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SALINA, KANSAS — a progressive community that blends “big city” opportunities and “small city” feel to create a great place to live, work and especially play. Located in the center of the United States at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 135, Salina is In the Middle of it All! and an ideal choice for sporting events.

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Salina offers a public fixed route bus system. CityGO runs Monday through Saturday with stops throughout the community. Salina Regional Airport offers daily flights to and from Denver International Airport. Salina is just over an hour away from Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport in Wichita. Kansas City International Airport is located just three hours East of Salina. Salina is in the Middle of Everything! Check out our distance to key cities...

MILEAGE CHART (To Salina From…) CITY...............................................MILES.......HOURS

Albuquerque...........................642........10.00 Amarillo...................................407.......... 6.75 Chicago.....................................685........10.00 Colorado Springs...................405..........6.00 Dallas........................................450.......... 6.75 Denver......................................434..........6.00 Des Moines............................. 367..........5.50 Houston...................................689........ 10.25 Kansas City.............................. 175..........2.50 Lincoln...................................... 193..........3.00 Little Rock...............................535.......... 7.75 Oklahoma City........................248.......... 3.75 Omaha......................................245.......... 3.75 San Antonio............................ 710........10.50 Santa Fe...................................584.......... 9.25 Shreveport...............................636.......... 9.75 Springfield...............................339..........5.00 St. Louis................................... 422..........6.25 Tulsa..........................................264..........4.00 Wichita.................................... 90.......... 1.25

We can make your next sporting event GREAT – even before you hit the field! Visit Salina provides customized service to many sports, conventions, meetings and special events each year. Examples of services Visit Salina might be able to provide for your event include: Hotel Bid Requests – We’ll do the groundwork for you! We will check availability and rates to ensure your teams will have the right accommodations. Welcome Packets – Give a warm welcome to coaches, athletes, staff, spectators, and fans with digital or hard copy welcome packets that include area information and special offers. Special Activities Preparation – Our staff can help you find the right venue, caterer and other service providers to make your event or special activity a success! In addition, we might be able to provide volunteer support with event registration or general tasks.

Attractions – In between games, why not enjoy area attractions? Tour the Smoky Hill Museum or enjoy a fun day outdoors at Rolling Hills Zoo, watch a film at the Art Center Cinema, take in a concert or theatre production, and so much more! Marketing & PR Assistance – We’re here to supplement your marketing efforts. Allow us to put you in contact with local media, help plan PR events and promote your event on our social media pages and our website www.VisitSalinaKS.org. Midwestern Hospitality – It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle in large cities. Allow our responsive team to show you what makes us uniquely Salina, Kansas. We’ll customize the services you need based on your event!

For more about Salina events and facilities, connect with our Sports and Events staff. Tiffany Benien: tbenien@salinakansas.org Kyle Weiser: kylew@salinakansas.org

877. 725. 4625 Visit Salina: Salina Area Chamber of Commerce | 120 W. Ash, PO Box 586, Salina, KS 67402-0586 Office: 785-827-9301 | Fax: 785-827-1081 | www.VisitSalinaKS.org


POPULATION

Salina is a progressive community with an excellent standard of living in a community of 50,000 people. Salina is cited as one of the best places to raise kids.

Download the Salina Chamber App today!

LODGING PROPERTIES

Salina has more than 30 lodging properties that create ideal places to stay with diverse amenities and price point choices.

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Salina has 2100+ lodging rooms that can accommodate event participants, families, coaches, officials, and spectators.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR CHAMBER EVENT CALENDAR

Local fare, national chains, fast-food, caterers, restaurants, breweries, pizza, grills and specialty selections, Salina has excellent food and drinks!�

SEATS

The Salina Chamber App is a FREE download. Specific to sports events, Visit Salina can place a banner on the Salina Chamber App where event participants can get detailed links provided by the event organizer to information such as schedules, brackets, sponsor info and more!

Diverse meeting facilities can seat from 10 to 7,000. Salina is home to excellent cuisine served at 90+ dining establishments.

ACRES

Salina has more than 1,000 acres in the parks system, including Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park, three spray parks, tennis courts, sand volleyball, fishing lake, disc golf, skateboard park, horse shoe pits, picnic areas, playgrounds and more.

While statistics don't lie, once you Visit Salina you'll find there is more to do here than anyone can quantify. Stay, Shop, Dine, See, Do & Play in Salina, the perfect blend of big-city amenities in a small-town welcoming and friendly ambiance. For more to see and do, see page 16


TONY’S PIZZA EVENTS CENTER

Nicknamed Mid America’s Meeting Place Tony’s Pizza Events Center 800 The Midway • (785) 826-7200 Capacity: 6500 seat arena; 50,000 sq. ft. tonyspizzaeventscenter.com

TEAMS HOSTED SALINA LIBERTY

Formed in 2015 Champions Indoor Football www.salinaliberty.com

SALINA SIRENS

Formed in 2011 WFTDA Apprentice Team Visit on FACEBOOK

SALINA SAINTS

Formed in 2016 American Basketball Association Team www.salinasaints.com

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The Tony’s Pizza Events Center completed a $13.1 million dollar renovation in the summer of 2016. The Center features a 30,000 sq. ft., 6500+ seat arena and can accommodate basketball, two courts for volleyball, rodeos, concerts, conventions, trade shows and much more. In addition to KSHSAA State Championships in wrestling, basketball and volleyball, the Tony’s Pizza Events Center is currently home to the Salina Liberty Indoor Football Team, Salina Sirens Roller Derby Team and the Salina Saints ABA Basketball Team. The Tony’s Pizza Events Center features Heritage Hall. Heritage Hall offers 20,000 sq. ft. of column free space that can be halved or quartered to your specifications. This space can accommodate 2,000 people with staging and seating or host a banquet for up to 750 people. We offer in-house catering that can accommodate any on-site culinary needs. Eight rooms located above the lobby at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center are perfect for meetings, luncheons, training sessions or seminars. The rooms can be utilized individually hosting up to 50 people in each or combined to form two rooms large enough for your group of 200. Each room contains screens and projectors built into the ceiling. Audio and visual aids can be synced to play in each room or separately. Includes wi-fi and internet capabilities.


THE SALINA FIELDHOUSE

Bring it to The House! Completed in July 2017, the Salina Fieldhouse is a 68,500 sq. ft. indoor sports facility located in downtown Salina. The facility features several multi-purpose surfaces, including hardwood, synthetic and portable turf. Six total basketball courts can be cross lined to accommodate eight volleyball courts, one indoor regulation or three small sided soccer fields. The facility also contains drop down batting and pitching tunnels and golf netting. The Fieldhouse will serve as host to league play, tournaments, team practices, camps and clinics in multiple sports including basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, kickball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, futsal, dodgeball, cheer, dance, golf and more! Local, regional and potentially national youth events, will be a perfect fit for this venue.

The Salina Fieldhouse 140 N. Fifth • (785) 833-2260 Capacity: 68,500 sq. ft., multi-sport www.salina-ks.gov/parksandrecreation

AT A GLANCE 6 BASKETBALL COURTS 8 VOLLEYBALL COURTS TURF FIELD DROP DOWN BATTING CAGES DROP DOWN PITCHING TUNNELS

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DEAN EVANS STADIUM

The Greatest Show on Dirt! Dean Evans Stadium 851 Markley Rd • (785) 309-5765 www.salina-ks.gov/parksandrecreation

TEAMS HOSTED SALINA SHOCK KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAMS KSHSAA STATE BASEBALL GRAND SLAM BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SALINA STOCKADE

Dean Evans Stadium is Salina’s premier baseball facility, and features a covered stadium with seating for approximately 800. It includes a new digital scoreboard and is located near East Crawford Recreation Area, Bill Burke Park, and Salina Soccer Complex, which combined feature 16 lighted diamonds and 12 soccer fields. Dean Evans is used by many baseball teams around Salina including Kansas Wesleyan University, local high schools, as well as youth and collegiate level club organizations. Dean Evans Stadium is also host to the KSHSAA 4A State Baseball Championship. The playing surface of Dean Evans is second to none for those who like the nostalgia of real dirt and real grass infield. Complete with tarp, the field stays busy from May to early August.

SALINA SHOCK

Formed in 2017 Sunflower Collegiate League www.sunflowerbaseball.com

SALINA STOCKADE

Formed in 2016 Pecos League – Home for 2017 www.salinastockade.com

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BILL BURKE PARK

Something for Everyone Bill Burke Park is Salina’s main youth softball and baseball complex. Bill Burke Park features eight total baseball/ softball diamonds, five lighted and three unlighted. The complex features a playground, a biking/jogging path, and concession stands. Bill Burke also includes six multi-purpose fields used for soccer and football practices. Other amenities include two picnic shelters accompanied with grills. On the northeast side of the park is the Smoky Hill River available for fishing, Indian Rock Park on the Northwest side is known for hiking. Bill Burke Park truly has something for everyone!

Bill Burke Park 1501 E. Crawford • (785) 309-5765 www.salina-ks.gov/parksandrecreation

AT A GLANCE 5 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL DIAMONDS (LIGHTED) 3 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL DIAMONDS (UNLIGHTED) BIKING/JOGGING PATH CONCESSION STAND FISHING GRILLS-2 PICNIC SHELTERS PLAYGROUND

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Artist rendering of the future stadium renovation.

Where There’s No Off Season Salina Stadium Salina Central High School, U.S.D. 305 650 E. Crawford • (785) 309-3765

EVENTS HOSTED SALINA CENTRAL FOOTBALL SALINA SOUTH FOOTBALL SALVATION ARMY FOOTBALL SOUTH & CENTRAL TRACK & FIELD SOUTH & CENTRAL SOCCER KSHSAA STATE FOOTBALL

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Salina Stadium is located on the campus of Salina High School Central. The 7,000 seat turf facility is home to both Salina High School Central and Salina High School South’s football, soccer, and track and field teams. In 2016, Salina Stadium began a three-year renovation plan. In 2016 the field received new turf. Also, the scoreboard was replaced and now includes an LED video board. Soon, the press box will be upgraded and the seating will be renovated. Additionally, in 2018 the concession stands and restrooms will be renovated to make Salina Stadium one of the region’s top venues for sporting events. Salina Stadium has hosted several KSHSAA State Football Championships.


SALINA SOCCER COMPLEX

Kickin’ It! The Salina Soccer Complex is Salina’s premier soccer facility. The complex features five full-sized regulation lighted fields, a playground area, restrooms, concession and parking. Two Salina SculptureTour pieces are displayed near the entrance of the park. The artwork portrays action highlights of youth soccer, and serves as a compliment to the beautiful aesthetics of the park. Home to local leagues, camps and clinics, the Salina Soccer Complex is also host to youth and high school soccer tournaments. In 2015, the Mid Kansas Cup Regional Tournament began at the complex. This two-day annual event averages 60 teams.

Salina Soccer Complex 2100 E. Magnolia • (785) 309-5765 www.salina-ks.gov/parksandrecreation

AT A GLANCE 5 FULL SIZE REGULATION FIELDS CONCESSION STAND RESTROOMS PLAYGROUND AREA SHELTER AREA ABUNDANT PARKING BIKING/JOGGING PATHS

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GRAVES FAMILY SPORTS COMPLEX / MABEE ARENA

Home of the Coyotes: Established 1886 Kansas Wesleyan University 100 E. Claflin • (785) 827-5541 www.kwu.edu

EVENTS HOSTED KANSAS BASKETBALL COACHES (KBCA) ALL-STAR GAME KCAC CHEER & DANCE REGIONAL KCAC WRESTLING REGIONAL KCAC & NAIA EVENTS

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In 2015, Kansas Wesleyan University completed Graves Family Sports Complex, home to Coyote football, soccer and track. The complex includes Bissell Field with 2,000-capacity stadium seating and a press box. There is a complete track which is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to dusk, except during team practices. The facility also includes a practice field, tennis courts and the St. Clair President’s Pavilion. KWU’s Student Activities Center houses Mabee Arena and the adjacent Muir Gymnasium. Mabee Arena has a capacity to hold 1,500 and is home to KWU basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheer and dance. This outstanding facility has been selected to host numerous KCAC post-season and championship events and high school tournaments.


KANSAS STATE POLYTECHNIC STUDENT LIFE CENTER

The Experience Matters The state-of-the art Student Life Center opened in 2009. The facility is home to student sports clubs, community events and a hub of student life. Memberships are available to all K-State alumni and community members and includes access to: •  Full-size basketball court •  Cardiovascular area •  Free weights •  Racquetball/handball court

•  Aerobic/fitness classes •  Indoor running track •  Pool table •  Cessna Lounge

The Cessna Lounge in the Student Life Center is where to go for fun! It includes: •  58-inch plasma television •  Ping-pong tables •  Air hockey table •  Pool table

•  Vending machines •  Copy machine •  Comfortable lounge furniture

Kansas State Polytechnic 2310 Centennial • (785) 826-2672 Polytechnic.K-State.edu

AT A GLANCE BASKETBALL COURT (1) INDOOR RUNNING TRACK FREE WEIGHTS RACQUETBALL/HANDBALL COURT CARDIOVASCULAR AREA

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All Star Lanes: 24 modern bowling lanes, bumper lanes, arcade, as well as food and refreshments.

624 S. Broadway Blvd. (785) 827-6730

www.allstarlanesks.com

Bill Burke Park: Home to 6 soccer fields and 8 baseball/ softball fields. See details on page 7.

Salina Parks & Rec. Dept (785) 309-5765

www.salina-ks.gov/ parksandrecreation

C & W Ranch, LTD: Bed and breakfast, hunting, family reunions, group retreats, etc.

4000 S. Halstead Rd. (785) 668-2352

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The City: 14,000 sq. ft. entertainment and education facility. Includes a caged basketball half-court, billiards, arcade and large meeting space.

129 N. Seventh St. (785) 827-2028

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Dean Evans Stadium: Salina’s premier baseball facility. See details on page 6.

Salina Parks & Rec. Dept (785) 309-5765

www.salina-ks.gov/ parksandrecreation

Fierce Athletics & Training: Offers a variety of classes catered to different age groups and levels, specializing in gymnastics & cheer.

100c E. Avenue A (785) 404-7184

www.fierceathletics15.com

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Genesis Health Club: 5 indoor tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, fitness rooms, weights, and classes.

1830 S. Ninth St. (785) 823-3330

www.genesishealthclubs.com

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Graves Family Sports Complex: Kansas Wesleyan University. See details on page 10.

100 E. Claflin (785) 827-5541

www.kwu.edu

Great Life Golf & Fitness: Full 18-hole course with superb landscaping and challenging layout. Semi-Private.

1800 S. Marymount Rd. (785) 827-8585

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Humphrey’s Gym: 24 hour workout gym.

1125 Wilbre Road (785) 820-9338

www.humphreysgym.com

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Jumpin’ Joe’s Family Fun Center: Go-Karts, laser tag, mini golf, Trampoline Thing, arcades, and more.

1634 Sunflower Ln. (785) 827-9090

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Kansas State Polytechnic Student Life Center: See page details on page 11.

2320 Centennial Rd. (785) 826-2674

www.polytechnic.k-state.edu

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1109 W. Diamond Dr. (785) 827-3182

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Lakeside Recreational Park (Assaria): Swimming, camping, fishing, paintball, paddle boating, and more.

1288 E. Lapsley Rd. Assaria, KS (785) 667-5795

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Lamone’s LLC: Versatile Space

701 Bishop St. (785) 342-2986

www.lamones.net

Mabee Arena and Muir Gymnasium: Kansas Wesleyan University. See details on page 10.

100 E. Claflin (785) 827-5541

www.kwu.edu

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Masonic Center: Operated by Salina Innovation Foundation vast building includes a ballroom that can host special events and includes many versatile spaces.

336 S. Santa Fe (785) 201-3132

www.salinainnovation.com

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Oakdale Park: Provides 8 lighted tennis courts, 2 playgrounds, fishing, and the Eric Stein Stage.

730 Oakdale Dr. (785) 309-5765

www.salina-ks.gov/ parksandrecreation

The Pines Tennis Park: Indoor tennis facility with 2 full tennis courts. Membership required.

551 S. Holmes Rd. (785) 820-0526

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Planet Fitness: Features exercise equipment and fitness instructors. Caters to novice and casual gym users.

2012 S. Ohio St. (785) 914-4182

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Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School: Parochial school with gymnasium and football field on campus.

234 E. Cloud St. (785) 827-4422

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Salina Central Tennis Complex: Gated complex with 8 courts and modern landscaping.

650 E. Crawford St. (785) 309-3500

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KOA Campground: Features fishing, biking, camping, RV sites, cabins and other amenities.

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2930 Scanlan Ave. (785) 822-3298

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Kansas Training Center/Army National Guard: Government facility includes Nickell Barracks Training Center, limited availability for special events.

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Salina Country Club Golf: 18-hole golf course, known for superb landscaping and challenging layouts. Private with reciprocal agreements.

2101 E. Country Club Rd. (785) 827-6131

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Salina Municipal Golf Course & The 1st Tee: Full 18–hole course and a 6-hole par 3 course. Open to the public with superb landscaping and challenging layout.

2500 E. Crawford St. (785) 826-7450

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Salina Family YMCA: Offers 2 indoor pools, 3 basketball courts, 4 racquetball courts, a fully equipped wellness center, group exercise classes, gymnastics, child care, youth sports and adult sports.

570 YMCA Dr. (785) 825-2151

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Salina Speedway: Dirt Track for Late Models, Modified, Stock Cars, Sports Mods, Mod Lites, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.

2841 S. Burma Rd. (785) 292-9220

www.racesalinaspeedway. com

Salina Fieldhouse: Salina’s newest indoor sports facility, opened July, 2017. See details page 5.

140 N. 5th St. (785) 833-2260

www.SalinaFieldhouse.com

Salina Soccer Complex: Features 5 lighted fields, and has excellent restroom and concession facilities. See details page 9.

2100 E. Magnolia Rd. (785) 309-5765

www.salina-ks.gov/ parksandrecreation

Salina Stadium: 7,000 seat stadium with new track and newly installed turf, 6-window press box, scoreboards, locker facilities, and more. Renovations complete early 2018. See details page 8.

650 E. Crawford St. (785) 309-4710

www.usd305.com

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Saline County Livestock and Expo Center: Ag Hall (indoor arena/stadium) and Tri-Rivers Stadium (outdoor arena/ stadium rodeo ready) and also, large halls, and stables. Can host rodeos, fairs, livestock shows, etc.

900 Greeley Ave. (785) 826-6531

www.saline.org/Departments/ Expo-Center

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Salvation Army: Gymnasium

1137 N. Santa Fe Ave. (785) 823-2251

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Sharp Performance: Indoor turfed airplane hangar used for off-season, indoor practices. Host events such as testing combines, clinics, and sport training for youth and adults

2625 Arnold Ave. (785) 404-1544

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Shinzenkan Dojo: Mixed Martial Arts

203 W. Ash (785) 201-5309

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St. John’s Military School: A private boarding military school for male students grades 6 to 12. Campus includes a football field, gymnasium, large field, dorms.

110 E. Otis Ave. (785) 823-7231

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Starlite Skate Center: Large skate area and equipment to rent.

2661 Market Place (785) 827-6861

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South 40 Lodge: Hunting, golf, swimming lodge

10372 E. Cloud Solomon KS (785) 493-1560

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Tamara Howe School of Dance: Indoor dance studio, several dance classes available.

124 S. Santa Fe (785) 827-8473

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Tony’s Pizza Events Center: More than 29,000 sq. ft. of floor space with 6,500+ seats in the arena. See details page 4.

800 The Midway (785) 826-7200

www.TonysPizzaEventsCenter. com

USD #305 School Facilities: includes gymnasiums, outdoor track & field, softball fields, and more. See also Salina Stadium.

(785) 309-4712

Webster Conference Center: Features low and high challenge ropes course, rock wall, swimming, trails, open fields, sand volleyball and basketball courts, archery, and meeting rooms. Dormitory-style sleeping for 200, and limited number of hotel-style rooms available.

2601 N. Ohio St. (785) 827-6565

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Unique attractions

include a world class zoo and wildlife museum, art galleries, historical museums, live theatres, recreation and fun centers. Shopping opportunities are abundant at specialty shops, retail centers and an indoor mall. Salina’s many venues provide a place for year round events that create plentiful and diverse entertainment. Whether you’re familiar with Salina, or are first discovering our community, you’ll be impressed with this city’s services, facilities and especially the people.

Salina Attractions •  Rolling Hills Zoo •  Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park •  All Star Lanes •  Salina Art Center & Cinema •  SculptureTour Salina •  Smoky Hill Museum •  Yesteryear Museum •  Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts •  Salina Community Theatre •  Jumpin’ Joes Family Fun Center •  Starlight Skate Center •  Prairie Lavender Farm •  Salina Downtown... and more!

Salina Annual Events •  KS Kids Wrestling Tourn of Champions •  ASA/USA Softball Tourns •  KSHSAA State Wrestling, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Football •  St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl •  Mid America Farm Expo •  KS Disc Golf Assoc Tourn •  KS Grand Slam Tourn •  KS Amateur Softball Assoc Tourns •  Smoky Hill River Festival •  KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Car Show •  Tri-Rivers Fair & Rodeo •  Blues Masters at the Crossroads •  Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair

Visit Salina: Salina Area Chamber of Commerce 120 W. Ash, PO Box 586, Salina, KS 67402-0586

Office: 785-827-9301 | Fax: 785-827-1081 | www.VisitSalinaKS.org

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