3503 Vine Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 625-4839
Fax: (785) 625-5304
The Vineyard Park Nature Area offers a great way to explore the natural beauty, wildlife and scenic views of the area through a 1.1 mile trail through the wetlands and prairie habitats and environments.
A picturesque local park, Massey Park features a playground for kids to enjoy as well as picnic tables and lots of space for children to run around and enjoy themselves. Other recreational facilities include basketball courts.
Originally serving the German and Russian communities in the area who needed a quiet, spiritual place to worship and practice their faith in a language of their own, the St. Joseph's Church was established formally in 1879. Over the years, the parish has seen many changes. The current building was built in 1904 and finally consecrated in 1944, following several modifications and changes over the years. The building is a heritage structure and an impressive local landmark.
Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm is a great place for a fun, educational visit. You can book a tour to learn about these lovely creatures. Visitors can learn how they are groomed, kept and trained. Tours are conducted daily. Call for details.
The beautifully impressive building of the First United Methodist Church is a landmark structure. With its origins in the late 1800s, the church has been an integral part of the local community for over a century. The structure you see today dates back to 1949 and can accommodate over 1000 worshippers under its massive roof.
A part of the Fort Hays University, this student library offers a wide range of books and other learning facilities. It features ‘The Learning Commons’ which helps you understand the subject better with the help of technology. They have a separate writing center to help you with your written assignments; printing and scanning services for your projects are also available here. Visit their website to know more on library tours and other information.
The Hays Municipal Park is one of the many parks that dot the friendly city of Hays. This one is a favorite with tennis players who are often spotted enjoying a game or two at the well-maintained courts. The gardens within house an interesting range of flora and fauna as well, much to the delight of curious kids and adults. Weekends and summers get particularly busy as community events, gigs and festivities are a regular occurrence here.
Fort Hays State University is one of the fastest growing educational institutions of Kansas. With approximately more than 11,000 students learning at this institution, Fort Hays State University offers various under graduate, graduate and online learning programs. They offer courses in the fields of arts, sciences, health and nursing. Visit their website for more information.
Frontier Park offers a number of outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. Visitors can play a game of disc golf, enjoy a picnic, playgrounds and take a picturesque walk across the Bridge Creek. A fun day out for all.
A fascinating glimpse into the military history of the region, the Fort Hays State Historic Site originally operated as a military outpost and troop headquarters for the U.S.Army in 1865. They were supposed to ensure the safety of the workers of Union Pacific Railway as well as the supply of goods and safety of travelers to the region along the Smoky Hill Trail. It was abandoned in 1889. Tours of the site are available, where you'll learn about interesting personalities like Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody who visited the site.