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Downtown Hays Bucket List
GET TO EXPLORING by challenging yourself to this ultimate Bricks Bucket List!
BRING HOME SOMETHING NEW
Shop local in our trendy boutiques. You can find everything from formal wear to furniture and cookware to home decor.
SAVOR A LOCAL FLAVOR
Whether you're craving comfort food or a more elevated experience, find it inside one of our 20 downtown restaurants.
TAKE A BRAIN BREAK
Step back in time at Historic Fort Hays or the Ellis County Historical society. For a modern take, visit the Public Library or Arts Council.
PLAY IN THE OUTDOORS
Our parks offer disc golf, pickleball, tennis, playgrounds, nature trails, and bison. Pack a picnic and have fun.
MAKE A BIG SPLASH
This summer destination offers endless fun and features a lazy river, lap pool, water slides diving boards, and more.
SNAP A PHOTO WITH A MURAL
Strike a pose and snap a photo in front of one of our beautiful murals. Don't forget to tag us using #DowntownHays!
STROLL A WALKING TOUR
Walk the same streets as "Wild Bill" Hickock on the self-guided history tour or join us for one of the quarterly art walks.
GRAB A BREW OR TWO
Whatever your brew of choice, we've got you. Sip a signature coffehouse latte or sample a flight from one of two downtown breweries.
ENJOY A PERFORMANCE
Find what speaks to you through the Community Theatre, Symphony, FHSU Encore Series, and a variety of concert venues year round.
CATCH A FOUL BALL
Supporting the Hays Larks baseball team has been a summer tradition for over 75 years. Every home game is free!
APPRECIATE RURAL LIVING
Take time to meet a local producer at the Downtown Hays Market. The market is open May through October.
FIND YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL
Celebrate holidays, music, and heritage at events like Brews on The Bricks, the Wild West Festival, Oktoberfest, Rockalooa, or Frostfest.
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