Hutchinson (Kansas) – City Guide

Hutchinson (Kansas) - City Guide Hutchinson Kansas

The city of Hutchinson was founded in 1871, when Indian Agent Clinton “C.C.” Hutchinson contracted with the Santa Fe Railway to make a town at the railroad’s crossing over the Arkansas River. The community was known to be called “Temperance City”.[7] Hutchinson was incorporated on August 15, 1872.

Is one of the bigger city of the Kansas state. Is full of art, history and sciences.

Museums

If you like different museums,  this city give you two fantastic museums.

Kansas Cosmosphere

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a museum and educational facility in Hutchinson, that is best known for the display and restoration of spaceflight artifacts and educational camps. It is one of only three museums to display flown spacecraft from Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.

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Kansas Underground Salt Museum

The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is built within one of the world’s largest deposits of rock salt. It provides the opportunity to go 650 feet (198 meters) beneath the Earth’s surface. It is a unique destination attraction for exploring an amazing environs carved from salt deposits formed 275 million years ago. The museum is located in the Hutchinson Salt Company mine which began operation in 1923 as Carey Salt Company. There are just 14 other salt mines in the United States, none of which are accessible to tourists.

McPherson Museum

He Museum began life as the City/McPherson College Museum in 1968. It later became the sole responsibility of the City. The McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation (MMAF) was incorporated in 1984 but remained fully funded by the City of McPherson until 1999, when it was turned over to the MMAF as a stand-alone not-for-profit organization. Thus, 2013 will mark our 45th anniversary as the first and only community museum in McPherson, and 2014 will mark our 30th anniversary as an incorporated museum. It is fair to say that the Museum has offered educational services to the general public for the past 43-plus years, adding to the scope of services throughout its existence.

Courtyard Gallery

Opened in May of 1996, Its original location was situated directly across from the East Gate   of the Forbidden City in a traditional courtyard house that was once a part of the imperial palace.  Courtyard Gallery shows the best of emerging and mid-career Chinese contemporary art in all mediums, as well as work by emerging international artists.

The gallery’s approach is not to limit itself to the confines of a particular art style. It is willing to offer space to all kinds of artistic expression, provided the artists display a singular vision, a concern for technique, and a committed desire to make good art. By producing professional exhibitions of high quality art works with a truly contemporary vision, Courtyard strives to promote a wider understanding and acceptance of contemporary Chinese artists within China and abroad.

In addition to its work in China and in international fairs, museum exhibitions and biennales, Courtyard also cooperates with overseas galleries in showcasing Chinese artists’ works. Recent exhibitions include, “Wang Qingsong: Romantique” in collaboration with Salon 94 in New York, “Cao Fei: COSPlayers” in collaboration with Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, and “Liu Zheng: The Chinese” in collaboration with Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.

Mid-America Fine Arts

Mid-America Fine Arts, established in 1971, has been encouraging Kansans to participate in their state’s rich and acclaimed history in the visual arts. Kansas, a relatively small state in population, has nurtured artists whose achievements and renown have surpassed many states with larger populations.

Five Kansas-born artists; John Noble, John Steuart Curry, Kenneth Adams,

Henry Varnum Poor and Bruce Moore (in sculpture), have achieved the highest recognition in American Art, that of a National Academician.

Museum of World Treasures

The Museum of World Treasures was founded by Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke and opened its doors for the first time on April 22, 2001 at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. About two years later – due to tremendous growth – the Museum relocated to what is affectionately known as the Farm & Art Market. The building is located in the Old Town district of Wichita, just east of downtown and was converted from a warehouse as were most of the multiuse buildings in the district.

While the Museum of World Treasures is young, you will find it has packed a great deal into its first ten years and the artifacts you will witness here stand as testament to this fact.

Design Shops

Benjamin Moore Paints Store

Design Center

School of Arquitecture, Design and Planning

The excellence of the KU Architecture Program and its students and alumni derives, in large measure, from the excellence of its faculty. Since Goldwin Goldsmith started building a program and a faculty ninety years ago, this faculty has been characterized by a living connection to the most important and respected intellectual trends and movements in architectural education, by a cosmopolitanism that includes professional experiences in architecturally important centers of activity, by personal contacts and experiences with some of the leading and legendary members of the field, by a diversity of training and experience that is international in scope and attitude, by an affinity for rational and scientific approaches to architectural design and an openness to experimentation, and finally, by an aesthetic sensibility that is at once historically cultivated and socially humane. In this next decade that will lead to our Centennial in 2013, we share a unique and remarkable heritage—the historical momentum of excellence in architectural education.

Country Club Living

Carey Park Golf Course

Rates are very reasonable and the atmosphere relaxing.

Restaurant, pro shop, driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, pull carts, club and golf cart rental are available. Carey Park Golf Course offers 18 enjoyable yet challenging holes, and is known as one of the best municipal courses in Kansas.

Point of Interest and Fun

Historic places, Exist countless i refer the most important and popular:

Hoglund Dugaut, Pratt’s All Veterans Memorial or Garden of Eden (with many historic places, specialty museums and reference points)

You can also relax attend a good show in Crown Uptown Theatry.

To appreciate the wild life nothing better than a walk to the Hedrik`s Exotic Animal Farm or Eagle Valley Raptor Center.

Hoglund Dugaut

One of the more unusual and unexpected sights in Kansas is the Höglund Dugout. Even though it is not readily apparent on the beaten path, the grave-like home dwelling is remarkable and worth searching out as one tries to imagine residing years in a rock reinforced 6ft x 12ft hole in the ground. The Dugout is located outside of Lindsborg near Coronado Heights.

 

Crown Uptown Theatry

Roadway-style musicals, laugh-out-loud comedies and celebrity guest artists. As Wichita’s most popular, year-round professional dinner theatre, the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre draws the finest talent from across the country – all for you to enjoy in a fun, casual atmosphere that brings together the best of dining and entertainment in town.

Established in 1977, the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre inhabits a beautifully renovated, 1920s-era vaudeville theatre famously designed by the Boller Brothers – masters of the “atmospheric” theatre. In fact, their original “star lights” still envelop you from the curved, midnight blue ceiling above. Before the show, you’ll enjoy an exceptional dinner served at your table. And when the house lights dim, the magic begins.

Crown Uptown is a proud member of the National Dinner Theatre Association and is ADA-compliant, giving our guests access to any part of the theatre without encountering a single step.

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Pratt’s All Veterans Memorial

A collection of very special and unusual military and civilian aircraft, ship photographs and the stories behind them.

Garden of Eden

One of the “Eight Wonders of Kansas Art,” the Garden of Eden is a home and sculpture park built by civil war veteran Samuel Dinsmoor. Dinsmoor was a farmer, mason and political radical who often attended meetings of the rational and materialist “free thinkers.” Dinsmore displayed this free thinking in the construction of his concrete house, concrete barn, concrete pyramid, and a concrete spring that he supplied with water by illegally tapping into the town’s water main.

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Hedrik`s Exotic Animal

Hendricks Exotic Animal Farm in nearby Nickerson offers public tours of its extensive menagerie. The farm is home to a number of exotic species from kangaroos and cavies to giraffes, zebras, zebus, and spurred tortoises. You’ll also see typical farm animals including ponies, pygmy goats, highland cattle, and miniature donkeys.

Eagle Valley Raptor Center

Eagle Valley Raptor Center specializes in native Kansas Birds of Prey. These include eagles, hawks, owls, kites, falcons and vultures.

Wineries

If you want live a different experience, visit some of wineries more appreciate in town: Windswept Winery or Grace Hill Winery.

For a good meal I recommend the following restaurants: Metropolitan Coffee, Ray’s BBQ and Dairy Queen.

Windswept Winery

Windswept Winery’s Goal is to create a boutique, artisan crafted wine, in a delightful style that would appeal to the novice and to more experienced connoisseur alike.

Offers free tasting, so that you can try the fine wines, and go home with more than just a pretty bottle.  And there is only one rule to wine drinking here: Drink what you like!

Grace Hill Winery

Enjoy an authentic winery experience at the finest winery and event venue in the Wichita area! Offering FREE WINE TASTINGS in our indoor tasting room, as well as tours of the vineyard and winery, Grace Hill Winery is happy to provide a slice of the good life. After your tasting and tour, stick around on the patio and observation deck to enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the spectacular 8 acre Grace Hill Vineyard. Outside food is welcome, so bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it! We hope to see you soon at the most unique experience in the Wichita area!

Restaurants

For a good meal I recommend the following restaurants: Metropolitan Coffee, Ray’s BBQ and Dairy Queen

Metropolitan Coffee

Metropolitan Coffee was the dream of Nick Page and Gretchen Smith along with their parents Jim and Barbara Didlo. In 2002 they created an inviting atmosphere with comfortable seating and a slightly art deco feel where you could enjoy a quality espresso drink with friends.

Art on the walls from local artists brings life to the shop and changes monthly. On Friday and Saturday evenings you’ll often find music and the last Sunday of the month is swing dance night. Visitors to the shop can also enjoy a magazine or book from our shelves or play one of the provided games with friends.

Dairy Queen

Is a fast food restaurant, but it also presents typical food of the city and of great quality.

Hotels

Recommending hotels: Hampton Inn, Fairfield & Suite Hutchinson and comfort inn.

Hampton Inn

Located in the Liberty area, the Hampton Inn Kansas City – Liberty hotel is surrounded by restaurants and shops, and is just a twenty minute drive from downtown Kansas City, MO. Take the family for a thrilling day out at Worlds of Fun amusement park or Oceans of Fun waterpark, both located just five miles from the hotel. Catch a game at the nearby Kauffman Sports Complex; discover a shopping paradise at the Country Club Plaza or head downtown for shopping at the Crown Center and to visit the refurbished Union Station. A trip to Kansas City isn’t complete without trying the world-famous barbeque during your stay – ask our friendly Kansa City, MO hotel staff for advice on the best places to go.

Fairfield & Suite Hutchinson

Only Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Hutchinson, Kansas gives you confidence that your trip will be a success because we consistently deliver a hotel experience that’s just right. We provide you with just what you need, and skip what you don’t, so travel is easy and productive. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff is available to help 24 hours a day. Take advantage of our complimentary amenities at every Fairfield Inn & Suites, including breakfast, in-room high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi in the lobby. Enjoy comfortable and spacious guest rooms that allow you to work and relax.

Comfort inn

The Comfort Inn Near Kansas Speedway hotel is ideally located off Interstate 70, just minutes away from Schlitterbahn Vacation Village water park, The Legends at Village West entertainment and dining district and Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. This Kansas City, KS hotel is convenient to popular attractions like the Kansas Speedway, Cabela’s, Nebraska Furniture Mart, the Sprint Center and Livestrong Sporting Park. The University of Kansas Medical Center is also in the area.

SPAS

Beyond SPA

Beyond Body Therapy began in 2003 by Kerri Thetford, Angel Voth, and three other technicians. We started very small with our first location being a cozy place on 11th and Main. In 2005, after some “growing pains” and spending three long months remodeling, we moved to the current location of 14th and Main.

We currently have seven massage therapists, three licensed aestheticians, three cosmetologists, a nail technician, and two receptionists on staff to meet your every spa need. Our goal at Beyond Body Therapy is to provide a service to relax your mind, body, and soul… to provide you a service you will remember.

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