LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Downtown Historical Walking Tour


category : Tours
Downtown Historical Walking Tour The famous and infamous walked the streets of Old Hays City during the 1860's to 1880's including Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody and General George Armstrong Custer. Twenty five bronze plaques mark the route and explain the historical significance of each site. Begin the tour near 13th and Fort and learn about the area that was once known as Gospel Hill. See the location of The Perry House, where Hickok reportedly lived in this two story hotel while in Hays from 1867 to 1869. This area on West 10th Street was also where Cy Goddard Dance Hall was located. This place later became famous for the photo that was taken outside the dance hall in 1873 showing the after math of a gunfight and the murder scene of three privates from Fort Hays. A brochure and map of this self guided walking tour is available at the Hays Welcome Center. We encourage you to walk and learn about the history of Hays.
http://www.haysusa.com/Downtown_walking_tour.pdf

Downtown Hays 9th & 10th Streets
785-628-8202
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free


Admission: FREE
Address: 13th & Fort
Phone: 800-569-4505.
Our Website:www.haysusa.com/Downtown_walking_tour.pdf

Come visit us in Hays, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Frontier Park

The area that surrounds Big Creek on the southwest edge of Hays at one time was part of the original Fort Hays U.S. Military Post. After the Fort was closed on November 8, 1889, this land became available and on March 28, 1900

Hays, KS Outdoor Recreation

Plymouth Stone Schoolhouse

When the Germans settled on the Kansas high plains over a century ago, after homesteading their farm and establishing a church, the next priority was to build a schoolhouse. This schoolhouse was originally built in Russell County in the 1870'

Hays, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Historic Church Tours

There are more historic German Catholic churches in Ellis County then any other county in Kansas. They were built of native limestone over 100

Hays, KS Historic Churches

Kansas Postcard Collection

The Kansas Postcard Collection was donated to Fort Hays State University and the community of Hays by the Association of Community Arts Agencies in 2006. The display is located in the FHSU Robbins Center and is one of the largest collections of original Kansas Art in the world. There are 635

Hays, KS Arts

Volga-German House

Located on the grounds of the Ellis County Historical Museum is a replica of a Volga German house furnished with authentic household items used by the Volga German settlers. The first homes built by our early settlers were constructed of sod. Typically the homes were 28 feet long and 16

Hays, KS Museums

Things to do Tours near Hays, KS

Rediscovering Sod-House Days Self-Guided Auto Tour

In 1877, Pennsylvania native Howard Ruede arrived in the Kill Creek community of central Osborne County, Kansas and staked ou...