Things to Do

Museums


Envelop yourself in history with the Wild West, Historic Fort Hays, and Volga-German heritage. Take a break from the present and spend time in the past at any of the museums and historical markers in Hays.
Sternberg Museum - Exterior

Sternberg Museum of Natural History


Explore the past and present at Sternberg Museum of Natural History by viewing dinosaur fossils, live animals, and traveling exhibits.
Historic Fort Hays - General House

Historic Fort Hays


In 2017 the Historic Fort Hays is celebrating its 150th anniversary with events each month including reenactments and old-time baseball game.
Ellis County Historic Society Sign

Ellis County Historic Society


Dive deep into the history of Hays and Ellis County by walking through exhibits detailing the lives of the families who settled the area.

Parks


Spring is here and there is no better time to be outside swinging a bat, throwing a disc, or taking a leisurely bike ride through Fort Hays State University.
Hays Disc Golf Basket

Flying Bison Disc Golf Course


Test your skills by throwing discs between trees, over the river, and making sure to not lose it in the buffalo pen.

The Bricks in Downtown Hays


Experience more in a couple blocks than you can in most cities: find a new outfit at a clothing boutique, drink craft beer that you can't find anywhere else, purchase a local art piece for your home, or spend the afternoon by the pool.
TKs Smokehaus BBQ

TK's Smokehaus


Evolved from a competition BBQ team, TK's Smokehaus sits in Downtown Hays and is ready to fix your smoked meat cravings.
Hays Art Walk 2017

Hays Arts Council


If you don't think of Hays as an arts community, you don't know Hays. Art exhibits are constantly on display and Downtown is packed during the seasonal art walks.