Just returned from visiting the in-laws. BBQ joints Jack Stax, Oklahoma Joe's and Arthur Bryant's are can't miss. Free State Brewery in Lawrence for a pint and to fill some Growlers with some sweet liquid was solid. Saw an awning on the main drag in Lawrence that read Peace, Love and Hot Wings. Will hit that joint next trip.
Only downfall of the weekend was watching KU absolutely implode vs. Michigan. Felt bad for insane and devastated KU fans (brother-in-law and 11 year old nephew (tears).)
Also, if you have younger kids, Kaleidescope in downtown is free and great, as is Legoland. Having a wife that lets you walk 1/2 mile across town to hit Jack Stax for lunch is a plus as well.