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DHDC Announces New Website Launch

Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) announced today the launch of its newly designed website at www.DowntownHays.com. The completely revamped website features bold imagery, a simplified design, and improved functionality.


“We are thrilled to debut a new website to our community members and potential visitors,” said Executive Director Sara Bloom. “This website redesign is stunning and informative. It will give visitors a great experience that makes them excited to be a part of Downtown Hays.”


The most exciting addition to the site is the first ever digital format of the historical walking tour in Downtown Hays. This self-guided tour provides information about the famous and not so famous people who walked the streets of Hays during the 1860s to 1880s through Twenty-five bronze plaques. Each marker tells of the historical significance of the building and individuals like James Butler Hickock, William Fredrick Cody, and General George Armstrong Custer.


"To have the walking tour in the palm of your hand was a long term goal of our organization," Bloom said. "The tour is one of the most requested and utilized paper pieces we have at the Downtown Visitor's Center. Now everyone has access to it on their cell phones. The nearest marker will automatically pull up based on your location in downtown."


While the website features several new elements, it has retained many favorites. Visitors can still find a full business directory, a full list of downtown events, free brochure requests and free tour requests.


DHDC’s new website will be regularly updated with Downtown events, news, and accomplishments. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and sign up for DHDC’s mailing list to receive direct emails all about the happenings in Downtown Hays.