Steeped in history and chock-full of character, Hays, KS offers a warm welcome to travelers of all stripes. Get in touch with a bygone era with a visit to the Fort Hays Historic Site, where you can relive the city’s wild frontier days. Admire the still-standing relics of the past with a trip to the Old Opera House or the nearby Ellis County Courthouse. Spot the stunning towers of the St. Fidelis Cathedral, a landmark known to locals as the “Cathedral on the Plains”.
Travel back further in time to a land of dinosaurs with a trip to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, with moving exhibits and interactive activities that bring the past alive. Keep your eyes peeled for one of a kind crafts and antiques in the Chestnut Street District, a hub of shopping and culture. Enjoy the country air with a walk through Frontier Park. Plan a day trip out on the water at nearby Stone Lake or Ellis Big Creek Lake for fishing and boating fun.
To make your trip to complete, book your stay with an IHG hotel in Hays. You’ll be treated to friendly service, knowledgeable staff and comfortable accommodations, all at an affordable price.