Introduction to Hays, Kansas
Hays, Kansas, in Ellis county, is located 135 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas. There are approximately 20,013 people residing in the city.
Hays was incorporated in the year 1867. The city was initially a lawless and wild town. However, it gradually changed into a serving point due to the arrival of the immigrants. The Germans were the early immigrants in Hays who found the land suitable for farming. The Volga - German settlers first arrived in the city in the year 1876.
Hays and nearby Attractions
- Fort Hays State Historic Site
- Walter P. Chrysler House
- Ellis County Historical Society Musem
- Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course
Things To Do In Hays
Visitors to the city can take a look around the Hays Miniature Golf & Batting Cages. The parks like Cedar Bluff State Park, Sunrise Park, and Ekey Park offer facilities for camping, boating, swimming, and fishing. Golf lovers may also visit the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course. Hays also hosts several recreational programs all through the year.
Hays Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Hays Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by Fort Hays State University, Barton County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College.