Stay The Weekend

You survived another week of classes. The weekend is yours. Make the most of it by staying in Hays and hitting the trails, throwing a disc, learning about the history of our town, or meandering around downtown.

Explore Outdoors

Many people don't think of Hays and Kansas as being an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, but they aren't looking in the right spots. Start with these three options to stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoors.

Flying Bison Disc Golf

Flying Bison Disc Golf

Named for the bison pen in Frontier Park, the Flying Bison Disc Golf Course provides 18-holes on challenging fun whether you are veteran or beginner to disc golf.

Wilson Lake

Wilson Lake

A short drive east on I-70 and you can enjoy the clearest lake in Kansas along with exciting hiking and biking trails taking you along the bluffs at Wilson Lake.

Howard Reynolds Nature Trail

Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails

Clear your head and take a walk through the Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails next to Sternberg Museum to enjoy the weather and get the perfect picture for Instagram.

Get Competitive

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Grab your friends and head to these three spots to see who is the champion.

Precision Valley Golf

Precision Valley Golf & Bike Center

With a driving range, golf simulator, putt-putt, pool and more, you have options every night of the week at Precision Valley. Play 18-holes of putt-putt on Wednesdays for the best deal.

Fort Hays Golf Course

Fort Hays Golf Course

Take the skills you learned on the driving range and challenge yourself at the Fort Hays Golf Course. Open to the public with cart rentals, this is the perfect combination of relaxation, competition, and being outdoors after a stressful week.

 Centennial Lanes Bowling

Centennial Lanes

Thursday nights are college night at Centennial Lanes! Enjoy discounted bowling, food, and drinks while trying to be the first to nail a 7-10 split.

Keep Learning

After your final class for the week, you might hesitate to spend your weekend at a museum, but your time will be well spent learning about the history of Hays.

Sternberg Museum T Rex

Sternberg Museum of Natural History

World-famous fossils are only minutes away at Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Traveling exhibits make coming here multiple times a year necessary.

Hays Kansas 150 Years

Historic Fort Hays

Established in 1865, Historic Fort Hays protected railroad workers and travelers on the Smoky Hill Trail. See the soldiers’ clothing, weapons, and personal items, including George Custer’s dumbbell forged by the fort’s blacksmith

Ellis County Historic Museum Volga House

Ellis County Historical Museum

Step in to the early years of Hays by touring the Volga German Haus along with the Younger Harness Shop and exhibits about the people who settled in Hays and surrounding communities.