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Walker Air Base Display

The model of the Walker Army Airfield that is on display at Forsyth Library on the campus of Fort Hays State University was completed in October 2000 by Fort Hays State University student Steve Arthur. The Walker Army Airfield was located in Ellis County, about 2 and 1/2

Hays, KS Historic Airfields

Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course

(public) This well-maintained course built in 1920, and designed by Dewey Longworth, has excellent bent grass greens. A few trees can alter your shots. Even though there are few sand bunkers, there are water hazards coming into play on a couple of holes. Hole #18, a 155-yard, par 3

Hays, KS Golf Courses

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

Boot Hill Cemetery

The original Boot Hill was located in Hays not Dodge City, as many people believe. In fact, when Dodge City was founded in 1872, the Hays City Boot Hill was well populated. Mrs. Elizabeth Custer spent the summers of 1869 and 1870

Hays, KS Cemeteries

Volga-German Heritage

Volga German settlers began arriving in Ellis County in the mid-1870'

Hays, KS Ethnic Heritage

Things to do near Hays, KS

Rooks County Hunting

Rooks County is well known as a haven for hunters. An abundance of pheasant, quail, turkey, deer, dove, ducks, and geese mak...

Threshing Machine Canyon

In 1867, a party of travelers were transporting three threshing machines belonging to Brigham Young along the Smoky Hill Trai...

Wilson Recreation Center

The Wilson Recreation Center is now the center of activity in this small town just minutes away from the Wilson Lake. The wid...