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Historical Attractions in HAYS

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Hays, Kansas!)

Hays is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Sunflower State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Hays’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Hays when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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    (1 miles) Hays

    The Sternberg Museum features interactive natural science exhibitions, many traveling and temporary exhibitions, an acclaimed Discovery Room, and a Museum Store. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Fick Fossil and History Museum

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    (84 miles) Oakley

    The Fick Fossil and History Museum in Oakley, Kansas shares a building with the community library. The Fick Museum is free (donations) and has a number of interesting large fossils from the area, ...

  • Boot Hill Museum

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    (86 miles) Dodge City

    A great museum for lovers of cowboys and the Old West! Boot Hill Museum also looks at the history of Dodge City which makes for a gunslinging family day out in Kansas!

  • Dodge City Zoo

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    (87 miles) Dodge City

    Come to Wright Park Zoo for a relaxing, laid back day with your family and friends. The beginnings of the Dodge City Zoo are said to have been two bear cubs that were kept to entertain tourists. We ...

  • Hays Aquatic Park

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    (1 miles) Hays

    The Hays Aquatic Park is a splashingly cool way to spend a day with the family - with a number of water activities and features for kids to play on and enjoy.

  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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    (46 miles) Great Bend

    Offers state of the art exhibition techniques to showcase every dimension of the wetlands experience, plus observation decking, hides and further resources.

  • Scott State Park

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    (87 miles) Scott City

    Hidden in the western Kansas prairie, Scott State Park is a startling oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs. The 1,020-acre park surrounds the 100-acre, springfed Scott ...

  • Gunsmoke Trav L Park

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    (87 miles) Dodge City

    Boot Hill Country is waiting to camping loving families to enjoy their RV sites secluded by trees in the country loving Dodge City, Kansas!

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