"Hays, America" Top 5 Page for this destination Hays by basstbn
Hays Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 110 photos
What was once a raucous trail head teeming with cowboys, saloons, and dance hall girls is now a progressive community on the high plains of Kansas, home to a fine university, and an agricultural center.
I was fortunate to attend Fort Hays State (then College - now University) for a couple years in the early 1960s, but had not been back to visit campus or the town until a brief stop the summer of 2003. I wish I had more time to look around and to take more photos. Maybe I will get another chance. Especially worthy of a visit is the Sternberg Museum which features a fascinating collection of fossils and skeletons from the dinosaur age.
Hays exhibits a very strong German influence, the area having been settled by Volga-German farmers.
- Pros:Friendly community, has advantages associated with a university
- Cons:You're a long, long ways from a city. You have to really like small-town life.
- In a nutshell:I have great memories of my school days there.
I began my college career at Fort Hays State College, and still have special feelings for that college and community.... more travel advice
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