About the first prominent object that relieved the weary eyes of the first settlers of Reno County, as they entered it from the northeast, were the sand hills, covered with a heavy growth of cottonwood timber. Trees were found nearly eight feet in circumference, and fifty feet to the limb. As this belt was about the only timber for miles around, it disappeared rapidly until the winter of 1872-73, when the supply was almost entirely exhausted.
Reno County is the second largest county in Kansas. Established in 1867, its name honors Gen. Jesse L. Reno who died from wounds suffered in the Civil War in the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Nicknamed "America's tournament headquarters," Fun Valley has been named Softball Complex of the Year by both U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and Softball Owners and Directors of America and hosts more national events than any other baseball/Hutchinson, KS Sports
This impressive Smithsonian-affiliated facility houses one of the most comprehensive space museums in existence and offers the Carey IMAX Dome Theater; Dr. Goddard's Laboratory - a live rocket science demonstration; the Justice Planetarium Theater with both star and laser shows;Hutchinson, KS Museums
The Reno County Museum features six rotating galleries that focus on the county's rich history and heritage from the early pioneers to present day. A claim house, outhouse, windmill, 1902 switch engine and 1954 caboose are displayed on the museum grounds. Interactive children'Hutchinson, KS Museums
The Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau will help to create an adventurous experience or provide ideas to create your own. Services include: Group Tour Planner Tour Planning Assistance Sample Itineraries Agriculture & History Arts & Theatre Aviation Nature/EcologyHutchinson, KS Tours