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Table of Contents ATTRACTIONS Kansas State Fair ....................................5 Cosmosphere .........................................6 Strataca .................................................7 Hedrick ..................................................8 Dillon Nature Center ...............................9

ANNUAL EVENTS NJCAA Volleyball ...................................10 NJCAA Basketball ..................................11 Smallville Con .......................................12

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ENTERTAINMENT Galleries and Museums...........................18 Theatres .........................................20—21 Public Art .............................................22 Restaurant Guide ...........................24—25

RECREATION Sports Arena ........................................27 Fun Valley ............................................29 Hutchinson Zoo ....................................30 Sand Hills State Park .............................31 Cheney State Park .................................31 Quivira Wildlife Refuge ..........................31 Salt City Splash ....................................33 Golf Courses ..................................34—35 Carey Park ...........................................37

ACCOMMODATIONS Lodging .........................................40—41 Meeting Places .....................................43


LeAnn Cox | leannc@hutchchamber.com

Holly Leiker | hollyl@hutchchamber.com

Valerie Harper | valerieh@hutchchamber.com

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 theater and fine arts venues. Watch a game at one of eight sport sites. Stay active at our seven beautiful parks, on 12 miles of hike/bike trails, or four 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 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 follow us @visithutch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This Visitor Guide is published by Visit Hutch, a division of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. 117 North Walnut 620.662.3391 | 800.691.4262

2019 marks 100 years for the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber. While we reflect on the past and celebrate our successes, we look forward to pushing into the next 100 years!


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While you’re in town visiting, we hope you notice our new Hutchinson flag! A grassroots effort began in 2018 to design a flag using community input and specific guidelines. The result, chosen by a selection committee from more than 50 designs, was the white, gold and blue flag with a gold compass rose. The white resembles the salt industry that grew the city in the early 20th century; gold is for agriculture and blue for open skies in a geographically flat area that has vast sunrises and sunsets. The eight-point star, or compass rose, has to do with Hutchinson’s central location. It also fits with the state motto — Ad Astra Per Aspera or “to the stars through difficulty” — along with the different perspectives and cultural heritages that call Hutchinson home.


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Kansas State Fair | September 6-15 2000 N Poplar St. kansasstatefair.com | 620.669.3600

In 1913, Henry Ford started the assembly line and the Panama Canal was built. Charlie Chaplin began his film career and The New York World invented the crossword puzzle. And, for one week in September that year, residents from across Kansas descended on Hutchinson to open the state’s first official Kansas State Fair. A lot has changed in 106 years. But one thing remains the same. The Kansas State Fair is still a place to celebrate everything Kansas—from its people, its industry, its agriculture, its education, its tourism and so much more. Today, the Kansas State Fair is the largest fair in the state, drawing about 330,000 people in 2018. It continues to be a family tradition filled with nostalgia: rides, slides, livestock, concerts, commercial exhibits, contests and epic Fair food of all things fried and on a stick. It’s still the place to see the famous butter sculpture, the largest pumpkin and watermelon, the Ye Old Mill, the champion steer and Governor’s Cookie Jar. The Fair offers tremendous opportunities for commerce, about 700 vendors. Moreover, nearly 40,000 adults and youth enter contests. For instance, the Kansas State Fair’s Grand Drive, the state’s largest youth livestock competition, will celebrate 20 years in 2019. The Fair is also about education. More than 12,000 youth come to the Fair each year to learn more about agriculture, art, science and math. Also, 105 high school marching bands perform at the Fair, representing 75 percent of Kansas counties. Yet, beyond the 10-days of the Fair, the fairgrounds operate as a premier event and expo center. Each year, the fairgrounds plays host to national livestock shows, RV rallies, serves as a wedding venue, along with a variety of other events. For more information about the 2019 Kansas State Fair, slated for Sept. 6-15, and non-fair facility rentals, visit www.kansasstatefair.com

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Cosmosphere

1100 North Plum | cosmo.org | 800.397.0330

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

The Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum on Earth. Guests from all over the world come to glimpse some of the unique artifacts housed in the museum, from the flown SR-71 Blackbird in the Cosmosphere lobby to the flown Gemini X capsule and the actual Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey. Other notable pieces include V-1 and V-2 rockets found following World War II, a flightready back-up Sputnik and an actual Moon rock brought home from the first Moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. In addition to experiencing the incredible Hall of Space Museum, Cosmosphere visitors can see rocket science brought to life with a bang in Dr. Goddard’s Lab; see beautifully filmed documentaries in amazing scale thanks to the technology of Kansas’ only digital dome theater and gain new insight into the universe in the Cosmosphere’s state-of-the-art Planetarium. Every third Saturday, the

Cosmosphere offers Space Out Saturday, a free, family-friendly event with hands-on science demonstrations, special kid-friendly tours of the museum and more! Finally, Cosmosphere Aerospace summer camps and year-round STEM education opportunities meet Next Generation Science and Common Core curriculum standards, foster teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. Visit www.cosmo.org for more information or to see a schedule of upcoming events.


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Strataca

3650 East Avenue G | underkansas.org | 620.662.1425

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. | Closed Mondays except for Holidays Strataca has celebrated 11 years of taking visitors 650 feet underground into a working salt mine. Guests are able to explore the mine by taking a train ride through one of the largest salt deposits in the world. Another option is the salt safari – a guided experience into not-so-explored parts of the mine. Unusual formations are pointed out by trained guides. Exhibits on the self-guided museum tour underground include heavy equipment, dynamite displays and other items that are a window into another time. 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 climate is perfect for safe storage and this company preserves items from every state and many foreign countries. On display are costumes from Hollywood blockbusters. One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas, Strataca is the only attraction of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Visit underkansas.org for more information or to make a reservation.


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Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm 7910 N. Roy L Smith Road, Nickerson, KS hedrick.com | 888.489.8039

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 special guest tour of the farm that includes: petting camels, feeding kangaroos and ‘kissing’ giraffes. Camel and pony rides available by reservation.

The Alley 1221 E 23rd Ave. thealleyhutchinson.com | 620.259.8770

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.


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HUTCH PUTT 1500 N. Lorraine hutchputt.com | 620.772.7888

Hutch Putt is a great place to go for family fun. The 18-hole miniature course can be played by all ages. This vibrant course features a ball-in-water shot, a pipe shot and a boulder arch to create more difficulty. Prices are reasonable for all ages and vary when choosing whether to play just the 18-hole or the unlimited play. Hutch Putt also offers a snack and merchandise shop, to keep everyone satisfied.

Dillon Nature Center 3002 E. 30th Ave. | dillonnaturecenter.com | 620.663.7411

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. The Dillon Nature Center includes a spring-fed pond stocked with fish, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and outdoor sculptures. New in 2017, the Taylor Shady Lane Cabin, located on the trails and grounds of Dillon Nature Center, includes: special events, lectures, classes and more! The Nature Center 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 year-round, as are school group outings. Admission: Free - Open 7 days a week; Hours adjusted seasonally.

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NJCAA DI Volleyball Championship njcaavb1.com | 620.662.3391

November 21-23 Hutchinson Sports Arena 700 E. 11th St.

For the third straight year, the NJCAA Volleyball Championship will return to the Hutchinson Sports Arena! Sixteen of the best two-year college volleyball teams in the country will be in action November 21-23. Fourteen of the teams will earn a trip to Hutch by winning their respective districts and the additional two teams will be awarded an at-large bid. The Championship features the 16 seeded teams in a false-double elimination format. On Thursday and Friday the main court of the Sports Arena is transformed into two volleyball courts, which makes for an exciting atmosphere. Championship Saturday brings all the action to one court ending with the crowning of the National Champion!


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NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship njcaahutchtourney.com | 620.669.9846

March 18-23 Hutchinson Sports Arena 700 E. 11th St.

Every March, the Hutchinson Sports Arena plays host to the best men’s junior college basketball teams in the country. The NJCAA Championship has a 71-year longstanding tradition that has made Hutchinson a destination. The tournament each year features 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.

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Pretty Prairie Rodeo 202 N. Elm, Pretty Prairie pprodeo.com

July 17-20 Every summer the small town of Pretty Prairie hosts a four-day event, attended by thousands of rodeo fans from all over the world. For 82 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, the Pretty Prairie Food Bank, FFA, the school band, study club 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.

Yoder Heritage Day

Southeast of Hutchinson on Yoder Road yoderkansas.com

4th Saturday in August Several thousand people flock to the small community of Yoder to celebrate Yoder Heritage Day. Visitors and locals are entertained by tractor pulls, horse drawn events and the annual parade down Main Street, quilt auction, buggy races, great food and entertainment. Festivities start with the 6 a.m. pancake feed and end at 10:30 p.m. after the fireworks. Take in the intricate beauty of hand-stitched quilts, stores filled with hand-crafted furniture and antiques along with the old fashioned hardware store. Delight in 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 known for great food and friendly service.

Smallville Con

Meadowlark Building on Kansas State Fairgrounds smallvillecon.com

June 22-23 Hutchinson’s Very Own Pop Culture and Comic Book Celebration! This 6th annual family-friendly event is a fan extravaganza of celebrities, artists, writers, creators and vendors involving superhero, science fiction, anime, fantasy, steampunk, horror, gaming, movies and television, as well as Costume Contests, competitive Car Show and activities for all ages!


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2019 Farmer’s Markets: Reno County Farmers Market – Saturdays, 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM, May 18th thru October 26th Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, June 19th thru October 23rd

Located at 115 W. 2nd Ave. in beautiful Downtown Hutchinson, the Reno County Farmers Market has growers, producers, bakers and crafters from all around the area. They provide live music, free coffee, demo chefs, free samples, locally-grown veggies, baked goods, jams, jellies, craft makers, fruit and more!

Additional Reno County Farmers Market Locations: South Hutchinson Farmers Market – Tuesdays, 4-7 PM, May 28th thru September 24th Arlington Farm & Art Market – Thursdays, 4-7 PM, June 8th thru September 26th Yoder Farmers Market – Fridays, 2-6 PM, May 17th thru August 24th


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JANUARY

16 — 5K Mine Run

5 — 24-Hour Musical

16 — Space Out Saturday

23 - 24 — Vintage World Market

Cosmosphere

Kansas State Fairgrounds Meadowlark

Family Community Theatre 17 — Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson 17 — The Clairvoyants Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre 17 — Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere 19 — Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere 24 - 27 & 31 — Kitchen Witches

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19 — Dillon Lecture Series Welcomes Dr. Rick Figsby Hutchinson Sports Arena 21 — Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere 21 — Third Thursday

Hutchinson Public Library 31 — Bryce Luty Jazz Festival Concert Stringer Fine Arts Center

22 — Tony Orlando Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

1 - 3 — Kitchen Witches Stage 9 3 — Hutchinson Symphony Concert Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre 9 — The 24-Hour Plays Stringer Fine Arts Center 9 — Hutch Rec Daddy Daughter Dance Main Street Events 14 - 17 — Annie - By Family Community Theatre Memorial Hall 15 — Love Makes the World Go Round — Vocal Jazz Ensembles Concert Stringer Fine Arts Center 16 — Kansas Cattle Drive Pretty Prairie

Building 30 — Annual Pleasantview Spring Celebration Pleasantview Community 30 — Soroptimist Women’s Show and Health Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds

APRIL 4 — TECH Brewmaster’s Dinner QueenBee Event Space

MARCH

4 — Hutchinson Symphony Concert Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

1-31 (No Sundays) — 18th Annual Parade of Quilts Participating Yoder Merchants

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21 — Third Thursday

2 — Arlington Craft Show Arlington Community Center

4 - 7 & 11 - 14 — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Stage 9 6 — Murder in the Mine - Dinner Theatre Strataca

5 — Dillon Lecture Series Welcomes Denise Kieman

7 — Kansas Antique Bottle & Postcard Show

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Kansas State Fairgrounds

6 - 9 — 3A State Basketball Championship

11 — Recycled Percussion

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

10 — One Night of Queen

11 - 13 — Peter & the Starcatcher

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Stringer Fine Arts Center

11 — Sounds of Spring Concert Chorale with Dr. Matthew Cash, pianist

11 - 14 — Beehive, The 60’s Musical - Family Community Theatre

Stringer Fine Arts Center

The Flag Theatre

16 — Space Out Saturday

12 — Hutch Chamber 100th Anniversary Gala

Cosmosphere

Memorial Hall

18 - 23 — NJCAA Division I Basketball Championship

12 - 13 — Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Kansas State Fairgrounds

21 — Coffee at the Cosmo

13 - 14 — Club Azzurri Mason Wedel Memorial Tournament

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JUNE

Atrium Hotel 1 — Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds Domestic Arts Building 4 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion 6 - 9 — How I Learned to Drive Stage 9 11 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion 13 - 16 — Peter & the Starcatcher - Family Community Theatre The Flag Theatre 15 — Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere

MAY

18 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion

3 — Main Street Hops for TECH Downtown Hutchinson 3 — Season Finale Concert Stringer Fine Arts Center 4 — Citywide Garage Sales

20 — Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere 20 — Third Thursday - Smallville Festival Downtown Hutchinson

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20 — Smallville 5K & Superhero Mile Walk/ Run

4 — Hutchinson Art Fair

DCI Park

Kansas State Fairgrounds 16 — Prairie Nights Hutchinson Zoo 16 — Coffee at the Cosmo

22 - 23 — 6th Annual SmallvilleCon Kansas State Fairgrounds 25 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion

Cosmosphere 16 — Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson 17 & 18 — Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo & BBQ Abbyville Rodeo Grounds 18 — Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere

16 - 21 — National DeSoto Club Convention

JULY 4 — Patriots Parade Downtown Hutchinson 9 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion 12 — Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Dillon Nature Center

16 — Salt City Jazz Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion 17 - 20 — Pretty Prairie Rodeo Rodeo Arena 18 — Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere 18 — Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson 20 — Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere 20 — Landing on the Lawn Cosmosphere 23 — Salt City Jazz Band Concert Farmer’s Market Pavilion 25 - 28 — Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Stage 9 26 — Talk 20 Hutch Hutchinson Public Library 26 - 27 — Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races Kansas State Fairgrounds 26 - 28 — Nickerson Klear Nearly Days Various Nickerson Locations


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1 - 4 — Hutchinson Emancipation Day Celebration

6 - 15 — Kansas State Fair

1 — Dillon Lecture Series Welcomes John O’Leary

Various Hutchinson Locations 1 - 4 — Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Stage 9 3 — Family Fun Day Hutchinson Zoo 9 — Salty Pup Triathlon Carey Park 10 — Salty Dog Triathlon Carey Park 15 — Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere 15 — Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson 17 — Space Out Saturday Cosmosphere 17 — Murder in the Mine - Dinner Theatre Strataca 23 — Uncorked for TECH Downtown Hutchinson

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson Sports Arena

18 — Winemaker’s Dinner

4 - 5 — Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run

Jillian’s Grill and Wine Bar

Downtown Hutchinson

19 — Coffee at the Cosmo

4 - 8, 11 - 13, 18 - 20, 25 - 26 — Kansas Maze

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19 — Third Thursday

5 — City Wide Garage Sales

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19 - 22 — The Cake

5 — Buhler Frolic

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21 - 22 — Club Azzurri Fall Classic

5 — Hunt for Red Rocktober

Various Hutchinson Soccer Fields

Strataca

21 — Space Out Saturday

5 — Salt City Half Marathon

Cosmosphere 21 — Muddy Hutch 5K Obstacle Course Run Fun Valley Sports Complex 26 - 29 — The Cake Stage 9 28 -29 — Kansas Maze 2 1/2 miles East of Buhler

Downtown Hutchinson 11 - 13 — Haven Fall Festival Various Haven Locations 12 — Tour De Salt Strataca 12 — Talking Tombstones Eastside Cemetery

22 - 24 — KCAC Fall Fling Sports Arena 24 — Yoder Heritage Day Downtown Yoder

2019 National Events: NJCAA Dl Men’s Basketball Championship – March 18-23 All-American Junior Sheep Show – July 4-7 Family Campers & Rver’s National Campvention – July 7-13 National DeSoto Club Convention – July 16-21 Alpaca Llama Show Association Grand Nationals – October 24-27 NJCAA Dl Volleyball Championship – November 21-23 NJCAA Salt City Bowl – December 7


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NOVEMBER 1-2 — 3A/4A State High School Volleyball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena 2 — Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival

21 — Third Thursday

13 - 15 — Prairie Nutcracker

Downtown Hutchinson

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

21 - 23 — NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship

14 — Hutch Rec Gingerbread House Decorating

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Memorial Hall

23 — Christmas Parade

19 — Coffee at the Cosmo

Downtown Hutchinson

Cosmosphere

24 — Reno County Toy Run

19 — Third Thursday

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30 — 3A State High School Football Championship

21 — Space Out Saturday

Gowans Stadium

21 — Hyde Park Luminaries

Downtown Hutchinson 2 — Annual Yoder Turkey Dinner

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The Journey at Yoder 5 — Dillon Lecture Series Welcomes Fredi Lajvardi Hutchinson Sports Arena 14 - 17 — Sunday in the Park with George Stage 9 15 - 16 — KCAC Volleyball Championship Sports Arena 16 — Space Out Saturday

Cosmosphere

6 — Evening Aglow Stutzmans Greenhouse 6 - 7 & 13 - 14 — Nights Before Christmas Hutchinson Zoo 6 -7 — Murder in the Mine - Dinner Theatre Strataca 7 — Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds – Sunflower

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North Bldg.

16 — TECH Gala

7 — NJCAA Salt City Bowl

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Gowans Stadium

21 — Coffee at the Cosmo

7 — Snowflake Festival and Chili Supper

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Hutchinson Art Center 405 N. Washington St.

Visit wwwhutchinsonartcenter.net and follow @hutchartcenter on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and activities.

hutchinsonartcenter.net | 620.663.1081

Tech Art Gallery 10 E. 1st Avenue techincartgallery.com | 620.663.1596

In 2015, TECH purchased the former Midwest Feed Building and moved their Adult Life Skills (ALS) program to this location. With the early success of the art program, TECH had the vision for an on—site art studio in the unused portion of the building, but needed to raise the funds before completing this remodel project. Through fundraising efforts, which included a benefit concert featuring Suzy Bogguss, as well as a generous gift from the Bobby Megli Estate, the TECH Art Studio quickly became a reality in the newly revitalized Wiley Plaza Building. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

The museum’s impressive collection includes: photographs and archival materials, household items, artifacts of farming and industry. With more than 38,000 pieces, the collection of artifacts is substantial and continues to grow. The museum also features the Oodleplex, an interactive, historical and fun children’s area. Based on traditional pioneer themes, the Oodleplex features a one room school house, a general store, a costume shop, a telephone booth, a Native American setting and much more. While there is a lot to view inside, be sure to check out the museum’s grounds, which offer a further glimpse into the past.

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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.

Reno County Veterans Memorial 101 Des Moines West, South Hutchinson To be completed in 2019

The Reno County Veteran’s Memorial represents the commitment of the citizens of Reno County to honor those who have served in our military. Construction on Phase II was completed in 2018. The final phase is the addition of seven granite panels displaying the names of over 14,600 Reno County veterans from the Civil War through today. The memorial site also features the flags and emblems of all the branches of service, as well as tribute to the POW/MIA service members. For more information visit: www.renocountyveterans.com


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Stage 9 Theatre

9 S Main St. | stage9hutch.com | 620.665.0009

Now in its 103rd year, Stage 9 is south central Kansas’ premier regional theatre. Professional productions with talented local performers, feature the best in classic and contemporary musicals and plays. Stage 9’s other offerings include unique collaborations and outdoor performances which are sure to excite minds, move hearts and change lives. For more information, visit stage9hutch.com. 2019 SHOWS

The Kitchen Witches — January 24-27 / January 31-February 3 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder — April 4-7 / April 11-14 How I Learned to Drive — June 6-9 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner — July 25-28 / August 1-4 The Cake — September 19-22 / September 26-29 Talking Tombstones — October 12 Sunday in the Park with George — November 14-17

Fox Theatre

18 East 1st Ave. | hutchinsonfox.com | 620.663.5861

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 theater in 1931. The architects for the project were the Boller Brothers, who were nationally known for building grand ‘movie palaces’. The theater seats 1,221 patrons and is one of Central Kansas’ premier entertainment destinations. It is renowned for its art-deco 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 Fox strives to be Hutchinson’s gateway to the performing arts. The theater 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 theater is also available to rent for special occasions, weddings, business meetings, conferences and celebrations.

Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson thirdthursdayhutch.com

A free local downtown event, complete with art, music, and community. The events are non-profit and powered by the people.


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Flag Theatre

310 North Main Street familycommunitytheatre.org | 620.662.1601

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 theater are the 200 caricatures of famous and not so famous individuals. The theater seats 300.

Live Music Venues Smith’s Market 211 S. Main St. — PiZaacos 112 S. Main St. — Nicholaus Jewelry and Design 119 S. Main St. — Bluebird Books 2 S. Main St. — Stage 9 Live 9 S. Main St.

Jillian’s Grill & Wine Bar 216 N. Main St. — Reno County Farmer’s Market 2nd Ave. and Washington St. — Smedley’s 317 N. Main St. — Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th — Metropolitan Coffee 1329 E. 17th Ave. — The Rusty Needle 1329 E. 17th Ave.

Hutchinson Public Library

901 N. Main St. hutchpl.org | 620.663.5441 Mon - Thur 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. / Fri-Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. / Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Established in 1901, the Hutchinson Public Library continues to be the best resource in town for books, music, movies and more. Get in and out fast by searching for your titles ahead of time on our website or enjoy our relaxing atmosphere and spend your quiet time with us.


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Hutchinson Public Art and Murals

For more information about Public Art, contact Rebekah Keasling at the City of Hutchinson, 620.259.4118.

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Sherman and Main

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The Room

Book Online - theroom-hutchinson.com 620.314.5306 | 2 E. 2nd Ave., Hutchinson

What is it? “The Room” is a social game where you must meet the objective of the room within a 60 minute time frame. It will test your communication skills, talent at deciphering clues and ability to work as a team. Who is it for? “The Room” is built for just about everyone! Great for family bonding, corporate team building, couples and friends looking for a fun and interactive experience. For corporate team building and weekday room times please call us at (620) 314-5306 or email us at theroom.hutchinson@gmail.com

MetaCog Escape Games

Book Online - metacogescape.com 620.755.5757 | 2606 N. Main St, Hutchinson

MetaCog Escape Games is a labor of love brought to you by two people who simply can’t get enough of a great escape room experience. We want to bring our joy and passion for astounding escape games to the masses! So please, enjoy one of our games and Discover YOUR Escape!

Movie Theatres B&B Theatre

B&B offers the latest in sounds and comfort, with recent luxury updates. 1500 E. 11th Ave. | 620.669.8510 | bbtheatres.com

Carey Digital Dome Theater

A 2-story dome with an amazing 4k digital projection system. 1100 N. Plum | 620.665.9347 | cosmo.org


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ASIAN

Dillons Marketplace

PiZaacos

Village Inn Pancake House

112 S. Main | 620.662.6293

2901 N. Main | 620.662.3116

Chili’s Grill & Bar

1801 E. 17th | 620.669.8207

FAST FOOD

Best Asian

COFFEE SHOPS

2807 N. Main | 620.663.5000

China Star Super Buffet

2 S. Main | 620.259.6868

Imperial Garden

1329 E. 17th | 620.662.8401

King Wok Chinese Restaurant

15 W. 2nd | 620.664.8408

Panda Express

1528 E. 17th | 620.665.1199

1502 E. 17th | 620.669.5361 3200 Plaza East Drive | 620.665.5579

BARS & GRILLS

DELI/ SANDWICH SHOPS

1710 N. Waldron | 620.664.9022

1441 E. 30th Ave. | 620.259.7777

3200 Plaza East Drive | 620.665.5579

Mr. Cao Japanese Steakhouse 1505 E. 17th | 620.259.7550 329 E. 4th | 620.664.6666 1401 E. 11th | 620.662.8828 1400 E. 30th | 620.663.6888 1500 E. 11th | 620.664.9595

Bluebird Books Cafe Metropolitan Coffee Metro to Go

Starbucks Coffee

Buffalo Wild Wings

Firehouse Subs

Polo Bar & Grill

Jimmy Johns

Rusty Needle Sports Bar & Grill

Subway Sandwich & Salads

25 E. 30th | 620.259.4313 1808 N. Plum | 620.259.6674

21 Santa Fe

18 W. Ave. B. | 620.259.8206

AJ’s Sports Grill

1221 E. 23rd | 620.259.8771

Carl’s Bar & Deli

103 N. Main | 620.662.9875

Flicks Bar & Grill, Nickerson 10 S. Nickerson St. | 620.422.6060

Smedley’s Tavern

317 N. Main | 620.259.6588

900 E. 30th | 620.662.5500 719 N. Main | 620.662.5111 1530 E. 11th | 620.662.7827 1620 E. 30th | 620.662.4862 2417 N. Main | 620.669.8811 1905 E. 17th | 620.662.6697

The Hickory Stik

1524 E. 4th | 620.615.1444

Freddy’s Frozen Custard 1501 E. 17th | 620.669.9484

McDonald’s

20 E. 4th | 620.665.5642 603 E. 30th | 620.662.6462 1407 E. 11th | 620.662.4014 1006 S. Main (SH) | 620.664.5848

R-B Drive In

201 E. Ave. A | 620.662.9713

Spangles

120 E. 4th | 620.662.1600 1107 E. 30th | 620.662.4146

Arby’s

910 E. 30th | 620.669.0180 1423 E. 11th | 620.664.5294

A&W

1718 N. Plum | 620.665.8189

Bogey’s

214 N. Main. | 620.543.2200

Bogey’s Jr., South Hutch

FAMILY DINING

Bull’s Eye Grill, Yoder

Cara’s Cafe & Pizzeria, Arlington

Hwy 96 & Yoder Rd. | 620.465.3612

BARBECUE

DK Carryout

Mustard Seed, Buhler

514 N. Main St. | 620.960.6210

111 W. 2nd Ave. Suite D | 620.200.2876

1809 E. 17th | 620.662.2744

2928 N. Main | 620.663.7273

101 N. Main | 620.665.5400

114 W. Main | 620.538.3290

Sandhills Brewing

Chick-fil-A

Allie’s Deli & Coffee Shoppe

BREWERIES & TAPROOMS Salt City Brewing Company

Braum’s Ice Cream Store

Carriage Crossing Restaurant & Bakery, Yoder Dutch Kitchen Restaurant

6803 West Highway 61 | 620.662.2554

IHOP

1807 E. 17th | 620.664.9438

400 N. Main | 620.259.2094

3408 E. Red Rock Rd. | 620.465.2855

Burger King

201 E 4th | 316.243.2661 2803 N. Main | 316.243.1905

Dairy Queen

2515 N. Main | 620.663.2231

Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius Treat Ctr. 1500 E. 11th | 620.662.5221

25 N. Main St. | 620.259.7222

Skaets Steak Shop

Kentucky Fried Chicken

2401 N. Main | 620.669.8787

Sunny’s Cafe, Buhler

Long John Silver’s

Carolyn’s Essenhaus, Arlington

Sonic Drive-In

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

2300 N. Main | 620.662.9845

Rib Crib

400 S. Buhler Rd. | 620.543.2251

Lavon’s Bakery & BBQ, Buhler

104 E. Main | 620.538.4711

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ

1100 N Plum St. | 800.397.0330

1720 N. Waldron | 620.259.7880 216 N. Maple | 620.543.2411

Cosmosphere Cafe

703 E. 4th | 620.663.5232

2928 N. Main | 620.663.7273 1600 E. 30th | 620.664.9117 621 E. 4th | 620.663.7311 3 Des Moines (SH) | 620.662.2711

Wendy’s

1018 W. 5th | 620.663.7421

The Diner, South Hutch

CASUAL DINING

Firehouse Cafe

MEXICAN

Mamma Lou’s, Buhler

127 S. Adams | 620.662.3100

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 1609 E. 17th | 620.665.5171

Downtown Sampler

1 N. Main St. #201 | 620.662.7990

Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th | 620.669.6838

507 N. Main, South Hutch | 620.665.6160 1824 E. 4th | 620.669.8836 111 N. Main | 620.543.5139

The Second Table, Yoder 9804 S. Main | 620.465.2321

Sunshine Cafe, Nickerson 3 N. Main | 620.422.5153

700 N. Main | 620.662.7461

Anchor Away Anchor Grill

528 E. 30th | 620.259.5266

Anchor Inn

126 S. Main | 620.669.0311

Carlos O’Kelly’s

909 E. 30th | 620.665.9885


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Ken’s Pizza

Mi Tierra

Little Caesar’s Pizza

309 N. Main | 620.860.5404 700 E. 4th | 620.662.6121

Playa Azul

701 E. 30th | 620.663.7004

901 E. 30th | 620.669.9309 428 E. 30TH | 620.259.7373 921 E. 4th | 620.259.6771

Papa Murphy’s

Qdoba Mexican Grill

2420 N. Main, Suite D | 620.663.9600

Cancun Mexican Grill

14 N. Nickerson | 620.422.5900

El Gordo Mexican Fast Food

PRIVATE CLUBS

El Patio Authentic Mexican Food

922 Crazy Horse Rd. | 620.663.5301

1518 E. 17th | 620.259.7132

2803 N. Lorraine | 620.665.6999 2223 N. Lorraine | 620.259.7149 908 South Main | 620.314.7839

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant 2301 N. Main | 620.664.9824

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 501 W. 5th | 620.259.2034

Fiesta Grande 600 E. 4th | 620.662.7351

Taco Bell

1203 E. 30th | 620.665.8823 412 E. 4th | 620.665.8863

Taco Hut

600 E. 30th | 620.665.8541

Taco John’s

420 E. 30th | 620.259.7270

PIZZA/ ITALIAN

Gambino’s Pizza, South Hutch 310 S. Main | 620.663.9200

Olive Garden

1700 E. 17th | 620.728.0556

Papa John’s Pizza 501 E. 17th | 620.665.7272

Pizza Hut

930 E. 30th | 620.662.0571 125 W. 4th | 620.662.7788 (Carryout only)

Pizza Ranch

1805 E. 17th | 620.662.2066

Domino’s Pizza

2500 N. Main, Suite A | 620.259.7585

Pizza Connection, Nickerson

Crazy Horse Sports Club & Golf Course Prairie Dunes Country Club

CATERERS

Anchor Away 620.662.3100

Atrium Hotel & Conference Center 620.669.9311

The Bakery House & Catering Co. 620.663.5960

Carlos O’Kelly’s 620.665.9885

Carriage Crossing Restaurant 620.465.3612

Downtown Sampler 620.662.7990

Great Western Dining, HCC

4812 E. 30th | 620.662.0581

620.665.3406

STEAKS & SEAFOOD

25 N. Main St. | 620.259.7222

The Hickory Stik

Airport Steakhouse

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Jillian’s Grill and Wine Bar

Hutch Chef David

Texas T-Bone Steakhouse

Jackson Meat

Pretty Prairie Steakhouse, Pretty Prairie

Knackies Katering, Inman

1100 Airport Rd. | 620.662.4281 216 N. Main | 620.663.8466

1419 E. 11th Ave. | 620.664.0017 112 W. Main | 620.459.6700

SWEET STUFF

Dillons Store Bakeries

725 E. 4th | 620.662.3316 206 W. 5th | 620.663.4464 3200 Plaza East Dr. | 620.665.5579

Aunt P’s Sugartime Confections 29 S. Main| 620.694.9053

Dairy Queen

12 E. 3rd | 620.662.5791

Daylight Donuts

305 N. Main | 620.663.9999

Dough Co Doughnuts 1228 E. 4th | 620.615.0064

620.669.8787 620.513.0468

620.662.4465

620.585.2799

Olive Garden

1700 E. 17th | 620.728.0556

Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th | 620.669.6838

PiZaacos

112 S. Main | 620.662.6293

Pizza Ranch 620.662.2066

Prairie Dunes Country Club 620.662.0581

Rib Crib

1720 N. Waldron | 620.259.7880

Sunflower Supper Club 620.664.6318

Bernard’s 620.899.9683

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant 620.664.9824


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Hutchinson Sports Arena | 700 East 11th Ave.

While 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, it is now the home to the NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championship in November. Those are in addition to a myriad of other uses, including the Boys and Girls 3A State high school basketball tournaments, the 3A/4A State high school Volleyball Tournament and Hutchinson Community College home games, as well as the Dillon Lecture Series — featuring speakers renowned nationally and internationally.

Gowans Stadium Just East of Plum Street on 11th Avenue

Gowans Stadium is among the crown jewels of football facilities in the Midwest. This 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 Field Turf surface in 2016. Gowans Stadium also boasts a video board, which enhances the game day experience for fans with instant replays and highlight videos.

Salthawk Activity Center 810 East 13th Avenue

A modern multi-use facility, the Hutchinson High school Salthawk Activity Center is home to Hutchinson High School basketball, volleyball and wrestling programs.


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Buhler Fields 701 Parkside Dr., Buhler 620.543.2558

Wheatland Park Ballfield Complex is the newest baseball and softball complex in Reno County. 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.

Westar/Prairie Ridge Park North of 30th, East of Dillon Nature Center 620.728.5208

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.

Haven Fields 12 miles south of Hutchinson 620.465.3445

The brand new Haven ball fields feature turf fields, as well as top-notch practice facilities. Haven Public Schools have had great support in maintaining high-quality athletic facilities that focus on the experience of players and fans.

McQueen Field

It is also used for area schools’ competing cross country teams, and has hosted the NJCAA Region VI Cross Country Championship, the Kansas High School Class 4A Regional Cross Country Meet and one of the largest non-post-season meets in the state.

In Carey Park funvalleysports.com | 620.663.6179

McQueen Fields offer yet another option for baseball and softball teams, as well as anyone looking to get in a little practice. The fields are operated by Hutch Rec.

Hobart-Detter Field 9 Emerson Loop W. (in Carey Park) funvalleysports.com | 620.663.6179

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 is a host site for USSSA baseball invitational and state tournaments. New turf was installed in the fall of 2015.


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Hutchinson Tennis Complex Just South of 23rd Ave. & Severance St.

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 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.

Fun Valley Sports Complex 4401 W. 4th Ave. funvalleysports.com | 620.663.6179

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 concession and merchandise area, air-conditioned sports bar, upper deck mezzanine, sand volleyball courts and a state-of-the-art playground to keep younger visitors entertained.

Over 20 years of creating family memories

6 Emerson loop E Hutchinson KS 620-694-2672

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Hutchinson Zoo

6 Emerson Loop East | 620.694.2672 | hutchinsonzoo.org

Open 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day Admission – Free / Disabled Access The Hutchinson Zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is located in the heart of Carey Park. The Zoo is home to 100 different species, with exhibits designed for children and families. Interactive features include: climb-through prairie dog tunnels, fish feeding and Dino Dig. The Prairie Thunder Railroad is a favorite zoo attraction among visitors. Riders will enjoy this 10-minute ride through native prairie landscapes. Tickets may be purchased in the zoo gift shop. For train hours of operation call the zoo at 620.694.2672.

Hooray Ranch

33 Miles Southwest of Hutchinson hoorayranch.com 316.213.5280 – To Book a Private Event | 800.847.0834 – To Book a Hunting Trip

With future generations in mind, the vision of Hooray Ranch evolved into a place where the avid hunter or wildlife enthusiast could escape for an unprecedented, all-inclusive experience. The ranch features over 20,000 acres of intensively managed, prime wildlife habitat in the heart of Kansas. The Hooray Ranch Campus spans across 6 stunning buildings, including the centerpiece of the property, The Refuge. A 15,000 square foot outdoorsmen’s paradise is guaranteed to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Indian Creek Bison Ranch 21 Miles Southeast of Hutchinson indiancreekbison.com 620.921.5184

This herd of bison was started in 1989 by Jerry and Linda Schmidt, who raise them for meat and production purposes. The Schmidt’s, whose ranching philosophy centers on conservation, preservation, maintaining natural conditions and encouraging biodiversity 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. Tours scheduled by appointment, please call.


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Quivira Wildlife Refuge 28 miles west of Hutchinson 620.486.2393

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 features rare inland salt marsh and sand prairie. The prairie is considered to be a diverse community of hundreds of species of plants, with many species of mammals, birds, reptiles and other organisms that are prairie-dependent. Roughly 7,000 acres of wetlands hosts thousands of Canada geese, meadowlarks and other migratory birds as they pass through the refuge on their annual migrations.

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 electricity. All sites have 50 amp service; 14 sites have horse pens made up of two 12’ X 12’ 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.

Cheney State Park

12 miles south of Hutchinson 316.542.3664 | ksoutdoors.com

Cheney State Park offers a great weekend getaway with sailing, fishing, boating and a host of other outdoor activities. Cheney Reservoir is a camper’s delight. The Reservoir covers 9,537 surface acres and has 67 miles of shoreline. Its 849-square mile drainage basin encompasses parts of three counties: Reno, Sedgwick and Kingman. Accommodations include: park office, 223 electrical hookup sites (water available), about 400 primitive camp sites, shower houses, marina and much more! Camping rate information is available at cheneysp@wp.state.ks.us.

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City Parks and Playgrounds Hutchinson boasts several quality parks with plenty to do for the whole family. Fairgrounds Park features splash pads, a playground, and wonderful tennis courts. The Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail runs through Rice Park and it has many amenities. There is truly something to do for everyone!

Fairgrounds Park 2101 N. Severance St

Rice Park 44 Swarens

Splash Pads 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

Rivers Banks Orchard Park 2911 E. 43rd Avenue

Hutchinson’s newest park is being developed over several years and will encompass 72 acres. The Winwoods Enchanted Playground includes special slides, swings and a teeter-totter, fantasy characters such as a dragon that will spray children with a light mist of water when they press his belly button, artificial tree trunks carved to look like woodland trolls, and xylophones the children can play. And it’s all surrounded by a fun, sponge-like safety surface on the ground. It is the 51st Shane’s Inspiration playground in the United States but the first such playground in Kansas.


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Salt City Splash Aquatic Center 1601 S. Plum St. (in Carey Park) saltcitysplash.com 620.662.7705 (Seasonal) 620.663.6179 (Year-Round)

Open daily, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Memorial Weekend thru 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 the land playground. 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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Carey Park Golf Course 9 Emerson Loop East

CAREYPARKGOLF.COM 620.694.2698

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.

Cottonwood Hills Golf Club 1014 N. Buhler Rd.

COTTONWOODHILLS.NET 620.878.0087

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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Crazy Horse Golf Course 922 Crazy Horse Road

CRAZYHORSEGOLF.COM 620.663.5301 922 Crazy Horse Road

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.

Prairie Dunes Country Club 4812 E. 30th Ave.

PRAIRIEDUNES.COM 620.662.0581

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 hosted 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 golf legend & 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 Golf Digest’s American’s Greatest Golf Courses (#25), Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses (#12), Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (#16), Top 100 Courses in the World (#25) and MSN’s 30 Most Beautiful Golf Courses (#25)


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Avenue A Park

100 - 148 South Main Street

Avenue A Park is a beautiful gem nestled right off the Woodie Seat Freeway, and serves as the introduction to downtown. One can enjoy a quiet walk along the water, see amazing sculptures and enjoy live music on Third Thursday. The park is also a short walk from a number of downtown’s wonderful shops, restaurants and businesses.

George Pyle Park 118 S. Poplar Street

George W. Pyle Park is situated behind the Reno County Museum and hosts a number of events throughout the year. The park is a perfect place for lunch on a nice day or quick break from your run, walk or bike ride.


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Carey Park

1600 Carey Park Blvd | 620.694.1905

The possibilities to have a good time at Carey Park are endless. Go for a walk, splash around the pool, check out the zoo, hit some golf balls, take a bike ride or walk the dog, to name a few. Home to the Hutchinson Zoo, Salt City Splash, Carey Park Golf Course and Hobart-Detter baseball field, Carey Park offers visitors a plethora of fun, outdoor options. Guests can walk a portion of the Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail that encircles the park to see it all.

Disc Golf

Carey Park Course - 1600 Carey Park Blvd Rivers Banks Orchard Park - 2911 E. 43rd Ave.

This 18-hole disc golf course winds its way along the outer edge of Carey Park. The course includes a variety of challenges, including a 546-foot hole, holes guarded by trees and water. 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 every August. The newest disc golf course is at Rivers Banks Orchard Park, and was developed in 2018. It includes cement T-pads for the 18-hole course that was designed by a local frisbee golf group.


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You may still be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan

If you missed the December 7 Annual Enrollment Period deadline, we have good news: You may still be able to enroll! There are several reasons why you may be eligible to enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan—reasons like you are moving; you are just turning 65 years old; you are newly qualified for Medicare due to a disability. Other circumstances may qualify you as well.

Call a licensed sales agent Local MarketPoint agent

620-481-1634 (TTY: 711) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. Applicable to H5216-033-006. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call 1-800-457-4708 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week. It is important that we treat you fairly. Discrimination is against the law. Humana Inc. and its subsidiaries do not discriminate or exclude people because of their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. Humana complies with all Federal and State Civil Rights laws. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-877-320-1235 (TTY: 711). Español: Llame al número arriba indicado para recibir servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. 繁體中文: 撥打上面的電話號碼即可獲得免費語言援助服務。

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HOTELS & M OTEL S ATRIUM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER | 620.669.9311 1400 North Lorraine

COMFORT INN AND SUITES| 620.669.5200

1601 Super Plaza | Choicehotels.com/hotel/ks202

DAYS INN | 620.665.3700

1420 North Lorraine | daysinn.com

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES | 620.259.8787 1111 North Lorraine | marriot.com/icthu

HAMPTON INN | 620.665.9800

1401 1/2 East 11th | hutchinson.hamptoninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS | 620.259.8656 911 Porter | hiexpress.com/hutchinsonks

RED COACH INN | 620.662.6394

1315 East 11th | redcoachhutch.com

RODEWAY INN | 620.663.4444

11 Des Moines, South Hutchinson | choicehotels.com

SUPER 8 | 620.663.7822

1621 Super Plaza | super8.com

ASTRO MOTEL | 620.663.1151

15 East 4th | astromotelhutch.com

BUDGET HOST INN | 620.663.1211 15 West 4th | budgethost.com

HUTCHINSON INN | 620.665.4091 114 West 4th | thehutchinsoninn.com

SUNFLOWER INN | 620.669.8281

322 East 4th | sunflowerinnhutchinson.com

SUNSET MOTEL | 620.662.4429 2605 East 4th

AIR B NB ’S THE HENDRICKS HIDEAWAY THE CRESCENT HOUSE

BED & B REAKFAS T 5TH AVENUE SUITES INN | 620.200.2279 201 West 5th | 5thavesuitesinn.com

HEDRICK’S B&B INN AND EXOTIC ANIMAL FARM | 888.489.8039 7901 North Roy L. Smith Road | hedricks.com

GRAND STAFF BED AND BREAKFAST | 620.543.6518 406 West Avenue A | grandstaffbedandbreakfast.com

IRISH CREEK LODGE | 620.960.3894

3907 East Irish Creek Road | irishcreeklodge.com

THE LITTLE HOUSE OF YODER | 620.465.2200 3512 Lawrence Street | littlehouseinyoder.com

PRAIRIE OAKS INN | 620.486.2962

35810 West Greenfield | prairieoaksinn.net

SUNFLOWER INN OF YODER | 620.465.2200 3307 East Switzer Road | Sunflowerinnofyoder.com

WHITETAIL ACRES BED AND BREAKFAST | 620.465.3670 13308 South Rayl Road | whitetailacres—kansas.com

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C AM PGROUNDS KANSAS STATE FAIRGROUNDS | 620.669.3600 2000 North Poplar | kansasstatefair.com

LIGHTHOUSE LANDING RV PARK | 800.921.1236 9 Heartland Drive | lighthouselandingrvpark.com

MELODY ACRES RV PARK | 620.665.5048 1009 E. Blanchard | melodyacresrvpark.com

SPRING LAKE RV RESORT | 316.835.3443

1308 South Spring Lake Road | springlakervresort.com

HITCHIN’ POST RV PARK | 620.727.2356 3415 Switzer Road | yoderkansas.com

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G R EAT PLACES TO MEET Atrium Hotel & Conference Center 1400 N Lorraine | 620.669.9311 ——————————————————————

Modern, versatile and functional, the spacious halls and meeting rooms provide approximately 30,000 sq feet of conference and banquet space.

Comfort Inn & Suites 1601 Super Plaza | 620.669.5200 choicehotels.com/hotels/ks202 ——————————————————————

1,250 sq feet of meeting space that can be separated into 2 breakout rooms.

Cosmosphere 1100 North Plum | 800.397.0330 cosmo.org ——————————————————————

A wide range of rooms and entertainment options in an exciting and unique venue. Choose from over eight spaces with capacity ranging from 60–300+.

Dillon Nature Center 3002 East 30th Avenue | 620.663.7411 hutchrec.com ——————————————————————

Meeting and banquet space is available in a unique and breathtaking setting. Outdoor and Indoor options available.

Fairfield Inn & Suites 1111 N Lorraine St | 620.259.8787 marriott.com/icthu ——————————————————————

1,200 sq feet of meeting space that is perfect for family reunions or corporate events.

Hutchinson Community College 1300 North Plum | 620.665.3500 hutchcc.edu ——————————————————————

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

Kansas State Fair 2000 North Poplar | 620.669.3600 kansasstatefair.com ——————————————————————

The Fair facilities offer a wide variety of suitable accommodations for events of all sizes and duration.

Memorial Hall 101 South Walnut | 620.669.9311 hutchgov.com ——————————————————————

Originally built in 1911 this historic hall has a stage, open floor and fixed balcony seating all designed to hold up to 2,000 people.

Strataca 3650 East Avenue G | 620.662.1425 underkansas.org ——————————————————————

Uniquely located 650 feet below ground, the StrataCenter seats up to 250 people, is handicapped accessible, comfortable and always 68°.

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