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Saline County, KS

Saline CountyIf urban center is a reflection of its region, then Saline County owes much to its cities. The communities of Brookville, Glendale, and Bavaria boast of unique qualities which enhance the Crossroads Region. Each shares a symbiotic relationship with the larger population center of Salina, a relationship which provides rewarding contacts, contracts, and entertainment.

Follow the ribbon of Crawford Street, in Salina, to the west. Cross over the double lanes of I-35, and you will find the wandering curves of Highway 140. The scenic road leads through the bottomland fields of the Saline River Valley, following the old railroad tracks along the flatlands.

Just before you get to the hills, you will enter the town of Brookville, home of one of the most famous eateries in Kansas. Brookville is more than just the Brookville Hotel, though. The town prides itself on its old-time country atmosphere.

Why do people live in and love the small towns of Saline County? Part of it has to do with the quality of life. Janet Carswell, a long-time promoter of Ellsworth, puts it like this: "The quality of life cannot be matched. Where else can you live in a small, friendly place where everyone knows their neighbors and still have everything you need within a half an hour drive?"

So take time to explore the communities of Saline County. Visit their attractions, shop at their stores, chat with their citizens. See for yourself what makes these communities of Saline County unique and special places to live.

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Botanical Gardens

Between historical Oakdale Gardens and the Sunset flower beds, the City of Salina plants over 50,000 annual flowers. This magnificent display of color throughout the summer and fall is a Salina tradition that countless citizens have enjoyed for over 60 years.

Salina, KS Botanical Gardens

The Land Institute

The Land Institute, founded in 1976, is a non-profit, educational research orgaization that works to develop safer methods of agriculture. Graduate students carry out experiments in agro-ecology during a 43

Salina, KS Education Centers

Smoky Hill Museum

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum tells the history of the Smoky Hills in a dynamic and inviting way, interweaving it with experiences, tales, graphics, and artifacts.

Salina, KS Museums

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure

A 7,000-pound Indian Rhinoceros, along with exotic snow leopards, orangutans, white rhinos and lemurs are thriving on the Kansas prairie. The zoo is home to more than 80

Salina, KS Zoos

Nature Trails

Lakewood and Indian Rock Park trail systems provide unique urban experiences. The natural area and trails in Lakewood are constructed in the old lake bed, while Indian Rock trails are developed around the Historical Indian Rock.

Salina, KS Nature Trails

Yesteryear Museum

Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc., operator of the Museum, is a non-profit organization to collect, restore and exhibit antiques that pertain to our American heritage and provide mutual enjoyment to members and visitors. Look for: 1880's Print Shop; 1869 Swedish Bible; 500

Salina, KS Museums


Salina Art Center

Rotating regional, national, and international exhibits are featured at the galleries. Families and groups can call to arrange tours of the center. A Discovery Area gives children a hands-on opportunity to experience many facets of an art gallery. Exhibits change continually;

Salina, KS Arts

Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery

Back in 1919, over 250 acres of grapes were planted in the fields around Salina. In those same fields old riding stables have been converted into a winery. Many of the winery'

Salina, KS Wineries

Salina Golf

The Municipal Golf Course is one of three located in Salina with over 50,000 rounds played annually. The 18-hole course is over 6,200 yards long on approximately 137 acres. This course provides golfers with an excellent opportunity to play par 3, par 4, and par 5 aspects of the game. The new "

Salina, KS Golf Courses

Bicentennial Center

The Bicentennial Center, featuring a 7,645 seat arena, an exhibition area and meeting rooms, qualifies as one of the most versatile public assembly facilities in the Midwest. This entertainment / convention complex serves a thriving 23 county trade area of 350,000

Salina, KS Convention Centers

Salina Community Theatre

Founded in 1960, this private, not-for-profit organization of volunteers produces and sponsors plays for adults and children. Five major productions are presented each season in the 300-seat facility, featuring local talent and sometimes guest artists.

Salina, KS Theatres

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