Introduction to Hutchinson, Kansas
Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno county, is located 41 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas. There are 40,787 residents in the city.
Hutchinson was founded in the year 1871 when C.C. Hutchinson got into a contract with the Santa Fe Railway, to set up a town at the railroad crossing of Arkansas River. Initially it was known as Temperance City. The city was incorporated in the year 1872. The city faced one of the greatest disasters, on January 17, 2001, when compressed natural gas leaked from Yaggy storage field.
Hutchinson and nearby Attractions
- Reno County Historical Society
- Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center
- Hutchinson Art Center
- Harvey County Historical Society Museum
- Skateland Family Fun Center
Things To Do In Hutchinson
Tourists who are interested in recreational activities may visit the Cheney State Park, Martinez Sunflower Trail, and Carey Park. They can also take a trip to the Kansas Kids Museum. The Panorama Lake is a beautiful water reservoir in the city. The city celebrates several local festivals including the HutchFest, Salt Fest, and the Reno County Fair every year.
Hutchinson Muni Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Hutchinson Higher Education
Hutchinson Community College, Sidneys Hair Dressing College, and Wichita State University provides higher educational opportunities.