- Stay The Weekend
Stay The Weekend
You survived another week of classes. The weekend is yours. Make the most of it by staying in Hays and hitting the trails, throwing a disc, learning about the history of our town, or meandering around downtown.
Many people don't think of Hays and Kansas as being an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, but they aren't looking in the right spots. Start with these three options to stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoors.
Flying Bison Disc Golf
Named for the bison pen in Frontier Park, the Flying Bison Disc Golf Course provides 18-holes on challenging fun whether you are veteran or beginner to disc golf.
A short drive east on I-70 and you can enjoy the clearest lake in Kansas along with exciting hiking and biking trails taking you along the bluffs at Wilson Lake.
Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails
Clear your head and take a walk through the Dr. Howard Reynolds Nature Trails next to Sternberg Museum to enjoy the weather and get the perfect picture for Instagram.
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. Grab your friends and head to these three spots to see who is the champion.
Precision Valley Golf & Bike Center
With a driving range, golf simulator, putt-putt, pool and more, you have options every night of the week at Precision Valley. Play 18-holes of putt-putt on Wednesdays for the best deal.
Fort Hays Golf Course
Take the skills you learned on the driving range and challenge yourself at the Fort Hays Golf Course. Open to the public with cart rentals, this is the perfect combination of relaxation, competition, and being outdoors after a stressful week.
Thursday nights are college night at Centennial Lanes! Enjoy discounted bowling, food, and drinks while trying to be the first to nail a 7-10 split.
After your final class for the week, you might hesitate to spend your weekend at a museum, but your time will be well spent learning about the history of Hays.
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
World-famous fossils are only minutes away at Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Traveling exhibits make coming here multiple times a year necessary.
Historic Fort Hays
Established in 1865, Historic Fort Hays protected railroad workers and travelers on the Smoky Hill Trail. See the soldiers’ clothing, weapons, and personal items, including George Custer’s dumbbell forged by the fort’s blacksmith
Ellis County Historical Museum
Step in to the early years of Hays by touring the Volga German Haus along with the Younger Harness Shop and exhibits about the people who settled in Hays and surrounding communities.