Visitors Guide - City of Hays_ KS

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					We invite you to experience the many opportunities that our charming community has to offer.
You’ll enjoy our small town friendliness whether you come to Hays for a family vacation,
business trip, sporting event, shopping or just passing through. We are proud of our colorful
history as a wild frontier town and we encourage you to explore our city so you can find out
for yourself “Where history walked the streets”. Many of the interesting and historic places
to visit are free or charge only a small admission fee. Be sure to visit our unique museums and
tourist attractions to learn about our military past and Volga German heritage. Discover the
scenic beauty and natural history of western Kansas with an outing to Frontier Park, the Hays
F.E.E.T. trails and the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
                                                               The past comes alive everyday in Hays!




                                                                                     Call for information
                                                                                  1-800-569-4505

                                                                                      Table of contents
                                                                            Agricultural attractions ......................3, 4.
                                                                            Art galleries......................................5, 6.
                                                                            Chestnut Street District ..........................7
                                                                            Churches ..............................................9
                                                                            Community profile ................................2
                                                                            Community services ..............................9
                                                                            Downtown Hays....................................8
                                                                            Events and festivals ............................27
                                                                            Fishing ..............................................10
                                                                            Frontier history.............................11, 12
                                                                            German Heritage ..........................15, 16.
                                                                            Hunting ..............................................10
                                                                            Lodging ..............................................17
                                                                            Map .............................................13, 14.
                                                                            Military history ...................................18
                                                                            Natural history ...................................19
                                                                            Parks .................................................20
                                                                            Racing................................................21
                                                                            Recreation ..........................................21
                                                                            Restaurants ........................................22
                                                                            Rodeo ................................................22
                                                                            Schools - Education .............................23
Photo credits: Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm, C.S. Post & Co.,              Shopping ............................................24.
Dickinson Ranch, Ellis County Historical Society Museum, Ellis              Sports .........................................25, 26.
County Fair Association, FHSU CTELT, Gary Hobelmann, Hays                   Transportation ....................................27
Recreation Center, Steve Hausler, Kansas Wildlife and Parks,
KSU Ag Research Center, Lazy H Kansas Ranch, Liberty Group,
Ricky Miller, North Central Kansas Technical College, Charlie Riedel,
Ruben Schuckman, Dave Wasinger, Mitch Weber, Bob Wilhelm, USD 4.89
                                                                                     www.haysusa.net
Disclaimer: The information contained in this brochure was prepared as accurately as possible at the time of printing. The Hays CVB
is not responsible for information that is incorrectly supplied to our office, omissions or changes made after the printing of the
           brochure. This publication does not constitute a contract with the Hays CVB and any person. Business listings or contact information
           contained in this brochure does not imply a referral or recommendation by the Hays CVB. We suggest calling in advance or
1          visiting our website to verify current information. 1-800-56.9-4.505 www.haysusa.net
Hays City was founded in August of 186.7 as the Union Pacific Railway Eastern Division worked
its way west. The town was named after Fort Hays, the army’s military post, which was located
south of Big Creek. The United States Army established Fort Hays (founded in 186.5 as Fort
Fletcher, renamed Fort Hays in 186.6.) to provide protection for settlers and railroad workers
from Indian resistance. Fort Hays was named in honor of General Alexander Hays, who was a
Union general, and had been killed during the Civil War in186.4. at the Battle of the Wilderness.
Because many of the first citizens of the rapidly growing town were railroad workers, desperados
and other notorious characters, the early days of Hays City were wild and dangerous. The
soldiers from nearby Fort Hays also created a rowdy atmosphere when they came to town
because many of the first businesses in Hays City were saloons, brothels, gambling houses, dance
halls or other liquor establishments. Skirmishes with some of the
local “rough” citizens and the soldiers only added to the reputation as a lawless and tough
                                                                     “end of the tracks” town.
                                                                   During several months of 186.9
                                                                  James Butler Hickok served as
                                                                the acting sheriff after several
                                                                 incidents prompted the citizens
                                                                  to form a vigilante committee.
                                                                   “Wild Bill” Hickok, as he
                                                                    became known, apparently
                                                                    was not elected, but served
                             at the will of the vigilante committee. The vigilante period from
                             July of 186.8 to December of 186.9 was marked by 15 homicides.
                              The lawlessness, bloodshed and feuds that occurred during the
                              time when General George A. Custer and his wife were encamped
                              near Fort Hays prompted Elizabeth Custer to comment, “There
                             was enough desperate history in that little town in one summer to
                            make a whole library of dime novels”. Between August of 186.7
                          and 1873 there were over 30 murders in and around Hays City. The
reputation as one of the most violent towns on the Kansas frontier quickly spread.
Many of the buildings from Hays City’s wild past are gone, but today visitors can step back in
time and relive the history of downtown Hays through a self guided walking tour. Twenty-five
bronze plaques mark the route of where the famous and other notorious characters lived and
walked the streets of old Hays City.

Community Profile
Founded in 1867 • Hays population – 20,368
Ellis County population – 27,801
Climate – Four distinct seasons with mild and sunny
    days spring through fall.
Average temperature: 53.4.
Average summer high tempature: 89.4.
Average winter tempature: 30.1
Average annual precipitation: 22.6.3”
Average annual snowfall: 19.4.8”
Altitude - 2004..6. feet above sea level
GPS Coordinates
Latitude 38‘- 52 minutes 34. seconds
Longitude 99‘ - 19 minutes 4.1 seconds




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                                                  Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm
                                                  Located north of Hays
                                                  Hays address: 1710 Canterbury Dr.
                                                  Hays, KS 67601 • 785-625-6725
                                                  Hours: Tours by appointment only
                                                  Admission: Call for fee information.
                                                  www.blueskyhorses.com
                                                  Learn about this Arabian type horse that
                                                  is only 26.-34.” tall. Owners Donna and
                                                  Marion Schmidt provide tours about the
                                                  history, grooming, training, and showing
                                                  of these award winning miniature horses.




Fairview Farms Alpacas
Located Southwest of Hays
Hays address: 1811 E. 26.th
Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-6352
koallity@hotmail.com
www.fairviewfarmsalpacas.com
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: $4..00/Adults
$2.00/Children 2-12 yrs.
Discover the lost art of hand spinning
and take an educational look into the life
of alpacas. A guided tour will allow you to
experience the fineness of the Alpacas fleece
and if you desire you are welcome to
participate in farm chores. You will meet these show animals that have brought home many first
place ribbons and learn about the intricacy and precision involved with showing these animals in
national competitions. Learn about the history of the farm, explore the old barns and see the current
renovations on the farmhouse.


                                                       Farmers Market
                                                       22nd & Vine St.
                                                       Saturday mornings and Wednesday
                                                       evenings June through October
                                                       Admission: Free
                                                       Local farmers and gardeners sell a
                                                       variety of fresh vegetables, fruit,
                                                       farm products and baked goods.

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                                               Fort Hays State University Farm
                                               West Hwy. 183 Alt. • Hays, KS 67601
                                               785-628-4196 • fax: 785-628-4183
                                               Hours: M-F 8 am-4. pm
                                               Guided tours available by appointment.
                                               Admission: Free • www.fhsu.edu/agriculture
                                               The 3,800-acre farm is used as a
                                               hands-on instructional laboratory for
                                               the FHSU Department of Agriculture.
                                               Operations include cow-calf beef
                                               production, dryland crop production,
                                               dairy cattle production, farrow-
                                               to-finish swine production, and
                                               sheep production.

                                               Fresh Produce Market
                                               2900 Broadway • Hays, KS 67601
                                               785-625-7316 • Saturday mornings and
                                               Wednesday evenings June through October.
                                               Admission: Free
                                               The Fresh Produce Market takes pride
                                               in providing locally grown fresh farm
                                               and orchard produce including
                                               vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants,
                                               baked goods, eggs, honey, jams,
                                               jellies or other farm products.


KSU Agricultural Research Center
1232 24.0th Ave • Hays, KS 67601
785-625-3425 • fax: 785-623-4369
www.wkarc.org • Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm
Admission: Free - Group tours
available by appointment.
This agricultural research center
comprises several thousand
acres of crop and rangeland,
a greenhouse, modern feed
mill, headquarters buildings,
and a cattle feedlot with
900-head capacity.




Lazy H Kansas Ranch
74.7 24.0th Ave • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-625-4650 • fax: 785-625-4850
Hours: Free guided tours available by appointment
www.lhrbulls.com/LHRHome.html
A top breeding ranch for
purebred Angus cattle. An
Embryo Transplant Program
enables the breeding program
to utilize the best genetics
available in the Angus breed.                                                          4.
                                                    711 Studio
                                                    711 Main St. • Hays, KS 67601
                                                    785-6.25-4.895
                                                    Hours: Varies - Free tours
                                                    On display are paintings, drawings,
                                                    lithographs and etchings of nationally
                                                    known local artist Michael Jilg.


Artist’s at Work Studio
717 Main St. • Hays, KS 67601
785-650-3998 • terri@paulmac.com
Hours: Varies • Admission: Free
This unique artists’ studio is shared by
seven women who work with various
media such as monoprinting, acrylic and
oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, collage
and fiber.

                                                Commerce Bank Gallery
                                                718 Main St. • Hays, KS 67601
                                                785-6.25-6.54.2
                                                Hours: M-F 9 am-3 pm
                                                Admission: Free
                                                Featured are paintings, drawings, crafts and
                                                a variety of works from artists
                                                from across Kansas.


Hadley Art Collection
Hays Medical Center • 2220 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS 67601 • 785-6.23-5000
Hours: Daily 8 am-6. pm • Admission: Free
The Hadley Art Collection includes over 200 works
of art including paintings, drawings,
prints, ceramics and sculptures by various
Kansas artists.
                                                      Hays Arts Council
                                                      112 E. 11th • Hays, KS 67601
                                                      785-625-7522 • www.haysartscouncil.org
                                                      Hours: M-F 10 am-4. pm, Sat 10 am-1 pm
                                                      Admission: Free • The gallery sponsors
                                                      the Five State Photography Exhibition
                                                      each year in February to mid-March.
                                                      An annual spring and fall gallery walk is
                                                      held in conjunction with other downtown
5                                                     art exhibitions.
                                            Fort Hays State University
                                            Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
                                            600 Park St. • Hays, KS 67601
                                            785-6.28-4.000
                                            Hours: M-F 8 am-4.:30 pm
                                            Admission: Free
                                            Admission fees for events vary.
                                            www.fhsu.edu/beach-schmidt
                                            The crown jewel of FHSU arts and entertainment
                                            is this uniquely modern yet historic looking facility
                                            with a seating capacity of 1100. The Hays Symphony
                                            Orchestra, ENCORE series, FHSU music department
                                            events and other community concerts are held here.



FHSU Walking Tour of Art Displays
Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art
FHSU Rarick Hall, 6.00 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-4247
Hours: M-F 8 am-4. pm
Admission: Free • www.fhsu.edu
Nearly a dozen art sculptures are
located on the beautiful campus of
Fort Hays State University. The
Moss-Thorns Gallery displays student
and faculty shows as well as
several traveling exhibits
throughout the year.

                                               Kansas Post Card Collection
                                               Fort Hays State University • Robbins Center
                                               West Highway 183 by-pass • 785-628-5620
                                               Hours: M-F 8 am - 4.:30 pm
                                               Admission: Free • The collection was donated
                                               to Fort Hays State University and the community of
                                               Hays by the Association of Community Arts Agencies
                                               in 2006.. It includes 6.35 original artworks presented
Stone Gallery                                  in 25 framed displays that date from 1978 to 2002.
107 1/2 W. 6th • Hays, KS 67601                Each piece is the size of a postcard and includes as
785-6.25-76.19                                 many diverse styles and types of art that you would
Hours: M-Sat 10 AM-4. PM                       see in full size paintings and drawings.
Guided tours available by appointment.
Admission: Free • This unique outdoor
gallery features the sculptures of local
artist Pete Felten. He works with a
variety of stone to carve and create
beautiful works of art. The studio inside
features paintings and sculptures made
from wood, clay and plaster.

                                            Studio Kuksi
                                            702 Park • Hays, KS 67601
                                            785-650-4990 • www.kuksi.com • Hours: Varies
                                            Admission: Free • kkuksi@hotmail
                                            The studio of artist Kris Kuksi, who has showcased his
                                            work around the world and the United States. His
                                            art includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, murals,
                                            illustrations and portraits.                          6.
    The oldest destination in Hays
    is now the newest place to visit!
    Downtown Hays – the Chestnut Street
    District has been undergoing a process
    of restoration driven by the desire to
    preserve the history and community pride
    while creating the excitement of the old
    fashioned main street atmosphere. Today
    the Chestnut Street District is a great
    place to meet with friends, dine, shop and
    enjoy entertainment opportunities
    The road in downtown Hays City that is now known as Main Street was originally called
    Chestnut Street in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The word “City” was officially dropped
                                                    from the name Hays City in 1885 and by
                                                    1930, the streets were renamed at the request
                                                    of the postal service for a more orderly
                                                    naming scheme. Chestnut Street was renamed
                                                    “Main Street”. The historic markers, buildings
                                                    and streets in the Chestnut Street District
                                                    provide visitors the opportunity to step back in
                                                    time and relive the history of downtown Hays.

    Chestnut Street District
    Downtown Hays
    Development Corporation
    2700 Vine • Hays, KS 67601
    785-6.28-8201
    www.chestnutstreetdistrict.com
    Hours: Varies - 7 am to Midnight
    Admission: Free, fees for certain events.

    The downtown area currently has over 100 thriving businesses that provide numerous goods,
    services or entertainment options. Visitors can shop for furniture, antiques, gifts, crafts,
    scrapbook supplies, sporting goods, clothes, merchandise for children, office supplies, beauty
    products and electronics. There are several unique specialty stores that sell hobby items
    and costumes, jewelry, skateboarding merchandise, flowers, music supplies and a Christian
    bookstore. If dining and entertainment is what you prefer, then you’ll love our microbrewery
    and old fashioned diner, coffee house, bakery shops and bars that feature live music. A 50’s
    style movie theatre entertainment option features a nostalgic and fun atmosphere with full
    food and bar services, outdoor patio, dance floor, cigar/martini room, 50’s style bar and a
    movie screen for watching classic movies or sporting events on the big screen.

    Old West Statues
    Downtown Hays
    Hours: Sunrise to sunset • Admission: Free

    Limestone sculptures of “Wild Bill Hickok”,
    “The Lawman”, “Buffalo Bill Cody” and others
    created by local artist Pete Felten are on display in
    downtown Hays. The Union Pacific Park provides
    a relaxing place to rest midway through the
    downtown area and is the hub of activity for
         several Main Street events.
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Hays Public Library
1205 Main St. • Hays, KS 67601
785-625-9014 • www.hayspublib.org
Hours: M-Th 9 am-7 pm, Fri 9 am-6. pm
Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm
(Closed on Sundays in the summer)
A nationally recognized leader for outstanding
per capita usage. The 39,000 square foot facility
has an extensive book collection, dynamic young
adult section, a beautiful gallery, a bookstore
and an impressive Kansas collection with
information about Hays, Ellis County, the
Western U.S., genealogy, Volga Germans
and Hays historical walking tours.




Historical Downtown
Walking Tour
Downtown Hays
9th & 10th Streets
785-6.28-8202
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free
This self-guided tour
provides information
about the historical
buildings in downtown
Hays. Twenty-five bronze
plaques mark the route
for the walking tour.



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Emergency Services                Mail & Package              KRMR – FM 105.7
Hays Police Department            Delivery Service            207 E. 7th
105 W. 12th • 785-625-1011        Federal Express             785-628-6108
Ellis County Emergency Medical    1200 Main St.               Eagle Community TV
Services                          1-800-463-3339              1012 W. 28th
1009 Cody St. • 785-628-9461      Grand Rental Station        785-628-0467
Hays Fire Department              1505 Vine St.               Eagle Cable TV & Internet
1507 Main St. • 785-628-7330      785-625-7391                2703 Hall Suite #13
                                  United Parcel Service       785-625-5910
KS Transportation
Road Hotline                      1101 General Custer         KBSH TV
511                               785-628-3353                Channel 7 - CBS
                                  1-800-742-5877              2300 Hall St.
Road/Weather Conditions                                       785-625-5277
785-625-1025                      U.S. Post Office
                                  706 Fort St.
                                  785-625-2012                Medical Services
Government/City Offices
                                                              Family Health Center
City of Hays                      Mass Communications         105 W. 13th
1507 Main St. • 785-628-7320      Services                    785-623-6210
Ellis County Courthouse           Eagle Communications Inc.   Hays Medical Center
1204 Fort St. • 785-628-9410      2703 Hall St. #15           2220 Canterbury Dr.
Ellis County Economic             785-625-4000                785-623-5000
Development                       www.eaglecom.net            HMC Family Health
2700 Vine • 785-628-3102          Eagle Radio Stations        Care Center
Hays Chamber of Commerce          KAYS – AM 1400              2509 Canterbury Dr.
2700 Vine • 785-628-8201          KHAZ 99.5 – FM 99.5         785-623-5620
Hays Municipal Airport            KJLS – FM 103.3
3950 E. 8th • 785-628-7370        KKQY – FM 101.9             Newspapers
                                  2300 Hall, P.O. Box 816     Hays Daily News
Libraries                         785-625-2578                507 Main St.
Hays Public Library               KFHS Radio – FM             785-628-1081
1205 Main St. • 785-625-9014      Heather Hall 600 Park       www.HDNEWS.net
                                  785-628-4198                FHSU University Leader
Forsyth Library                   www.kfhs.net
FHSU 600 Park St.                                             600 Park St.
785-628-4431                      KPRD Radio – FM 88.9        785-628-5301
                                  301 W. 13th                 www.fhsu.edu/leader
Sternberg Discovery Room          785-628-6300
Library                                                       Plains Trader
3000 Sternberg Dr.                                            331 E. 8th • 785-625-5876
785-628-5517                                                  www.wacondatrader.com




There are over 40 different churches located
in Hays. A brochure is available that provides
information about the various churches and
religious services available in our community.
A full color brochure “Historic Churches of
Ellis County” features the impressive historic
churches in Ellis County and information about
a self guided tour of the churches. Contact the
Hays CVB to request either brochure.
        www.haysusa.net 1-800-569-4505
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                                           The three largest lakes near Hays include Cedar
                                           Bluff Reservoir which is know for it’s bass fishing,
                                           Wilson Lake which is one of the deepest and
                                           clearest lakes in the area, and Webster Reservoir
                                           which is north of Hays nestled in the Solomon
                                           Valley. These lakes
                                           provide excellent
                                           crappie fishing as
                                           well as white bass,
                                           walleye and channel
                                           cat fishing.


Cedar Bluff State Park
RR 2 Box 76 A
Ellis, KS 67637             Wilson State Park
785-726-3212                RR 1 Box 181
                            Sylvan Grove, KS 67481
Webster State Park          785-658-2465
1210 Nine Road
Stockton, KS 67669
785-425-6775


Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
1426 Hwy. 183 Alt • Hays, KS 67601
785-628-8614 • www.kdwp.state.ks.us
Northwest Kansas is known as the “Pheasant Capital of the World,”
and is a prime location for ringneck pheasants.
Ringnecks thrive in grain fields, wheat stubble, shelterbelts, weedy areas, and the native
grasses found throughout our region. Other popular small game in Northwest Kansas
include: dove, quail, waterfowl, squirrel, rabbit and prairie chicken. The middle of
November, when pheasant and quail season is underway in Western Kansas, also means
you’ll find plenty of small town soup suppers, hunter breakfasts and other special
events to feed, welcome and entertain visitors to our communities.

White-tailed deer are the most common deer species in Kansas and mule deer are most
commonly sighted in Western Kansas. Both offer hunters a great opportunity for quality and
large number of mature trophy bucks. Kansas has different seasons throughout
the year for hunting deer with firearms, archery and muzzleloaders.

Local landowners participate in a program with the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department
to make private land available to hunters. Hundreds of thousands of acres of land are
available to hunters through the Walk-in Hunting Access (WIHA) program, with many prime
areas located here in Ellis County. The department posts signs on the property and patrols
the area. For a copy of the Walk-in Hunting atlas, contact the Kansas Wildlife & Parks
Department office or www.kdwp.state.ks.us.




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 Boot Hill Cemetery
 18th & Fort St. • Hays, KS 67601
 785-6.28-8202
 Hours: Sunrise to sunset
 Admission: Free
 Many of the outlaws were buried at
 the original Boot Hill Cemetery which
 was located on a hill just north of
 Hays City. “The Homesteader”,
 a statue by local artist Pete Felten,
 commemorates this first cemetery which was so named because many of the inhabitants
                                                      “died with their boots on”.


                                                          Buffalo Herd
                                                          Frontier Park W. Hwy. 183 Alt
                                                          Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-7375
                                                          Hours: Sunrise to sunset
                                                          Admission: Free
                                                          The Hays Parks Department has
                                                          maintained a buffalo herd for
                                                          over 4.0 years in the West
                                                          Frontier Park location.


 Cheyenne Indian
 Raid Gravesite
 3rd St. & Hwy. 4.0
 Victoria, KS 6.76.71
 Hours: Sunrise to sunset
 Admission: Free
 This is the gravesite of six
 railroad workers killed by
 Cheyenne Indians on August 1,
 186.7. The workers had detached
 themselves from the main work
 camp and were unarmed when
 surprised by Indians.

 Ellis County Historical Society Museum
 100 W. 7th • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-2624 • fax: 785-628-0386
 Hours: T-F 10 am-5 pm • Call for summer and weekend hours
 Admission: Adults $4., Children $1 (3–12 years) • www.elliscountyhistoricalmuseum.org
                                                             A variety of permanent
                                                             exhibits, artifacts, displays,
                                                             photographs and new
                                                             exhibits throughout the
                                                             year tell the story of Hays, Ellis
                                                             County and the early pioneers.
                                                             Includes the first stone church
                                                             in Hays, a harness shop and
                                                             gift shop.
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                                                    Fort Hays Historic Site
                                                    1472 Hwy. 183 Alt • Hays, KS 67601
                                                    785-625-6812 • fax: 785-625-4785
                                                    Hours: T-Sat 9 am - 5 pm
                                                    Call for winter hours.
                                                    Admission: Adults $3,
                                                    Children/Senior citizens $1
                                                    www.kshs.org/places/forthays

                                                    The United States Army established
Fort Hays (founded in 186.5 as Fort Fletcher, renamed Fort Hays in 186.6.) to provide
protection for settlers and railroad workers
from Indian resistance. The military post
was located south of Big Creek and included
several stone buildings (blockhouse,
guardhouse and bakery) and many wood
frame structures. Today, visitors can see
the original blockhouse, guardhouse and
officers quarters. A visitor information center
provides exhibits and artifacts about the fort
and military history.


                                              Special Collections Display
                                             FHSU Forsyth Library
                                             600 Park • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-5901
                                             Admission: Free • www.fhsu.edu/library
                                             Display consists of twenty-five miniature
                                             replica buildings including the St. Catherine
                                             Church, school and rectory, Schmidt
                                             General Store, Catharine Post Office, Alois
                                             Dorzweiler store and some outbuildings
                                             such as a barn, storm cellar and silos. The
models were built by Jerome Schmidt beginning in 2001 up until 2008 when he donated
thm to Forsyth Library.

Mount Allen Cemetery
27th & Vine St. • Hays, KS 67601
785-6.28-8202
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free
Visitors to the Mount Allen Cemetery
can piece together much of the
interesting history of Hays through
the grave markers and headstone
inscriptions. It is the only cemetery in
Kansas to have two old-fashioned tree
swings with wooden seats.


                                                  Old Rome Townsite
                                                  Historic Marker
                                                  W. 12th St. at Big Creek • Hays, KS 67601
                                                  Hours: Sunrise to sunset
                                                  Admission: Free
                                                  The first town in the area was not Hays
                                                  City, but the short-lived town of Rome,
                                                  established in May of 186.7.
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                                                                                                 RPM’s Speedway                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hays Welcome Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         37TH
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                                                                                                                                                                           48
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         36TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  35TH
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                                                                                                                     20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   21               12
                                                                                                                          35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    240TH AVE.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                38




                           13                                  Fort Hays State University                                                                                                                                                                                                         KSU Ag Research Center
                                                         # Attraction/Location                                                                                                                                               14 Ellis County Fairgrounds                                                                                                                       35        Historic Fort Hays
                                                         1 711 Studio                                                                                                                                                            RPM’s Speedway                                                                                                                                36        JR Miniature Golf
                                                         2 Blue Sky Miniature                                                                                                                                                15 Ellis County Historical                                                                                                                        37        Larks Baseball Park
                                                             Horse Farm                                                                                                                                                          Society Museum                                                                                                                                38        Lazy H Ranch
                                                         3 Boot Hill                                                                                                                                                         16 Farmers Market                                                                                                                                 39        Lewis Field Stadium
                                                         4 Buffalo herd                                                                                                                                                      17 FHSU Beach/Schmidt                                                                                                                             40        Kansas Merci Boxcar & Veterans
                                                         5 Centennial Mall                                                                                                                                                       Performing Arts Center                                                                                                                                   Memorial Park
                                                         6 Center for Ethnic Studies                                                                                                                                         18 FHSU Farm                                                                                                                                      41        Kansas Wildlife and Parks Office
                                                         7 Chestnut Street District                                                                                                                                          19 FHSU Walking Tour                                                                                                                              42        KSU Agricultural Research Center
                                                         8 City Hall                                                                                                                                                         20 Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course                                                                                                                43        Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art
                                                         9 Commerce Bank Art Gallery                                                                                                                                         21 Frontier Park                                                                                                                                  44        Old Rome Townsite Marker
                                                         10 Country Schoolhouse                                                                                                                                              22 Gross Memorial Coliseum                                                                                                                        45        O.W.L. Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site
                                                         11 CVB Office                                                                                                                                                       23 Hadley Art Collection                                                                                                                          46        Pottery Works
                                                         12 Disc Golf Course                                                                                                                                                 24 Hays Aquatic Park                                                                                                                              47        Precision Valley Golf Center
                                                         13 Ellis County Court House                                                                                                                                         25 Hays Arts Center Gallery                                                                                                                       48        Smoky Hill Country Club
                                                             & Memorial                                                                                                                                                      26 Hays Feeders LLC                                                                                                                               49        Sternberg Museum of Natural History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             27 Hays F.E.E.T Trails                                                                                                                            50        Stone Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             28 Hays Medical Center                                                                                                                            51        Studio Kuksi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             29 Hays Public Library                                                                                                                            52        The Artist’s at Work Studio
                                                                               Located outside of town.
       TO PLAINVILLE




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             30 Hays Recreation Commission                                                                                                                     53        The Center for Health Improvement
                                                                                                                         2                                                                                                   31 Hays Regional Airport                                                                                                                          54        The Hays Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             32 Hays Sportsman Club                                                                                                                            55        Volga German Haus
                                                                                                                              41ST                                                                                           33 Hiking/Fitness Trails                                                                                                                          56        Walker Airbase display
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             34 Historical Downtown Walking Tour                                                                                                               57        Wilson Pool
            EXIT 159




             37TH



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              33RD                                                                                        E. 33RD
                                                                                                          E. 32ND                                                         BA
                                                                                                                                                                               RC
                                                                                                    E. 31ST                                                                       LA
          54                                                                                                                                                                         Y                                                          70
                                                                                                                                                       30 TH                     RO
                                                                                                                                                                                AV O S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sternberg Museum of Natural History
                                                              30TH                                                                                                                E.                                                                                                                          TO
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                                                                                                                                                                      29TH
R.
                                                               29TH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I VE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E. 29TH
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                                                                                                              27TH ST. TER.                                                                                                                                                                                 METRO
           11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E. 27TH
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                                      E. 26TH                                                                                                                                                                                                       E. 26TH
                                      GENERAL HANCOCK
                                                         GENERAL LAWTON




                                                                                                                                                                      E. 26TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MARJORIE DR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FELTEN DR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HANEY DR.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HENRY DR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           DONALD




                                                                                                              SC
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                                                                                                                                                                             VIRGINA




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                                                                                                                  AV E .      AV E
                                                                                                                                                   .
                                                                                        CEN                                                                                                                       E. 25TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E. 20TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GOLDEN BELT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E. 20TH
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                                                                                                                             E. 19TH
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E. 17TH
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TH             E. 17TH                                                                             E. 17TH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ANTHONY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UR AS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E. 15TH                                                                                                                            RC K
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CO LGR
                                                                                                                                                                                     DOU G LA




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                                                                                                          E. 15TH
                                                                                                                                                                                                           STEVEN DR.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FELTEN DR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HANEY DR.




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 Ellis County is the “German Capital
 of Kansas” and has a thriving
 German Heritage that dates back
 to the 1870’s. Many of the people
 of Ellis County are descendants
 of German immigrants who came
 from the Volga River region of
 Russia and the Bukovina region
 of Europe. These settlers were people who migrated from Germany to Russia following the
 end of the Seven Years War in 1763. In October and November of 1875, many of these
 immigrants left their villages along the Volga River and traveled to Saratov, Russia to begin
 their journey to America. The first Volga Germans arrived in Hays the middle of February
 1876 and traveled south to settle land along the Big Timber Creek. Liebenthal was the first
 community to be founded on February 22, 1876. The other communities of Catharine,
 Herzog, Pfeifer, Munjor, and Schoenchen were settled during the spring and summer of
 1876. Bukovina Germans arrived in Ellis County, beginning in 1886 and the subsequent
 15 years.

                                                    Bukovina Society Museum
                                               718 Washington - Box 81 • Ellis, KS 67637
                                               785-726-3388 • 785-625-9492
                                               owindholz@ruraltel.net
                                               www.bukovinasociety.org
                                               Hours: Varies or by appointment
                                               Fee: Free - donations accepted
                                               The museum provides the history of the
                                               German immigrants who arrived from
                                               Bukovina, which is currently part of Romania
 and the Ukraine. They originally migrated from Germany to Bukovina in the late 1700’s
 and early 1800’s. After one to two generations of living in Bukovina, land became scarce
 and many of the German immigrants came to the United
 States as well as Canada and South America.

 Center for Ethnic Studies
 FHSU Forsyth Library • 600 Park St.
 Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-5901
 Hours: M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
 Sun 1 pm-10 pm Admission: Free
 www.fhsu.edu/library
 History of the Volga German pioneers,
 church histories, parish registers, family
 histories, works on folklore, folk music and
 art, diaries, genealogies and obituaries make
 up the core of the collection on file at the Ethnic Studies Center.

 Volga German Haus
 100 W. 7th • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-2624 • Hours: T-F 10 am-5 pm
                                    Call for summer and weekend hours
                                   Admission: Adults $4, • Children $1 (3–12 years)
                                   www.elliscountyhistoricalmuseum.org
                                   This house was built from information obtained
                                   through diaries and other documentation passed
                                   down from the Volga German settlers. It is
                                   furnished with authentic household items used
15 y
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FHSU Homecoming
& Oktoberfest
FHSU 600 Park • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-4430
Hours: Annual event held during the first or second weekend of October.
Friday 11 am-7 pm • Parade on Saturday. • Admission: Free
The Volga German Society Oktoberfest is an annual celebration
of the Germans from Russia heritage of Ellis County. It is held
at Frontier Park on the Friday before the Fort Hays State
University Homecoming. The festival includes various activities
and booths that provide food, crafts, refreshments, beer and
musical entertainment. The Volga German Society, established
in 1974, promotes the heritage of the German immigrants
with events, programs and the annual Oktoberfest.

                                             Historic
                                             Churches
                                             Hays Convention &
                                             Visitors Bureau
                                             2700 Vine • Hays,
                                             KS 67601
                                             785-628-8202
                                             Hours: Varies
                                             Sunrise to sunset
                                             Admission: Free - donations accepted

A visit to the beautiful historic churches in our area
will provide you with a glimpse of our history and
an understanding of the strong religious values of
the early German settlers in Ellis County. The Roman
Catholic influences, artistic gothic style and beautiful
stained glass are the most dominant features, yet each
church is unique in it’s own way.

Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest
2260 Catherine Rd. • Hays, KS 67601
785-625-5394
Hours: Annual event held the third
weekend of September.
Admission: Free • www.midwestdeutschefest.com
Traditional polka music, food, beer and entertainment is
included on both Saturday and Sunday. Activities include:
German singers, wheat threshing demonstrations, pony
rides, craft booths, historical presentations, antique
machinery, polka band jam session and a polka
mass on Sunday.
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      Americas Best Value Inn Vagabond
      2524 Vine
 A    785-625-2511
      www.americasbestvalueinn.com
                                                                  92             $55-95
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      Baymont Inn & Suites
      3801 Vine
 B    785-625-8103
      www.baymontinns.com
                                                              107               $55-109
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      Best Western Butterfield Inn
      1010 E. 41st
 C    785-621-4337
      www.bestwesternkansas.com
                                                                  71            $125-145
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      Budget Host Villa Inn
      810 E. 8th
 D    785-625-2563
      www.budgethost.com
                                                                  49             $39-65
                                                                                                                                               *                    HSI


      Comfort Inn & Suites
      1001 E. 41st
 E    785-625-9322
      www.choicehotels.com
                                                                  56            $55-119
                                                                                                                                               *                     W


      Days Inn
      3205 Vine
 F    785-628-8261
      www.daysinn.com
                                                              104               $51-103                                                                             HSI
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      Fairfield Inn by Marriott
      377 Mopar Drive
 G    785-625-3344
      www.fairfieldinn.com
                                                                  62             $64-95                                                                             HSI


      Hampton Inn
      4002 General Hays Rd.
 H    785-621-4444
      www.hamptoninn.com
                                                                  80            $99-129
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      Holiday Inn Express
      4650 Roth Ave.
 I    785-625-8000
      www.hiexpress.com
                                                                  91            $95-115
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      Knights Inn
      3503 Vine
 J    785-625-4839
      www.knightsinn.com
                                                                  45             $35-69                                                                             HSI
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      Motel 6
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      3404 Vine
 K    785-625-4282
      www.motel6.com
                                                                  87             $40-64
                                                                                                                                               *                     W


      Ramada
      3603 Vine
 L    785-625-7371
      www.ramada.com
                                                              191               $55-129
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      Quality Inn
      2810 Vine
 M    785-628-8008
      www.choicehotels.com
                                                                  31             $60-85                                                                             W


      Sleep Inn & Suites
      1011 E. 41st
 N    785-625-2700
      www.choicehotels.com
                                                                  55            $70-109                                                                             W
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      Super 8 Motel
      3730 Vine
 O    785-625-8048
      www.super8.com
                                                                  76             $56-72                                                                             HSI
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      Tea Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast
      117 W. 13th
 P    785-623-4060
      www.tearose.net
                                                                   4            $69-120
                                                                                                                                                                    HSI
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      RV Park & Campgrounds
      El Charro                                                    12 cement pads with easy pull through access. Electric (110, 30/50 amps),
 Q    2020 E. 8th
      785-625-3423
                                                                   water and sewer hook-ups. Cable TV available & wireless internet access.
                                                                   Laundromat and convenience store.

      Sunflower Creek
 R    6th & Vine
                                                                   26 sites, full hook-ups 30/50 amps, pull-through and back-ins, restrooms
                                                                   and laundry facilities.
      785-635-6133



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Ellis County Memorial
Ellis County Court House
13th & Fort St. • Hays, KS 67601
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free
This memorial honors the soldiers
from Ellis County who gave their
lives while serving our country.



                                                   Fort Hays State University
                                                   Walking Tour
                                                   600 Park St. • Hays, KS 67601
                                                   785-628-4206 • www.fhsu.edu
                                                   Hours: Sunrise to sunset
                                                   Admission: Free
                                                   Several markers on the campus
                                                   of Fort Hays State University pay
tribute to the Vietnam War, W.W. II and the Kent State/Jackson State tragedy.
Call 1-800-569-4505 for a map showing the location of the various sculptures
including the War Memorial located near Picken Hall.

Kansas Merci
Boxcar & Veterans
Memorial Park
13th & Canterbury St.
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-3813
785-625-9681
Hours: Guided tours
available by appointment.
Admission: Free
Donations accepted • One of
49 boxcars that France sent to America in 1949 in appreciation for the food the U.S. sent
to France after World War II. See displays, memorabilia and artifacts of military history.


Walker Air Base Display
Forsyth Library • Fort Hays State University • 600 Park St. • Hays, KS 67601
785-628-5262 • Hours: Open daily • Sunday 1 pm - Midnight • Admission: Free
                                                       www.fhsu.edu/library
                                                       The Walker Army Air Base played
                                                       an important role in W.W. II and
                                                       Ellis County. This replica model of
                                                       the airfield and related materials
                                                       on display at the library also
                                                       highlight the importance of
                                                       the B-29 military aircraft.
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     Hiking/Biking and
     Walking Trails
     FHSU dike and Big Creek area
     785-628-7375 • www.haysrec.org
     Hays Medical Center Fitness Trail
     2220 Canterbury Dr.
     Hours: Sunrise to sunset
     Admission: Free
     Walk, jog or take your bicycle
     through the trails along Big Creek on
     the west edge of Hays.

     O.W.L. Site (Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site)
     O’Loughlin School • 1401 Hall St. • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-623-2510
                                             Hours: Sunrise to sunset
                                             Admission: Free
                                             The Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS)
                                             provides the opportunity to view native
                                             wildlife and plant communities. There is a
                                             walking path, tall grass field and groves of
                                             trees for visitors to enjoy nature.

                                              Sternberg Museum
                                              of Natural History
                                                3000 Sternberg Dr. • Hays, KS 67601
                                                785-628-4286
     fax: 785-628-4518 • Hours: M-Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 1-6 pm
     Admission: Adults $8, • Youth $5 (4-12)
     Seniors $6 (60 & older) • http://sternberg.fhsu.edu
     See dinosaurs, fossils, prehistoric animals, and giant sea-swimming
     lizards and fish that inhabited Kansas over 70-80 million years
     ago. An extensive collection of exhibits and artifacts help
                      you learn about the natural history of
                        the Great Plains.




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City of Hays
Parks Department
East Hwy. 40 Bypass • Hays, KS 67601
785-628-7375 • www.haysusa.com
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free
Aubel Bickel Optimist Park – 30th & Sherman
Dan G. Rupp Park – 33rd & Skyline Drive
Dusty Glassman Ballpark – S. Milner
Ekey Park – 19th & Holmes Road
Elizabeth Polly Park – 26th & Indian Trail
Frank Stramel Softball Fields – Hwy 40 & Chetolah Creek
Frontier Park – Hwy. 183 & S. Main
Hickok Park – 26th & Donald Drive
Kiwanis Park – 17th & Harvest
Massy Playground – 17th & Allen
Municipal Park – 2nd & Main
Northridge Park – 33rd & Skyline Drive
Pratt/Optimist Soccer Complex – 5th & Pine
Rolling Hills Park – 41st & Autumn Lane
Seven Hills Park – 33rd & Hillcrest
Speier Ballfields – 10th & Vine
Sunrise Park – 19th & MacArthur
Wilson Playground – 28th & Fort




Fitness•Walking•Jogging•Trails
Downtown Walking Route – 13th & Fort St.
Hays FEET Trail – Big Creek near W. 12th & W. 27th • 785-628-8202
Hays Medical Center Fitness Trail – 2220 Canterbury Dr. • 785-623-5000
Frontier Park – 1546 E. Hwy. 40 By-pass – Hays, KS 67601
785-628-7375 • fax: 785-628-7377 • Hours: Sunrise to sunset • Admission: Free
Frontier Park is a very scenic and natural recreational area with a creek that
winds through the 89 acres of land. The park also features several walking trails,
bridges, playground equipment, 3 shelter houses and plenty of large shade trees.

Swimming
Hays Aquatic Park – 4th & Main St.
Mailing address • 1105 Canterbury
Hays, KS 67601 • 785-623-2653
785-623-2650 • www.haysrec.org
Wilson Pool – 28th & Fort St.
785-625-6936




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High Plains Rally
Electric Car Race
W. Frontier Park
785-628-4314
Hours: 10 am-4 pm • Admission: Free
High school teams from Kansas, Nebraska & Colorado
race electric-powered cars of their own design and
compete for trophies in this annual fall event. The cars
are designed and built from the ground up by high
school students using lightweight materials, aluminum frames and bicycle wheels.

                                            Rolling Plains Motor
                                            Speedway - RPM’S
                                             Ellis County Fairgrounds
                                             1344 Fairground Road • 785- 672-0123
                                             www.rpmspeedway.net • 785-639-7223
                                             Hours: Races generally start at 7 pm
                                                         Admission: Call for gate fees.
                                                         The racetrack facility is a 3/8 mile high
                                                         bank clay oval dirt track with a 1/5 mile
                                                         banked clay oval go-kart track in the
                                                         infield. The racetrack promoter brings in
                                                         URSS 305 Sprints, IMCA Modified, Stock
                                                         and Hobby Stock and Bomber races. This
is a multi use facility for concerts and all motorsports such as tractor pulls, demolition derbies,
tough trucks, motorcycle events and many other functions. The grandstand has a seating
capacity for more than 4000 people, with restrooms, concessions and a souvenir shop are
located on the grounds.




Bingo                    Fitness                    Movie Theaters Skating
Frontier Bingo           Center for Health          Mall Cinema               Skate Park
2450 E. 8th              Improvement                2925 Vine St.             Aubel-Bickle Optimist
785-625-6350             2500 Canterbury Dr.        785-628-1211              Park
                         785-623-5900                                         30th & Sherman St.
Lucky Bucks Bingo        www.haysmed.com            Fox Pavilion              785-628-7375
2704 Vine St.                                       1202 Main St.
785-625-7182        Hays Medical Center             785-621-4933
                    Fitness/Walking Trail
The Bingo Haus      2220 Canterbury Dr.
1218 Canterbury Dr. 785-623-5000
785-625-8522
                         Horseshoes
Bowling                  Frontier Park
Centennial Lanes         S. Main
2400 Vine St.            785-628-7375
785-625-2916
                         Seven Hills Park
                         33rd & Hillcrest St.
                         785-628-7375




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Hays has over sixty places to eat
including a variety of fast food
franchises, steak houses, family
restaurants, bar & grills, specialty
food and fine dining places. We have
several “mom & pop” restaurants
that have been in Hays for over 50 years and
have built an outstanding reputation with years
of loyal customers. For a brochure listing all of
the restaurants, call 1-800-569-4505 or visit our
website www.haysusa.net • Several participating
advertisers or unique restaurants include:


Al’s Chickenette                  Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.     Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
700 Vine St. • 785-625-7414       117 E. 11th • 785-621-2739          2514 Vine • 785-628-1238
www.alschickenette.com            www.lbbrewing.com
                                                                      Professors Steak House
Chinese Food Express              Gutch’s Wood Fired Pizza            521 E. 11th • 785-621-4780
1312 Main St. • 785-628-9999      111 W. 7th • 785-623-4088           www.professorssteakhouse.com




Ellis County Fair Rodeo
1344 Fairground Rd. - P.O. Box 720
Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-9410
www.elliscountyfair.com
Admission: Call for ticket prices.
The Ellis County Fair Rodeo is held the third
week of July and includes a rodeo queen
pageant, kids ranch rodeo, mutton busting
and a full slate of KPRA events.




                                                Fort Hays State University
                                                NIRA Rodeo
                                                Doug Philip Arena – W. Golf Course Rd.
                                                Hays, KS 67601
                                                785-628-4196 • www.fhsu.edu/rodeo
                                                Admission: Call for ticket prices • The Fort
                                                Hays State University NIRA Rodeo is held the
                                                third weekend of April and includes more than
                                                600 entrants from 23 colleges and universities
                                                from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Slack
                                                performances are held Friday and Saturday
                                                mornings with the “championship round”
                                                held on Sunday.
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 Country Schoolhouse
 Fort Hays State University
 600 Park St. • Hays, KS 67601
 785-628-4538 • Free tours by appointment
 This one room schoolhouse was built in 1874 of
 native limestone. Displays, documents, and various artifacts are on exhibit.


                                    Hays Academy of Hair Design
                                    1214 E. 27th • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-628-6624
                                    fax: 785-623-4870 • Free tours – walk-ins welcome.
                                    Private beauty school training for licensed cosmetologists.
                                    Special demonstrations on makeup, hair styles and
                                    manicuring can be arranged with advance notice.


 Fort Hays State University
 600 Park St. • Hays, KS 67601
 785-628-4000 • Hours: M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
 www.fhsu.edu • Free tours available
 Founded in 1902, the University sits on a
 campus of 4,160 acres of land that once was
 part of the Historic Fort Hays frontier military
 post. FHSU is academically superior to many
 comparable universities. It offers students an
 electronic learning and living environment, and is richly endowed by heritage and tradition.

                         Hays Public Schools
                         323 W. 12th • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-623-2400
                         fax: 785-623-2409 • www.usd489.com
                         The Hays Public School system includes five
                         elementary schools, two middle
                         schools and one high school.


 North Central Kansas Technical College
 2205 Wheatland Ave. • Hays, KS 67601 • 785-625-2437
 Big Creek Technical Center
 101 S. Main • 785-301-2118
 Free tours available • www.ncktc.edu
 Established in 1975 as a branch campus of the NCK Beloit
 campus. Technical programs include: Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Business
 Management, Carpentry, CDL, CNA and CMA Courses, Construction Technology, Electrical
 Technology, General Business, General Education Courses, Nursing (LPN and RN), Pharmacy
 Technician, Plumbing-Heating and Air Conditioning, Residential Electricity and Welding.

                                 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School
                                 1701 Hall St. • Hays KS 67601
                                 785-625-6577 • fax: 785-625-3912
                                 www.tmp-m.org • Free tours available
                                 Thomas More Prep-Marian, a Christian community in the
                                 Catholic tradition, challenges its students to spiritual growth,
                                 academic excellence and leadership formation.
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                                                             Hays and Ellis County are
                                                             a craft and antique lover’s
                                                             paradise. There are 30 or
                                                             more unique “destination
                                                             shopping” locations that
include home décor specialty shops, craft stores, antique shops, boutiques, hobby &
gift shops and our very own general store in downtown Hays. The downtown shopping
center is known as the “Chestnut Street District” and offers a charming mix of retail
stores, restaurants, service businesses, art galleries and a micro brewery. Several of the
unique “destination shopping” locations include:



Bildschon Haus                  Northglen Antiques                   The Hays Mall
1100 Main                       810 Main                             2918 Vine St.
785-628-1100                    785-623-4005                         785-625-3314
www.bildschon.com               www.NorthglenAntiques.com            www.ShopHaysMall.com
Centennial Mall                 North Ridge Plaza                    Warren’s Meat
2510 Vine St.                   27th & Vine St.                      Market
785-623-1201                    Oak Plaza                            1010 E. 29th
C.S. Post & Co.                 27th & Oak St.                       785-625-4902
117 W. 11th
785-628-3000
www.cspost.com
Dwayne’s Designs
1308 Main St.
785-625-4945
www.dwaynesdesigns.com




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 Baseball/Softball
 Dusty Glassman Ballpark      Hays High Field
 4th & Milner St.             2301 E. 13th
 FHSU Tiger Field             785-623-2600
 W. Hwy. 183 By-pass          Hays Rec. Comm.
 785-628-4050                 1105 Canterbury Dr.
 Frank Stramel                785-623-2650
 Softball Complex                           Larks Park          Speier Fields
 Hwy. 40th & Chetolah Creek                 4th & Oak St.       10th & Vine St.
 785-623-2650                               785-625-2137        785-623-2650
                                            Moeckel Field       TMP-Marian Field
                                            W. Hwy. 183 By-pass 1701 Hall St
                                            785-628-4050        785-625-6577




 Basketball
 Al Billinger Field House     Hays High Gym
 1701 Hall St.                2301 E. 13th
 785-625-6577                 785-623-2600
 Felten Middle School         Hays Rec. Center
 Gymnasium                    1105 Canterbury Dr.
 29th & Fort St.              785-623-2650
 785-623-2450                 HRC 13th Street Gym
 Gross Memorial Coliseum      13th & Allen St.
 Hwy. 183 By-pass             785-623-2650
 785-628-4186


                               Disc Golf
                               Frontier Park
                               Hwy. 183 Alt
                               785-625-7375
                               Rolling Hills Park
                               41st & Autumn Lane
                               785-628-7375


                                                Golf
                                                Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course
                                                1450 Golf Course Rd.
                                                785-625-9949 – fax: 785-628-6653
                                                Precision Valley Golf
                                                1500 W. 27th • 785-625-4900
                                                Smoky Hill Country Club
                                                3303 N. Hall St, Box 575
                                                785-625-8297 – fax: 785-625-7379

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                                            Football
                                            Cripplegate Field          FHSU Lewis Field
                                            TMP-Marian High            2nd & Elm St.
                                            1701 Hall St.              785-628-4050
                                            Hays KS 67601              Felten Middle School
                                            785-625-6577               Field
                                                                       29th & Fort St.
                                                                       785-623-2450



Tennis              Soccer
FHSU Courts         Hays High Field
W. Hwy. Alt 183     2301 E. 13th
Hays High Courts    Pratt Optimist Soccer
2301 E. 13th        Complex
City of Hays        5th & Pine St.
Municipal Courts    Seven Hills Park
1st & Main St.      33rd & Hillcrest St.
                                            Volleyball
                                            Al Billinger Field House       Hays High Gym
                                            1701 Hall St.                  2301 E. 13th
                                            785-625-6577                   785-623-2600
                                            Felten Middle School           Hays Rec. Center
                                            Gymnasium                      1105 Canterbury Dr.
                                            29th & Fort St.                785-623-2650
                                            785-623-2450
                                                                    HRC 13th Street Gym
                                            Gross Memorial Coliseum 13th & Allen St.
                                            Hwy. 183 By-pass        785-623-2650
                                            785-628-4186

Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
The Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex is located on the western edge of Hays at the
intersection of Old Hwy 40 and the Hwy 183 by-pass. It is the home of the Fort Hays State
University soccer stadium and features some of the best recreation facilities in western
Kansas including: Baseball/softball fields, soccer fields and football fields with shared
concessions, parking, picnic area, maintenance buildings, restrooms, warm-up areas and
playground facilities. Local, regional and state tournaments are held through-out the year.
785-623-2650 • www.haysrec.org




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Big city traffic congestion and crowded highways are two problems you won’t have to
worry about in Hays. Hays is centrally located at the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S.
Hwy 183 (exit 159). Visitors to Hays have easy access to lodging, restaurants, shopping
and convenience stores on Vine Street (Hwy 183).
                               Air Transportation
Great Lakes Airlines • 3950 E. 8th 785-623-4820 • 800-554-5111 • www.greatlakesav.com
Hays Aircraft • 3950 E. 8th • 785-628-8881 • 888-628-8881 • www.haysaircraft.com
Hays Regional Airport • 3950 E. 8th • 785-628-7370 • www.haysusa.com
                            Ground Transportation
ACCESS Transportation • 1205 E. 22nd • 785-628-1052
All American Tours Charter Bus • 1015 E. 17th - Box 1034 • 785-625-3255
Avis Rent-A-Car • 3950 E. 8th • 785-628-2614
Clay Chevrolet Rental • 2917 Vine St. • 785-625-4830
Enterprise Rent-A-Car • 1104 E. 13th • 785-623-4504
Greater KS Limousine Service • 3707 Thunderbird Dr. • 785-628-7411
Greyhound Bus Lines • 3610 Vine St. • 800-231-2222 • 785-625-8921
Hertz Rent-A-Car • 1204 Vine St. • 785-623-4116
Knight Express Limo Service • 2905 Barclay • 785-623-6705
Night Passions Limo Service • 2525 Felten Dr. • 785-628-2408
Quality Rent-A-Car • 2719 Plaza Ave • 785-625-7664
Rent-A-Wreck • 2719 Plaza Ave • 785-628-8500
Safe Ride • 785-621-2580




January                   June                                 November
Mid Continent League      Blue Sky Miniature                   Hunting Pre Season
   Basketball Tournament     Horses Day on                       Kickoff
Soup-R-Bowl Food Festival    the Farm                          Downtown Holiday
                                                                 Open House
February                      July                             Kansas High School
Bridal Showcase               The “Wild West”                    2-1A Football
KS High School 3,2,1A             Festival                       Championships
   Wresting Tournament        Blues & BBQ Fest
                              Ellis County Fair                December
March                                                          Christmas Past at Historic
KS High School 1A Boys        August                              Fort Hays
   & Girls Basketball         Fall Gallery Walk                Christmas Open House
   Tournament                 Rock, Roll & Ride                Madrigal Feaste
Kansas Special Olympics          Car Show                      Frost Fest
   Basketball Tournament      Youth Outdoor Festival
Home and Garden Show
   at the Mall                September
                              Frontier Open Disc
April                            Golf Tournament
VFW Craft Show                Midwest Deutsche Oktoberfest
Annual Barbershop Show        The Mall Arts & Crafts Show
Polkafest
Spring Gallery Walk           October
FHSU NIRA Rodeo               FHSU Oktoberfest
                                Homecoming
May                           Kansas High School
Pioneer Day                     1-2A Volleyball
                                Tournament

                      For a complete calendar of events contact:
  Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau
                         2700 Vine • Hays, KS 67601
              785-628-8202 • 1-800-569-4505 • fax 785-628-1471
                               www.haysusa.net

				
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