Hays, Kansas

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Hays, Kansas, USA

Attractions in Hays, Kansas

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Chestnut Street District
    Located inside The Bricks of Downtown Hays on Main Street, the historic Chestnut Street District follows the original footprint of Chestnut Street prior to 1929, when it... more info

  • Plymouth Schoolhouse 785-628-4538
    The Fort Hays State University Campus, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Across the Street from Tomanek Hall
    This is the original Plymouth Country Schoolhouse that was built from 3,000 quarried limestone blocks in 1874 in eastern Russell County. It was dismantled block by block... more info  map

  • Volga German Haus 785-628-2624 or 785-628-8202
    100 W 7th, Hays, KS 67601
    Volga German immigrant house constructed of limestone. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Hays Public Library 785-625-9014
    1205 Main, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Downtown
    The Hays Public Library, consistently ranked among America's top libraries by the HAPLR, is located in the beautiful and historic Chestnut Street District of Downtown... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Ellis County Historical Society Museum 785-628-2624
    100 West 7th (Museum), Hays, KS 67601
    1111 East 30th Street (Office)
    Located at the corner of 7th and Main Street in downtown Hays, the Ellis County Historical Society preserves and presents the history of the county. The main gallery of... more info

  • Ellis Railroad Museum & Doll Display 785-726-4493
    911 Washington, Ellis, KS 67637
    "Dedicated to preserving the history of the Union Pacific Railroad in Ellis," the Ellis Railroad Museum's four rooms showcase numerous railroad artifacts, photographs,... more info

  • Hays Art Center 785-625-7522
    112 East 11th, Hays, KS 67601
    Continuous display of various forms of art. more info  map

  • Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art 785-628-8202
    FHSU campus, Hays, KS 67601
    Shows by students and instructors. more info  map

  • Sternberg Museum of Natural History 785-628-4286
    300 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Along I-70
    Considered one of the best natural history museums, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History's collections include "one of the finest scientific collections of Pternadon... more info  map

  • Stone Gallery 785-625-7619 or 785-628-8202
    107 1/2 W 6th, Hays, KS 67601
    Historic limestone building - gallery features limestone carvings, paintings, and more. more info  map

  • Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum 785-726-3636
    102 West 10th Street, Ellis, KS 67637
    The Chrysler owner's boyhood home has been preserved by a community that held him in high regard. There is a museum located behind the home that has many personal... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Frontier Park 785-628-7375
    South Main & Highway 183 Bypass
    The area that surrounds Big Creek on the southwest edge of Hays at one time was part of the original Fort Hays U.S. Military Post. Today, Frontier Park is a very scenic... more info  map

  • Hays Aquatic Park 785-623-2653 or 785-623-2650
    Fourth and Main, Hays, KS 67601
    This exciting park features a WPA bathhouse, 8-Lane Pool, Lazy River, plunge pool, zero-depth entry leisure pool, and heated pools. more info  map

  • Kansas "Merci" Boxcar and Veterans Memorial Park 785-628-8202
    13th and Canterbury, Hays, KS 67601
    Come to our Veterans Park. Full of fun and adventure. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Fairview Farms Alpacas 785-628-6352
    1811 East 26th Street, Hays, KS 67601
    Located 20-Miles SW of Hays
    This registered agri-tourism farm helps to educate visitors in history, arts and nature. They breed top quality Huacaya alpacas that are ARI registered, DNA tested and... more info

  • Historic Church Tour/Hays Welcome Center 785-628-8202
    2700 Vine, Hays, KS 67601
    There are more historic German Catholic churches in Ellis County then any other county in Kansas. They were built of native limestone over 100 years ago and you are... more info  map


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