Introduction to Salina, Kansas
Salina, Kansas, in Saline county, is located 80 miles N of Wichita, Kansas. The city has a population of 45,679.
The city was originally settled in 1856 along the Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers. It was founded in 1858 by William A. Phillips. Salina was the westernmost post on Smoky Hill Trail. It was established as a staging post in 1860 for prospectors who were moving to Pikes Peak. It also served as a trading post for the local native tribes.
Salina and nearby Attractions
- Southgate Shopping Center
- Thomas Park
- Smoky Hill Museum
- Lakewood Park Natural Area
Things To Do In Salina
Tourists in Salina can shop at the Southgate Shopping Center and the Kraft Manor Shopping Center. Several parks in Salina that the residents visit include Sunset Park, Thomas Park, and Oakdale Park. Smoky Hill Museum is popular among the tourists as well. Other attractions of Salina include the Lakewood Park Natural Area, Yesteryear Museum, and the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.
Air transportation opportunities are provided by Salina Municipal Airport.
Salina Higher Education
Kansas Wesleyan University and the Brownie Mackie College are located in Salina. Hutchinson Community College and Kansas State University can also be attended in the city.