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Dodge City - DodgeCity.org
Visit Boot Hill Museum and take in a little western history and learn about the most famous burial ground in all of Western Lore. Boot Hill Museum is committed to the collection and preservation of 19th century Dodge City. See a gunfight by the World Famous Boot Hill Gunfighters or visit Miss Kitty and her Can-Can dancers in the Long Branch Variety Show! So as Miss Kitty says at the end of the show: “The next time you come through these parts – you come and see us Down at the Long Branch Saloon!” Visit Boothill.org for more info.
Emporia - EmporiaKSChamber.org
The Official Founding City of Veteran’s Day, Emporia is the Front Porch to the Flint Hills, conveniently located between the major metro areas of Kansas.
Hays - HaysUSA.net
Sternberg Museum. At this new four-story dome museum, you will experience a recreated day 88 million years ago when the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex haunted the land and an Inland Sea covered Kansas. Visitors can walk among semi-automated, life-sized dinosaurs in a fully restored environment and experience the life of some of the most spectacular creatures that ever lived. The large array of fossils the Sternberg Family found through their studies are on display including the famous "fish-within-a-fish."
Hutchinson - VisitHutch.com
KS Cosmosphere & Space Center. The Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere houses the largest collection of U.S. space artifacts outside the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It features the largest combined collection of United States and Russian artifacts in the world, STEM-based camp and educational programs that build leaders and motivate explorers, and interactive live shows and theater venues that challenge and inspire. At the Cosmosphere, there is a lot to see and do. And when you're here, you’ll want to do everything!
As a themed entertainment venue of considerable size, the Cosmosphere lends itself well to groups interested in unique experiences. Groups of 15 or more from around the country, ranging from bus tours and travel clubs to church groups and corporate outings, can visit the Cosmosphere and enjoy its affordable group rates. The Cosmosphere also offers five different meeting room options, as well as a full-facility rental space.
The Carey Digital Dome Theater will immerse you in a theatre experience so vivid, you’ll feel like you’re part of the action! Our dome theater is home to the most cutting-edge technology in digital projection in the nation, featuring a custom-designed lens that allows us to project on the full dome with the highest resolution and clarity available.
Strataca. Lurking below the earth’s surface is an adventure you won’t soon forget! Descend 650 feet underground into an active salt mine – the only opportunity of its kind in North America.
Journey through intriguing and palatial rooms that are always 68 degrees with low humidity – and no Kansas wind! Inspired by the poet Pablo Neruda in his Ode to Salt – “I know you won’t believe me but it sings, salt sings” — the walls act as ancient scrolls of the earth, revealing secrets of the strata formed by the Permian Sea long ago.
Learn about salt mining, past and present, in the Mining Gallery and then catch a ride on the Salt Mine Express train to experience the raw mine just as it was left by miners over 50 years ago. The Dark Ride awaits as your journey continues on a tram through a maze of massive salt chambers and a chance to collect a souvenir piece of salt! Strataca also offers meeting space in their event center. This room holds 200 people along with many off-site catering options.
If you still want more, sign up to go BEYOND STRATACA and discover your inner explorer on the SALT SAFARI mine hike. Those age 13 and older can now experience the salt mine just as it was left over 60 years ago! Adventurers will be amazed to find pristine tracks left by man and machine, the remains of the rail system and stunning geological features including a sparkling solid crystal wall called the Submarine, never seen by the public – until now. The Salt Safari takes three hours and is available on select Fridays and Saturdays. Due to mine safety regulations, children cannot be allowed under the age of 4 to go underground. Visit UnderKansas.org for more info.
Discover either the Cosmosphere or Strataca in one trip and receive a DISCOUNT at your second location! Contact the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau at 800-691-4262.
Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark. Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark has gone insane with Verrückt, the tallest water slide in the world! Guests can also enjoy shared experiences on over a mile of interconnected river that goes from mild to wild, challenge themselves on towering water slides, catch a thrill on water coasters, ride a wave on the Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, let the kids splash and play on 13 mini slides, or relax on beaches, in private cabanas or a heated pool with a swim-up refreshment bar. FREE parking, tubes and life jackets. Picnics are welcome inside the park.
Sporting Park. See the 2013 Cup Champs Sporting Kansas City soccer team play in the state-of-the-art Sporting Park Stadium. With so many award-winning players, each season promises excitement for fans.
Lawrence - VisitLawrence.com
Lawrence offers an eclectic downtown with award-winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind event spaces, theatres, galleries and an energetic nightlife. Sports nuts, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will all have plenty to keep them busy.
Lindsborg - LindsborgCity.org
Relax downtown! Lindsborg is a walkable community with the town center, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of meeting spaces. Shop the delightful downtown area shaded with trees, available benches and decorative chairs. Browse galleries filled with one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery and art. Home décor and funky accessories abound in shops. Select from a variety of nearby dining choices: fine dining and ethnic, relaxing coffee shops or the famous Öl Stuga Tavern.
Manhattan - ManhattanCVB.org
The Flint Hills Discovery Center. The Tallgrass prairie – it’s the last of its kind in the world. Learn about how much more there is to the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie than what’s on the surface. Definitely check out the temporary exhibits and the must-see immersive experience! Group rates apply for conferences, and the center doubles as a great extra event space!
Konza Prairie. After you’ve experienced the Flint Hills Discovery Center, enjoy the Tallgrass Prairie firsthand at the Konza Prairie. With over 3,000 acres of hiking, breathtaking views, and wildlife, this experience will leave you knowing much more about the Flint Hills and the prairies of the region.
Colbert Hills. Begin or end your meeting with a round of golf in Manhattan’s Flint Hills. We have three different courses for you to choose from – one of which is Colbert Hills, the #1 daily fee course in Kansas. Bring your A-game to this course as it’s challenged even the most experienced!
Overland Park - VisitOverlandPark.com/Pages/Planners
Located in the Kansas City metro area and in the heart of the country, Overland Park offers visitors the perfect blend of metropolitan amenities and Midwestern hospitality. This second-largest city in Kansas boasts a new entertainment district, unique attractions, upscale shopping, and over 250 restaurants ... all within close proximity to 36 hotels and dozens of meeting space options.
Russell - RussellCoKs.org
Russell offers modern conveniences, touched with rural charm. Unique tour opportunities ranging from art, history, manufacturing, value-added agriculture, outdoor recreation and an environmentally friendly retail tour.
Salina - VisitSalina.org
The right place for warm hospitality and the perfect blend of big-city amenities with small town ambiance. Our location at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135 in central Kansas makes for an easy destination. A defining aspect of Salina’s lifestyle is our vibrant arts community. View contemporary art or visit an artist’s studio. Rock out at an amazing concert, see a stunning play, or listen to a lush symphony. Take a history walk, watch a foreign film, stroll through an enchanting zoo and wildlife museum, or sit in on a book discussion or poetry reading. You’ll discover surprising works of art in public spaces throughout Salina where more than 50 public art pieces are presented for all to enjoy. Salina bursts at the seams with rural charm and natural beauty, yet entertainment with an urban sensibility flourishes! The result is a vibrant, charming community with a wide array of things to see and do.