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Sep 01

How to Beat the Heat in Hays

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 4:47 PM by Brandon Cooley

Ice Cream!
Since 1969, Vernie’s Hamburger House has been serving up delicious handmade milkshakes – our favorite is peanut butter! For a twist on the traditional banana split, try the Churro Split at Taco Riendo’s ice cream shop, where you’ll also find creamy Mexican popsicles and bottled sodas.
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Hotel Pools

Ready to unwind after a long day’s travel? Hays hotels boast more than 10 indoor and outdoor swimming pools where you can relax and recharge. Many of our hotel properties are conveniently located right off I-70 near local restaurants or national chains. 

Tour a Museum

At the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, explorers of all ages will enjoy seeing dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, and giant sea-swimming creatures that inhabited the prairie over 80 million years ago. Visitors can also view a collection of live animals, including giant African tortoises, snakes, amphibians, and fish. Hands-on learning in the Discovery Room and Fossil Dig Pit are always a hit with kids.
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Indoor Golf Simulators

When it’s too hot to be out on the course, play a round at the indoor golf simulator at Precision Valley Golf & Bike Center. Bring your own clubs or use clubs provided by the facility to practice like the pros. Challenge your friends, colleagues, or yourself on a variety of courses. There’s even an option to try your soccer skills!
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Cool Treats

You’ll find the Snow Cone Express drive-through at Big Creek Crossing Mall during the summer months. With 35 flavor combinations of shaved ice and the option for giant-sized portions, you’re bound to find a tasty way to keep it cool on a hot day. Pop into a Cervs convenience store to try the original SnoBall frozen drink, a favorite with the locals.
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City Parks

Pack a picnic or take your to-go order to a shady spot in more than 20 parks and green spaces. We’re partial to Frontier Park, which is home to the “Dark Forest,” playgrounds, covered picnic areas, and the Hays bison herd. You can reserve a specific shelter house in advance at
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