There’s No Place Like Home.
Wellness is more than a destination — it’s a journey.
For generations, Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System has remained a valued, trusted center of healthcare for Reno County and beyond — providing comprehensive care for patients and families across central and western Kansas. From newborns to older adults, our team is here to support your needs and keep you moving on your journey to wellness.
As the largest employer in the county with almost 1400 employees, our success is a shared success.
Our mission is what we stand for. Enhancing the quality of life through integrated healthcare.
Diverse cultures, authentic art and dynamic traditions have helped shape our vibrant community. No matter your interests, our community has countless opportunities for you to explore. Sample our local cuisine, experience worldclass museums including the Cosmosphere and Strataca, stroll along our walking and bike trails, or take in a show at one of our many theaters and fine arts venues.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while playing a round at one of our award-winning golf courses.
This guide is designed to help you explore key events throughout the year, provide insider tips on what to see and do, and provide the best lists and resources available to help you have the best experience yet in our city! Our staff is always happy to also provide personalized assistance for your meeting or tour group needs.
This Visitors 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
There is no chance you will leave Hutch hungry...chances are you will need to come back in order to try all of the delicious locally-owned joints we have!
CATCH A GAME
Llamas and zebras and otters, oh my! Animal encounters are the norm when you visit Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm and the Hutch Zoo!
From basketball to volleyball, football to softball, Hutch is your place for sports!
HIGH ABOVE & DOWN BELOW
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Nowhere else in the United States can you travel 650 feet below the earth’s surface AND explore the wonders of outer space all in one day. Hutch is home to two world-renowned attractions, and they both need to be on your bucket list! Strataca and the Cosmosphere are waiting for you!
TAKE YOUR PIC
With over 40 murals and dozens of sculptures around Hutch, you are sure to find the perfect spot for a selfie!
HANG WITH THE GANG
Whether you are looking for outdoor fun or indoor fun, we have it all. Bowling, disc golf, axe throwing, DIY art studios and much more! You and your gang will have a blast exploring!
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL
We want you to join us for our monthly events, annual fairs and festivals, national championships and so much more! Our calendar is constantly being updated, and we guarantee you will find an event that will bring you to Hutch!
THE MAGIC OF THE THEATRE
From live theatre to the big screen, if you are looking for a show, Hutch has you covered!
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
Floating down a river, hiking a state park, diving into a pool, or just enjoying nature....all of this can be done in Reno County!
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A trip to Downtown Hutch is not complete without enjoying your favorite microbrew or cocktail on the patio at Sand Hills Brewing or Salt City Brewery!
High Above & Down Below
The Cosmosphere is a world-renowned space museum and science education center. It is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Kansas and it happens to be located in the heart of Hutchinson!
Not only will you find the largest combined collection of U.S.
and Soviet-era artifacts--like the Apollo 13 and a flown Soviet Vostok--but you can also experience live science demonstrations daily, planetarium shows, a digital dome theater, café, gift store and the CosmoKids interactive area!
See cosmo.org or call 620.662.2305 for help planning your trip to the Cosmosphere at 11th and Plum Street in Hutchinson. (Watch for the rockets…you can’t miss them!)
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When visiting both the Cosmosphere and Strataca within 10 days, you can receive a $5 discount!
Visit cosmostrataca.fun for details.
At Strataca we are passionate about providing all of our visitors with the adventure and memories to last a lifetime. The mine is filled with unique experiences and decades of history that you can only get 650 feet below this Kansas town.
Everyone who walks through our doors becomes a part of our underground community. Make memories underground that you and your family will hold close and cherish forever. Join the adventure, book your adventure online today at UnderKansas.org!
The walls act as ancient scrolls of the earth revealing secrets of the strata formed long ago.
THE MINING GALLERY
Take a trip back in time and experience life as a miner.
THE DARK RIDE
A 30 minute tram tour through the mine.
SALT MINE EXPRESS
Journey into a raw portion of the salt mine on an underground train.
UNDERGROUND VAULTS & STORAGE EXHIBIT
Marvel at movie costumes, props and other one-of-a-kind artifacts that are stored underground.
Hang with the Gang
Located in Hutchinson’s Carey Park and home to over 100 species of animals. Jump on the Prairie Thunder Railroad and check out the new otter habitat.
Head outdoors for some family fun at Hutch Putt, Hutchinson’s 18-hole miniature golf course. This vibrant course features a ball-in-water shot, a pipe shot, and a boulder arch for added difficulty.
Grab your bowling shoes and load up the family! The Alley Indoor Entertainment complex in Hutchinson is a must-see for visitors young and old!
The large-scale complex boasts 20 lanes for league and open bowling and six lanes for private parties or drop-in bowlers.
Non-bowlers will enjoy the laser-tag area, an arcade area with 80 video games, and the Spin Zone Bumper Cars!
AXE IT UP HUTCH
Axe throwing is for everyone! It can be a great way to engage in some family fun entertainment. Anyone over the age of 10, and of any ability are able to learn how to throw an axe. Try something new and become a part of a growing community.
HUTCHINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
All the resources you need from digitized books and archives to government documents and the Kansas Room, filled with genealogical and local history materials.
BOARD & BRUSH
A place for creating unique wood decor projects from scratch while enjoying a fun instructor-led atmosphere.
LIT STUDIOS PAINT & POTTERY
A studio dedicated to being a place for individuals to spark their creativity with paint your own pottery and more.
A public art studio, DIY Pinterest inspired workshop, upcycled art, customized projects and more.
WOOL MARKET & DIY SCHOOL
Hutchinson’s Magnificent Murals
Hutchinson boasts over 40 murals created by local artists that hide around corners and down alleyways. Visit our website to explore additional murals and public art displays.
Visit Hutch commissioned local artist Brady Scott to complete two murals on their Visitor Information Center at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The “To The Stars” mural was completed in 2021 and the “Cotton Candy Sunset” mural was completed in 2022.
The artwork in the first mural features Hutchinson’s skyline at night as well as state symbols: the meadowlark, sunflower, and wheat. The spray-painted piece was a partnership between Visit Hutch and Kansas Tourism.
The second mural represents the importance and history of agriculture in Reno County as well as some iconic images that represent the State Fair. This mural was a partnership between Visit Hutch and the KCAIC, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.SALT HAWK STREET ART 600 W. 2nd Ave. Artist: Brady Scott RAINBOW LION 2 N. Main St. Artist: Jerimiah Tolbert TO THE STARS 2000 N. Poplar St.. Artist: Brady Scott COTTON CANDY SUNSET 2000 N. Poplar St.. Artist: Brady Scott
Things To DoCOMMUNITY MURAL ON 3RD 300 N. Main St. Created by: Deanne Bowersox COMMUNITY MURAL 29 S. Main St. Created by: Shaelee Mendenhall TRIPTYCH MURALS 400 S. Main St. Artists: Jocelyn Woodson, Brady Scott, Julie Black CHESTER I. LEWIS PARK MURAL 15 E. 1st. Ave.. Artists: Jocelyn Woodson, Josh Tripoli, Brendan Martinez
Art & Culture
RENO COUNTY MUSEUM
Their collection contains over 40,000 artifacts representing farming, industry, arts & culture, and most importantly the stories of Reno County citizens.
The rotating galleries and interactive children’s area are sure to be an excellent experience whether you’re visiting Reno County or call it home.
Visit the interactive play area where the kids will have a blast playing in the old general store, schoolhouse, jail, and more!
RENO COUNTY VETERANS’ MEMORIAL
The memorial represents the commitment of the citizens of Reno County to honor those who have served in our military. To date there have been 56 granite panels erected that display the names of over 14,000 Reno County veterans from the Civil War through today.
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
Completed in 1919 and is a Grand Army of Republic commemorative Civil War monument. The monument combines a statue of Abraham Lincoln with statues of a sailor, an artilleryman, an infantryman and a cavalry manrepresenting the four branches of the Union Army.
THE CLAYWORKS AT DISABILITY SUPPORTS
Featuring unique clay and pottery pieces, artisan glass work, and handcrafted jewelry as well as greeting cards and two-dimensional art all available for sale.
TECH ART GALLERY
Shop for original paintings, prints, scarves, greeting cards and calendars all created by clients of TECH. They also have an online store you can browse.
HUTCHINSON ART CENTER
Discover local and regional masterpieces featuring a wide variety of gallery exhibits by regional and national artists displaying paintings, sculpture, photography and other art forms.
The gallery also offers artwork for sale by many local artists through their gift shop, Consignment Art Gallery, Annual Art Fair in May and Annual Members Art Show in October.
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HUTCHINSON REGIONAL AIRPORT
The Hutchinson Regional Airport has been a business aviation center of the Midwest for more than 40 years. Much more than just a place to land, it is a benefit-packed resource for pilots, passengers, and businesses that use and serve general aviation, located just three miles from downtown.
The Hutchinson Airport is Class IV FAA Airport with three runways capable of handling corporate aircraft. Charter service is available.
The Hutchinson Airport has hosted many regional and national fly-in's and conference over the years. It's the perfect location to host your next aviation event.
The Magic of the Theatre
HUTCHINSON’S HISTORIC FOX THEATRE
For the best in live music or to catch a good movie, check out what is playing at The Fox.
Known as one of Central Kansas’ premier entertainment destinations, it has been named one of the best historical theatres in the United States by Architectural Digest.
Here you can enjoy a variety 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.
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FAMILY COMMUNITY THEATRE
A community theatre in every sense...the theatre showcases many local performers of all ages (even kids!) as they hone their skills performing family-friendly productions that take place at the Flag Theatre.
Now in its 107th year, is south central Kansas’ premier regional theatre. Their offerings include unique collaborations and outdoor performances which are sure to excite minds, move hearts and change lives.
STRINGER FINE ARTS CENTER
Watch as local students bring theatre alive with productions directed, acted and designed by Hutchinson Community College Theatre students.
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1964, the mission of the Hutchinson Symphony Association is to bring about live orchestra performances of classical and other quality music to the people of our area and to encourage young people to listen to and perform great music.
catch a flick
Relax in comfortable reclining chairs while enjoying one of the newest cinematic releases.
CAREY DIGITAL DOME THEATER
Located inside the Cosmosphere, this theater is a two-story dome with an amazing 4K digital projection system. It creates a theater experience so vivid you’ll feel like you’re part of the action!
HUTCHINSON’S HISTORIC FOX THEATRE
Named the “State Movie Palace of Kansas”, you will want to catch a film in this 1930’s art-deco theatre. They offer a variety of film series’ including Classic Film Series and Fox Kids Film Series.
Arkanoe is Hutchinson’s only kayak, canoe and tube rental and shuttle service on the Arkansas River. With abundant wildlife, and plenty of sandbars to explore, the Arkansas River near Hutchinson is perfect for enjoying nature's beauty close to home.
Their shuttle services access points between Haven and Nickerson for kayakers and canoers with their own equipment.
Located just west of Hutchinson, at Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm you come upon a most unusual sight: zebras frolicking with camels, ostriches dancing in the brome, giraffes, kangaroos and too many other exotic critters to list.
Families, groups and singles can meet and interact with the animals when they stay at the Bed & Breakfast located on the farm in Nickerson.
Hutchinson’s only vineyard, Inland Ocean Vineyards, is a mustsee for any wine lover. The two acre vineyard yields over 12,000 lbs of grapes that are turned into over 3,400 bottles of wine.
Inland Ocean Vineyards is open for tastings on Saturdays and Sundays, or schedule a group tasting for you and your friends!
The JM Collingwood Barn is a historically significant barn sitting on 17 acres that has been repurposed into a breathtaking wedding and event center.
Boasting a total of over 16,000 square feet and ceilings reaching over 25 feet tall, it's capable of accommodating up to 300 guests and is perfect for any event.
The Kansas Maze is focused on providing customers with the best Sunflower Festival experience!
With more than 20 acres of sunflowers and 600,000 blooms, you are sure to find that perfect backdrop for pictures or just be mesmerized at their beauty. They have also added their annual Sunflower Craft & Art Market.
Open seasonally from August through December on TuesdaySundays, Polk’s Farm Market has some of the best fresh fruits,
Twisted Pine Farms is an event center located 3 miles north of Hutchinson in an outdoor oasis. Their modern yet cozy barn, spacious outdoor patio and wedding nook is the perfect spot to host weddings, corporate events or any gathering.
You can also hold your event at the Richman Arboretum. They host weddings, rehearsal dinners, company picnics, you name it!
On a 39-acre, partially wooded and secluded tract of land in Hutchinson, you will find a picturesque setting for private weddings, private events, family reunions and corporate events.
The original barn has been restored to give group events an interesting central gathering area.
Yaggy has two historic, sideby-side white clapboard homes that are a perfect country setting for weddings, family reunions, or corporate retreats.
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Nestled amongst a tree-line drive on a 1,260-acre farm less than five miles from Downtown Hutchinson, it’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living.
The Whitetail Acres Victorian was built in 1900. Experience the Victorian Era when you step inside and see the hand-crafted decorative woodwork throughout the house, including the
u-shaped open staircase and the original stained-glass windows.
Come to relax, using the upstairs deck or one of the two patios to read. There are presently 120 acres to roam and enjoy the woods and creek, many birds, deer, pheasant, and turkey.
Owl’s Lavender Patch is located in the Sand Hills of Kansas.
There are more than 700 lovely lavender plants will be growing here currently.
The lavender farm will be the location for the new Country Shed. At the Country Shed, you will be able to enjoy a snack and soft drink and escape the weather.
Avenue A Park 100 S. Main St.
Bernard White Park 600 W. 5th Ave.
Carey Park 600 Park Blvd.
Chester I. Lewis Plaza 15 E. 1st Ave.
Elmdale Park 400 E. Ave. E
Fairgrounds Park 2101 N. Severance St.
Farmington Park 3109 Farmington Rd.
Garden Grove Park 3108 Garden Grove Park
George Pyle Park 100 E. Ave. B
Grandview Park 1906 E. 4th Ave.
Herman & Helen Bunte Park 35 Circle Dr.
Hutchinson Dog Park 1501 Severance St.
Rice Park 44 Swarens
Rivers Banks Orchard Park 2911 E. 43rd Ave.
SW Bricktown Park 300 W. 1st Ave.
Shadduck Park 600 W. 2nd Ave.
Carey Park provides endless possibilities for fun surrounded by the beauty of nature. Enjoy the scenery as you walk or bike the trails. Spend an afternoon with the kids by the pool at Salt City Splash. And don’t forget the Hutchinson Zoo! With numerous playgrounds, picnic shelters, ball fields, a skate park, a dog park and so much more - Carey Park has something for everyone.
The park features the Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail that visitors can easily access, along with the many activities available at the park. Rice Park has three baseball and softball fields, which include one high school baseball field and two baseball/fastpitch fields. In 2017, the newest splash pad opened, making it a popular family attraction.
RIVERS BANKS ORCHARD PARK
One of Hutchinson’s newest parks, it encompasses 72 acres and continues to be developed. One unique feature is The Winwoods Enchanted Playground, which is designed to be enjoyed by children of all ages and abilities. Set among fantastical characters, it includes special slides, swings, a teeter-totter, and xylophones the children can play.
SAND HILLS STATE PARK
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 14 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. The campground surrounds a five-acre pond stocked with mainly channel catfish.
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.
A four-unit family shower building/restroom is on site, and cabins also are on the list for Sand Hills.
CHENEY STATE PARK
Cheney State Park offers a great weekend getaway with sailing, fishing, boating and a host of other outdoor activities and is a campers 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 223 electrical hookup sites with water available, about 400 primitive camp sites, shower houses, marina , park office and much more!
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Established in 1955, the mission is to provide and protect a vital habitat for migratory waterfowl in the Central Flyway. Its 22,135 acres feature 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 and reptiles that are prairie-dependent.
Roughly 7,000 acres of wetlands hosts thousands of Canadian geese, meadowlarks and other migratory birds as they pass through the refuge on their annual migrations.
Explore the Outdoors
DILLON NATURE CENTER
Surround yourself with the beauty of the great outdoors! A 100acre ‘wild arboretum’ designated as a National Urban Wildlife Sanctuary.
Discover more than 300 species of woody plants, 200 species of birds, and a large variety of other wildlife along three miles of National Recreation Trails.
It includes a spring-fed pond stocked with fish, beautiful flower gardens, outdoor sculptures, and a natural children’s playscape area.
hit the trails
If you are looking for a fun family activity, a way to stay in shape or a safe way to get across town then make sure you spend some times on our miles of trails.
Over 15 miles of trails connect Hutchinson from the north to the south and east to west.
Visit hutchrec.com/bikewalkhutch for a map of trails.
Are you looking for the perfect spot to play disc golf in the Hutchinson area where you can show off your skills, incorporate strategy, compete with friends and be in nature?
Reno County has six disc golf courses to keep you on your toes.
Carey Park Disc Golf Course
600 Park Blvd. | 18 holes
Nickerson Disc Golf Course 101 S. Burr St., Nickerson 5 holes
Orchard Disc Golf Course 2911 E. 43rd Ave. | 18 holes
SALT CITY SPLASH
During the long summer days, cool off at Salt City Splash, Hutchinson’s exclusive water park, where there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Salt City Splash features four pools, including a regulation 50-meter pool with basketball goals, fitness lap lanes and diving boards to slides, large floating toys, and a Tiny Tot Pool.
Severance St. north of 17th Ave.
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Rice Park Disc Course 44 Swarens | 18 holes
The Chain Links
1 Power Dr., Pretty Prairie 18 holes
Wheatland Park 65 Parkside Dr., Buhler 18 holes
Avenue A Water Park Washington St. & Ave. A
Rice Park Water Park 44 Swarens
Hit the Links
PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB
The legendary course known for its challenging play as well as its beauty, is a gift to the golf world from the Emerson Carey family. 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.
CAREY PARK GOLF COURSE
Hutchinson’s municipal 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.
CRAZY HORSE SPORTS CLUB & GOLF COURSE
This 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.
HUTCHINSON SPORTS ARENA
The Hutchinson Sports Arena is one of the premier sports venues in Kansas. After a $30 million renovation, the Sports Arena has three full sized auxiliary gyms and can seat over 5,500 in the main arena. The Sports Arena is home of the NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship.
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.
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SALTHAWK ACTIVITY CENTER
A modern multi-use facility on the campus of Hutchinson High School. The campus features three regulation-sized basketball courts and is located directly across the street from the Hutchinson Sports Arena, bringing the total number of courts to seven between the two facilities.
HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The brand new Haven ballfields feature turf fields, as well as topnotch practice facilities.
Gowans Stadium is among the crown jewels of football facilities in the Midwest. The facility includes a state-of-the-art, eightlane track, ample seating capacity, new entrance gates, public restrooms, locker rooms and concession areas.
WESTAR/PRAIRIE RIDGE PARK
The five kilometer cross country course winds around 200 acres of vacant land between Prairie Hills Middle School and Dillon Nature Center. This course provides a beautiful, scenic trail with a mix of hills and flat areas for joggers and walkers.
FUN VALLEY SPORTS COMPLEX
Featuring seven natural turf fields, Fun Valley Sports Complex spans 35 acres and recently went through nearly $1 million of facility improvements. The complex includes a large concession and merchandise area, air-conditioned sports bar, upper deck mezzanine, sand volleyball courts and a playground.
WHEATLAND PARK BALLFIELD
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, and a brand new concession stand.@fvhutch
There’s No Place Like Hutch
Part of an installment first published in the NJCAA Review.
the United States of America entered one of its most defining eras, so too did the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The organization suspended all activity from 1943-45 due to World War II, but athletics at two-year colleges did not cease, especially the sport of basketball.
By spring of 1945 the mere existence of the NJCAA was in question. Would the organization reorganize and emerge again? Out West one man wanted to make sure it did.
Compton College (Calif.) athletic director Earle J. Holmes was one of the founders of the NJCAA and wanted to see the organization reaffirm itself as servicemen returned from war and began enrolling in community colleges. In February of 1945 he invited administrators from many colleges that were previously active in the NJCAA, as well as their basketball
teams, to his campus for the Western States College Basketball Tournament. The goal was to get excitement back into two-year college athletics and to his credit the NJCAA was given new life following this event.
The task of finding a willing and appropriate host for the NJCAA’s first national championship basketball tournament fell on new NJCAA President E.P. Coleman of Wentworth Military Academy (Mo.). The goal was to have the tournament staged in a basketball-friendly city in the central part of the United States so teams could have an easier time traveling to the event. Coleman negotiated and secured the field house on the campus of Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield to host the first national championship basketball tournament of the NJCAA in early March of 1948.
Despite hosting the Missouri state high school championships
earlier in the month, attendance throughout the tournament in Springfield was dreadful, which in turn resulted in a tremendous amount of financial debt for the NJCAA as ticket sales were expected to cover all operational expenses. As a result, the Chamber of Commerce and officials at Southwest Missouri State were not interested in making the tournament an annual event in Springfield. Luckily, someone else saw the tournament’s potential.
Charles Sesher, athletic director at Hutchinson Junior College (Kan.), attended the first national tournament in Springfield with the goal of lobbying the powers that be to have his school host a future region tournament. Yet, by the time he left Springfield he was convinced Hutchinson was where the national tournament needed to be held. He went back to Hutchinson and convinced civic
in the Chamber of Com-
“When you think of collegiate sporting events that leave a legacy, Hutchinson and the NJCAA are at the top with anyone else in this country. There is a special bond that can’t be explained between the Hutch community and the tournament, you can only see and experience it to fully grasp it. Celebrating 75 consecutive years for this event in this community is not only a cause to celebrate but to appreciate the people, the history and the generations of support that have made this tournament what it is today.” - Dr. Christopher J. Parker, President/CEO of the NJCAA
merce as well as the administration at HJC that staging the tournament in Hutchinson would yield big things for all involved.
Sesher then turned to the area’s local Lysle Rishel Post 68 of the American Legion due to its community involvement and deep pockets. Sesher sold its membership, made up of recent World War II veterans, on the benefits of hosting the tournament and by May of 1948 the NJCAA had publically announced that Hutchinson, Kansas was the site for the 1949 NJCAA Basketball Championship Tournament.
When other regional tournaments completed in February of 1949, one issue that was coming into play again was the distance some teams were going to have to travel in order to participate. Successful ideas sometimes begin with a bit of luck, and for the NJCAA Basketball Championship Tournament the void in the 1949 bracket due to the Ricker Junior College (Houlton, ME) withdrawal was exactly that.
The empty spot in the tournament’s field needed to be occupied immediately, and through an agreement and blessing of NJCAA officials, the Blue Dragons of Hutchinson Junior College were invited to complete the bracket.
With the local team participating and advancing to the national title game, attendance and enthusiasm for the tournament surpassed expectations and left the Hutchinson community wanting more. After the conclusion of the ’49 tournament a special relationship between the city of Hutchinson and the NJCAA had been established and the future of both entities would never be the same.
Successful and profitable tournaments in 1950 and ’51 spurred the NJCAA’s Executive Committee to commit to a five-year contract to Hutchinson and American Legion, which allowed the event to garner a dedicated fan base.
Hundreds of coaches and thousands of players have showcased
their talents in front of sellout crowds that to this day keep coming back to the Sports Arena to see the best teams in the NJCAA compete for a national championship.
In 1969, the NJCAA hired its first executive director, George E. Killian, established its national office in Hutchinson and conducted all business of the association there until 1985.
The struggles, stresses and hard work of the event’s founders are too often overshadowed by the glory and success of recent tournaments.
As Hutchinson celebrates hosting the NJCAA DI Basketball Championship for the 75th time, it is important to remember that the success of the NJCAA today is a dividend on the investment made by the people and community of Hutchinson, Kansas. For if it was not for the success of the basketball tournament it agreed to host in 1949, the NJCAA as we know it likely would not exist.
Shop Till You Drop
From locally-owned to national retailers, the Hutchinson area is the shopping destination for south-central Kansas.
Downtown Hutchinson is the center for community events, unique shops and services, and
casual dining and entertainment. Specialty items include home decor, collectibles and furniture. Along with the Antique District, many other locally owned shops and restaurants add to this lively atmosphere.
On the east side of Hutchinson, be sure to visit Uptown Hutch (formerly the Hutchinson Mall).
It is home to several large anchor stores, small boutiques and health and beauty options. The east side also features other national retailers located near Uptown Hutch.
Midtown offers a shopping experience that is unlike the rest. The stores are unique and showcase extensive selection and an array of specialties from scrumptious fudge to home improvement.Smith’s Market
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RENO COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
115 W. 2nd Ave - Downtown Hutchinson
Saturdays | 7:30am to 12:30pm Wednesdays | 10:00am – 1:00pm
ARLINGTON FARM & ART MARKET
306 W. Main St., Arlington Thursdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm
HAVEN FARMERS MARKET
Engweiler Park First & Third Tuesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BUHLER FARMERS MARKET
Bandshell Park Saturdays 8:30am - 12:00pm
YODER FARMERS MARKET
Main Street Pavilion Fridays 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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21 miles southwest of Hutchinson
At it’s founding, Abbyville was a station stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Home to the Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo & BBQ, this quaint community is located in central Reno County. Every May, the community comes alive with thousands of visitors for the historic rodeo.
15 miles northeast of Hutchinson
Buhler offers a quaint downtown setting with locally owned restaurants, shops and businesses. Beautiful parks with recreation facilities provide opportunities for leisure activities. Spend some time in beautiful Wheatland Park, go shopping downtown, and pause for a quick lunch or a leisurely evening meal.
12 miles west of Hutchinson
Founded in 1879, this community features a downtown area with locally-owned restaurants and shops. Just outside of Nickerson is the most exotic animal farm you will find in Kansas. Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm showcases animals such as zebras, camels, kangaroos and giraffes.
20 miles southwest of Hutchinson
A charming small town in Reno County with under 500 residents, Arlington is a place where everyone knows your name. Visitors are welcome to discover the quieter way of life that makes Arlington so special. Enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, attend a local craft show, or grab a bite to eat at one of their local restaurants.
18 miles southeast of Hutchinson
Conveniently located along the K-96 Corridor between Wichita and Hutchinson, the City of Haven offers a small town atmosphere and relaxed quality of life. Enjoy local K-12 schools, grocery, dining, and retail. Unlike many small communities, Haven’s bustling downtown area is busy anytime of the day.
10 miles southwest of Hutchinson
In July 1883, the families of Abraham Nisly and Christian Bontrager got off at the last stop on the Santa Fe line in Hutchinson, Kansas and established roots in the community, known today as Pleasantview. Come spend a day in Pleasantview and visit the 17 businesses that call this community home.
25 miles south of Hutchinson
It may be the rodeo that brings you to town for the first time, but the friendly people and unique brand of Western hospitality keep visitors coming back. You’ll love the fun-filled, family atmosphere of Kansas’ Largest Night Rodeo every July. Enjoy a round of golf at the Links at Pretty Prairie or grab dinner at the local steakhouse.
4 miles south of Hutchinson
In 1887, the first salt in this area was discovered in South Hutchinson by the town’s founder, Ben Blanchard. Salt has continued to be an important part of the town’s history. While in town, stop by to see the Reno County Veterans Memorial and experience the small town atmosphere.
11 miles southeast of Hutchinson
In 1906, A.M. Switzer plotted the little town of Yoder as a central point for surrounding Amish communities. Stroll down the streets in the quiet and quaint community that boasts several unique and timeless treasures in its welcoming stores. Yoder welcomes its visitors to enjoy the simplicity of the past with comforts of the present.
Comfort Inn & Suites
1601 Super Plaza
620.669.5200 | 1.800.4.CHOICE www.comfortinn.com/hotels/ks202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampton Inn & Suites
1401 1/2 E. 11th Avenue
620.665.9800 | 1.800.4.HAMPTON www.hutchinson.hamptoninn.com email@example.com
THE QUIET LITTLE TOWN OF YODER
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 that 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 2 to 6 pm, and even take a buggy ride most Saturdays when you visit this community where yesterday meets today.
The Perfect Venue
Richman Arboretum 620.694.7794 facebook.com/RichmanArboretum
Sand Hills Center 4601 N. Plum | 620.543.5925 shscenter.com
Strataca 3650 East Avenue G | 620.662.1425 underkansas.org
The Wool Markets & DIY School 420 N. Main St. | 620.694.3250 thewoolmarket.net
Yaggy 4603 Nickerson Blvd. 620.259.6916 | yaggy.com
Hidden Valley Downs Ranch & Venue 8102 N. Summers Rd. 620.798.7066 hiddenvalleydowns.com
Carey Park Homebuilders
2 Emerson Loop | 620.694.1905 hutchgov.com
Comfort Inn & Suites 1601 Super Plaza | 620.669.5200 choicehotels.com/hotels/ks202
Cosmosphere 1100 N. Plum | 620.665.9304 cosmo.org
Crystal Ballroom at The Burt 3 West Avenue B | 620.259.2770 crystalballroomattheburt.com
Dillon Nature Center 3002 E. 30th Ave. | 620.663.7411 hutchrec.com
Elmdale Community Center 400 E. Avenue E | 620.663.6170 hutchrec.com
ESSDACK 1500 E. 11th Ave. | 620.663.9666 essdack.org
Fairfield Inn & Suites 1111 N Lorraine St. | marriott.com/icthu620.259.8787
Friendly BINGO 106 W. 1st Ave. | 833.542.4646 www.friendly.bingo
Hutchinson Community College 1300 N. Plum | 620.665.3500 hutchcc.edu
Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre
18 E. 1st Ave. | 620.663.5861 hutchinsonfox.com
Hutchinson High School 1400 N. Severance | 620.615.4100 usd308.com
Hutchinson Public Library 901 N. Main St. | 620.663.5441 www.hutchpl.org
Hutchinson Zoo 6 Emerson Loop | 620.694.2693 hutchzoo.com
Kansas State Fairgrounds 2000 N. Poplar | 620.669.3600 kansasstatefair.com
Memorial Hall 101 S. Walnut | 620.694.1905 hutchgov.com
Plaza Towers 17 E. 2nd Ave. | 620.322.0327 facebook.com/PlazaTowersHutch
Reno County Museum
100 S. Walnut St. | 620.662.1184 renocomuseum.org
Rhapsody on B at The Burt 9 West Avenue B | 620.259.2770 crystalballroomattheburt.com
Rice Park Community Building 44 Swarens | 620.694.1905 hutchgov.com
JM Collingwood Barn 22002 S. Partridge Rd. Pretty Prairie | 620.459.6825 jmcollingwoodbarn.com
Knights of Columbus 1200 W 15th Ave. | 620.665.5234
Moose Lodge 1401 E. 1st Ave. | 620.663.4281
Twisted Pine Farms 1114 W. 69th Ave. | 620.931.5489 twistedpinefarmsevents.com
Airport Steakhouse 1100 Airport Rd.| 620.662.4281 hutchinsonairportsteakhouse.com
Anchor Inn 128 W. Main St. | 620.669.0311 www.facebook.com/anchorinnhutch
Gambino’s Pizza 310 S. Main St. South Hutch 620.663.9200 gambinospizza.com
Pizza Ranch 1805 E. 17th Ave. | 620.662.2066 pizzaranch.com
The Alley of Hutchinson 1221 E. 23rd Ave. | 620.259.8700 thealleyhutchinson.com
The Red Shed Music Venue 6607 N. Old K 61 Hwy| 620.960.3250 facebook.com/ redshedmusicvenue/
Baymont by Wyndham
1315 E. 11th | 620.888.4507 wyndhamhotels.com 44 rooms
Enjoy free breakfast and highspeed Wi-Fi at Baymont by Wyndham Hutchinson, conveniently located off Highway K-61. This hotel will have you close to many attractions and amenities including Uptown Hutch and various restaurants.
Comfort Inn & Suites
1601 Super Plaza | 620.669.5200 choicehotels.com | 69 rooms
Comfort Inn just completed a full renovation of their guest rooms and public space. They offer a complimentary weeknight reception with hot menu items and refreshments. The hotel also offers: free Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool & whirlpool and free hot breakfast.
1420 N. Lorraine | 620.665.3700 daysinn.com | 65 rooms
Conveniently located off K-61, just minutes from Downtown Hutchinson and offering 65 guest rooms. Get energized in the morning with free Daybreak breakfast or cool off with a swim in the outdoor pool or work up a sweat in the fitness center.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1111 N. Lorraine | 620.259.8787 marriott.com/icthu | 89 rooms
The Fairfield Inn & Suites offers 89 refreshing guest rooms to accommodate your travel needs. Complimentary amenities include a full hot breakfast, in-room high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi in the lobby. Opened in 2012, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is one of the newest properties in Hutch.
Hampton Inn & Suites
1401 1/2 E. 11th | 620.665.9800 hutchinson.hampton.com 70 rooms
The Hampton Inn recently completed a full-facility renovation of their 70 guest rooms and is located just minutes from popular attractions. Hampton Inn offers a free hot breakfast or grab a Hampton On the Run Breakfast Bag.
Holiday Inn Express
911 Porter St. | 620.259.8656 hiexpress.com/hutchinsonks 76 rooms
The Holiday Inn Express is Hutchinson’s newest property. The hotel offers 76 guest rooms, including 14 suites, fitness center, sundry shop, indoor pool/whirlpool and a custom social area for unwinding at the end of the day. Start your day with complimentary Express Start breakfast.
1621 Super Plaza | 620.663.7822 super8.com | 63 rooms
Located near K-61 and surrounded by many restaurants and retail establishments. They are a pet-friendly hotel with free SuperStart breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor pool that is open seasonally.
25 E. 1st | Coming soon! 24 rooms
Located in Downtown Hutch, The Hoke will be Hutchinson’s first boutique hotel. Renovations on the historic building began in summer 2021, and will be open soon.
114 W. 4th | 620.665.4091
15 W. 4th | 620.663.1211
Sky-Palace Inn & Suites
15 E. 4th | 620.663.1151
Sunflower Inn 322 E. 4th | 620.669.8281
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Kansas State Fairgrounds 2000 N. Poplar | 620.669.3600 kansasstatefair.com
The largest RV park in Reno County, located in the middle of Hutchinson and close to restaurants, attractions and retail locations. The park is open year round and reservations are only required during the 10-day Kansas State Fair.
Lighthouse Landing RV Park 9 Heartland Dr. | 800.921.1236 lighthouselandingrvpark.com 46 hook-ups
This RV park located in South Hutchinson in a quiet and unique setting that takes you back to the frontier days of living on the prairie. In addition to the RV sites they also have cabins for rent.
Sand Hills State Park
4207 E. 56th | 316.542.3664 ksoutdoors.com | 46 hook-ups
A campground has been established at Sand Hills State Park located just outside of Hutch. It boasts 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. Hitchin’ Post RV Park 3415 Switzer Rd. - Yoder 620.727.2356 | 20 hook-ups
Melody Acres RV Park 1009 E. Blanchard | 620.665.5048 49 hook-ups
Rentals/Bed & Breakfasts
5th Avenue Suites Inn 201 W. 5th | 620.200.2279 5thavesuitesinn.com | 5 rooms
Located near Downtown the extended stay suites are in two Victorian Homes built in 1916. The suites have been remodeled to maintain the feel of the nineteenth century but with the comfort of a modern time.
Catalyst Lofts & Extended Stay
14 W. 1st | 620.200.5205 catalystloftshutch.com 2 lofts / 4 total rooms
The extended stay lofts are located in a circa 1927 Art Deco historic building in Downtown Hutchinson. Both lofts feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, covered parking and free Wi-Fi.
Hedrick’s B&B & Exotic Animal Farm 7910 N. Roy L. Smith Rd. Nickerson | 888.489.8039 hedricks.com | 9 rooms
True to the western heritage of Kansas, the Bed & Breakfast reflects the image of a main street in the Old West. Hedrick’s offers a quiet country atmosphere, with the opportunity to meet, watch and learn about exotic animals.
4603 Nickerson Blvd. 620.259.6916 | yaggy.com 2 homes / 11 total rooms
Yaggy’s two historic white clapboard homes are nestled amongst a tree-lined drive on a 1260-acre farm. The South House features 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The North House features 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Grand Staff Bed and Breakfast 406 W. Ave. A - Buhler 620.543.6518 | 3 rooms
Irish Creek Lodge 8901 E. Irish Creek Rd. 620.960.3894 | 7 rooms
Prairie Oaks Inn 35810 W. Greenfield Rd. - Sylvia 620.486.2962
Whitetail Acres Bed and Breakfast 13308 S. Rayl Rd. | 620.669.8281
Reno County has dozens of vacation rentals available on popular rental websites airbnb.com and vrbo.com.
Scan the below QR code for a glimpse at some of our most unique vacation rentals!
Calendar of Events
Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson
Talk 20 Hutch Hutchinson Public Library
Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Hutchinson Symphony presents “Dreams of Freedom” Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Dillon Lecture Series Ginger Kerrick Hutchinson Sports Arena
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson SpongeBob Musical Memorial Hall
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Annual Parade of Quilts Participating Yoder Merchants
National DII Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena
3A State Basketball Championship
Hutchinson Sports Arena “Barefoot in the Park” Stage 9
Collin Mochrie & Asad Mecci Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson
NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena
Kansas State Archery in the Schools Tournament Kansas State Fairgrounds
Murder in the Mine Strataca
Kansas Ag Expo Kansas State Fairgrounds
Atlanta Rhythm Sec- tion 50 Years Together Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Soroptimist Women’s Show and Health Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutchinson Symphony presents “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Dillon Lecture Series Bill Self Hutchinson Sports Arena
Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Kansas State Fairgrounds
Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Hutchinson Fox Theatre
Muddy Hutch 5K Obstacle Course Run Fun Valley Sports Complex
Downtown Hutchinson Harvey FLAG Theatre
Skills USA Various Locations
Sand Plum Bicycle Classic Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutchinson Art Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds
Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere
Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo & BBQ Abbyville
Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson June “Quilters” Stage 9
Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds Sunflower Cluster Dogs Show Kansas State Fairgrounds
Clue The Musical FLAG Theatre
Smallville Festival5K & Superhero 1 Mile Walk/Run Downtown Hutchinson NAARVA Central Regional RV Rally Kansas State Fairgrounds
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson North American Sport Taekwondo Championship
Hutchinson Sports Arena Murder in the Mine Strataca
Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Carey Park
Smallville Con Kansas State Fairgrounds
Family Zoo Nights Hutchinson Zoo
Celebrating the Mines 100 Years! Strataca
“Quilters” Stage 9
Patriots Parade Downtown Hutchinson
Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere
Family Zoo Nights Hutchinson Zoo
Hutchinson Grand National Auto Races Kansas State Fairgrounds Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson
Pretty Prairie Rodeo Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena
Talk 20 Hutch Hutchinson Public Library
Nickerson Klear Nearly Days Various Nickerson Locations
Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert Carey Park
Hutchinson Emancipation Day Celebration Various Hutchinson locations
Salty Pup & Salty Dog Triathlon Salt City Splash
Murder In The Mine Strataca “Quality of Life” Stage 9
Sunflower Festival Kansas Maze Yoder Heritage Day Downtown Yoder
Sunflower Festival Kansas Maze
Kansas State Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds
Kansas Junior Livestock Show
Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutch Fall Fest Downtown Hutchinson
3A/4A State High School ChampionshipVolleyball
Hutchinson Sports Arena
Dillon Lecture Series Temple Grandin Hutchinson Sports Arena
Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival Downtown Hutchinson
NJCAA Salt City Bowl Gowans Stadium
Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds
Evening AglowStutzmans Greenhouse
Murder in the Mine Strataca
Kansas Beef Expo Kansas State Fairgrounds
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson
Hutchinson Sports Arena
Third ThursdayDowntown Hutchinson Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Cosmosphere
Murder in the Mine Strataca
Dillon Lecture Series Aron Ralston Hutchinson Sports Arena
Trail and Treat 3K/5K Sand Hills State Park Boo at the Zoo Hutchinson Zoo
Little Train of Horrors Hutchinson Zoo
Reno County Toy Run Downtown Hutchinson
Hyde Park Luminaries Hyde Park Neighborhood
don’t miss eventsSMALLVILLE FESTIVAL SMALLVILLE CON PRETTY PRAIRIE RODEO
Eat Like a Local
Whether you are looking for a new place to become a regular, or you’re wanting to try something new, these local Hutchinson eateries have something unique for all taste buds. From taverns and pubs to bakeries and coffee shops, we will help you find great steaks, burgers, and decadent desserts!
The popular Airport Steakhouse restaurant has operated inside the local airport since 1951. Overlooking the Hutchinson Regional Airport runway, while dining you can see a variety of aircraft come and go as the dining room offers front row seats to the runway. They only use the highest quality ingredients and provide a great and unique atmosphere. Serving certified angus beef, they ensure they have perfect aging before grilling them to your liking over their charcoal grill. They offer a weekday lunch buffet and brunch buffet on Sunday.
Ken’s Pizza is a family friendly pizza parlor located in Hutchinson on 30th Avenue. Their pizza buffet is available daily, for lunch and dinner. Their reputation is for great food and a hometown atmosphere, featuring delicious pizza, calzones, salad bar, pasta, sandwiches and more.
The Anchor Inn was started at 126 S. Main by Antonio and Rachel Flores in 1977 and eventually expanded into two adjoining buildings. As the years have gone by, the intersection of South Main and B is the place where you’ll bump into friends, see family reunions, and stand in line when national events are in Hutchinson.
The fourth generation of the Flores family is now working at the restaurant. The mix of regular and loyal customers, staff, and good Mexican food with business longevity has made the Anchor Inn a Hutchinson icon. Many people “hanker” for the Anchor and are seen on a frequent basis at this friendly place. Regular customers have their favorites and don’t even need to look at menus!
Looking for some great comfort food for breakfast, lunch or dinner in a friendly, casual atmosphere?
Skaets, Hutchinson’s iconic restaurant at 2300 N. Main St, is your answer! Open since 1949, Skaets (“steaks” spelled backwards) serves breakfast anytime. You can watch your filet mignon, ribeye or sirloin being cooked on an open flame broiler with Skaets’ one-of-a kind steak rub. Or try their signature Moon Burger, named after the 1969 moon landing and loaded with bacon and cheese. Their french fries are so popular they go through over a ton of hand cut potatoes a month! Time and Travel Magazines have noted Skaets, and it was voted “Best In Hutch” for its breakfast and great family atmosphere.
After being in the food business since he was 15 years old, Aaron Bruce was ready to sink his teeth into his own venture. Now almost five years into owning The Hickory Stik BBQ & Catering Co. in Hutchinson, Bruce has led his restaurant through both exciting growth and the pandemic that forced him to shut his doors for four weeks. Established in 2017 in Downtown Hutch, their pitmasters have over 40 years of experience in serving the highest quality slow-smoked meats and sides available. Their fresh recipes are prepared from local ingredients and delivered daily. While the menu is mouth-watering, Bruce believes the dedication from his family and his staff makes The Hickory Stik something special.
Located in the heart of Hutchinson’s downtown district since 2019, Holly’s Sweet Treats is a locally owned and operated bakery and gift shop. Specializing in custom cake artistry and design, owner Holly Thomas also provide customers with decadent desserts for that special occasion or to fulfill your afternoon sweet tooth. Their daily lunch menu consists of various comfort foods from bierocks to shepard’s pie or lowcarb (keto) Tuscan chicken casserole to sandwiches or Soup of the Day. While enjoying a hearty meal or tasty treat, make sure to shop the unique gift merchandise.
Craig Davis started Bogey’s in 1987, at which time they only featured around 30 different shake flavors. Over the years, as business increased, so did the menu and the building. It was only in the mid 90’s when Bogey’s started featuring “Over 101 Shakes”, which they are now well known for. Not only can customers get any shake flavor imaginable, their food menu is about as expansive as they can possibly make it.
Specializing in decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, cakes, artisan caramels and other desserts, Aunt P’s Sugartime Confections now also offers a deli cafe with assorted sandwiches, soups and crepes. Looking for the perfect sweets for a party or special occasion? Contact Aunt P to serve your guests the most tasty and well-decorated cookies and other treats available in our area. She offers a variety of sweet confections including cupcakes and baked cookies with “Flavor of
the Month” treats added and also decorates a limited number of cookies each week with a different design and/or theme, sold individually.
A family-owned and operated coffeeshop in Midtown Hutch, Scuttlebutt’s owner Joe Young has a real passion for coffee and fresh baked pastries made in house. One taste and you’ll see why. They pride themselves in going the extra steps necessary to give the “WOW” factor in all they do. Expect warm and genuine smiles from Baristas that care about your order served correctly the first time and in a timely manner. They offer gluten-free, vegetarian and various sugar-free syrups. You’ll like the inviting atmosphere, comfy chairs and friendly faces so much that you’ll want to return and bring a friend. They have a second location inside the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
BARS & GRILLS
Applebee’s Grill + Bar 1609 E. 17th | 620.665.5171
Buffalo Wild Wings 1710 N. Waldron 620.664.9022
AJ’s Sports Grill 1221 E. 23rd | 620.259.8771
American Seoul Bar & Grill 1514 E. 4th | 620.888.5415
Carl’s Bar & Deli 103 N. Main 620.662.9875
Chili’s Grill & Bar 1801 E. 17th 620.669.8207
Flicks Bar & Grill 10 S. Nickerson St. Nickerson 620.422.6060
Polo Bar & Grill 25 E. 30th | 620.259.4313
Rusty Needle Sports Bar & Lounge 1808 N. Plum 620.259.6674
BETWEEN THE BUNS
Firehouse Subs 1441 E. 30th 620.259.7777
Ol’ Jake’s Deli 15 E. 2nd | 620.500.0005
Jimmy John’s 900 E. 30th 620.662.5500
Mustard Seed, Buhler 214 N. Main 620.543.2200
Subway Sandwich & Salads
719 N. Main 620.662.5111
1530 E. 11th 620.662.7827
1620 E. 30th 620.662.4862
Subway Sandwich & Salads
2417 N. Main 620.669.8811
1905 E. 17th 620.662.6697
BUT FIRST... COFFEE
Crow & Co. 2 S. Main | 620.500.5200
Metropolitan Coffee 1329 E. 17th 620.662.8401
Metro to Go 15 W. 2nd | 620.664.8408
501 E. 30th 620.500.5299 1701 E. 30th 620.500.0011
1125 N. Main 620.259.6100 1701 E. 23rd 620.665.2149
Inside Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
Dunkin’ 1533 E. 17th | 620.860.0166
Jenz Java 202 Industrial Dr., Haven 620.466.5906
Starbucks Coffee 1502 E. 17th 620.669.5361 3200 Plaza East Drive 620.665.5579
Inside Dillons Marketplace
Cara’s Cafe & Pizzeria* 114 W. Main, Arlington 620.538.3290
104 E. Main, Arlington 620.538.4711
Restaurant & Bakery* Hwy 96 & Yoder Rd., Yoder 620.465.3612
Cosmosphere Cafe 1100 N Plum St. 800.397.0330
Downtown Sampler* 1 N. Main St. #201 620.662.7990
Inside First National Bank of Hutchinson
Dutch Kitchen Restaurant 6803 West Highway 61 620.662.2554
IHOP 1807 E. 17th 620.664.9438
Skaets Steak Shop 2300 N. Main 620.662.9845
Sunny’s Cafe, Buhler 400 S. Buhler Rd., Buhler 620.543.2251
The Traveling Bowl
2221 N. Lorraine 620.474.2390
Firehouse Cafe 1824 E. 4th 620.888.5253
Sunshine Cafe 3 N. Main, Nickerson 620.422.5153
Village Inn 2901 N. Main 620.662.3116
LET’S GET SAUCY
Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q* 2401 N. Main 620.669.8787
The Hickory Stik* 25 N. Main St. 620.259.7222
RibCrib* 1720 N. Waldron 620.259.2411
Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ 1018 W. 5th | 620.663.7421
Anchor Away* 127 S. Adams 620.662.3100
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
Mi Tierra* 700 E. 4th | 620.662.6121
Playa Azul 701 E. 30th | 620.663.7004
Qdoba Mexican Grill* 1518 E. 17th | 620.259.7132
Taco Hut 600 E. 30th 620.665.8541
Abelardo’s Mexican Fresh 1405 E. 11th 620.888.5047
Cancun Mexican Grill 2803 N. Lorraine 620.665.6999
El Patio Authentic Mexican 908 South Main 620.314.6536
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
Las Carnitas 113 S. Kansas, Haven 620.466.5800
Paleteria Tuky Tuky* 501 W. 1st | 620.474.1136
Taco Bell 1203 E. 30th 620.665.8823 412 E. 4th 620.665.8863
Taco John’s 420 E. 30th | 620.259.7270
PIES & PASTA
Gambino’s Pizza 310 S. Main, South Hutch 620.663.9200
Ken’s Pizza 901 E. 30th | 620.669.9309
Olive Garden* 1700 E. 17th 620.728.0556
Papa John’s Pizza 501 E. 17th | 620.665.7272
PiZaacos* 112 S. Main | 620.662.6293
Pizza Hut 930 E. 30th 620.662.0571 125 W. 4th (Carryout only) 620.662.7788
Pizza Ranch* 1805 E. 17th | 620.662.2066
Domino’s Pizza 2500 N. Main, Suite A 620.259.7585
Little Caesar’s Pizza 428 E. 30th 620.259.7373
921 E. 4th | 620.259.6771
Papa Murphy’s 2420 N. Main, Suite D 620.663.9600
PINCH OF SUGAR
Aunt P’s Sugartime Confections
29 S. Main | 620.694.9053
Daylight Donuts 1435 E. 30th 620.500.5550 305 N. Main 620.663.9999
Dillons Store Bakeries 725 E. 4th 620.662.3316
206 W. 5th 620.663.4464
3200 Plaza East Dr. 620.665.5579
Holly’s Sweet Treats 205 S. Main 620.888.9866
The Bakery House & Catering Co.* 616 E. 30th Ave 620.663.5960
Baskin-Robbins’ 1533 E. 17th | 620.860.0166 Dairy Queen 12 E. 3rd | 620.662.5791 Dough Co. Doughnuts 1228 E. 4th | 620.615.0064
Bogey’s 1718 N. Plum 620.665.8189
Bogey’s Jr. 400 N. Main, South Hutch 620.259.2094 Chick-fil-A 1809 E. 17th 620.662.2744
Freddy’s Frozen Custard 1501 E. 17th 620.669.9484
20 E. 4th | 620.665.5642 603 E. 30th 620.662.6462 1407 E. 11th 620.662.4014
1006 S. Main, South Hutch 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 / Long John Silver’s 2928 N. Main 620.663.7273
Braum’s Ice Cream Store 2807 N. Main 620.663.5000
Bull’s Eye Grill 3408 E. Red Rock Rd., Yoder
Burger King 201 E 4th | 316.243.2661
Dairy Queen 2515 N. Main | 620.663.2231 Kentucky Fried Chicken 703 E. 4th | 620.663.5232
Sonic Drive-In 1600 E. 30th 620.664.9117
621 E. 4th | 620.663.7311
3 Des Moines South Hutch 620.662.2711
Wendy’s 700 N. Main 620.662.7461
RAISE A GLASS
Inland Ocean Vineyards 4704 E. 43rd 620.694.7944
Salt City Brewing Company 514 N. Main St. 620.960.6210
Sandhills Brewing 111 W. 2nd Ave. Suite D 620.200.2876
SURF & TURF
Airport Steakhouse* 1100 Airport Rd. 620.662.4281
Texas T-Bone Steakhouse 1419 E. 11th Ave. 620.664.0017
Pretty Prairie Steakhouse, Pretty Prairie 112 W. Main 620.459.6700
Sam’s Southern Eatery 2223 N. Lorraine 620.888.5295
WOK & ROLL
Dillons Marketplace 3200 Plaza East Drive 620.665.5579
Mr. Cao Japanese Steakhouse 1505 E. 17th | 620.259.7550
Best Asian 329 E. 4th | 620.664.6666
China Star Super Buffet 1401 E. 11th 620.662.8828
Imperial Garden 1400 E. 30th 620.663.6888 Koi Ramen & Sushi 925 E. 30th 620.500.7171
Panda Express 1528 E. 17th | 620.665.1199
Imperial Nutrition 2420 N. Main St. Ste. D 620.960.5792
Salt City Scoops 620.200.0695 (Food Truck)
The Hutch Nutrition & Energy 24 S. Main
Los Mariachis Taqueria 620.480.0753 (Food Truck)
Crazy Horse Sports Club 620.663.5301
Corporate Caterers, Wichita 316.264.9167
Great Western Dining 620.665.3406
Jackson Meat 620.662.4465
Knackies Catering, Inman 620.585.2799
Sunflower Supper Club 620.664.6318
Bernard’s Catering 620.899.9683
Lavon’s Bakery & BBQ 620.543.2411
*Catering services offered Bold font denotes members of the Hutch Chamber
The Clayworks at 1125 N Main in Hutchinson continues the strong tradition of artistic entrepreneurship of The Clayworks in McPherson. It features expansive artist studios where our exceptional artists are able to explore their own unique creativity and expressive potential and, because they receive 100 % of the sales proceeds, to profit from their work. At each Clayworks location, creativity and independence flourish under the guidance of professional members of the Disability Supports Clayworks team dedicated to our artists’ success.
Retail store and collaborative, creative studio space offering the opportunity for visitors to observe and interact with Clayworks artists
Midtown Gallery featuring diverse works from constantly changing regionally and nationally known guest artists who may offer classes to area residents during their gallery engagement
Demonstration and teaching kitchen exploring and expanding the boundaries of the culinary arts with classes taught by local and area chefs
The return of Scuttlebutts Coffeeshop, a warm, accommodating and inviting space for coffee, conversation and community as well as some of the best freshly baked pastries in the area
CosmoWorks, an expansive, diverse and innovative collaboration between The Clayworks and The Cosmosphere
We invite you to visit and discover the passion and people of The Clayworks for yourself. To learn more, follow us on Facebook or visit us online at TheClayworks.org for more information on new products, programming and our new comprehensive online sales portal.