Smith Center, Kansas

Smith Center, Kansas

Uniquely centered at the heart of the country is Smith Center, Kansas. We're a hometown-kind-of-place halfway between metropolitan Kansas City and the ski slopes of Colorado.

We're a community where people wave to each other and you know your neighbors.

We're a place where people still have backyard picnics and main street parades and you feel safe as you take an evening stroll.

It's a lifestyle rooted in raising crops, nurturing families, building our communities, and enjoying the open spaces.

Natives and visitors alike enjoy the fine fishing and hunting here. Our farm ponds and nearby lakes offer bass, walleye, crappie, and catfish. Our farm fields attract hunters of pheasants, turkeys, ducks, geese, and deer.

People take time to stop and smell the sunflowers.

Smith County has 25,476 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Dutch Mill

The Old Dutch Mill was moved to Wagner Park in 1938 from its original site near Reamsville, northwest of Smith Center. The old mill was built by Charles Schwarz, a native of Germany who homesteaded in Smith County in the 1870

Smith Center, KS Historic Buildings

Higley Cabin - "Home on the Range"

In this cabin, in 1872, Dr. Brewster M. Higley, a homesteading doctor from Ohio, wrote the words for the song, "Home on the Range", that was adopted as the state song of Kansas in 1947.

Smith Center, KS Pioneer Life


J.R. Burrows, a banker, built the mansion in 1883

Smith Center, KS Historic Homes

Outdoor Recreation

City Park - Located on East 3rd

Municipal Swimming Pool - Located on South F - For more information call: (785) 282-9986

Smith Center, KS Recreation

Smith Center Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 10
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Smith Center, KS Golf Courses

Things to do near Smith Center, KS

Nova Theater

The restoration of the NOVA Theatre has been a community effort. Stockton is proud to once again open its doors for the publ...