Things to Do


Envelop yourself in history with the Wild West, Historic Fort Hays, and Volga-German heritage. Take a break from the present and spend time in the past at any of the museums and historical markers in Hays.
Sternberg Museum - Exterior

Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Explore the past and present at Sternberg Museum of Natural History by viewing dinosaur fossils, live animals, and traveling exhibits.
Historic Fort Hays - General House

Historic Fort Hays

See the soldiers' clothing, weapons, and personal items, including George Custer's dumbbell forged by the for's blacksmith. Learn more about the soldiers and people they were protecting when you visit Fort Hays.


There is no better time to be outside swinging a bat, throwing a disc, or taking a leisurely bike ride through Fort Hays State University.

_DISC GOLF basket

Flying Bison Disc Golf Course

Test your skills by throwing discs between trees, over the river, and making sure to not lose it in the bison pen.

The Bricks in Downtown Hays

Experience more in a couple blocks than you can in most cities: find a new outfit at a clothing boutique, drink craft beer that you can't find anywhere else, purchase a local art piece for your home, or spend the afternoon by the pool.
Paisley Pear

Paisley Pear wine bar, bistro and market

Paisley Pear is a unique experience complete with wine bar, a tasty bistro, and a market for your home needs.

Hays Art Walk 2017

Hays Arts Council

If you don't think of Hays as an arts community, you don't know Hays. Art exhibits are constantly on display and Downtown is packed during the seasonal art walks.