the amenities of the big city with lots of small-town charm and a real sense of community.
Best Roadside Attraction Near Lawrence: Brown Vs. The Board Of Education Historic Site. Stop and learn more about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to integrate the U.S. public school system.
Our Favorite Road Trip Route: Lawrence to Lincoln with a stop at The Oz Museum to see memorabilia from the The Wizard Of Oz movie (and be sure to get ice cream at family-owned Ivanna Cone in Lincoln). Lincoln to Omaha and then onward to The Hitchcock Nature Center for a bit of hiking. Then back to Lawrence with a stop at The Missouri River Basin Lewis And Clark Center and Riverwood Winery for wine-tasting and nibbles.