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Thank you for your interest in Hutchinson and Reno County! We are truly a unique community, offering world-class attractions, a wide range of cultural options and recreational activities for the entire family. Explore our space underground at Strataca or visit outer space at the Cosmosphere. Take in a show at one of 11 theatre and fine arts venues. Watch a game at one of eight sports sites. Stay active at our seven beautiful parks, on 12 miles of hike/bike trails, or five popular golf courses - including the world-renowned Prairie Dunes Country Club. We also boast a flourishing live music scene and a thriving Downtown that you won’t want to miss! With more than 900 hotel rooms and over 100 eateries, you’re sure to find accommodations and dining that suit your specific tastes. This Visitor Guide will provide a comprehensive overview of our area, and our staff is always happy to provide personalized assistance for your meeting or tour group needs. We also encourage you to check us out online at visithutch.com, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat at @visithutch. Enjoy your stay in Hutchinson!

Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau LeAnn Cox VP of Operations and Tourism leannc@hutchchamber.com Holly Leiker National Sports and Destination Sales Manager hollyl@hutchchamber.com Valerie Harper Group Sales Coordinator valerieh@hutchchamber.com Judith O’Hara Visitor Services Coordinator juditho@hutchchamber.com

This Visitor Guide is published by The Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau (CVB), a division of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce.

117 North Walnut Street, Hutchinson Kansas 67501 (620) 662-3391 • (800) 691-4262 Fax: (620) 662-2168 www.visithutch.com

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A MILESTONE FOR STRATACA Underground Museum celebrates 10 years of introducing visitors to another world

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trataca is celebrating 10 years of taking visitors 650 feet underground into a working salt mine.

A 90-second ride on a double decker elevator lands visitors in the middle of one of the largest salt deposits in the world. Visitors take a “dark ride” on a motorized tram through a section mined in the 1950s. Salt covers every surface of the large rooms that are left when the salt is removed. Docents provide information and visitors have a chance to pick up a souvenir piece of salt. Another option is the salt safari, a guided experience into little explored parts of the mine. Unusual formations are pointed out by trained guides. Visitors can also ride a train through yet a different portion of the mine. It travels

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on tracks once used to move salt underground. Exhibits on the self-guided museum tour underground include heavy equipment, dynamite displays and other items that are a window into another time. When something went underground, it stayed underground. Machinery was disassembled for transport on a smaller elevator than what visitors now ride. Large pieces were sometimes dangled underneath for the descent. Cars and a tractor, as well as the mining equipment, illustrate the ingenuity that was required. Items once abandoned as trash are now fascinating displays. Museum exhibits include some of the unusual items stored underground by Underground Vaults and Storage. The

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climate is perfect for safe storage and this company stores items from every state and many foreign countries. On display are some costumes from Hollywood blockbusters. One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas, Strataca is the only attraction of its kind in the western hemisphere. It’s always a constant 68 degrees underground. Some visitors may want a light jacket. Visitors can custom build their experience to include the dark ride, train ride or salt safari – or all three. Reservations are recommended. Group rates are offered and motor coach parking is available. For more information, call 620-662-1425 or visit underkansas.org.


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HUTCHINSON SPORTS ARENA 700 East 11th Avenue The $29-million renovation currently underway at the Hutchinson Sports Arena will update and add amenities that will ensure the facility’s community relevance and value well into the future. Where the 62-year-old Sports Arena has traditionally been home to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in March, this year it also will be home to the NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship in November.

AT A GLANCE • Fixed seating: 5,559 • Three auxiliary gyms in new north addition • Three multi-purpose rooms • Visitors and officials locker rooms Those are in addition to a myriad of other uses, including the Boys and Girls 3A State high school basketball tournaments and Hutchinson Community College home games, as well as the Dillon Lecture Series – featuring speakers renowned nationally and internationally.

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Continued from Page 6 The renovations, set to be complete in spring 2017, include: • A new main entrance and lobby on the south side, featuring an updated concourse. • New concession and ticketing areas. • A new north addition that boasts three auxiliary gyms, an updated strength and conditioning facility and new restrooms. • Four new visitor locker rooms, two new officials’ locker rooms and new public restroom facilities. • Three new multi-purpose rooms to serve as hospitality and meeting spaces. • An updated press box and media area. Artist Koryn Rolstad of Seattle, Wash., will have a large-scale sculpture that starts outside the south lobby and extends into the building. The sculpture will be easily visible to traffic along 11th Avenue. The sculpture is part of a new city program setting aside a portion of construction budgets for public art. Uses for the Sports Arena will

grow beyond the currently scheduled events. Retaining the NJCAA basketball tournament was the catalyst that led to the renovation, but the Greater Hutchinson Convention/ Visitors Bureau representatives have said the significant upgrades will help them market the arena to a vast array of entertainment options and youth and adult sporting competitions that will draw in thousands of visitors to the community. During the project’s groundbreaking ceremony, NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht said she is looking forward to viewing the completed arena and is anticipating future success. “It’s an exciting time for the NJCAA, but I believe it’s a more exciting time for the people of Reno County. When completed, this facility will provide the opportunity to bring in events that will have a positive and lasting financial and social impact on the community for years to come,” Leicht said.

NJCAA NATIONAL MARCH 20-25 BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Hutchinson Sports Arena Each March, the Hutchinson Sports Arena plays host to the best junior college basketball teams in the country. The NJCAA Championship is a longstanding tradition that has made Hutchinson a destination. The tournament each year features a handful of players who will go on to play at the major college level, and that attracts some of the nation’s top college coaches to Hutchinson for recruiting.

NJCAA DIVISION I NOVEMBER 16-18 VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Hutchinson Sports Arena The best 16 teams representing Division I volleyball districts will converge on Hutchinson in November for the annual national championship. It will be 3 days of non-stop action as the national champion rises to the top in the false double-elimination, seeded tournament. This will be year 1 of a 3-year commitment.

GOWANS STADIUM Just east of Plum Street on 11th Avenue Gowans Stadium is among the crown jewels of football facilities in the Midwest. This newly renovated venue draws a variety of high school and college state and national football and track championships. In 2005, Gowans underwent a two-year, $5.2 million renovation that included a state-of-the-art, eight-lane track, pits for long and triple jump, runways for pole vault and high jump along with expanded seating capacity, new entrance gates, public restrooms, locker rooms and concession areas. Additional enhancements included replacement of the FieldTurf surface in 2016. Gowans Stadium also boasts a video board, which enhances the game day experience for fans with instant replays and highlight videos. The field is home to Hutchinson Community College and Hutchinson High School football and track programs. Gowans Stadium has hosted the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, the annual NJCAA Salt City Bowl game since 2009, and the KSHSAA 3A Football Championship.

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NJCAA SALT CITY BOWL Gowans Stadium njcaa.org For the ninth year in a row, Hutchinson will host the NJCAA Salt City Bowl. This year’s Salt City Bowl will feature a bowl eligible, top finisher from the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and a bowl eligible, top finisher from the Western States Football League. The game is set for Saturday, December 2 at Gowans Stadium. The Salt City Bowl is one of only eight NJCAA Bowl Games in the country.

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WESTAR/PRAIRIE RIDGE PARK CROSS COUNTRY COURSE North of 30th, east of Dillon Nature Center The 5-kilometer Westar/Prairie Ridge Park Cross Country Course winds around 200 acres of vacant land between Prairie Hills Middle School and Dillon Nature Center. Provided through a partnership between Westar, Hutchinson Community College, the Buhler School District and Prairieland Partners, the course provides a beautiful, scenic trail with a mix of hills and flat areas for joggers and walkers. It is also used for area schools’ competing cross country teams, and has hosted the NJCAA Region VI Cross Country Championships, the Kansas High School Class 4A Regional Cross Country Meet and one of the largest non post-season meets in the state.

WHEATLAND PARK BALLFIELD COMPLEX

701 Parkside Drive, Buhler (620) 755-7433

Baseball & Soccer Complex

Operated by Buhler Recreation Wheatland Park Ballfield Complex is the newest baseball and softball complex in Reno County. The complex is the home field for Buhler High School varsity and junior varsity baseball and softball teams, but also available for community and tournament use. The complex features two baseball and two softball fields, practice batting cages, a brand new concession stand, and is located within walking distance of Buhler High School. The varsity baseball field features the only turf infield in Reno County.

BUHLER HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COMPLEX

611 North Main, Buhler 620-543-2259

The Buhler High School Tennis Complex is one of the newest sets of tennis courts in Reno County. Located on the campus of Buhler High School, this state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2015. The complex features eight courts with LED lights for night play and is the home court for the boys & girls varsity and junior varsity Buhler High School tennis teams.

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HUTCHINSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS Just west of 23rd & Severance (620) 615-5577 This spacious natural grass complex in northeast Hutchinson includes three soccer fields and two baseball fields on more than 25 acres. It is home to the Hutchinson Middle School, Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College and Club Azzurri soccer teams.


FUN VALLEY SPORTS COMPLEX

Operated By Hutch Rec

4401 West Fourth Avenue (620) 663-6179 funvalleysports.com Featuring seven natural turf fields, this premiere sports complex spans 35 acres, seats about 5,000 people and is located two miles west of Hutchinson on 4th Avenue. Named “Softball Complex of the Year� by both U.S. Specialty Sports Association and Softball Owners and Directors of America, Fun Valley has hosted more than 40 USSSA World Tournaments, 14 USSSA Divisional Tournaments, 74 USSSA NITs and hundreds of USSSA State Tournaments. The complex includes a large concessions and merchandise area, air-conditioned sports bar, upper deck mezzanine, sand volleyball courts, and a state-of-theart playground to keep younger visitors entertained.

HOBART-DETTER FIELD

Operated By Hutch Rec

9 Emerson Loop West in Carey Park (620) 663-6179 funvalleysports.com A former minor league and semi-pro baseball park, this natural turf field serves as the home field for local baseball teams, including Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson High School and the Hutchinson Monarchs. Hobart-Detter seats approximately 500 and also is a host site for USSSA baseball invitational and state tournaments. New turf surface was installed in fall of 2015.

HUTCHINSON TENNIS COMPLEX Just south of 23rd Avenue on Severance Street

SALTHAWK ACTIVITY CENTER Recently named Complex of the Year by the Kansas District Tennis Association, this eight-court lighted complex includes a hitting wall, walkways, fences, shelter house and information kiosk. A center shade structure recently was added in memory of Janis Bair. Other tennis courts in town are located at Elmdale Park (near Avenue E and Plum Street), Rice Park (near Swarens and Dover streets), and at Hutchinson High School.

810 East 13th Avenue A modern multi-use facility, the Hutchinson High School Salthawk Activity Center is home to HHS basketball, volleyball and wrestling programs. The mezzanine level offers function space that is available for a variety of events including theater, banquets and meetings.

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CRAZY HORSE SPORTS CLUB & GOLF COURSE 922 Crazy Horse Road (620) 663-5301 crazyhorsegolf.com Open to members and the public

Crazy Horse Sports Club & Golf Course is described as a challenge in a relaxing, picturesque backdrop. The 18-hole championship golf course includes 6,650 yards of golf. The course is cut out of the sand hills and features Zoysia fairways lined with native grass. Tee times at this semi-private course can be made up to a week in advance.

CAREY PARK GOLF COURSE 9 Emerson Loop (620) 694-2698 careyparkgolf.com Open to the public noon-dark Monday, 7 a.m.-dark Tuesday-Sunday Carey Park Golf Course offers very reasonable rates and a relaxing atmosphere. Eighteen holes of challenging yet enjoyable golf are found at one of the best municipal courses in the state. Tee times can be made up to a week in advance. A driving range, pro shop, snack bar, club and cart rental are available. The course is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

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THE LINKS AT PRETTY PRAIRIE 18 miles south of Hutchinson on K-14 (620) 459-4653 prettyprairiegolf.com Open to public seven days a week, dawn to dusk Open seven days a week and year-round, this 9-hole familyfriendly course and driving range has something for all abilities in a laid-back, no-stress atmosphere. Smooth bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens are surrounded by native grass rough and it all is nestled at the southwest edge of a quiet, rural community. Call ahead for tee times or conditions of play. Riding cart, pull cart and club rentals available.


PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB 4812 East 30th Avenue (620) 662-0581 prairiedunes.com Open to members and their guests only This legendary course known for its challenging play as well as its beauty is a gift to the golf world from the Emerson Carey family. Designed by the renowned Perry Maxwell, the first 9 holes at Prairie Dunes opened in 1937 after workers used horses and mules to form the course out of Reno County’s sand hills. In 1957, the Dunes opened the second 9 holes, designed by Maxwell’s son, Press. The private course has attracted national fame and publicity as host to the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2006 Men’s Senior Open and the 2014 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. It is described by professional golfer and honorary member Tom Watson as “a touch of Scotland in the Land of Oz. Sunflowers instead of heather, oceans of grain instead of the sea.” Course honors include various rankings, including Golf Digest’s America’s Greatest Golf Courses (#25), Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses (#12) and Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (#16) and Top 100 Courses in the World (#25) and MSN’s 30 Most Beautiful Golf Courses (#25).

“A touch of Scotland in the Land of Oz. Sunflowers instead of heather, oceans of grain instead of the sea.” - Tom Watson

“Its rolling sand hills and tumbling dunes remind me of the great Scottish courses where the game originated.” - Sir Nick Faldo, Six-time Major Champion

COTTONWOOD HILLS GOLF CLUB 1014 North Buhler Road (620) 878-0087 cottonwoodhills.net Open to the public Cottonwood Hills Golf Club is a championship golf course built in the sand hills of Reno County, boasting lush flora and abundant wildlife. The course is designed by legendary golfer and six-time Major winner, Sir Nick Faldo. The course is a challenging tract with sand hill terrain and natural vegetation, very similar to the great links style courses of England, Scotland and Ireland. The course was named national runner up by Golf Inc. in its “2007 Best New Public Courses.” Golf Digest ranked it in the top 10 (No. 8) in its 2008 Best New Public Golf Courses and Golfweek named it among its “2006-2008 Top 50 Best New Golf Courses.” Cottonwood Hills has also been featured in national golf magazines including LINKS Magazine, USA Today, Golf Magazine and Travel + Leisure Golf.

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COSMOSPHERE 1100 North Plum Street (620) 662-2305 • Toll Free (800) 397-0330 cosmo.org Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. An all day pass to experience all the museum offers is $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and $17 for children. Tickets to single venues also can be purchased. Disabled accessible

In 1962, Patti Carey, a Hutchinson civic leader, opened a planetarium on the Kansas State Fairgrounds with nothing but a used starball and a dream. Over the next 50-plus years, her dream and ambition worked to create what is now one of the world’s premier space museums. The Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere has been continuing the work Patti Carey started, inspiring innovation through science, education and honoring the history of space exploration. More than 100,000 visitors from across the globe experience the world-renowned space museum every year, exploring the history of the Space Race in a comprehensive way that only the Cosmosphere can tell it. Featuring the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world, the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum explores the journeys of the United States and the Soviet Union as each nation strived to become the first to land a man on the Moon, and the cooperative accomplishments that followed. Notable artifacts in the collection on display include a flown SR-71 Blackbird, the flown Gemini X capsule, the Apollo 13 command module Odyssey, actual V-1 and V-2 rockets and a model of the Apollo lunar module. Every piece in the collection is either an actual, flown space artifact, a flight-ready backup, an engineering model or a historically accurate replica. In addition to the incredible Hall of Space Museum,

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the Cosmosphere houses the Carey Digital Dome Theater, featuring a state-of-the-art digital projector with a custom-built lens and crystal clear digital surround sound. The two-story dome features stunning short films throughout the day and Hollywood feature films every weekend. The Justice Planetarium is a multi-media theater with shows that explore the wonders of the universe every day. Dr. Goddard’s Lab is an explosive live demonstration of the history of rocketry. Finally, a concession stand, food court and one-of-a-kind gift store ensure every experience is out-of-this-world. Also housed at the Cosmosphere are STEM-based camp programs which use authentic NASA astronaut training methods to help young explorers connect the dots between theory and reality. Campers engineer rockets, design space missions, navigate robots, undergo SCUBA training exercises and more as they push themselves to overcome obstacles and led their teams to success. In addition to increasing students’ interests in math, science, technology, engineering, space and computers, Cosmosphere camps also build skills in teamwork, confidence and public speaking. Campers leave feeling empowered to learn more and to strive to do their best in all their endeavors. Looking to the future, new programs and interactive exhibits are being developed to find new ways to engage visitors and improve upon every experience. More than just a space museum, the Cosmosphere is a place to find inspiration. Discover yours today.


STRATACA 3650 East Avenue G (G & Airport Road) (620) 662-1425 • Toll Free (866) 755-3450 underkansas.org Open Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Hours vary by season so check website for hours and special events. www.underkansas.org Admission prices vary; senior and military discounts available Reservations highly recommended Disabled accessible

This amazing attraction, located in a salt deposit judged by geologists to be formed during the Permian Period, 275 million years ago, is the only one of its kind in North America. Strataca offers a unique experience in an exotic, subterranean world, 650 feet under Hutchinson. Visitors begin with a 90-second descent to their destination, 650 feet into what was originally the Carey Salt Mine. The doors open to the glistening Permian Room, where visitors will explore the first installment of a new interactive geology exhibit. Then they can get up to their elbows in salt at the Permian Playground and stop for a photo-op at a 6,000-pound block of pure salt. Visitors can choose to experience the historical, geological and cultural story of salt on the Dark Ride. This exciting tram tour through a maze of salt chambers also allows visitors to select a salt souvenir. An excursion on the Salt Mine Express underground train is an additional chance to explore raw mined-out areas and view surprising items left behind by miners more than 60 years ago. In the Mine Gallery, visitors see how salt mining has evolved

over 93 years of operation in this mine. Realities of life as a salt miner are exhibited through video, miner’s trash and items actually used by miners over 90 years of mining. In the Underground Vaults and Storage exhibit, visitors will see how iconic movies are safely stored underground and enjoy an incredible collection of actual costumes worn in recent movies including Batman and Monuments Men. Beyond the fence lies Strataca’s newest adventure: the Safari Shuttle that is available daily. Spend an hour relaxing on a tram off the beaten path in areas only recently accessible to our visitors. Be amazed by the solid crystal wall known as the “Submarine” and see other pristine mining sites from the 1950’s. Also available for prescheduled groups is the Salt Safari threehour hike into the raw mine. Call or check the Strataca website for days and times available and for any restrictions that apply. Consider planning your meeting or catered social event in the beautiful and unique underground StrataCenter complex. Inhouse events also occur throughout the year and can be found on the Strataca website.

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THE ALLEY OF HUTCHINSON

Grab your bowling shoes and load up the kids! Come enjoy The Alley of Hutchinson, the city’s new premier indoor bowling and family entertainment center.

1221 East 23rd Avenue 620-259-8770 thealleyhutchinson.com

The Alley is much more than a bowling center and offers fun for the whole family. In addition to 20 traditional lanes for league bowling and six boutique lanes reserved for private parties or casual drop-in bowlers, there is a laser tag arena big enough for 24 people, a photo booth, air-cushioned bumper cars and a game arcade where players can

earn credits they can use to claim an array of prizes. AJ’s Sports Grill, which is located inside The Alley, features large televisions for enjoying your favorite sports event and a full-menu, including the 29-inch “Superdome” pizza. The Alley is close to other restaurants and entertainment venues. Make a day of it!

This 100-acre “wild arboretum,” which is one of the 8 Wonders of Reno County, overflows with thrills for nature lovers. Discover more than 300 species of woody plants, hundreds of varieties of birds and a large variety of wildlife along three miles of National Recreation trails.

DILLON NATURE CENTER Operated By Hutch Rec 3002 East 30th Avenue (620) 663-7411 dillonnaturecenter.com hutchrec.com Open 7 days a week; Hours adjusted seasonally Admission: Free

The Nature Center is one of the favorite places for locals to take keepsake photos or have an outdoor picnic. It also includes a spring-fed pond stocked with fish, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and outdoor sculptures. A natural playscape area for children allows young ones to play freely, use their imaginations to build structures, make art and music and learn about wild birds and gardening. Coming in 2017, the Taylor Shady Lane Cabin – located on the trails and grounds of Dillon Nature Center – will include special events, lectures, classes and more! The Nature Center’s Visitors Center (free admission) features newly-renovated and interactive exhibits, a meeting room, natural science classroom, nature library, observation deck and the Wild Things Gift Shop. Guided tours are available yearround, as are school group outings.

YODER Amish Community Southeast of Hutchinson on Yoder Road yoderkansas.com When the town of Yoder was founded by Eli Yoder in 1889, it was considered to be the hub of the surrounding Amish Community. Today, Yoder still is considered to be just that. This horse-drawn community is a quaint mixture of the past and present. Take in the intricate beauty of hand-stitched quilts, stores filled with handcrafted furniture and antiques along with the old fashioned hardware store. Delight in Kansas-made and Amish-made baked goods and gourmet foods. Spend the night at a local bed and breakfast or the RV park. Dine alongside the locals at one of the restaurants,

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known for great food and friendly service. It won’t take long before you’ll understand why Yoder residents prefer to live in this country-like atmosphere that is just minutes away from larger towns. The sound of the clip clop of horses’ hooves carries for half a mile in the quiet night, which gives the feeling of living in another time. The buggies that intermingle with cars and trucks on the street during the day make visitors realize that yesterday, today and tomorrow, are all the same in Yoder, Kansas.


RENO COUNTY MUSEUM 100 South Walnut (620) 662-1184 renocomuseum.org

To Be Completed in 2017

Open Tues.-FrI. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: Museum exhibits free; Oodleplex $1 per child (free for museum members) Disabled accessible Immerse yourself in the county’s history as you wander through five rotating exhibit galleries in the museum, located a block east from Hutchinson’s Main Street in Downtown Hutchinson. The museum’s impressive collection includes photographs and archival materials to household items to artifacts of farming and industry. With more than 37,000 pieces, the collection of artifacts is substantial and still growing. The museum also features the Oodleplex, an interactive children’s area that educates and entertains

RENO COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL South Hutchinson (1/4 mile west of Main Street on Des Moines West Ave.) renocountyveterans.com

with themes ranging from Native America to transportation to communication. While there is a lot going on inside the museum, also be sure to check out the museum’s grounds, which feature a windmill, outhouse and claim house offering further glimpses into the past. The museum staff can provide special programs and guided tours for school groups, adult groups and bus tours when arranged in advance. Check out the newly updated website for special events the entire family will enjoy.

Inspired by the National Vietnam Memorial and other local veterans memorials, the Reno County Veterans Memorial represents the commitment of all citizens of Reno County to honor those who chose to enter into military service. Under development now, it will include seven granite panels displaying the names of 13,000 veterans who served in the military during the Civil War through today. The memorial site also will feature two static displays of retired military vehicles as well as flags representing all branches of the U.S. military.

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SOLDIERS and SAILORS MEMORIAL First Avenue and Walnut Street

The memorial, constructed in 1918 and 1919, combines two bronze cannons with a 41-foot white granite monument. It was designed by Hugh Price and built by Hutchinson Monument Works. It is a Grand Army of Republic commemorative Civil War monument, and one of only three multi-figure memorials in Kansas, combining a statue of Abraham Lincoln with statues of a sailor, an artilleryman, an infantryman and a cavalryman, who represent the four branches of the Union Army. Even more significant, though, is that the cannons flanking the monument are actually from the Confederate Army. One of the cannons is one of only eight remaining. The other is one of a kind. This unique attraction is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

HEDRICK EXOTIC ANIMAL FARM and Bed And Breakfast Inn 8 miles west of Hutchinson on Highway 96 (near Nickerson) (888) 489-8039 hedricks.com Admission: Tour prices: $25 minimum charge for up to 5 people: Call for more information Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm is a true out-of-the-ordinary experience, located just outside Nickerson at 7901 N. Roy L Smith Rd., Nickerson. Whether it is petting a zebra, admiring a kangaroo, riding a camel or feeding a giraffe, Hedrick offers an opportunity to come face-to face with unusual animals. It’s an animal adventure truly unlike any other in the Midwest. Tours, which are generally an hour long, are available by reservation. Also on the grounds is a Bed and Breakfast that, true to the western heritage of Kansas, reflects the image of main street in the Old West. Included in the price of the room is a home-cooked breakfast, followed by a special guest tour of the farm that includes feeding camels, cuddling kangaroos and “kissing” giraffes. Camel and pony rides are available by reservation.

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HUTCHINSON ZOO 6 Emerson Loop East (Carey Park) (620) 694-2693 hutchinsonzoo.org Open 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day Admission: Free Disabled accessible The Hutchinson Zoo primarily features animals native to Kansas housed in their natural habitat, including river otters, porcupines, deer, fox and bison. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the 9-acre zoo includes the Kansas Wildlife Aviary with a lagoon Overlook, which offers a close-up view of pelicans and water fowl. While the Hutchinson Zoo is for all ages, it has some features that children especially might enjoy, including the Prairie Dog Complex, where children can safely view prairie dogs via a specially designed tunnel and the Dino Dig sand play area, where kids can excavate fossils. One favorite attraction of zoo-goers is the Prairie Thunder Railroad, which takes visitors on an 8-minute train ride around the zoo grounds. Train tickets can be purchased at the visitor’s center and while the train runs every day in the summer, it runs only on weekends during the school year.


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THIRD THURSDAY Downtown Hutchinson thirdthursdayhutch.com Third Thursday – a free monthly event in Downtown Hutchinson – is in its ninth year of bringing art and music to the Hutchinson/Reno County community. People of all ages and from all parts of the community make their way downtown for the event, which includes local artists – painters, illustrators and sculptors – exhibiting their work and live musicians playing indoors and outdoors.

LIVE MUSIC Hutchinson’s live music scene is growing, with a lot of activity in Downtown Hutchinson. Those looking for live music might want to check out these downtown venues:

Smith’s Market 211 S. Main St. semi-regularly on Saturday afternoons

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The Third Thursday website allows participants to promote what they will be doing and where they can be found. Visitors can find information about what will be offered each month. Third Thursday is not-for-profit and is run from donations from the community.

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112 S. Main St. semi-regularly on Thursday nights

Nicholaus Jewelry and Design 119 S. Main St. as the opportunity arises

Bluebird Books 2 S. Main St. semi-regularly on Saturday afternoons

Stage 9 Live 9 S. Main St. Quarterly Music Events

Jillian’s Italian Grill 216 N. Main St. as scheduled

Reno County Farmer’s Market 2nd Ave. and Washington St. Saturdays May through October

Smedley’s 317 N. Main St. semi-regularly on Fridays and Saturdays

Other businesses offering live music include: Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th semi-regularly on Fridays and Saturdays

Metropolitan Coffee 1329 E. 17th Ave. Friday and Saturday nights

The Rusty Needle 1808 N. Plum St. Saturday evenings


Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre “The State Movie Palace of Kansas” 18 East 1st Ave 620-663-5861 – 877-Fox-Show Hutchinsonfox.com Hutchinson’s Historic FOX Theatre is a magnificently restored not-for-profit historic theatre located in downtown Hutchinson. Vernon Wiley, a local Hutchinson businessman and community leader, built the theatre in 1931. The architects for the project were the Boller Brothers, who were nationally known for building grand “movie palaces”. The theatre seats 1,221 patrons, and is one of Central Kansas’ premier entertainment destinations. It is renowned for its artdeco architecture, is the official “State Movie Palace of Kansas” as recognized by the Kansas state legislature, is on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and has been named one of the best historical theatres in the United States by Architectural Digest.

The marquee was restored in 2011, the vertical neon sign in 2015, and the roof lanterns in 2016. The FOX strives to be Hutchinson’s gateway to the performing arts. The theatre offers an eclectic mix of programming. This includes a regular season of live entertainment by nationally touring musical, theatrical, dance and comedic acts; and a popular weekend film series that features current releases shown with the latest digital technology on its 40 ft. wide movie screen. The theatre is also available to rent for special occasions, weddings, business meetings, conferences, and celebrations.

The FOX closed in 1985, and was at risk of never reopening. But thanks to the hard work, generosity, and dedication of many in this community it was restored in the 1990’s to its original 1931 grandeur, and reopened in January 1999. The FOX greets you with its trademark marquee, vertical neon sign, and roof lanterns. The marquee and vertical sign are each one of the few original functioning marquees and vertical neon signs in the country.

Stage 9 9 South Main St. 316-350-PLAY (7529) stage9hutch.com A Hutchinson staple since 1916, Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main, features quality theatrical entertainment is primarily geared toward patrons over 18 years of age. Besides plays and musicals, other highlights include the popular Stage 9 Live! series and Third Thursday Film Festival. For ticket and additional information, visit stage9hutch.com.

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OTHER FINE ART VENUES Brigman Studio 909 Wyoming St.

Hutchinson Public Library 901 N. Main St.

Stringer Fine Arts Center 1300 N. Plum St.

Artlandia 9 W. Avenue B

HUTCHINSON ART CENTER 405 North Washington Street (620) 663-1081 hutchinsonartcenter.net Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Admission: Free In 2017, the Hutchinson Art Center will be newly remodeled and ready to serve Hutchinson for another 60 years. The Art Center is truly a jewel of the plains with a unique collection of artwork and many activities for everyone in the community to enjoy. This downtown Hutchinson gallery is devoted to displaying the work of local artists and

opening the arts to the local community. The non-profit center has been around since 1949 and has amassed an impressive collection of artwork in that time. The gallery displays several pieces available for purchase and also hosts exhibits supporting the talents of area artists and literary successes. It also offers children and adult classes.

OTHER THEATRE EXPERIENCES FAMILY COMMUNITY THEATRE Live Theatre ArtisTree 116 S. Main St.

Latest Films B & B Hutchinson Mall 8 1500 E. 11th Ave. Cosmosphere Digital Dome Theater 1100 N. Plum

The Family Community Theatre (FCT) is a local not-for-profit educational/arts program that produces seven theater productions of quality family entertainment every year. FCT owns the Flag Theatre, but also rents it out to other groups who also perform there. The Flag Theatre is an intimate setting inviting the audience to be totally involved in the action on the stage. Unique to the theatre are the 200 caricatures of famous and not so famous individuals. The theatre seats 300.

310 North Main Street (620) 662-7469 familycommunitytheatre.org


Operated By Hutch Rec 1601 South Plum Street in Carey Park (620) 662-7705 (seasonal) (620) 663-6179 (year-round) saltcitysplash.com • hutchrec.com Open daily, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Memorial Weekend through mid-August Admission: Find season pass and daily admission rates at saltcitysplash.com This six-acre aquatic center in Carey Park features four pools, including a regulation 50-meter pool with basketball goals, a drop slide, large floating toys, fitness lap lanes and 1 and 3-meter diving boards. The facility’s Splash Pool features zero-depth entry, floating toys, slides and interactive spray features. Two large slides also drop into the Catch Pool. Younger children and families will enjoy the Tiny Tot Pool – a shallow water play area featuring smaller spray toys and slide and is connected to a land playground.

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Need to cool off, but don’t have time for a trip to the pool? Visit one of Hutchinson’s interactive water parks. The parks, operated by the City of Hutchinson, are open to the public and provided free of charge Memorial Day through Labor Day. • Fairgrounds Water Park, Severance Street north of 17th Avenue • Avenue A Water Park Washington Street and Avenue A in Downtown Hutchinson • Rice Park Spray Park 44 Swarens

Salt City Splash can be rented for special events and offers birthday party packages. It also offers American Red Cross swim lessons, Toddler Time and Boomer Time on Saturday mornings and other various special events throughout the summer months.

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RIVERS BANKS ORCHARD PARK 43rd Avenue just west of Kansas 61 Highway

In June 2014 the City of Hutchinson opened this park with elements that welcome children of all abilities. The park includes Winwoods Enchanted Playground - the first “Shane’s Inspiration” playground in Kansas. Shane’s Inspiration is a non-profit organization that designs and builds playgrounds where children with disabilities could play alongside able-bodied playmates. The park also includes special slides, swings and a teeter-totter. Keeping with the “enchanted” theme, there are fantasy characters around the playground, including a dragon that sprays water when children press his belly button. The park’s master plan includes future features like access to a fishing pond, an inner and outer loop trail connected to the city’s trail system, disc golf course, athletic practice fields and a pavilion.

CAREY PARK DISC GOLF COURSE In Carey Park facebook.com/careyparkdiscgolf

CAREY PARK 1100 Carey Park Boulevard (620) 694-2611 hutchgov.com Go for a walk, splash around the pool, have a barbecue, play catch. Check out the zoo, hit some golf balls, take a bike ride and walk the dog. The possibilities to have a good time at Carey Park are endless. Home to the Hutchinson Zoo, Salt City Splash, Carey Park Golf Course and Hobart-Detter baseball field, Carey Park offers visitors a plethora of outdoor fun options. Or, they can walk the portion of the Martinez Trail that encircles the park, and see it all. The park was donated to the city in 1921 by Emerson Carey and includes several historically significant structures, such as the stone wall surrounding portions of the park and the entryway columns on Main Street as well as Carey Fountain.

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This 18-hole disc golf course winds its way along the outer edge of Carey Park. Including a total of 5,845 feet of playable area, the course was built in 2000 and includes a variety of challenges, including 546-foot hole (hole 9), holes guarded by trees (holes 3, 18), and holes with tricky tee shots (hole 7). Local leagues that play the course are hosted by the Little River Disc Golf Club and the Salt City Flight Club. The course also plays host to the Salt City Open, which takes place each year in mid-August and in 2014 drew 66 participants.


SAND HILLS STATE PARK

4207 East 56th Avenue (East of K61 on 56th and 69th Avenues) (316) 542-3664 • kdwpt.state.ks.us

This 1,123 acre state park was established in 1974. For the first 40 years, the park was maintained as a natural sand hill park with a trail system of 15 miles. Hiking is allowed on all trails and horseback riding is allowed on two-thirds of the trails. A campground has been established with 64 utility sites; 44 sites have water, sewer and electricity; 20 sites have just water and sewer. All sites have 50 amp service; 14 sites have horse pens made up of two

12’X12’ pens. These 14 sites are Prime Sites with an additional $2/day fee. Twenty of the sites have concrete camping pads and living areas. All sites include a fire ring, lantern stand, picnic table and upright covered grills. A four-unit family shower building/restroom is on site, and cabins also are on the list for Sand Hills. The campground surrounds a five-acre pond stocked with mainly channel catfish.

QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 28 miles west of Hutchinson on 4th Avenue (620) 486-2393 fws.gov/quivira

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1955 to provide and protect vital habitat for migratory waterfowl in the Central Flyway. Its 22,135 acres feature a combination of rare inland salt marsh and sand prairie. Many opportunities exist for the visitor to explore this oasis of the Great Plains. For untold years, the Big and Little Salt Marshes have attracted thousands of migratory waterfowl, providing them with food, cover and a place to rest. Native Americans and early settlers hunted the waterfowl in these marshes, and shortly after the turn of the century, commercial hunting provided wagonloads of waterfowl to Kansas City restaurants and other eastern points. A visit to Quivira today reveals many areas where these

once-active, prairie-covered dunes are clearly visible. Often considered simply “grassland”, prairie is actually a diverse community of hundreds of species of plants, with many species of mammals, birds, reptiles and other organisms that are prairiedependent. East and west elements combine here in other ways. Both eastern and western meadowlarks nest at Quivira, and mammal species include both white-tailed and mule deer, along with black-tailed prairie dog and eastern cottontail. There are approximately 7,000 acres of wetlands with slightly to moderately saline water. Thousands of Canada geese, ducks and other migratory birds, such as sandhill cranes and shorebirds, use these wetlands as they pass through the refuge on their annual migrations.

INDIAN CREEK BISON RANCH 13010 East Lake Cable Road, Haven (620) 921-5184 indiancreekbison.com This 30-plus head herd of bison was started in 1989 by Jerry and Linda Schmidt, who raise them for meat and production purposes. The Schmidts, whose ranching philosophy centers on conservation, preservation, maintaining natural conditions and encouraging biodi-

versity, also give group tours. Visitors get an up-close visit with these majestic creatures, hear the history of the Native Americans, see a display of artifacts and bison products and learn about caring for bison.

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HIKING & BIKING TRAILS More than 12 miles of dedicated all-weather hike and bike trails are available in Hutchinson for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. The most significant section - the scenic Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail - connects Rice Park in northwest Hutchinson to Carey Park in the southern portion of the city. Dirt and gravel trails are available at Rice Park (1.3 miles) and around Dillon Nature Center (3 miles).

Hard-surface trails include the following: • Plum Street just south of 43rd Avenue to Dillons Marketplace (30th and Waldron): around 2 miles • 30th Avenue and Lorraine Street southeast along GVI ditch to 24th Avenue and Halstead Street (including connection to Lorraine Street trail): 1.7 miles

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629 North Main Hutchinson 1-620-663-4321 or 1-888-283-5846

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• Along Lorraine Street from 17th Avenue to just north of 23rd Avenue: 3/4 mile

Commuter Rides

• Hendricks Street entrance to Rice Park southeast to Carey Park: 3.88 miles • Loop around Carey Park: 3.03 miles and Everything Between

INVESTING IN A HEALTHY COMMUNITY Understanding that people want to live in a healthy, active community, the Hutch Rec strives to strengthen and promote the ever-increasing availability of active living choices in Reno County. The Hutch Rec provides visibility and support for continually building on the quality of life factors that will attract young people, families and new employees while also creating a sense of community for those who already live and work here.

CHENEY STATE PARK 12 miles south of Hutchinson (316) 542-3664 • kdwpt.state.ks.us

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Everything for the Bicyclist Serving the Community since 1922

Largest Oakley Eyewear Selection in the Area

Shop 24 hours a day at harleysbicycles.com

Cheney State Park offers a great weekend getaway or afternoon of adventure with sailing, fishing, boating and a host of other outdoor activities. Arranged along the east and west shores on the southern end of Cheney Reservoir, the park features 29 miles of asphalt roads and parking areas; a park office, three nature trails including a 5-mile bicycle/walking trail, 223 reservable electrical hookup sites with water, more than 400 primitive camp sites, nine modern cabins, two marinas, six boat ramps with 22 launching lanes, shower houses, multiple shelters of varied sizes, restrooms and more. Camping rate information is available at cheneysp@wp.state.ks.us.


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Atrium Hotel & Conference Center Comfort Inn & Suites Days Inn Econo Lodge Fairfield Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Express Super 8

RESTAURANTS & COFFEE SHOPS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

The Alley/AJ’s Sports Bar Applebee’s Arby’s Buffalo Wild Wings Chick-fil-A Chili’s China Star Fazoli’s Freddy’s Five Guys Grand Slam Sports Bar IHOP Lone Star Steakhouse McDonald’s Metropolitan Coffee Mr. Cao Japanese Steakhouse Olive Garden Panda Express Pie Five Pizza Pizza Ranch Rib Crib Rita’s Italian Ice Sirloin Stockade Starbucks Subway Qdoba

Hutchinson’s E-Loop District has essentially everything you might need in one centrally located area: 8 hotels with more than 600 rooms, 27 restaurants and coffee shops, an extensive healthcare complex and a wide variety of retail shopping. The 30,000 square foot conference center is ideal for weddings, trade shows, exhibitions, conventions or any type of meeting. This multipurpose facility can host a banquet for up to 1,000 guests.

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HUTCHINSON 1805 East 17th Ave.

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County Wide First Come First Served General Public Transportation Paratransit & Fixed Route Service Mon - Sat Our buses are ADA Compliant

Call 620-694-2913 1-888-458-2911 120 West Ave B

Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 This project is funded in part by the KDOT Public Transportation Program

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Kansas State Fair

2000 North Poplar Street (620) 669-3600 Toll free (800) 362-FAIR kansasstatefair.com The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

SEPTEMBER 8-17

its Kansas’ Largest Classroom field trip program; and for entertainment with strolling and stage entertainment in addition to the national acts performing at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. View the full entertainment lineup at www. kansasstatefair.com.

One of the largest single events in the State, the Fair annually attracts approximately 350,000 people from all 105 Kansas counties and several other states.

In addition to the annual Kansas State Fair, the Fairgrounds’ facilities are utilized throughout the year for a wide array of events, including horse and livestock shows, trade shows, flea markets, wedding receptions, family reunions, company picnics and RV parking.

The Fair offers tremendous opportunities for commerce with more than 1,000 commercial vendor locations; for competition, with more than 30,000 entries in various competitive exhibit departments; for education, through

In 2014, the State Fair Museum, housed in the Lair White House on the Fairgrounds, was opened. After 100 years, the State Fair has a museum devoted to preserving its past, as well as a more dedicated effort to archive a century’s worth of history.

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For decades, the history of the Kansas State Fair has been stored in tubs and boxes across the 280-acre fairgrounds. There are photos of the grandstand’s horse-racing days, as well as nearly every famous singer to take to the venue’s stage. Boxes also hold old ribbons and fair books - just a few glimpses into the Fair’s storied past. Now those items, plus countless others stored away for years, will have a chance to be displayed - part of a $500,000 project that razed a caretaker’s small, white home on the grounds and replaced it with a two-story, white-pillared structure with a wrap-around porch. Visit the website for additional information on the Kansas State Fair and facility rentals.


Smallville JUNE Festival 15-17 Smallville JUNE ComicCon 24-25 smallvilleks.com

Downtown Hutchinson Kansas State Fairgrounds For a few days in June, Hutchinson transforms into the legendary hometown of Superman - Smallville, KS. Now in its fourth year, the Smallville, KS, Festival offers a multitude of Superman-themed activities that provide fun for the entire family. Enjoy charity concerts at Avenue A Park and other events in Downtown Hutchinson and take advantage of superhero specials at area merchants.

smallvillecomiccon.com

The Smallville ComicCon is held on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in the Meadowlark Building. Thousands of sci-fi and superhero fans from all across the country will flock to Hutchinson June 24-25 for a chance to meet celebrities, purchase merchandise and don their favorite costumes.

Pretty Prairie Rodeo

For more information about the Smallville Festival, contact festival organizer, Christopher Wietrick at cwietrick@ gmail.com. Details about the Smallville ComicCon can be found online at smallvillecomiccon.com.

JULY 19-22

Enhancing the Quality of Life

Friendship Manor

Long term and memory care

Pretty Prairie pprodeo.com Every summer the small town of Pretty Prairie hosts a four-day event that is attended by thousands of rodeo fans from all over the world. For 80 years, the Pretty Prairie Rodeo has been an annual tradition for many residents in south central Kansas. The money raised is used to help local groups, including scholarships for local high school seniors, the Prairie Sunset Home, local boy and girl scout troops and project prom. The rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), is known as Kansas’ largest night rodeo. The first two nights are considered family nights at the rodeo with free admission for children 12 and under.

Friendship Court

Apartment living with assistance

Friendship Village

Retirement homes with campus amenities

Friendship Rehabilitation & Recovery

Temporary stays between hospital and home

600 West Blanchard Ave, South Hutchinson KS www.MennoFriend.com | 620-663-7175

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The South Hutchinson Community Center is completed and available for up to 150 at sit down dinner more if tables are not used. Call for more information city offer 663-7104 to reserve building or for more information. Photo shows the impressive Reno County Veterans’ Memorial 2/3 completed as of December 2016 to be completed in Mid 2017 in South Hutchinson area the Salt Discovery Marker.

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• 1330 East 30th • 1401 East 17th • 1401 East 4th • 1701 North Monroe

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SOUTH HUTCHINSON

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First Baptist Church

The South Hutchinson United Methodist Church

800 N. Main St. • Hutchinson, KS

Sunday

9:30 a.m. ~ Sunday School 10:45 a.m. ~ Morning Worship 5 p.m. ~ Bible Study 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. ~ Youth Group

(620) 662-4771

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7 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. ~ Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies (respectively)

Wednesday

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ~ AWANA Club

www.hutchfbc.org

Mennonite Brethren Church Mennonite Brethren Church SERVICES: SERVICES: Sunday School 9:00 am-10:00 am Sunday School am-10:00 am Worship 10:15 am 9:00 - 11:30 am Worship 10:15 am - 11:30 am

415 N. West St. • Buhler, KS

620-543-2784

www.buhlermbchurch.org

A Christ Centered Community

206 East Avenue E, South Hutchinson, KS 67505 Sunday School 9:15 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am

Open Doors to Welcome People Pastor Claire Gadberry

Office: 620-662-1898 • After School: 620-662-5885 Email: shumc206@gmail.com

2500 N. Plum • 662-3923 • www.eastwoodcofc.com

Sunday Worship Schedule Worship Services .................. 10:00 am (w/signing for the deaf) Sunday Worship Schedule 9:00 am Bible Classes for all ages .......................................... Bible Classes..............................9:00 am pm Sunday Night Worship & Life Groups .....................5:00 Wednesday Night Bible Study....................................7:00 pm Worship...10:00 am - Signing for the Deaf Steve Sears Associate Minister

Todd Allen Youth/Family Deacon

Sunday Service: Traditional 8:00 am Contemporary 9:30 am Bible Class All Ages 11 am

Sunday Mornings: 8:45 am & 10:30 am Sunday Evenings: 6:00 pm Wednesday Evenings (September-May) 5:30 pm Meal 6:45 pm Classes for all ages 1221 E 33rd | 620-663-4740 | www.gbchutch.com

Small Groups Available

4310 N. Monroe • Hutchinson • 620-663-9597 startlifeover.org

Baptist Church

819 West 30th • Hutchinson • 620-662-4048

www.cbchutch.com

Sunday School ............ 9:30 am Morning Worship ......... 10:45 am Wednesday Evening...... 7:00 pm

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH People Love God, Love

15 am & 10:30 am

Sunday Worship 8:

620-665-5549

201 E Sherman, Hutchinson,Ks

www.fpchutch.org

820 E. 30th St. Hutchinson, KS (620) 663-2676

Pastor: Rev. Alan Gager

Faith United Methodist is handicap accessible with an elevator to the basement classrooms. Rides to church are avaibable. Please call the church office at 620-663-2676 by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday to make arrangements.

Located at the corner of 30th and Severance Streets. Cross-corner from Ken’s Pizza. www.hutchfaithumc.org


GREAT PLACES TO MEET

ATRIUM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

Modern, versatile and functional, the Atrium is located in the center of our E-Loop. The combination of the spacious halls and smaller meeting rooms provide approximately 30,000 square feet of conference and banquet space. Call 620-669-9311.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

The Fairfield Inn & Suites’ 1,200 square foot meeting room is great for family reunions and corporate training events. It can accommodate up to 50 for a dinner or with chairs only and up to 30 classroom style. There is an open catering policy to accommodate your group. Call 620-259-8787.

STRATACA

It’s a whole new level for your meetings, celebrations and gettogethers. Uniquely located 650 feet below ground, the StrataCenter seats up to 250 people and is handicapped accessible. It’s calm and comfortable — a subterranean world where it’s always 68°. The Visitor Center provides an above-ground facility available evenings for receptions, private parties, company dinners and other special occasions. Call (620) 662-1425.

COMFORT INN & SUITES

The Comfort Inn & Suites meeting room features 1,250 square feet of meeting space and can be separated into two breakout rooms. Complimentary WiFi is provided and additional on-site audio visual equipment is available for a nominal fee. Call (620) 669-5200.

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DILLON NATURE CENTER

The beauty of natural surroundings is available for your next event. Meeting and banquet space is available at this unique and breathtaking setting. The Nature Center grounds also beautifully accommodate small outdoor weddings. The newly-constructed Taylor Shady Lane Cabin provides a great venue for speaking events, small parties, and other rentals on the trails and grounds of the Dillon Nature Center. Call (620) 663-7411 or visit dillonnaturecenter.com.

MEMORIAL HALL This historic hall has a stage, an open floor and fixed seating in balconies. Originally built in 1911, it has been thoroughly renovated and updated. Designed to hold about 2,000 people, Memorial Hall seats 500 on the main floor, 1,086 in the balconies and 539 in the galleries. Call (620) 694-1900.

COSMOSPHERE

One of America’s premier space museums, the Cosmosphere is also one of the area’s most exciting and unique locations for group functions. With the ability to host everything from small business lunches to large formal events and parties, the wide range of rooms and entertainment options at the Cosmosphere allow maximum flexibility. There are five meeting room options, ranging in size from 450 square foot up to almost 5,000 square foot in the grand lobby. Call (800) 397-0330 x 340.


KANSAS STATE FAIRGROUNDS Providing versatile and spacious options for any occasion allows the Kansas State Fairgrounds to annually welcome more than 500 events in addition to the State Fair.

HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Fair facilities offer a wide variety of suitable accommodations for trade shows, receptions, company parties and other events. There is a 211-hookup full service RV park and a rental cabin that sleeps five and has a full kitchen.

RICHARD & JACK PARKER STUDENT UNION:

The handsomely renovated 13,000 square foot Domestic Arts Building is air-conditioned with a large kitchen. The Cottonwood Court can accommodate 700 in addition to small gatherings in its private meeting room.

Centrally located, Hutchinson Community College (HCC) offers three well-equipped, attractive meeting facilities.

Highlights include on-site food service, conference and banquet facilities as well as multi-media meeting rooms. Call (620) 6653500 for more information.

SHEARS TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Also located on the campus of Hutchinson Community College, the Technology Theatre provides seating for 108 in a state-ofthe-art venue. Call (620) 665-3550 for more information.

STRINGER FINE ARTS CENTER: Another of HCC’s outstanding facilities, the center’s Recital Hall and Gallery Theater can cater to banquet or reception needs in a very comfortable setting. Call (620) 665-3503 for more information.

• Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Free Wireless Internet • In Room Coffeemaker, Refrigerator & Microwave • Suites Available • Physical Fitness Room • Continental Breakfast • 33,000 square feet of Convention/Meeting Space

The Sunflower North and Sunflower South buildings are each 18,000 square feet, and the 40,000 square foot Meadowlark Building is clear-span. All three facilities are air-conditioned and have concession areas. The Fairgrounds’ historic Encampment Building has two spacious halls and Hansen Auditorium, which provides theater-style seating. The 92,000 square foot livestock Prairie Pavilion has innumerable possibilities. Call 800-362-3247 for information about renting fairgrounds facilities.

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ASIAN

GREAT PLACES TO EAT

Best Asian

329 East 4th, (620) 664-6666

China Star Super Buffet

1401 East 11th, (620) 662-8828

Dillons Marketplace

3200 Plaza East Drive, (620) 665-5579 Chamber members are listed King Wok in bold Hutchinson Mall, type (620) 664-9595

Rusty Needle Sports Bar & Lounge

Coffee Haven Haven

1808 North Plum, (620) 259-6674

202 Industrial Drive, (620) 615-3474

Smedley’s Tavern

Metropolitan Coffee

317 North Main, (620) 259-6588

BARBECUE

(inside Hutch Regional)

(620) 665-2000, Ext. 2149

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Buhler

216 North Maple, (620) 543-2411

Panda Express

1528 East 17th, (620) 665-1199

BARS & GRILLS 21 Santa Fe

18 West Avenue B, (620) 259-8206

AJ’s Sports Grill

1221 East 23rd Avenue, (620) 259-8771

Buffalo Wild Wings 1710 North Waldron, (620) 664-9022

Rib Crib

1720 North Waldron, (620) 259-7880

Roy’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

1018 West 5th, (620) 663-7421

CASUAL DINING Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1609 East 17th, (620) 665-5171

Chili’s Grill & Bar

1801 East 17th, (620) 669-8207

Grand Slam Sports Bar (at Atrium Hotel & Conference Center)

1400 North Lorraine, (620) 728-0425

Polo Bar and Grill

Oliver’s Beef & Brew

925 East 30th, (620) 669-6838

PiZaacos

112 South Main, (620) 662-6293

(inside Dillons Marketplace) (620) 665-5579

DELI/SANDWICH SHOPS Allie’s Deli & Coffee Shoppe Downtown Sampler

1st National Center, 1 North Main (620) 662-7990

Jimmy John’s

900 East 30th, (620) 662-5500

Mustard Seed Buhler

COFFEE SHOPS Bluebird Books Cafe

2 South Main, (620) 259-6868

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Highway 96 & Yoder Road, (620) 465-3612

Dutch Kitchen Restaurant 6803 West Highway 61, (620) 662-2554

Firehouse Cafe

1824 East 4th, (620) 669-8836

IHOP

1807 East 17th, (620) 664-9438

Mamma Lou’s Buhler

111 North Main, (620) 543-5139

Second Table Yoder

9804 South Main, (620) 465-2321

Sirloin Stockade

1526 East 17th, (620) 663-5951

Skaets Steak Shop

2300 North Main, (620) 662-9845

Sunshine Cafe Nickerson 3 North Nickerson Street, (620) 422-5153

Village Inn Pancake House

2901 North Main, (620) 662-3116

214 North Main, (620) 543-2200

FAST FOOD

Subway Sandwich & Salads

Arby’s

(inside Wal Mart)

910 East 30th, (620) 669-0180 1423 East 11th, (620) 664-5294

A&W Restaurant

2928 North Main, (620) 663-7273

Bogey’s

1718 North Plum, (620) 665-8189

FAMILY DINING Cara’s Cafe & Pizzeria Arlington

25 East 30th, (620) 259-4313

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1502 East 17th, (620) 669-5361 3200 Plaza East Drive,

719 North Main, (620) 662-5111 1530 East 11th, (620) 662-7827 1620 East 30th, (620) 662-4862 2417 North Main, (620) 669-8811 1905 East 17th, (620) 662-6697

103 North Main, (620) 662-9875

10 South Nickerson Street, (620) 422-6060

Starbucks Coffee

101 North Main, (620) 665-5400

Carl’s Bar and Deli

Flicks Bar and Grill Nickerson

15 West 2nd, (620) 664-8408 2609 North Main, (620) 259-6100 1701 East 23rd

Lavon’s Bakery and Bar-B-Q

1505 East 17th, (620) 259-7550

Metro to Go

Scuttlebutts Coffee

2401 North Main, (620) 669-8787

Mr. Cao Steakhouse

1329 East 17th, (620) 662-8401

Carriage Crossing Restaurant Yoder

114 West Main, (620) 538-3290

Carolyn’s Essenhaus Arlington

104 East Main, (620) 538-4711

Braum’s Ice Cream Store

2807 North Main, (620) 663-5000

Bull’s Eye Grill Yoder

3408 East Red Rock Road, (620) 465-2855

Burger King

201 East 4th / 2803 North Main


Chick-fil-A

1809 E. 17th, (620) 662-2744

Dairy Queen

2515 North Main, (620) 663-2231

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

2223 N. Lorraine, (620) 259-6332

Freddy’s Frozen Custard 1501 East 17th, (620) 669-9484

Kentucky Fried Chicken 703 East 4th, (620) 663-5232

Long John Silver’s

2928 North Main, (620) 663-7273

McDonald’s

20 East 4th, (620) 665-5642 603 East 30th, (620) 662-6462 1407 East 11th, (620) 662-4014 1006 South Main, (620) 664-5848 South Hutchinson

Orange Julius/Dairy Queen

Casa Azteca

2803 North Lorraine, (620) 665-6999

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

2301 North Main, (620) 664-9824

Fiesta Grande

600 East 4th, (620) 662-7351

Mi Tierra Restaurant and Cantina

700 East 4th, (620) 662-6121

Panchito’s

Spangles

120 East 4th, (620) 662-1600 1107 East 30th, (620) 662-4146

Wendy’s

700 North Main, (620) 662-7461

Pizza Connection Nickerson

14 North Nickerson, (620) 422-5900

Pizza Hut

930 East 30th, (620) 662-0571 125 West 4th, (620) 662-7788 (delivery/carry-out only)

1518 East 17th, (620) 259-7132

Taco Bell

1203 East 30th, (620) 665-8823 412 East 4th, (620) 665-8863 600 East 30th, (620) 665-8541 420 East 30th, (620) 259-7270

PIZZA/ITALIAN Domino’s Pizza

2500 North Main, Suite A, (620) 259-7585

Fazoli’s

1405 East 11th, (620) 669-0500

Gambino’s Pizza

Pizza Ranch

1805 East 17th, (620) 662-2066

PRIVATE CLUBS Hutchinson Town Club

200 East Sherman, (620) 662-0209

Prairie Dunes Country Club 4812 East 30th, (620) 662-0581

STEAKS & SEAFOOD Airport Steakhouse

1100 Airport Road, (620) 662-4281

Jillian’s Italian Grill

216 North Main, (620) 663-8466 1419 East 11th, (620) 665-0808

MEXICAN

Ken’s Pizza

Pretty Prairie Steakhouse

Anchor Away (Take-Out)

Little Caesars Pizza

901 East 30th, (620) 669-9309

Carlos O’Kelly’s

909 East 30th, (620) 665-9885

Atrium Hotel & Conference Center (620) 669-9311

Pretty Prairie

Catering For You (620) 663-5960 El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant (620) 664-9824 Fazoli’s (620) 669-0500 Great Western Dining (HCC) (620) 665-3406 Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q (620) 669-8787 Hutch Chef David Duree (620) 513-0468 Hutchinson Town Club (620) 662-0209 Jackson Meat (620) 662-4465 Knackies Katering & BBQ (Inman) (620) 585-2799

112 North Main (620) 459-6700

Lavon’s Bakery & BBQ (Buhler) (620) 543-2411

428 East 30th, (620) 259-7373 921 East 4th, (620) 259-6771

SWEET STUFF

Pizza Ranch (620) 662-2066

Olive Garden

Dairy Queen

Prairie Dunes Country Club (620) 662-0581

Daylight Donuts

305 North Main, (620) 663-9999

Serendipity Cupcakes (620) 708-2787

Dillons Store Bakeries

Sirloin Stockade (620) 663-5951

1700 East 17th, (620) 728-0556

Anchor Inn

126 South Main, (620) 669-0311

Anchor Away (620) 662-3100

Carriage Crossing Restaurant (620) 465-3612

109 South Kansas, (620) 466-5122

1500 E. 11th, (620) 259-6656

CATERING SERVICES

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Lone Star Steakhouse

Anchor Grill

29 South Main, (620) 708-2787

Bernard’s (620) 899-9683

310 South Main, (620) 663-9200

127 South Adams, (620) 662-3100

Serendipity Cupcakes

1532 East 17th, (620) 259-8743

South Hutchinson

Willie Burger Haven

2221 North Lorraine, (620) 665-2339

Carlos O’Kelly’s (620) 665-9885

Taco John’s

1600 East 30th, (620) 664-9117 621 East 4th, (620) 663-7311

Rita’s Italian Ice & Custard

701 East 30th, (620) 663-7004

R-B Drive In

Sonic Drive-In

Pie Five Pizza Co.

Playa Azul

Taco Hut

201 East Ave. A, (620) 662-9713

2404 North Main, (620) 663-9600

309 North Main, (620) 259-7330

(inside Hutchinson Mall)

1500 East 11th, (620) 662-5221

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza

Papa John’s Pizza

501 East 17th, (620) 665-7272

12 East 3rd, (620) 662-5791

725 East 4th, (620) 662-3316 206 West 5th, (620) 663-4464 3200 Plaza East Drive, (620) 665-5579

Sunflower Supper Club (620) 664-6318 Yoder Meats (620) 465-3807

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Take the Drive to Downtown Buhler! Play It Again Thrift Boutique

215 215 N. N. Main, Main, Buhler Buhler || 620-543-5298 620-543-5298 hoppers can feel good about visiting the non-profit thrift boutique in downtown Buhler! They can purchase gently-used stylish clothing for men, women, and children and modern housewares/décor at great prices. And with each buy, they can feel great, as the profits help feed, house, and educate orphaned and vulnerable children in AIDS-ravaged Swaziland, Africa. Grand Staff Ministries, Inc., which runs the thrift boutique, has expanded their ministry to the children there by building Angel’s Rest Orphan Home. Play It Again provides tax receipts for donated items, welcomes volunteers, and offers an upscale shopping experience at thrift prices!

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116 116 N. N. Main, Main, Buhler Buhler || 620-543-2230 620-543-2230 ometown Foods located in Downtown Buhler has a fantastic hometown feel. Many folks say they love the small town feel in the grocery store. They have a fresh meat counter that proudly offers Buhler’s Famous German Sausage, meat bundles, select grade steak, beef and much more. JC Keith and his wife Liz, and daughter Sarah work hard to ensure that their customers find what they’re looking for. Stop by today and sample the salad bar or soup of the day!

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ucked away in beautiful downtown Buhler, you’ll find a unique eclectic gift boutique. We invite you to come in & experience gourmet tastings & shop for literally anyone on your list. Adrian’s has been honored with Hutchinson/Reno County Small Business of the Year and the Hutchinson News Reader’s Choice Award for Best Gift Shop. Stop by and discover Adrian’s Boutique for yourself! Fashion | Gifts | Gourmet FREE Gift Wrap | Gourmet Samples Daily

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ocated in downtown Buhler, Pam’s Sugar Shack is the newest member on the block. Open up the door to the past, as you feast your eyes upon all sorts of nostalgic candies from your childhood. Pam stocks hundreds of kinds of candies we grew up with, like Big League Chew, Bottle Caps, Sixlets, Fizzies, Pop Rocks, Charleston Chew, Slow Poke, Candy Cigarettes, Licorice and much, much more. She also carries gummies, chocolate covered everything, peanuts, and sugar free varieties. A sweet lover’s dream. Make sure to stop by and have a free sample!

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eufeldt’s Flooring in downtown Buhler is best known for their quality flooring and tile work, and their dedication to being a good steward to their customer. “When customers are ready to purchase, we want to make sure that we provide them with the best products, at the best price, and install them with excellent craftsmanship.” The locally owned, second generation business offers the latest trends in home fashion. They invite you to come take a look at the thousands of samples to choose from in carpet, tile, hardwood, and vinyl, both in a residential and commercial setting.

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• 5k/Fun run – sponsored by Buhler Wellness Center • Cookout at 7 p.m. (freewill donation, suggestion $5) • Fireworks at dark – sponsored by Rainbow Fireworks • Kids activities

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OCTOBER 7 Buhler Frolic “Wild, Wild West”

Featuring: Live music • Chuck wagon Dinner (free will donation) • Parade at 11 a.m. • 5k/Fun run 7 a.m. signup • Food Vendors • Contests for Kids • Kids Pedal Pull • Kids Carnival


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Anchor Inn/Anchor Away 126 South Main • 127 South Adams 620-669-0311 • 620-662-3100

The Anchor Inn Mexican Restaurant has been proudly serving south central Kansas since 1976. For 40 years Anchor Inn has been an icon for great mexican food. Patrons can also come in and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet six days a week. If you want the convenience of a drive thru and carryout, stop by the Anchor Away, located just 2 blocks west. Owners Tony and Rachel Flores have made it their life long ambition to combine great homemade food with a family friendly oriented atmosphere. Come in today to discover something special in downtown Hutchinson.

Ten Thousand Villages 22 North Main | 620-669-8932 This not-for-profit, Fair Trade store offers exquisite handcrafted items from 39 countries, including the U.S. The amazing selection of home décor, jewelry, personal accessories and organic foods and chocolate provides the artisans and farmers an opportunity for a better quality of life. Our gifts are eco friendly and give twice. Escape the ordinary at Ten Thousand Villages.

Smith’s Market 211 S Main St | 620-662-6761 | smithsmarketks.com Tucked back into Hutchinson’s quaint downtown is a beautiful step back in time. Smith’s Market, a local fruit and vegetable market offers so much more than just that. Gourmet foods, nuts, candy, locally made products, coffee and nostalgic toys are just some of the products you’ll find at this favorite spot of locals. Smith’s Market invites you to come in and experience the best of both worlds--personal service and the relaxed charm of yesteryear, all in the convenience of modern day. Smith’s Market is proud to be a Downtown Hutchinson Landmark since 1933.

Salt City City Coin Coin Salt 326 North Main | 620-662-9888 Salt City Coin has been the region’s premier destination coin store since 2002. Located in picturesque Hutchinson, KS, Salt City Coin has been attracting visitors from throughout the United States. Owned and operated by a professional numismatist, we buy, sell and trade, appraise coins, currency, tokens, gold and silver. We also have an amazing collection of coins, currency, bullion, gifts and other collectibles. Plan a visit to Salt City Coin or go to saltcitycoin.com


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Showcase Toy Depot 127 South Main | 620-259-8284 Take a step back in time as you enter into this 1940’s décor vintage toy store. You will feel the years wind back as you browse the large selection of toys - from trains to marbles, G.I. Joes to Barbies, and everything in between. Come by, you may find that special board game you loved as a child, or perhaps that Breyer horse or super hero you have always wanted. A store unlike any in Kansas, Toy Depot is where grownups are kids again.

Et Cetera Shop 22 North Main | 620-669-8932 The Et Cetera Shop is a community thrift store that has been serving Hutchinson and the surrounding areas for over 35 years. It is a non-for-profit store with income donated to mission and relief work. The Et Cetera Shop of Hutchinson and Yoder provide monthly silent auctions, gold, antiques, books, quality clothing and every day crafts and household items.

Reno County Museum 100 South Walnut | 620-662-1184 Immerse yourself in the county’s history as you wander through five rotating exhibit galleries at the Reno County Museum. At over 37,000 pieces, the museum’s impressive collection ranges from archival materials to farming implements. Children especially enjoy the Oodleplex, our historically-based children’s interactive play area. The museum exhibits are free and admission for the Oodleplex has always remained low. Prearranged special programs and guided tours are available. Check out our website, www.renocomuseum.org, for special events the entire family will enjoy.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS JANUARY 19 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

19 Third Thursday

14 HCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

Stringer Fine Arts Center

16 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and live music.

2 HCC Concert Chorale with Pianist Dr. Matthew Cash

2- Time Stands Still 5 Stage 9

4 Arlington’s Flea Market & Craft Show

20 “Our Town” -22 Stage 9

Stringer Fine Arts Center

Arlington Community Center

21 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.

16 Third Thursday

26 Bryce Luty Jazz Festival Feature Concert

16 The Little Mermaid -19 Memorial Hall

Stringer Fine Arts Center

27 Talk 20 Hutch

Hutchinson Public Library A gathering to exchange ideas.

FEBRUARY 3

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Historic Fox Theatre A contemporary swing revival band from Southern California.

4 The 24 Hour Plays

Stringer Fine Arts Center In 24 hours, six 10-minute plays will be written, rehearsed with sound and lighting and then performed.

7 Dillon Lecture Series – Dayton Moore

Sports Arena Senior VP/General Manager of the Kansas City Royals.

12 Hutchinson Symphony

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Historic Fox Theatre

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and live music.

This production takes you to a magical kingdom beneath the sea.

18 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.

18 Mine Run 5K Strataca One of the Deepest Public 5K runs in the World.

23 Time Stands Still -26 Stage 9

MARCH 1 - 17th Annual Parade of 31 Quilts Citywide - Yoder Take a self-guided tour through the town of Yoder and enjoy the many quilts on display at participating merchants.

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5 Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up

Historic Fox Theatre A living legend returns for an inti- mate evening of voice and melody.

8 - 3A State Boys and Girls 11 Basketball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena

16 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

16 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and live music.

18 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.


20 NJCAA Division I Men’s -25 Basketball Championship

Sports Arena

25 Annual Pleasantview Spring Celebration

Pleasantview Community

25 Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy Historic Fox Theatre An evening of improvisational comedy.

APRIL 2 Kansas Antique Bottle & Postcard Show

Kansas State Fairgrounds

7-8 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Friday and Saturday Kansas State Fairgrounds A family event with activities for all.

20 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

20 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and live music.

20 Symphony Orchestra Concert

Historic Fox Theatre Final concert of the season is “Exotic Passion.”

21 YMCA State Gymnastics -23 Meet

Kansas State Fairgrounds

21 Four Breed National -23 Rabbit Show

Kansas State Fairgrounds

22 Soroptimist Women’s Show

Meadowlark Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds Exhibits feature clothing, accessories, art, kitchen, beauty, fitness and more!

29 Zoo Brew & BBQ

Hutchinson Zoo Annual Vettes & Harley’s Show with Craft Beer tasting and BBQ.

MAY 4 HCC Symphonic Band & Chorale Concert

Stringer Fine Arts Center “May the Fourth Be With You.”

4-7 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Stage 9

5 Main Street Hops for TECH

Downtown Hutchinson Sample appetizers and beer.

6 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Various Locations throughout downtown

7 Sand Plum Classic Bicycle Ride

Kansas State Fairgrounds

22 Mason Wedel Memorial -23 Soccer Tournament 9

Momix: Opus Cactus

Historic Fox Theatre A blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism and comedy.

13 Gypsy -15 Stringer Fine Arts Center

Gypsy is often referred to as America’s greatest musical.

15 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.

18 Dillon Lecture Series – Steve Hartman

Sports Arena Journalist Steve Hartman hosts CBS television’s revived “On the Road.”

Various Soccer Fields throughout the area

24 Big 12 Men’s Golf -26 Championship

Prairie Dunes Country Club

25 HCC Instrumental & Vocal Jazz Ensembles 13 Hutchinson Art Fair

Stringer Fine Arts Center “Jazz Showcase” concert.

27 You Can’t Take It With -30 You

Flag Theatre A Comedy of crazy mishaps when the “snobs” come to dinner.

27 25th Annual Putnam -30 County Spelling Bee

Stage 9

28 Lesser Known -29 Lovelies Plant Sale

Dillon Nature Center

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Sunflower South Building Works from more than 90 artists.

18 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy educational presentations.

18 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art & live music.

18 NJCAA Outdoor Track & -20 Field Championship

Gowans Stadium


15 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy educational presentations.

15 Third Thursday & Art Tour

Downtown Hutchinson Artists, entertainment, good food.

10 Trans-Mississippi Golf -13 Championship

Prairie Dunes Country Club

14 Hutchinson Grand -15 National Auto Races

Kansas State Fairgrounds

15 Smallville Kansas Festival -17 Downtown Hutchinson

15 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere

19 Abbyville Frontier Days -20 Rodeo & BBQ

17 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday

Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led museum tours.

Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.

Abbyville Rodeo Grounds

May 20 - Oct 28 Reno County Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market Pavilion

22 The Odd Couple (Female -25 Version)

20 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-led museum tours.

Stage 9

23 American Maine-Anjou -30 Association Junior National Show

Kansas State Fairgrounds

16 25th Annual African -23 American RV National Camp Rally

Kansas State Fairgrounds

18& Salt City Jazz Band 25 Concerts

Farmer’s Market Pavilion Bring your lawn chairs

19 Pretty Prairie Rodeo -22 Rodeo Arena

20 Roller Derby Skateland Family-friendly, fast-paced, full-contact.

20 Coffee at the Cosmo

27 Hutch Bike Fest: Salt -28 City Criterium Classic & Bike Expo

20 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson Cheer on semi-pro bicyclists.

Jun 1 – Sep 28 Arlington Farm & Art Market Arlington

3 Robinson’s 2nd Annual Summer Craft Show

Farmer’s Market Pavilion Bring your lawn chair.

6-11 35th Annual Cushman Club of America Rally

This year will be BIGGER & BETTER!!

24 Firecracker 5K & 8K Plus 1-mile Races Carey Park 29-July 2 The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Stage 9

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Tuesdays in June Municipal Band Concerts

24 Smallville Comic-Con -25 Kansas State Fairgrounds

JUNE

Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy educational presentations.

Kansas State Fairgrounds

JULY Kansas State Fairgrounds

5 Municipal Band Concerts &11 Farmer’s Market Pavilion

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art & live music

28 Nickerson Klear Nearly -29 Days

Downtown Nickerson

AUGUST 3-6 The Laramie Project

Stage 9

4-6 Hutchinson Emancipation Day Celebration Various locations throughout Hutchinson

Jun 30 – July 4 HutchFest

Bring your lawn chairs.

5 Roller Derby Skateland Central Kansas Roller Derby, family friendly, fast-paced, full-contact.

6 Foodie Trail

Dillon Nature Center


12 Salty Dog & Salty Pup Triathlons

20 Winemakers Dinner for TECH

OCTOBER

7 Buhler Frolic

Carey Park

17 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

Jillian’s Italian Grill Enjoy a five course menu and wine pairings and silent auction.

21 Coffee at the Cosmo

17 Third Thursday

Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

21 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and live music.

17& Roller Derby 24 Skateland

Central Kansas Roller Derby, family friendly, fast-paced, full-contact.

25 Downtown Hutch Uncorked for TECH

Downtown Hutchinson Participants will stroll through several venues in Downtown Hutchinson and sample wine.

26 Everything Under the Stars Cosmosphere

26 Yoder Heritage Day

Downtown Yoder

26 Bullmania

Pretty Prairie

SEPTEMBER

Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy the art and music.

21- Godspell 24 Stage 9

23- Club Azzurri Soccer 24 Fall Classic

13209 E 82nd, (2 1/2 miles east of Buhler on 82nd) Beautifully designed 4 1/2-acre corn maze day or night.

23 Run for the Rocks Half -24 Marathon & Classic Rock 5K

Carey Park

Hutchinson Sports Arena Anti-Bullying Advocate Sean James, a Hutchinson High School graduate.

28 - Oct 1 Godspell Stage 9

Space Out Saturday- Free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led museum tours.

7 Hunt for Red Rocktober Strataca Fun excursion into the Mine to select unique and colorful salt rocks for your personal collection!

8 Wine in the Wild

Hutchinson Zoo

13 Haven Fall Festival -14 Downtown Haven

Sep 23 – Oct 28 Kansas Maze

16 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere

Various locations around Buhler All day there will be various family events to enjoy. This year the Wild, Wild West theme will include a Chuck Wagon feed.

Various Soccer Fields throughout the area

26 Dillon Lecture Series

8- Kansas State Fair 17 Kansas State Fairgrounds

29 – Oct 1 Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run & Oktoberfest

Downtown Hutchinson

29-Oct. 1 Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Kansas State Fairgrounds

14 Tour de Salt

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Strataca Unique opportunity to bicycle over salty terrain in an active salt mine 650’ under the Kansas prairie.

14 Brewfest

George W. Pyle Park Brewfest is a unique, family friendly festival that will feature 20 dif- ferent craft beers, live music, and a mix of culinary flavors

19 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining educational presentations.

19 Third Thursday

Downtown Hutchinson

21 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Family day with free activities and workshops for kids. Discovery Days – Docent-Led Tours through the Hall of Space museum.


28 Boo at the Zoo

Hutchinson Zoo

28 Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival

Downtown Hutchinson

16 Almost, Maine -19 Stage 9

2 Robinson’s 9th Annual Christmas Craft Show

18 Christmas Parade

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Sunflower North

Downtown Main Street

28 Talking Tombstones

18 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday

Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Free activities and workshops. Discovery Days – Docent-led museum tours.

Eastside Cemetery Fundraising event for Stage 9. Actors portray local residents of Hutchinson who have passed away

18 TECH Gala

NOVEMBER 7 Dillon Lecture Series

Hutchinson Sports Arena Shawn Johnson: Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars winner.

Main Street Event Center Auctions, Dining, & Dancing!

19 Reno County Toy Run Downtown

2 NJCAA Salt City Bowl

Gowans Stadium Annual NJCAA Football Bowl game

8 Prairie Nutcracker -10 Historic Fox Theatre

A uniquely Kansas adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s traditional Nutcracker.

16 Discovery Days & Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere Space Out Saturday- Free activities and workshops. Discovery Days – Docent-Led museum tours.

10 Yoder Downtown -11 Merchants “Decked Out”

24 Winter Wonderland

21 Coffee at the Cosmo

25 3A State High School Football Championship

Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy educational presentations.

Downtown Yoder

16 Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Relax with coffee and pastries while you enjoy entertaining presentations.

16 Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and music.

16 NJCAA Division I -18 Volleyball Championship

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Stutzman’s Greenhouse

Gowans Stadium

30 - December 3 Almost, Maine Stage 9

DECEMBER 1 Evening Aglow

Stutzman’s Greenhouse The Greenhouse is decorated to look like a winter wonderland.

Award Winning Hotel

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21 Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson Enjoy art and music.

23 Hyde Park Luminaries

Hyde Park Neighborhood 17,000 Christmas Luminaries lining the streets and sidewalks of homes.

25 Fox Theatre Christmas Movie Historic Fox Theatre

The annual showing of a “Christmas” film on Christmas evening.


HOTELS & MOTELS ATRIUM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 1400 North Lorraine, (620) 669-9311, 1-800-362-5018

COMFORT INN AND SUITES 1601 Super Plaza, (620) 669-5200, 1-800-4-Choice

DAYS INN

HUTCHINSON

atriumhotelandconferencecenter.com HUTCHINSON

choicehotels.com/hotels/ks202

HUTCHINSON

1420 North Lorraine, (620) 665-3700, 1-800-Days-Inn

ECONO LODGE

HUTCHINSON

1315 East 11th, (620) 662-6394, 1-800-4-Choice

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 1111 North Lorraine, (620) 259-8787

HAMPTON INN

daysinn.com econolodge.com/hotel/ks182 HUTCHINSON

marriott.com/icthu

HUTCHINSON

1401 ½ East 11th, (620) 665-9800, 1-800-Hampton

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

hutchinson.hamptoninn.com

HUTCHINSON

911 Porter, (620) 259-8656

hiexpress.com/hutchinsonks

SUPER 8

super8.com

HUTCHINSON

1621 Super Plaza, (620) 663-7822, 1-800-800-8000

ASTRO MOTEL 15 East 4th, (620) 663-1151

HUTCHINSON

astromotelhutch.com

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indoor

70

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76

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30

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www.super8.com

•• FREE FREE hot hot breakfast breakfast •• Recntly Recntly remodeled remodeled rooms rooms •• FREE FREE digital digital cable cable and and Wifi Wifi •• Outdoor pool Outdoor pool •• Clean Clean && welcoming welcoming environment environment •• Close Close to to many many restaurants restaurants •• Microwave Microwave and and fridge fridge in in all all rooms rooms

1621 1621 Super Super Plaza, Plaza, Hutchinson Hutchinson (620) (620) 663-7822 663-7822 hutchinsonsuper8@gmail.com hutchinsonsuper8@gmail.com

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HOTELS & MOTELS HUTCHINSON

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budgethost.com HUTCHINSON

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thehutchinsoninn.com

SUNFLOWER INN HUTCHINSON 322 East 4th, (620) 669-8281

HUTCHINSON

IRISH CREEK LODGE

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NICKERSON

YODER

sunflowerinnofyoder.com

HAVEN

PRAIRIE OAKS INN

SYLVIA

13308 South Rayl Road, (620) 465-3670

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prairieoaksinn.net

WHITETAIL ACRES BED AND BREAKFAST

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littlehouseinyoder.com

35810 West Greenfield Road, (620) 486-2962

7

YODER

3512 Lawrence Street

9

HUTCHINSON

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whitetailacres-kansas.com

PETS ALLOWED

3

BUHLER

3907 East Irish Creek Road, (620) 960-3894 (620) 960-3946 irishcreeklodge.com

THE LITTLE HOUSE IN YODER

NON-SMOKING ROOMS

hedricks.com

3307 East Switzer Road, (620) 465-2200, (620) 474-4002

IN ROOM WHIRLPOOL

POOL / HOT TUB

grandstaffbedandbreakfast.com

SUNFLOWER INN OF YODER

5thavesuitesinn.com

7910 North Roy L. Smith Road, 1-888-489-8039

6

5th AVENUE SUITES INN HUTCHINSON

HEDRICK’S B&B INN AND EXOTIC ANIMAL FARM

TV / DVD

BED & BREAKFAST 406 West Avenue A, (620) 543-6518

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2605 East 4th, (620) 662-4429

GRAND STAFF BED AND BREAKFAST

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sunflowerinnhutchinson.com

201 West 5th, (620) 200-2279 (620)665-0069

PRIVATE BATH

SUNSET MOTEL

outdoor

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE

114 West 4th, (620) 665-4091

SHARED BATH

HUTCHINSON INN

BREAKFAST

15 West 4th, (620) 663-1211

NUMBER OF ROOMS

BUDGET HOST INN

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CAMPGROUNDS KANSAS STATE FAIRGROUNDS

HUTCHINSON

2000 North Poplar, (620) 669-3600

kansasstatefair.com

LIGHTHOUSE LANDING RV PARK 9 Heartland Drive, (800) 921-1236

MELODY ACRES RV PARK

HUTCHINSON

1009 East Blanchard, (620) 665-5048

SPRING LAKE RV RESORT

melodyacresrvpark.com HALSTEAD

1308 South Spring Lake Road, (316) 835-3443

HITCHIN’ POST RV PARK 3415 Switzer Road, (620) 727-2356

SOUTH HUTCHINSON

lighthouselandingrvpark.com

springlakervresort.com YODER

yoderkansas.com

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When the town of Yoder was founded by Eli Yoder in 1889 it was considered to be the hub of the surrounding Amish community. Today, Yoder is still considered to be that. Though many businesses and homes have moved in around Yoder, the picturesque town has stayed the same size, and is only 15 minutes away from Hutchinson. With the emergence of new business, Yoder has prospered, inviting visitors to take a step back in time and enjoy the Amish settlement. The town is a quaint mixture of the past and present, as horse and buggies are intermingled with cars and trucks. Several businesses cater to the tourist trade, making it convenient to enjoy this wonderful Amish community. You can sample the baked goods made by local residents in the shops and at the farmers market every Friday from 3 to 7 pm. Some businesses have moved to Yoder to make use of the Mennonite and Amish work ethic. Yoder welcomes its visitors to enjoy the simplicity of the past with comforts of the present.

www.yoderkansas.com

• Yoder Furniture Store • Heritage Tours • Bulls Eye Grill • Yoder Auto Center • Country Variety Store • Hitchin' Post RV Park • Et Cetera shop • 24-hour ATM @ Peoples Bank & Trust • Sunflower Inn Bed & Breakfast • Yoder Hardware • Yoder Discount Grocery • Yoder Meats • Carriage Crossing



Hutchinson visitors guide 2017