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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The Hutchinson Art Center is both a fine art museum and commercial gallery. Since 1949, this non-profit institution has endeavored to promote the study and development of interest and education in the Fine Arts, and to promote and aid in the development of artists.Hutchinson, KS Arts
In just about every ranking found anywhere, this impressive course consistently sits among the elite as one of the very top golf courses in the United States. As a tribute to its greatness, the United States Golf Association selected Prairie Dunes as the site of the 2002 U.S. Women'Hutchinson, KS Golf Courses
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 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
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
After seeing the fairways gracefully flowing through the sand dunes, it is obvious why some have refered to this masterpiece as the course Mother Nature built. The scenic 18-hole champioinship golf course is rated one of the most difficult in Kansas.Hutchinson, KS Golf Courses
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