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Salina, Kansas

Salina, Kansas

If 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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

Things to do near Salina, KS

Waconda Lake Trails

Hiking and bicycle riding is permitted throughout the area (except for the refuges). Horse riding is limited to open, maintai...