Hotels/Transportation/Local Info


Thursday and Friday (Workshops and THATCamp):
Watson Library,
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.,
Lawrence, KS 66045

Saturday (Conference – Big Data and the Humanities):
Kansas Union,
1301 Jayhawk Blvd.,
Lawrence, KS 66045


We are anticipating a busy weekend in Lawrence. Make your reservations early. We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels:

Oread Hotel (785) 843-1200
(0.2 miles to the Kansas Union)
1200 Oread Avenue

Wed 9/19; Thurs 9/20 rate – $115 +tax
Friday 9/21 rate – $159 +tax

Please specify “THATCamp” and make reservations by August 19, 2012.

SpringHill Suites Marriott (785) 841-2700
(1.1 miles from the Kansas Union)
1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044 (in downtown Lawrence)

Wed 9/19 – Sat 9/22: $ 99/night + tax (rooms not available for Saturday night)

Please specify “THATCamp” and make reservations by August 19, 2012.

Holiday Inn Holidome
(3.4 miles to the Kansas Union)
200 McDonald Drive Lawrence, KS 66044

Wed 9/19 and Thurs 9/20 – $79/night + tax
Fri 9/21 – $79/night + tax

Please specify “THATCamp” and make reservations by August 29, 2012.

Transportation from airport

Kansas City International Airport, MCI (816) 243-5237
This is approximately 1 hour from downtown Lawrence. The following companies provide shuttle service to/from the airport to Lawrence. Reservations are recommended. Shuttles run approximately every 2 to 3 hours (see schedules on their websites).

KCI RoadRunner (800) 747-2524; (785) 272-4877
This service will pick up drop off at Lawrence Holiday Inn/Holidome only – no door to door pickup.

Ground Transportation, Inc. (785) 312-7125
This service offers door to door pickup.

Five Guys Shuttle (913) 748-5423
$85 per van for 4-6 people. Offers door to door pickup.

Transportation within Lawrence

Foot: The downtown hotels are a 20-minute walk to the center of campus.

Bus: City/campus bus Route 11 runs approximately every 30 minutes between downtown (e.g. 9th and Massachusetts) and the Kansas Union, Mon-Fri. Other routes (see in particular 32, 4, and 11) run near hotels on west and south of campus on 6th or Iowa streets.

Taxi: e.g. Jayhawk Taxi (785) 843-8294, Lawrence Taxi (785) 304-6748; GTI transportation (785) 312-7125

Parking: The closest pay parking to the DH venues is in the Mississippi Street parking garage at the Kansas Union, but it is possible (esp. early and late in the day) to park for free on e.g. Illinois St. and walk 3-4 blocks to the Union.

About Lawrence,_Kansas

For food, entertainment and shopping options, see:

Lawrence, KS City Guide

Yelp – Lawrence, KS


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