2020 Hutchinson/Reno County Visitor Guide

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In the heart of Kansas, diverse cultures, authentic art and dynamic traditions have helped shape our vibrant community. No matter your interests, our city has countless opportunities for you to explore. Sample our local cuisine, experience world-class museums including 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 this must-see city! Our staff is always happy to also provide personalized assistance for your meeting or tour group needs. Here in Hutchinson, we’re more than just another mid-western town — our welcoming residents, inclusive neighborhoods, and local hospitality make this the city that feels like home! 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


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INSIDE THINGS TO DO 7 Attractions 8 Arts & Culture 11 Theatres 13 Public Art 14 Annual Events 16 Event Calendar RESTAURANTS 23 Local Favorites 24 Restaurant Directory RECREATION 26 Parks 31 Golf Courses 32 Athletic Complexes A-Z LISTINGS 34 Neighboring Towns 37 Meeting Spaces 38 Lodging 42 Transportation


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Step inside the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum and science education center, where the lobby explodes with an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane! Guests from all over the world come to glimpse at some of the unique artifacts including the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. The flown Gemini X spacecraft and the actual Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April, are also favorites. Other notable pieces include the V-1 and V-2 rockets, a flight-ready back-up Sputnik and an actual Moon rock brought home from the first Moon landing by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. In addition, visitors can see rocket science brought to life with a bang in Dr. Goddard’s Lab, see beautifully filmed documentaries in amazing scale in a 4K digital dome theater, and gain new insight into the universe in the Cosmosphere’s state-of-the-art Planetarium.

Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm

Venture 650 ft. deep below the earth’s surface at Strataca, located in an active salt mine. As the only attraction of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, guests are able to explore the mine by taking a train ride through one of the largest salt deposits in the world. Or take part in the Salt Safari – a guided experience into not-so-explored parts of the mine where 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.


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! 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. For some family bonding time, head over to The Room, where you will work to decipher clues, solve puzzles, and open locks at Hutchinson’s one and only escape room. Get creative and learn something new at one of the many children and young adult programs provided by the Hutchinson Public Library. From the children’s area and Teen Zone to the Library Makerspace, the whole family can enjoy an afternoon of fun!

The Alley


Whether it is petting a zebra, admiring a kangaroo, riding a camel or observing the ostriches, Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm offers an opportunity to come face-to-face with unusual animals. It’s an animal adventure truly unlike any other in the Midwest. For another animal adventure jump on the Prairie Thunder Railroad and explore the 100 different species that can be found at the Hutchinson Zoo, located in the heart of Carey Park. Enjoy the interactive exhibits designed for children and families including climb-through prairie dog tunnels, fish feeding and a Dino Dig. Surround yourself with the beauty of the great outdoors at Dillon Nature Center, a 100-acre ‘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. During the long summer days, cool off at Salt City Splash, Hutchinson’s exclusive water park. There is something for the whole family to enjoy with everything from 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.

Hutchinson Zoo

Salt City Splash

Dillon Nature Center

Hutch Putt

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Art comes in many forms, and Hutchinson has a variety to choose from! Sculptures, paintings, art galleries, theaters and memorials make up the vast array of the arts and culture elements of Hutchinson!

Tech Art Gallery

Reno County Museum

Hutchinson Art Center

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Discover local and regional masterpieces at the Hutchinson Art Center, 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. Find an all new appreciation for the arts at the Tech Art Gallery and Clayworks. Shop for original paintings, scarves, greeting cards and calendars all done by individuals with disabilities at Tech Art Gallery in Downtown Hutchinson. Then head down Main Street to Midtown Hutchinson to find custom made pottery and jewelry made from individuals of all ages and abilities at the newly opened The Clayworks by Disability Supports. In a new state-of-the-art building, The Clayworks not only features handmade pottery and jewelry, but also includes an art gallery that features regional artists, a culinary kitchen, and local coffee shop. Take a step back into the past at the Reno County Museum as it shares the stories of Reno County through its exhibits featuring transportation, community, business, sports and more. The Museum holds over 100,000 artifacts and is continuously growing. The museum also features the Oodleplex, an interactive, historical and fun children’s area based on traditional pioneer themes with a schoolhouse, general store, costume shop, telephone booth, Native American setting and much more. Looking to do some research of your own? The Hutchinson Public Library has all the resources you need from digitized books and archives to government documents and Kansas Room, filled with genealogical and local history materials. Take a moment to honor those that have sacrificed for our country at the Reno County Veterans Memorial and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. The Reno County Veterans Memorial represents the commitment of the citizens of Reno County to honor those who have served in our military. The final phase of this project will be the addition of 14 granite panels displaying the names of over 15,400 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. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, completed in 1919, 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, and artilleryman, an infantryman and a cavalry man - representing the four branches of the Union Army.


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Hutchinson Community College Theatre


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Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

Now in its 104th 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. Other offerings include unique collaborations and outdoor performances which are sure to excite minds, move hearts and change lives. Seeking symphonic sounds? Listen to masterworks and classical symphony concerts by the Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre. Watch as local students bring theatre alive with productions directed, acted, and designed by Hutchinson Community College Theatre students at Stringer Fine Arts Center. A community theatre in every sense, Family Community Theatre showcases local performers of all ages (even kids!) as they hone their skills performing family-friendly productions that take place at the Flag Theatre. For new plays, musical productions and more, check out what is playing at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre. 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. And if cinematic productions are what you are looking for, Hutchinson is also home to two more great movie theatres. Relax in comfortable reclining chairs while enjoying one of the newest cinematic releases at B&B Theaters or visit the Carey Digital Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere, a two-story dome with an amazing 4K digital projection system that creates a theatre experience so vivid you’ll feel like you’re part of the action!


Take in an evening of live music at one of Hutchinson’s many live music venues! Bluebird Books 2 S. Main St. — Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre 18 E. 1st Ave. — Jillian’s Italian Grill 216 N. Main St. — Metropolitan Coffee 1329 E. 17th Ave. — Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th — Reno County Farmer’s Market 2nd Ave. and Washington St. — The Rusty Needle 1808 N. Plum — Salt City Brewing 514 N. Main — Smedley’s 317 N. Main St. — Stage 9 Live 9 S. Main St.

Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

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From hit Broadway shows to pop megastars to local community theatre productions, the performing arts scene in Hutchinson is as rich as it is diverse. Spend a few hours immersed in an unforgettable performance at some of the area’s mustvisit venues.






Hutchinson is home to several vibrant art installations, original world-class sculptures and descriptive murals throughout the community. Take a leisurely stroll through town and make a day (or two) of hunting for these local pieces of artwork. While completing your scavenger hunt, don’t forget to snap a picture and share it to your favorite social media site and tag @visithutch for a chance to get your photo reposted!

 5th & Main

 23rd & Severance

 125 E. Avenue B

 3rd & Main

 Avenue A & Main

 Sherman & Main

 Avenue A Park

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With a never-ending roster of live music events, free festivals, sports events and seasonal celebrations, there’s always something new to discover in Hutchinson.

Kansas State Fair September 11-20 kansasstatefair.com

The 2020 Kansas State Fair kicks off September 11-20, and with the opening of the gates, comes a lot of fond memories. Nothing says so long summer like the Fair. It’s the ultimate celebration of Kansas culture, industry, agriculture, people, communities and, of course, food. It’s a place where all the iconic features of Kansas life – from prized livestock and vegetables to 4-H to music to tractor sales – and everything else in between come together. Today, the Fair is the largest gathering of Kansans in the state, drawing in an average of 340,000 people annually. It continues to be a family tradition mixed with new and exciting thrills. It’s still the place to see the famous butter sculpture, giant pumpkins, grandstand entertainment, the legendary Ye Old Mill and the Governor’s Cookie Jar. The Fair offers tremendous opportunities for commerce with about 700 vendors on display across the Fairgrounds. Plus, more than 40,000 youth and adults enter contests – which represents all 105 Kansas counties. Also, about 14,000 youth come to the Fair each year with Kansas’ Largest Classroom to learn more about agriculture, art, science and math. That includes about 100 high school bands that represent about 75 percent of Kansas counties.

Smallville Con June 20-21 smallvillecon.com

This 7th annual family-friendly event, held in the Meadowlark Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, is a fan extravaganza of celebrities, artists, writers, creators and vendors involving super-hero, science fiction, anime, fantasy, steampunk, horror, gaming, movies and television, as well as Costume Contests, competitive Car Show and activities for all ages! 14

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NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship March 16-21 | njcaahutchtourney.com

Every year the Hutchinson Sports Arena plays host to the best men’s junior college basketball teams in the country. Basketball fans from around the country travel the ‘Road to Hutch’ each year and this long-standing event, known widely as ‘The Tournament’, has helped make Hutchinson a sports destination. It consistently features players who go on to play at the major college level, and attracts some of the nation’s top college coaches to town for recruiting. “The Tournament” features the top 24 teams in Division I men’s basketball of the NJCAA. The single-elimination seeded bracket is comprised of 16 District Champions and eight at-large selections. The top eight seeds receive first-round

Pretty Prairie Rodeo July 15-18 | pprodeo.com

Every summer the small town of Pretty Prairie hosts a four-day event, attended by thousands of rodeo fans from all over the world. 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

4th Saturday in August yoderkansas.com 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. T U R N T H E PA G E F O R A D D I T I O N A L A R E A E V E N T S



The NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is held annually in March at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The first official NJCAA National Championship was in 1948 in Springfield, MO. The event moved to Hutch in 1949, and has been here ever since.



The events, shows, and festivals that’s on everyone’s radar



Third Thursday Downtown Hutchinson


Coffee at the Cosmo Cosmosphere Hutchinson Municipal Band Concert (June & July) Kansas Maze (September & October) Farmer’s Markets (Various locations - see page 18 for more info)

Talk 20 Hutch Hutchinson Public Library

5K Mine Run Strataca Strataca Adventure Run 10K Strataca

MARCH Annual Parade of Quilts Participating Yoder Merchants Dillon Lecture Series Hutchinson Sports Arena 3A State High School Basketball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena


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

APRIL 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 Gala Cosmosphere

Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Kansas State Fairgrounds Club Azzurri Mason Wedel Memorial Tournament Various Hutchinson Fields Skills USA Various Hutchinson Locations

MAY Sand Plum Bicycle Classic Reno County

Murder in the Mine Strataca

Main Street Hops for TECH Downtown Hutchinson

Kansas Antique Bottle & Postcard Show Kansas State Fairgrounds

NJCAA DI Track & Field National Championship Gowans Stadium

2020 Women’s Leadership Conference Kansas State Fairgrounds Cottonwood Court

Hutchinson Art Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds

Dillon Lecture Series Hutchinson Sports Arena


Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo & BBQ Abbyville Rodeo Grounds

JUNE Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds Domestic Arts Building

Biking Across Kansas Various Hutchinson Locations Smallville 5K & Superhero Mile Walk/Run DCI Park 7th Annual SmallvilleCon Kansas State Fairgrounds NASTA National Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena Mini Hereford Jr. National Show Kansas State Fairgrounds

JULY Patriots Parade Downtown Hutchinson

KCAC Fall Fling Hutchinson Sports Arena

Talk 20 Hutch Hutchinson Public Library

Yoder Heritage Day Downtown Yoder

Hutchinson Grand Nationals Auto Races Kansas State Fairgrounds Nickerson Klear Nearly Days Various Nickerson Locations

AUGUST Hutchinson Emancipation Day Celebration Various Hutchinson Locations Salty Pup & Salty Dog Triathlon Carey Park Murder in the Mine - Dinner Theatre Strataca Uncorked for TECH Downtown Hutchinson

SEPTEMBER Kansas State Fair Kansas State Fairgrounds Club Azzurri Fall Classic Various Hutchinson Fields Muddy Hutch 5K Obstacle Course Run Fun Valley Sports Complex

OCTOBER Dillon Lecture Series Hutchinson Sports Arena Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run Downtown Hutchinson

Kansas Jr. Livestock Show Kansas State Fairgrounds Buhler Frolic Various Buhler Locations Salt City Half Marathon Downtown Hutchinson


Clue: The Musical - Family Community Theatre The Flag Theatre

Pretty Prairie Rodeo Rodeo Arena

Haven Fall Festival Various Haven Locations Tour De Salt Strataca Talking Tombstones Eastside Cemetery Trail and Treat 3K/5K Sand Hills State Park Boo at the Zoo Hutchinson Zoo Trunk or Treat Downtown Nickerson 3A/4A State High School Volleyball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena

The Kansas State Fairgrounds plays host to approximately 500 non-fair events and shows throughout the year. With over 280 acres and 75 buildings, the possibilities are endless! In 2019, the Kansas State Fairgrounds hosted the Luke Bryan Farm Tour!



NOVEMBER DECEMBER Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival Downtown Hutchinson

Evening Aglow Stutzmans Greenhouse

Annual Yoder Turkey Dinner The Journey at Yoder

Murder in the Mine - Dinner Theatre Strataca

Dillon Lecture Series Hutchinson Sports Arena

Robinson’s Craft Show Kansas State Fairgrounds

KCAC Volleyball Championship Hutchinson Sports Arena

NJCAA Salt City Bowl Gowans Stadium

TECH Gala Main Street Event

Hutch Rec Gingerbread House Decorating Memorial Hall

Christmas Parade Downtown Hutchinson Reno County Toy Run Downtown Hutchinson 3A State High School Football Championship Gowans Stadium

Hyde Park Luminaries Hyde Park Neighborhood Christmas Movie Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre

FARM FRESH FINDS WINTER INDOOR FARMER’S MARKET The Wool Market - 420 N. Main 10AM to 1PM | Third Saturday January to April

A new cooperative project of the Reno County Farmer’s Market, the Arlington Farmer’s Market, and the Hutchinson Wool Market featuring growers, producers, bakers, and crafters from all around the area.


115 W. 2nd Ave - Downtown Hutchinson Saturdays: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM | Wednesdays: 10 AM – 1 PM *Seasonal - begins in May Featuring 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! Explore the bounty of Reno County’s rich agricultural community when you shop from local farmer’s at these must-see markets: South Hutchinson Farmers Market Tuesdays: 4-7 PM Arlington Farm & Art Market Thursdays: 4-7 PM Yoder Farmers Market Fridays: 2-6 PM





what to watch this year

Go to visithutch.com for dates, times, and more information on each of the shows listed below! HUTCHINSON’S HISTORIC FOX THEATRE Sons of Serendip with Hutchinson Symphony Hutchinson Symphony - Season of Love Georgia on my Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Hutchinson Symphony - Spring Reigns Supreme One Night in Memphis

FLAG THEATRE Clue: The Musical - Family Community Theatre Harvey - Family Community Theatre

STAGE 9 HutchProv!: MAINSTREET PLAYERS The Last Five Years

Family Community Theatre

The Foundry Theatre Lab The Pillowman

Third Thursday



STRINGER FINE ARTS CENTER Jazz Showcase Instrumental & Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Third Thursday, coordinated by Hutch Rec, is a popular monthly event held in Downtown Hutchinson with a focus on art, music, and community. Each month centers around a specific focus as local businesses, groups, artists, and musicians take part in the festivities.

MEMORIAL HALL Seussical - By Family Community Theatre

SHOP LOCAL Visit the Hutch Chamber’s online Business Directory for trusted merchants and everyday savings! Whether you’re looking for a florist, restaurant, or clothing store, the online business directory makes it easier than ever to find the products you need!



Holly’s Sweet Treats Holly’s Sweet Treats is more than just a bakery - it’s an experience. We offer a variety of speciality cakes, cupcakes, cookies and fresh baked bread, as well as unique gift items and a daily lunch special! 205 S. Main 620-888-9866 hsthutch.com

Sandhills Brewing Sandhills Brewing is a small microbrewery and taproom that focuses on oakfermented and oak-aged specialty beers. 111 W. 2nd Avenue, Suite D 620-200-2876 sandhillsbrewing.com

Express Employment Professionals

Details Event Planning & Rentals Whether you have a romantic table for two or a corporate event for a thousand, Details Event Planning & Rentals can help make your event spectacular. Rentals, designs, floor plans, and logistics are our specialty. 6 S. Main 620-921-0328 facebook.com/detailshutch

Tesori Boutique We are known for our trendy clothing, and beautiful selection of jewelry and accessories! We strive to provide a “fun” shopping experience and excellent customer service. 129 S. Main 620-665-1114 facebook.com/tesoriboutique

Hutchinson Government Employees Credit Union

Express fills a variety of positions primarily in the administrative, commercial, industrial, and professional areas.

Serving our members since 1945. Open to all residents of Reno, Kingman, Pratt, Stafford, Mcpherson, Harvey, and Rice counties.

25 W. 2nd Avenue 620-259-8990 expresspros.com

121 E. Avenue A 620-663-2991 hgecu.com


Bluebird Books & Cafe


Bluebird Books and Cafe features a wide selection of books for all ages and curated gifts for readers and thinkers. The in-store cafe boasts custom-roasted coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies and a generous offering of teas. Pastry and lunch items are health conscious and made fresh daily in Downtown Hutchinson.

Featuring the areas largest selection of apparel and merchandise for KU, K-State, Wichita State, KC Chiefs and KC Royals. Reffner’s also offers custom screen print and embroidery for all your corporate needs.

2 S. Main 620-259-6868 bluebirdbookstore.indielite.org

119 N. Main 620-888-5282 Reffners.com

Et Cetera Shop As a not-for-profit community store, we are here to serve through recycling and providing retail in order to build our community. Here you’ll find everything from household items, clothes, antiques and more! 22 N. Main 620-669-8932 facebook.com/EtCeteraShop22

Ten Thousand Villages We are a Fair Trade store that has been on Main Street for 41 years! We do everything in an upside-down way. We provide fair trade, fair wages, and hand made and eco friendly items that protect the planet. 22 N. Main 620-669-8932 tenthousandvillages.com/hutchinson#fndtn-home

Discover Downtown Hutch The destination for arts, shopping, dining & more!

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Sandhills Brewing


Salt City Brewing

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ



Start your morning off right with one of Hutchinson’s many local coffee shops! Drop in to Metropolitan Coffee with friends and enjoy one of their perfectly made drinks or pastries while playing a game, relaxing in a comfortable, easy chair, enjoying art from local artists, or catching a performance of some incredible musicians! Scuttlebutts Coffee is a cozy coffee shop located in the new Clayworks building featuring a variety of gourmet coffee drinks. Those with a sweet tooth can satisfy it with their delicious pastries, cookies, and baked goods. If you’re looking for more than a coffee shop, stop into Bluebird Books & Cafe. Nestled into the back of this locally owned bookstore, you’ll find a variety of hand-crafted coffee and espresso drinks, as well as a variety of teas, smoothies, and madefrom-scratch scones, cookies, and lunch items.


Since 1976, the Flores family at The Anchor Inn has been serving up their famed Mexican food. Occupying the space of the former 1916 American Hotel, the legacy goes far beyond the chips and salsa that has traveled across state lines. Their large Mexican buffet has everything you desire from tortillas to tamales! Bogey’s is the place to go for delicious comfort food! This fast, casual, and locally-owned restaurant features burgers, over 101 different shake flavors, chili cheese fries, a salad bar and much more. Have you ever tried a Moon Burger? This signature dish at Skaets Steak Shop is named after the 1969 moon landing and is a must-try anytime you are in Hutchinson! Another local fave is Ken’s Pizza. Locally-owned for over 30 years, it is known for their lunch and dinner buffets and extensive salad bar. A great little BBQ joint out in the boondocks, Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ has been family owned since 1982. Folks come from all around for their great food and friendly service, but hurry in because they close when the food runs out! Carl’s Bar & Delicatessen is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends or get a bite to eat. This locally-owned establishment offers burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and more, along with a wide selection of beers that can accompany you while you enjoy the next big game. Jillian’s Italian Grill is this area’s most distinctive eating establishment with an ambiance and culinary experience that will delight the most discriminating diner. From steaks to seafood to wood-fired pizzas, Jillian’s has developed a menu that will make it hard to choose! Famous throughout the Midwest, the Airport Steakhouse is the oldest continuously-operated restaurant in Reno County. They have become a favorite thanks to great food, friendly service and the airport runway views. It’s your best bet for a great charcoal-grilled steak or seafood, chicken, pork, salads and other favorites.

Metropolitan Coffee

Airport Steakhouse




Bottoms up! Hutchinson’s evolving culinary scene now includes two local craft breweries full of unique and homegrown flavors. Find something special at Sandhills Brewing, a small microbrewery and tasting room. Known for their oak-fermented and specialty beers, this microbrewery is always experimenting to come up with something new! Inspired by the salt mines and mineral-rich oil fields of Kansas, Salt City Brewing is another local favorite. Here brew masters work hard to create beers that showcase the elements of great taste. In addition to their four flagship beers, they are constantly creating and serving new concoctions in their taproom!



Dillons Marketplace 3200 Plaza East Drive 620.665.5579

The Hickory Stik 25 N. Main St. | 620.259.7222

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

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 2401 N. Main | 620.669.8787 Rib Crib 1720 N. Waldron | 620.259.7880 Lavon’s Bakery & BBQ, Buhler 216 N. Maple | 620.543.2411 Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ 1018 W. 5th | 620.663.7421

Allie’s Deli & Coffee Shoppe 101 N. Main | 620.665.5400

Chick-fil-A 1809 E. 17th | 620.662.2744

Mustard Seed, Buhler 214 N. Main. | 620.543.2200

DK Carryout 1524 E. 4th | 620.615.1444

Subway Sandwich & Salads 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

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

Cara’s Cafe & Pizzeria, Arlington 114 W. Main | 620.538.3290

R-B Drive In 201 E. Ave. A | 620.662.9713

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

Carriage Crossing Restaurant & Bakery, Yoder Hwy 96 & Yoder Rd. 620.465.3612

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


Downtown Sampler 1 N. Main St. #201 620.662.7990

Cosmosphere Cafe 1100 N Plum St. | 800.397.0330

Arby’s 910 E. 30th | 620.669.0180 1423 E. 11th | 620.664.5294

Buffalo Wild Wings 1710 N. Waldron 620.664.9022

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

A&W 2928 N. Main | 620.663.7273

Polo Bar & Grill 25 E. 30th | 620.259.4313

Chili’s Grill & Bar 1801 E. 17th | 620.669.8207

Dutch Kitchen Restaurant 6803 West Highway 61 620.662.2554

21 Santa Fe 18 W. Ave. B. | 620.259.8206


King Wok Chinese Restaurant 1500 E. 11th | 620.664.9595 Panda Express 1528 E. 17th | 620.665.1199

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 Rusty Needle Sports Bar & Grill 1808 N. Plum | 620.259.6674 Smedley’s Tavern 317 N. Main | 620.259.6588

BRE WERIES & TAPROOMS Salt City Brewing Company 514 N. Main St. | 620.960.6210 Sandhills Brewing 111 W. 2nd Ave. Suite D 620.200.2876



Bluebird Books Cafe 2 S. Main | 620.259.6868 Metropolitan Coffee 1329 E. 17th | 620.662.8401 Metro to Go 15 W. 2nd | 620.664.8408

IHOP 1807 E. 17th | 620.664.9438 Skaets Steak Shop 2300 N. Main | 620.662.9845 Sunny’s Cafe, Buhler 400 S. Buhler Rd. | 620.543.2251 Carolyn’s Essenhaus, Arlington 104 E. Main | 620.538.4711

Scooter’s Coffee 501 E. 30th | 620.500.5299

The Diner, South Hutch 507 N. Main, South Hutch 620.665.6160

Scuttlebutts 1125 N. Main | 620.259.6100

Firehouse Cafe 1824 E. 4th | 620.669.8836

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

The Second Table, Yoder 9804 S. Main | 620.465.2321


Village Inn Pancake House 2901 N. Main | 620.662.3116

Firehouse Subs 1441 E. 30th Ave. | 620.259.7777


Jimmy Johns 900 E. 30th | 620.662.5500

Sunshine Cafe, Nickerson 3 N. Main | 620.422.5153

Braum’s Ice Cream Store 2807 N. Main | 620.663.5000

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Bogey’s 1718 N. Plum | 620.665.8189 Bogey’s Jr., South Hutch 400 N. Main | 620.259.2094 Bull’s Eye Grill, Yoder 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 Kentucky Fried Chicken 703 E. 4th | 620.663.5232 Long John Silver’s 2928 N. Main | 620.663.7273 Sonic Drive-In 1600 E. 30th | 620.664.9117 621 E. 4th | 620.663.7311 3 Des Moines (SH) | 620.662.2711 Wendy’s 700 N. Main | 620.662.7461

MEXICAN Anchor Away 127 S. Adams | 620.662.3100

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 Cancun Mexican Grill 2803 N. Lorraine | 620.665.6999 El Patio Authentic Mexican Food 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

Ken’s Pizza 901 E. 30th | 620.669.9309 Little Caesar’s Pizza 428 E. 30th | 620.259.7373 921 E. 4th | 620.259.6771

Daylight Donuts 1435 E. 30th | 620.500.5550 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

Papa Murphy’s 2420 N. Main, Suite D 620.663.9600 Pizza Connection, Nickerson 14 N. Nickerson | 620.422.5900

PRIVATE CLUBS Crazy Horse Sports Club & Golf Course 922 Crazy Horse Rd. 620.663.5301 Prairie Dunes Country Club 4812 E. 30th | 620.662.0581

The Bakery House & Catering Co. 616 E. 30th Ave 620.663.5960 Aunt P’s Sugartime Confections 29 S. Main | 620.694.9053 Dairy Queen 12 E. 3rd | 620.662.5791

PIZZA/ ITALIAN 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 | 620.662.7788 (Carryout only)

Great Western Dining, HCC 620.665.3406 The Hickory Stik 25 N. Main St. | 620.259.7222 Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q 620.669.8787 Jackson Meat 620.662.4465 Knackies Catering, Inman 620.585.2799 Olive Garden 1700 E. 17th | 620.728.0556 Oliver’s Beef & Brew 925 E. 30th | 620.669.6838

Dough Co. Doughnuts 1228 E. 4th | 620.615.0064

PiZaacos 112 S. Main | 620.662.6293


Pizza Ranch 620.662.2066


Anchor Away 620.662.3100

Airport Steakhouse 1100 Airport Rd. | 620.662.4281

Atrium Hotel & Conference Center 620.669.9311

Rib Crib 1720 N. Waldron | 620.259.7880

The Bakery House & Catering Co. 620.663.5960

Sunflower Supper Club 620.664.6318

Carlos O’Kelly’s 620.665.9885

Bernard’s 620.899.9683

Jillian’s Italian Grill 216 N. Main | 620.663.8466 Texas T-Bone Steakhouse 1419 E. 11th Ave. | 620.664.0017 Pretty Prairie Steakhouse Pretty Prairie 112 W. Main | 620.459.6700

Prairie Dunes Country Club 620.662.0581

Carriage Crossing Restaurant 620.465.3612

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant 620.664.9824 Lavon’s Bakery & BBQ, Buhler 216 N. Maple | 620.543.2411

Taco John’s 420 E. 30th | 620.259.7270

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

Downtown Sampler 620.662.7990


Anchor Grill 528 E. 30th | 620.259.5266


Domino’s Pizza 2500 N. Main, Suite A 620.259.7585

Delicious Made-From-Scratch Food Feel Good Atmosphere Open-flame Broiler Opens at 4:30pm Call-in orders welcome! 620-662-9845 Monday Tuesday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Sunday

Closed 6am - 9pm 6am - 10pm 6am - 9 pm

Breakfast Served Anytime Located at 2300 N Main Street Next to Gate 3 at the Kansas State Fair

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OUTDOORS The picturesque views surrounding Hutchinson offers miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as fabulous parks and golf courses, and many opportunities to observe diverse habitats and wildlife. Continue reading for the many ways to experience the great outdoors!

Cheney State Park 12 miles south of Hutchinson

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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Quivira Wildlife Refuge 28 miles west of Hutchinson

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.


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Sand Hills State Park

4207 East 56th Ave (East of K61 on 56th & 69th Ave)

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.

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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.

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Hooray Ranch

22 miles southwest of Hutchinson 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. To book a private event or hunt call 620-532-1127.

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Hutchinson boasts many quality parks including seven which rank in the top 10% nationally. From splash pads to disc golf courses, a skate park to tennis courts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and even a zoo - there is truly something to do for everyone! Avenue A Park

100 - 148 South Main Street

Located right off the Woodie Seat Freeway, this gem serves as the gateway to downtown. Just a short walk from a variety of shopping and dining destinations, enjoy a stroll along the creek, linger by the permanent sculptures and enjoy live music from the gazebo during events such as Third Thursday. A natural gathering place, Avenue A park comes alive with community year-round.

George Pyle Park 118 S. Poplar Street

George W. Pyle Park is in the heart of downtown. Nestled between the Reno County Museum, City Hall and the historic Memorial Hall, it is a perfect place for a picnic lunch, fun with the kids on the playground, or even a small wedding at the gorgeous gazebo.

Rivers Banks Orchard Park 2911 E. 43rd Avenue

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.

Splash Pads

Fairgrounds Water Park | Severance Street north of 17th Avenue Avenue A Water Park | Washington St. & Avenue A in Downtown Hutch Rice Park Spray Park | 44 Swarens

Need to cool off, but don’t have time for a trip to the pool? Visit one of Hutchinson’s three interactive water parks. These parks, operated by the City of Hutchinson, are open to the public and provided free of charge Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Carey Park

1600 Carey Park Blvd

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.

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30 Prairie Dunes Country Club


The clear skies and countryside landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful golf experience in the Hutchinson area. Anyone who’s passionate about golf, or just beginning to get the hang of it, will find Hutchinson ideal for playing the game almost any time of year! The variety of golf courses will definitely delight visitors looking for a day of golf or an entire vacation built around tee times! 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. It is described by golf legend and honorary member Tom Watson as, “A touch of Scotland in the Land of Oz. Sunflowers instead of heather, oceans of grain instead of the sea.”

Carey Park Golf Course

Course honors include Golf Digest’s American’s Greatest Golf Courses (#25), Golf week’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) 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 also available. 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. With a variety of courses, golfing in Hutchinson is a must for both the casual and avid player. Pack your clubs and keep your game sharp on your next road trip!

Crazy Horse Golf Course

Disc Golf 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? The 18-hole disc golf course at Carey Park winds its way along the park’s outer edge. Set around a fishing lake with a little elevation created by man-made berms, this course is mostly open with a mix of mature and new trees. With a variety of challenges, this course is good for the experienced and amateur alike. The course has concrete tee pads throughout and is considered cart friendly. It 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 in cooperation with a local group of disc golfers. This course is a moderately wooded technical course with plenty of elevation and challenging holes. It has cement tee pads, multiple pin positions and is considered somewhat cart friendly.

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ATHLETIC COMPLEXES Catch a game and cheer on your favorite teams as Hutchinson frequently hosts sports fans and players at one of our many athletic complexes that are home to several state, regional and national events. Home to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, 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 Kansas State High School Activities Association has called the Sports Arena home for the 3A Basketball Championship for over 20 years. Other recent events at the Sports Arena include multiple Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball events and the 3A & 4A State Volleyball Championship. The North American Sport Taekwondo Association will host their National Championship for the first time this summer. And the NJCAA DI Volleyball Championship was hosted here from 2017-2019 and will return in 2021 and 2023. 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. The facility includes a state-of-theart, eight-lane track, ample seating capacity, new entrance gates, public restrooms, locker rooms and concession areas. Gowans Stadium also boasts a video board, which enhances the game day experience for fans with instant replays and highlight videos. A modern multi-use facility, the Hutchinson High School Salthawk Activity Center is home to Hutchinson High School basketball, volleyball and wrestling programs. The Hutchinson High School 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.

Hutchinson Sports Arena

Salthawk Sports Complex

The Salthawk Sports Complex is home to Hutchinson High School soccer teams, Hutchinson Community College soccer teams as well as the Club Azzurri soccer group. The complex has a main stadium field with a new scoreboard and two other regulation-sized fields as well other smaller fields for younger soccer teams to utilize. To the east of the stadium field are two practice baseball fields. Westar/Prairie Ridge Park, the 5-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. 32

Salthawk Activity Center

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Featuring seven natural turf fields, Fun Valley Sports Complex spans 35 acres and recently went through nearly $1 million worth of facility improvements, to be completed in the Spring. Fun Valley has hosted more than 40 USSSA world tournaments, 14 USSSA divisional tournaments, 74 USSSA NIT’s and currently hosts numerous local and state USSSA baseball and softball tournaments, NBC baseball tournaments, and USA Softball tournaments. The complex includes a large concession and merchandise area, air-conditioned sports bar, upper deck mezzanine, sand volleyball courts and a playground.

Hobart-Detter Field 9 Emerson Loop W. (in Carey Park)

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. It’s also a host site for numerous USSSA and NBC state and local tournaments.

Buhler Fields 701 Parkside Dr., Buhler

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.

Haven Fields 12 miles south of Hutchinson

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 & Stremel Fields Located in Carey Park

Gowans Stadium

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Fun Valley Sports Complex

NEIGHBORING TOWNS From cozy enclaves of coffee shops to bustling downtown streets to quiet havens of incredible natural beauty, Reno County’s neighboring towns are diverse and distinct, each offering its own unique delights to discover. ARLINGTON A charming small town in Reno County with under 500 residents, Arlington is a place were everyone knows your name. Visitors are welcome to discover the quieter way of life that makes Arlington so special. Stop by and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape, attend a local craft show, or grab a bite to eat at one of their local restaurants.

BUHLER Relying on the traditional values of personal integrity, respect for others, honesty, and dependability, the support of this local community helps create an appealing quality of life. Beautiful parks with recreation facilities provide opportunities for leisure activities. We encourage you to visit this unique city and spend some time in beautiful Wheatland Park, go shopping downtown, and pause for a quick lunch or a leisurely evening meal.

HAVEN 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.

PLEASANTVIEW 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. Today, more than 100 years later the descendants of these Amish families still live in Reno County, now called the Pleasantview Community. Come spend a day in Pleasantview and visit the 17 businesses that call this community home.

PRETTY PRAIRIE 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, a challenging 9-hole, links-style golf course with bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens.

SOUTH 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. At one time, South Hutchinson was home to 17 salt companies, and still today Morton Salt has a large plant located in South Hutchinson. While in town, stop by to see the Reno County Veterans Memorial and experience the small town atmosphere.



In 1906, A.M. Switzer plotted the little town of Yoder as a central point for surrounding Amish communities. Though many businesses and homes have moved in around Yoder, the picturesque town has stayed the same size. The town is a quaint mixture of the past and present, as horse buggies are intermingled with cars and trucks. 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.

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The Foundry Theatre Lab July 6th-19th The Pillowman July 23rd-July 26th Talking Tombstones October 23rd-Oct 24th Cabaret November 12th-15th

127 S. Main Thursday - Saturday 10 - 5 Toy Depot is located in a beautifully restored 1883 building. Styled after a 1940s era toy store from its antique cash register to its hand crafted oak shelving and tin ceiling. Located in Hutchinson’s historic antique district. Toy Depot is filled with over 50,000 antique and vintage toys and trains.“It’s worth the trip!”

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The Last Five Years April 30th-May 3rd & May 7th-10th


Now in its 104th year, Stage 9 is south central Kansas’ premiere regional theatre. Join us for our 2020 Season! HutchProv!: MAINSTREET PLAYERS February 27th-March 1st & March 5th-8th

309 N WALNUT HUTCHINSON, KS 67501 620.669.0518

9 South Main St. | stage9hutch.com | 620.665.0009




Crystal Ballroom at The Burt 36 Photo courtesy of 3twenty Photography


Looking for that perfect place to host your next meeting or convention? Hutchinson meeting venues are suitable to accommodate everything from small reunions to regional and state conferences. 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 two breakout rooms.


1100 North Plum | 800.397.0330 cosmo.org Meeting spaces are ideal for a daytime corporate training, meeting or seminar in a unique venue! With several rooms available, host an event for groups ranging in size from 18 to 200 people.

Crystal Ballroom at The Burt

3 West Avenue B | 620.259.2770 crystalballroomattheburt.com This beautiful, recently renovated building in Downtown Hutchinson can accommodate a wide variety of events from wedding receptions, class reunions, banquets, or corporate events.

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

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.

Dillon Nature Center

Kansas State Fair

2000 North Poplar | 620.669.3600 kansasstatefair.com

Sand Hills 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.

Centrally located and laid out over 280 acres, the Fairgrounds includes many building and livestock facilities, making it one of the biggest trade show and livestock venues in Kansas.

Meeting and event venue perfect for any size of event. Includes stage and kitchen access.

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

Main Street Event

4601 N. Plum | 620.543.5925 shscenter.com


Main Street Event

3650 East Avenue G | 620.662.1425 underkansas.org

Flexible space perfect for weddings, corporate events, and family or holiday gatherings.

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

2 N. Main | 620.960.0275 facebook.com/2NMainStreetEvent

Memorial Hall

101 South Walnut | 620.694.1905 hutchgov.com

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PLACES TO STAY Vacation Rental Homes Find your perfect home away from home by staying in one of our local vacation rental homes during your next visit. Vacation rental options range from historic, country side homes which can easily sleep 10-12 to downtown lofts and modern apartments. Choose your perfect place to stay from our rental providers - search popular sites such as airbnb.com and vrbo.com to find your place today!

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Browse our list of area hotels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and more on the next page to find your home away from home in Hutchinson!


Whether business, pleasure, or family adventures bring you to the Hutchinson area, it’s important to have the right kind of place to lay your head and dream of tomorrow’s memories. Here there are lodging choices to satisfy all visitors, from romantic bed and breakfast inns for couples, to multi-bedroom homes and cottages for large family gatherings to hotels for all combinations of groups large and small. There are even places to stay that will have you waking up to a beautiful sunrise.

Prairie Oaks Inn

Bed & Breakfasts Feel like a local when you stay at a charming bed and breakfast inn. From historic homes to quaint cottages, Hutchinson’s collection of bed and breakfasts varies in scale, location and style. See all of our bed and breakfast options on the next page.

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Campgrounds With fresh air, wide-open spaces, abundant wildlife and the best seat in the house for absorbing amazing sunsets and sunrises, there’s no better way to spend a weekend away. The beautiful landscape around Hutchinson and the surrounding area beckons outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. You’ll find a variety of campsite options, whether you want to camp in a tent to be close to nature or just relax in an RV with the comforts and conveniences of home. You can find the ideal campground or RV park for your adventure by browsing the listings on the next page.

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HOTELS & MOTELS COMFORT INN AND SUITES 620.669.5200 | 1601 Super Plaza Choicehotels.com 69 rooms

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 620.259.8656 | 911 Porter St. hiexpress.com/hutchinsonks 76 rooms


= Biz Center = Handicapped Access

ASTRO MOTEL 620.663.1151 | 15 E. 4th 29 rooms

= Suites Available = Breakfast = Indoor Pool = Outdoor Pool

DAYS INN 620.665.3700 | 1420 N. Lorraine daysinn.com | 65 rooms

HUTCHINSON INN 620.665.4091 | 114 W. 4th hutchinsoninn.kansas.com 28 rooms

BUDGET HOST INN 620.663.1211 | 15 W. 4th budgethost.com | 96 rooms

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 620.259.8787 | 1111 N. Lorraine marriot.com/icthu | 89 rooms

RODEWAY INN 620.663.4444 11 Des Moines, South Hutchinson choicehotels.com | 95 rooms

RED COACH INN 620.662.6394 | 1315 E. 11th redcoachhutch.com | 40 rooms

HAMPTON INN 620.665.9800 | 1401 1/2 E. 11th hutchinson.hamptoninn.com 70 rooms

SUPER 8 620.663.7822 | 1621 Super Plaza super8.com | 63 rooms

SUNFLOWER INN 620.669.8281 | 322 E. 4th sunflowerinnhutchinson.com 48 rooms

HEDRICK’S B&B INN & EXOTIC ANIMAL FARM - NICKERSON 888.489.8039 7910 North Roy L. Smith Rd hedricks.com 9 rooms | private bath

= Recreational Facilities = Pets Allowed = Wifi Available

BED & BREAKFASTS 5TH AVENUE SUITES INN 620.200.2279 | 201 W. 5th 5thavesuitesinn.com 5 rooms | shared & private bath

= Meeting Rooms

SUNSET MOTEL 620.662.4429 | 2605 E. 4th 38 rooms


= Handicap Accessible

GRAND STAFF BED AND BREAKFAST - BUHLER 620.543.6518 | 406 W. Ave A grandstaffbedandbreakfast.com 3 rooms | shared & private bath

PRAIRIE OAKS INN - SYLVIA 620.486.2962 35810 W. Greenfield Rd. prairieoaksinn.net 5 rooms | shared & private bath

IRISH CREEK LODGE - HAVEN 620.960.3894 8901 E. Irish Creek Rd. irishcreeklodge.com 7 rooms | shared bath

WHITETAIL ACRES BED AND BREAKFAST - HAVEN 620.465.3670 | 13308 S. Rayl Rd whitetailacres-kansas.com 3 rooms | private bath

= Breakfast = Pool = Pets Allowed = TV

1601 SUPER PLAZA 1-800-4-CHOICE comfortinn.com/hotels/ks202

gm.ks202@choicehotels.com 620.669.5200

1401 1/2 E. 11TH AVE. 1-800-4-HAMPTON hutchinson.hamptoninn.com

Grand Staff Bed and Breakfast 40

= Non-Smoking Rooms

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All campgrounds have drinking water available, dump sites, showers and internet. KANSAS STATE FAIRGROUNDS 620.669.3600 | 2000 N. Poplar kansasstatefair.com 211 spaces & hook-ups Pets allowed on a leash | HDCP Access LIGHTHOUSE LANDING RV PARK - SOUTH HUTCHINSON 800.921.1236 | 9 Heartland Drive lighthouselandingrvpark.com 46 spaces & hook-ups Pets allowed | HDCP Access SPRING LAKE RV RESORT - HALSTEAD 316.835.3443 | 1308 S. Spring Lake Rd. springlakervresort.com 180 spaces & hook-ups Pets allowed | Pool on site HITCHIN’ POST RV PARK - YODER 620.727.2356 | 3415 Switzer Rd hitchinpostrvpark.net 20 spaces & hook-ups Pets allowed | HDCP Access MELODY ACRES RV PARK 620.665.5048 | 1009 E. Blanchard melodyacresrvpark.com 49 spaces & hook-ups Pets allowed on a leash SAND HILLS STATE PARK 316.542.3664 | 4207 E. 56th Ave ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Sand-Hills 66 spaces | 44 hook-ups | 14 horse pens 20 concrete camping pads Pets allowed on a leash | HDCP Access *No internet available

Kansas State Fairgrounds

It’s the simple things. In the world of travel, we believe there’s beauty in the familiar and comfort in the simple things. Fairfield by Marriott— Hutchinson will be there with a stay you can count on. From our warm welcome to our complimentary hot breakfast to our comfortable beds, we will ensure a friendly, effortless and inviting experience with each and every stay.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES—HUTCHINSON 1111 N Lorraine St Hutchinson, KS 67501 620.259.8787 Marriott.com/ICTHU

Conveniently located less than one mile from shopping, major restaurants, and entertainment options. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet Complimentary Wi-Fi Indoor Pool & Fitness Center Microwave and Refrigerator in Every Room Laundry Services and Business Center IHG Rewards Points for Members Executive Boardroom 911 Porter St.  Holidayinn.com  PH: 620-259-8656

TRANSPORTATION air travel Hutchinson Regional Airport 1100 S. Airport Rd. 620.694.2692 hutchgov.com/150/Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport 2277 Eisenhower Airport Pkwy Wichita, KS 67209 316.946.4700 flywichita.com

train travel Amtrak

N. Waldron Street & E. 3rd Avenue amtrak.com/stations/hut


in town transportation service

driving services

Reno County Area Transit (RCAT)

620.200.7120 elitedrivingservice.com

Buses are available on a fixed route throughout Hutchinson and by special reservation to anywhere in Reno County. Buses from 6a - 7p M-F and 7a - 6p on Saturday. For bus routes and fares call 888.458.2911 or visit renogov.org/228/ Routes-Fares.

Taxis, Uber, & Lyft

Hutch Taxi 620.664.3472 hutch-taxi.business.site Uber and Lyft services are also available by downloading the app to your smartphone.

G O T O V I S I T H U T C H . C O M F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N

Elite Driving Services

bus travel Greyhound

800.231.2222 greyhound.com

emergency medical information Hutchinson Regional Medical Center 1701 E. 23rd 620.665.2000



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Fun Valley Sport Complex - 4401 W. 4th Ave Rice Park - 44 Swarens Hutchinson Library - 901 N. Main St. Kansas State Fairgrounds - 2000 N Poplar St. Cosmosphere - 1100 N Plum St. Carey Park - 1600 Park Blvd. Reno Co. Museum - 100 S. Walnut Hutchinson Sports Arena - 700 E. 11th Ave Fairgrounds Park - 2101 N. Severance St. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center - 1701 E. 23rd Ave Rivers Banks Orchard Park - 2911 E. 43rd Ave

Dillon Nature Center - 3002 E. 30th Ave Strataca - 3650 E. Ave G Hutchinson Regional Airport - 1100 Airport Rd Sand Hills State Park - 4207 E. 56th Ave Prairie Dunes Country Club - 4812 E. 30th Ave Hutchinson Mall - 1500 E. 11th Ave Reno Co. Veteran’s Memorial - 209 W. Des Moines Ave, South Hutchinson 19 Gowans Stadium - 500 block of E. 11th Ave 20 Crazy Horse Sports Club & Golf Course - 922 Crazy43Horse Rd 21 Hobart-Detter Field - inside Carey Park 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


in Hutchinson

Hutchinson is known for its affordability, so it’s no surprise that the city and surrounding areas are full of affordable and free things to do. We’ve detailed some of the most popular activities here, so on your next trip make sure you cross all of these off of your bucket list! It’s easy to visit Hutchinson, and stay on budget.


Hutchinson is home to several art galleries, including the Hutchinson Art Center, the TECH Art Gallery, and the Clayworks Midtown Gallery. Spend the morning taking in the wide variety of artwork from local and regional artists. Then spend the afternoon walking downtown and enjoying the public sculptures and murals that can be found on almost every corner.


Spend the day learning about Hutchinson’s illustrious past by visiting the Reno County Museum. Next, pay homeage to those who have served by visiting the Soldier and Sailors Memorial in Downtown Hutchinson or the Reno County Veterans Memorial in South Hutchinson.


Enjoy the beautiful weather Hutchinson has to offer by enjoying the 12 miles of outstanding hiking and biking trails located in Hutchinson, or visit the Dillon Nature Center, a 100-acre urban sanctuary, filled with trails, a fishing pond, bird watching and more! Next, spend an afternoon getting up close with the animals at the Hutchinson Zoo. Spending time outdoors is a popular pastime here. Opportunities for recreation are around every corner. With so many parks, families are sure to find a favorite place to picnic, play on the playground, skateboard, or play disc golf. Next, cool off at one of Hutchinson’s many splash pads!

ONE FREE VISIT Coupon valid for (1) admission into Salt City Splash during the 2020 season. Expires: 8/16/20 VISITORS GUIDE

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When the town of Yoder was founded by Eli Yoder in 1889 it was considered to be the hub of the surrounding Amish community. Today, Yoder is still considered to be that. Though many businesses and homes have moved in around Yoder, the picturesque town has stayed 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 3 to 7 pm. Some businesses have moved to Yoder to make use of the Mennonite and Amish work ethic.

YODERKANSAS.COM Yoder Marketplace Bulls Eye Grill Yoder Furniture Co. Grace & Garment Boutique Yoder Metal Hitchin’ Post RV Park Yoder Treasures & Treats Heritage Tours Yoder Engineered Structures Inc. GB Gifts Yoder Farm & Ranch The Little House - Airbnb Yoder Hardware LLC 24-hr ATM Peoples Bank & Trust Yoder Auto Center Country Variety Store Yoder Discount Grocery Et Cetera Shop Yoder Meats Carriage Crossing


IN HUTCHINSON 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 Disability Supports, The Clayworks and The Cosmosphere

We invite you to visit and discover the passion and people of The Clayworks for yourself. To learn more, watch the video at TheClayworks.org and follow us on Facebook for information on programming and our grand opening.

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1125 N. MAIN ST. HUTCHINSON, KS 67501 620.860.9346

107 N. MAIN ST. MCPHERSON, KS 67460 620.504.6550

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