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Ellis County Historical Society Museum
Ellis County Historical Society Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hays, KS
Museum in Hays, KS USA

A variety of permanent exhibits, artifacts, displays, photographs and new exhibits throughout the year tell the story of Hays, Ellis County and the early pioneers. Includes the first stone church in Hays, a harness shop and gift shop. Located at the corner of 7th and Main Streets in downtown Hays, the Ellis County Historical Society Museum exists to preserve and showcase the colorful history of the county. . The museum has over 25,000 artifacts that tell the colorful history of Ellis County.


Historic Downtown Hays
Historic Downtown Hays Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hays, KS
Tour in Hays, KS USA

The red brick streets and historic buildings bring back the excitement of the old fashioned main street.

Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum
Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Museum in Lindsborg, KS USA

The Smoky Valley Roller Mill was built in 1898 and was in operation until 1955, sending flour to places nationwide. Once a year, the machinery of the historic mill springs to life during Millfest, held the first weekend in May. Standing tall on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, the McPherson County Old Mill Museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County.

The Red Barn Studio Museum
The Red Barn Studio Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Shopping in Lindsborg, KS USA

The Red Barn Studio was the working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer (1907-1991). The studio is filled with Raymer's art and handiwork, from paintings and prints to ceramics and metalwork, from woodcarving to stitchery, furniture and jewelry.

The Birger Sandztn Memorial Gallery
The Birger Sandztn Memorial Gallery Top Attraction!
Tour in Lindsborg, KS USA

The focal point of the gallery's art collections is the work of Birger SandzTn. It houses the largest and most extensive collection of his paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors found anywhere in the world. The art of Birger SandzTn is exhibited throughout the year, along with guest artists and special traveling exhibitions. In fact, more than 900 exhibitions and guest artists shows have been displayed since the gallery opened in 1957.


Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City Top Attraction!
Sport in Kansas City, KS USA

Major league soccer team Sporting Kansas City play at the new state-of-the-art Livestrong Sporting Park. Livestrong is the first soccer stadium in North America to combine the best attributes of European and South American soccer stadia with the modern amenities American sports fans desire.

Legends Outlets Kansas City
Legends Outlets Kansas City Top Attraction!
Shopping in Kansas City, KS USA

Midwest premiere outlet shopping experience. The Legends offers an outdoor shopping experience filled with contemporary retail chains, quirky one-of-a-kind shops and big-name department stores including premium outlet shopping.

Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark Top Attraction!
Nature in Kansas City, KS USA

Kansas City's newest waterpark and only river tubing adventure inside a waterpark. Signature attractions include the world's longest tidal wave river, a thrilling uphill water coaster and the Transportainment River System which allows guests to float throughout the park without leaving the water.

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.


Barbara O'Leary
Barbara O'Leary things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Art Museum in Lindsborg, KS USA

Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum Oil painter, illustrator and watercolorist Barbara O’Leary, of Shawnee, Kansas, will be the Artist-in-Residence Friday, Sept 1st through Saturday, Sept 23 at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main, Lindsborg.

Barbara O'Leary and the Lindsborg Artwalk
Barbara O'Leary and the Lindsborg Artwalk things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Art Museum in Lindsborg, KS USA

Artist in Residence and the Lindsborg Artwalk The Red Barn Studio, 212 S. Main St., will host a reception for Barbara O’Leary during Lindsborg’s 2nd Friday Makers Street Artwalk on September 8, 5-9PM.

Bethany Lutheran Church
Bethany Lutheran Church things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Recreation in Lindsborg, KS USA

One of three of the earliest churches in McPherson County. In 1874 the congregation voted to build a church in the town site of Lindsborg. The central part of the present edifice was erected using Native Dakota sandstone. The stone was covered with a concrete mix giving it a smooth, white finish.

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.

C.S. Post & Co.
C.S. Post & Co. things to do on a rainy day in Hays, KS
Shopping in Hays, KS USA

"a hip updated version of the general store" by Elle Decor A collection of things we love for the life we cherish. Over a decade ago, the founders of C.S. Post & Co. chose the boundless skies of Kansas over the bright lights of the big city.

Clayworks
Clayworks things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Art Gallery in Lindsborg, KS USA

Artists in Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum Clients from Disability Supports of the Great Plains, who work as studio artists in the Clayworks Studios of One Door North in McPherson, Kansas, will participate as Artists-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas, August 1 through August 4.

Coronado Heights Run
Coronado Heights Run
Recreation in Lindsborg, KS USA

Second Saturday in October. 15K, 5K, 1 mile youth run, and a 2 mile fun walk.

Debra Ringler
Debra Ringler things to do on a rainy day in Lindsborg, KS
Art Museum in Lindsborg, KS USA

Artist in Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum Hutchinson artist, educator and activist Debra C. Ringler returns to the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg, June 11 to June 18. During her residence, visitors will find her working in a concentration of traditional and nontraditional enameling.

Fool's Day 5K Glow Run
Fool's Day 5K Glow Run
Sport in Salina, KS USA

Glow Run Charity Event for Multiple Sclerosis! 1 Mile and 5K distances. Costume Contests, Pizza, Beer Garden, Finisher Medals, Awards, Music, and World's Largest Cupid Shuffle. Get your Glow on at Bill Burke Park. We are the largest running event and the only glow run in Salina.

Frontier Park
Frontier Park
Nature in Hays, KS USA

Historic Park with Buffalo Herd The area that surrounds Big Creek on the southwest edge of Hays at one time was part of the original Fort Hays U.S. Military Post.

Geary County Historical Society and Museums
Geary County Historical Society and Museums things to do on a rainy day in Junction City, KS
Museum in Junction City, KS USA

Local Museum with exhibits and activities for the whole fami The museum offers a range of exhibits from prehistoric eras to modern times. There are interactive exhibits and scavenger hunts for children of all school ages. There is a gift shop that offers local and regional souvenirs.

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Best Places to Stay in Kansas


Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
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From $87 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita
Guest Score:
From $100 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Hampton Inn Derby
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Goodland
Guest Score:
From $132 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
The Bluemont Hotel
Guest Score:
From $83 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Kansas


The best time to visit Kansas is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Kansas


Month Low Avg High
January 18.2 28.4 38.6
February 23.4 34.3 45.2
March 32.9 44.5 56.0
April 43.1 54.8 66.4
May 53.7 64.7 75.6
June 63.4 74.5 85.6
July 68.5 79.8 91.1
August 66.7 78.1 89.4
September 57.6 69.3 81.0
October 45.4 57.5 69.6
November 32.6 43.1 53.6
December 22.4 32.3 42.1

Destinations in and around Kansas to Visit



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