Hays, Kansas

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Hays, Kansas, USA

Attractions in Hays, Kansas

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Plymouth Schoolhouse
    The Fort Hays State University Campus, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Across the Street from Tomanek Hall
    785-628-4538, 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
    100 W 7th, Hays, KS 67601
    785-628-2624 or 785-628-8202, Volga German immigrant house constructed of limestone. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Hays Public Library
    1205 Main, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Downtown
    785-625-9014, 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
    100 West 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601
    Located in the Historic Downtown Area
    785-628-2624, View their history from Wild West through World War II. You may visit the Saloon and learn to play Faro while the children are in the Learning Center in the balcony.... more info

  • Ellis Railroad Museum
    911 Washington, Ellis, KS 67637
    785-726-4493 , A Union Pacific caboose is on display along with other railroad artifacts and a spectacular model train layout. Take a ride on a 1/3 scale GM Aero Streamliner. You can... more info

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

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

  • Sternberg Museum of Natural History
    300 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601
    Located Along I-70
    785-628-4286, 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
    107 1/2 W 6th, Hays, KS 67601
    785-625-7619 or 785-628-8202, Historic limestone building - gallery features limestone carvings, paintings, and more. more info  map

  • Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum
    102 West 10th Street, Ellis, KS 67637
    785-726-3636, 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
    South Main & Highway 183 Bypass
    785-628-7375, 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
    Fourth and Main, Hays, KS 67601
    785-623-2653 or 785-623-2650, 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
    13th and Canterbury, Hays, KS 67601
    785-628-8202, Come to our Veterans Park. Full of fun and adventure. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Blue Sky Miniature Show Horse Farm
    1710 Canterbury Drive, Hays, KS 67601
    785-625-6725, A registered Kansas agritourism site, Blue Sky offers daily tours. See these special Class A miniature show horses. One day advanced reservation required for small... more info

  • Fairview Farms Alpacas
    1811 East 26th Street, Hays, KS 67601
    Located 20-Miles SW of Hays
    785-628-6352, 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
    2700 Vine, Hays, KS 67601
    785-628-8202, 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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