Waters Edge is a unique store that offers everything you need waterside. They offer a wide selection of beautiful plants and fountains along with a bunch of accessories. The products can be pricey but the selection is great and the products are high quality. The staff is super helpful and very knowledgeable.
Love Garden Sounds is a great local music store located in downtown Lawrence. Love Garden offers popular as well as independent artists on both CD and vinyl. It is a fun place to go browse or pick something up. Love Gardens employees are knowledgeable about their inventory and eager to answer any questions.
Lake Shawnee is a great lake that offers fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and lots more. Lake Shawnee is especially popular in the summer when the weather is nice. The area is kept very clean and well maintained and it looks good all year around. Be sure to check out the Winter Wonderland light display held there during the holiday season.
Rees Fruit Farm is located north of Topeka and is a popular place for people to go, especially in the fall. Rees Fruit Farm has a decent sized orchard and has pumpkins in the season. There is a store and small place to eat inside. The store is full of great food products along with some products that would be excellent as gifts.
Land Kansas Real Estate is a great place to do real estate business with. The agents along with the office staff are all very helpful and friendly. Be sure to listen to their advice on appraisers, financers, etc. because they work with some of the best people in town. The office is a little small but its kept very nice and I was comfortable doing business there.
Hermans Meat & Deli Shop is a great place to pick up some meat or a sandwich for lunch. At Hermans you can order from a wide selection of fresh meat at prices that beat many of the local supermarkets. Hermans also has a small dining area and a counter where you can order sandwich type items.
The Merc is a local health food store that offers a fairly big selection of health food products. The products can range from supplements to organic produce and everything in between. You will find that the Merc is always crowded because it is quite popular with the Lawrence crowd. You will find high prices at the Merc even considering that they do carry specialty products.
Marks Jewelers is a high class but down to earth jewelry store located in downtown Lawrence. Marks is exceptional products and a good selection of jewelry from anything to class rings to diamond necklaces. The employees at Marks are very helpful and friendly. The best thing about Marks is that it is a place for everyone not matter how much money you have in your pockets.
The Yarn Barn is hands-down the best yarn store I have ever been to. It is located in downtown Lawrence and offers a huge selection of yarns and other needlework accessories. The Yarn Barn also offers many classes for the beginner or the professional. The employees are very knowledgeable and friendly.
Weavers Department Store is an historic fixture in downtown Lawrence. Weavers offers the standard department store fare but is a nice break from the usual chain department stores. The store is very well taken care of, in fact, I have never seen it not neat and tidy. The employees are very friendly and helpful.