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Historic Sites in Hays, KS


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Fort Hays State Historic Site
Fort Hays State Historic Site Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Hays, KS USA

Museum located on the grounds of Indian Wars fort. Fort Hays was first established in the fall of 1865 as Fort Fletcher and was to protect travelers and mail coaches along the Smoky Hill Trail. It was closed after only six months when the trail was no longer in use.


Buffalo Herd
Buffalo Herd
Historic Site in Hays, KS USA

Herd of buffalo located in Frontier Park - Hays Kansas. Located on US-183 Alternate, four miles south of I-70 and directly across from Historic Fort Hays is a small buffalo herd. The Frontier Park buffalo herd was begun in 1953 with a bull named "Wild Bill" and a cow named Calamity Jane.

Historical Downtown Walking Tour
Historical Downtown Walking Tour
Historic Site in Hays, KS USA

Where history walked the streets The famous and infamous walked the streets of Old Hays City during the 1860’s to 1880’s including Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and General George Armstrong Custer. Twenty five bronze plaques mark the route and explain the historical significance of each site.

Volga German Haus
Volga German Haus things to do on a rainy day in Hays, KS
Historic Site in Hays, KS USA

One room house built of native limestone This home is located on the grounds of the Ellis County Historical Society Museum and is a replica of the size and type of home the early Volga German settlers built.


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