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Visit Salina

Salina is the perfect place to Stay, Shop, Dine, See & Do this Summer! The Visit Salina staff will help you plan a great getaway, event, meeting, or day trip! Take a quick look at what Salina has to offer in our Visit Salina Guide(See below for a great opportunity via our Visit Salina Guide survey!)  Special welcome to Meeting & Event Planners - see your special section of the website. Also take a look at Meet Kansas, your connection to successful meetings and conventions in Kansas.  

Salina really does have something for everyone!  Make family memories at Rolling Hills Zoo, where TWO enchanting experiences await visitors at the beautiful outdoor zoological park and the indoor wildlife museum. Right now, they are featuring a special exhibit "Master of the Night: The True Story of Bats", and "Dinosaur Revolution" opens Sept. 19.

Coming soon to the historic Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts marquee: Led Zeppelin tribute band "Get The Led Out" (Sept. 22) and Chris Cornell, Solo Acoustic with Special Guest Hemming (Oct. 3). Come experience up to 40 moving & replica museum quality dinosaurs with Discover the Dinosaurs - Learn, Touch, Ride at the Salina Bicentennial Center September 26 - 27. The best live theatre between Topeka and Denver can be discovered at Salina Community Theater, with "Disney's The Little Mermaid" on their main stage for September. From galleries to exhibitions to an eclectic public art collection and great films, Salina IS about the arts.  Salina Art Center is nationally acclaimed for their exhibitions and programming. The Art Center Cinema features cutting-edge films every evening. Public art is accessible across the community on thoroughfares and buildings, in parks and alleyways. SculptureTour Salina unveiled their 2015 exhibit downtown, featuring 25 sculptures on loan from across the country. The Yesteryear Museum is always a surprise for visitors who explore their agricultural related exhibits. Learn about this region at the Smoky Hill Museum now proudly featuring the exhibit "The 1960s Part I: Political Power", along with their permanent exhibit celebrating the settling of this region.

Mark your calendars today for the 18th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads -- October 16 & 17, 2015! Blues Masters is stepping it up this year! Friday night's show will be at the historic Stiefel Theatre to bring you unmatched entertainment!  The gorgeous 1,200 seat theatre will be headlined by Southern Rock Super Star Gregg Allman plus Grammy-winner country blues guitarist Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Clinton Broussard, and sizzling guitar master Jimmy D. Lane.  Saturday we will return to the mother ship -- the incredible Blue Heaven Studios!  Featuring International Blues Challenge Best Guitarist winner Noah Witherspoon, Zydeco accordion master Jeffrey Broussard, Grammy-winning guitarist John Primer, astonishing St. Louis Bluesman Marquise Knox, Millage Gilbert, and Jamaican sensation Brushy One-String. Tickets on sale now! at www.blueheavenstudios.com or www.stiefeltheatre.org.

Salina is a great place to shop, and getting better all the time! You can enjoy shopping the anchor stores and national brands found at Central Mall and across town, and the eclectic specialty shops throughout the community. Downtown is the heart of Salina, with unique shops for antiques, home decor, clothing, gifts, sports gear and more. Here you will also find fun activities and events, and some of our local favorite eateries. In fact, most getaways are only as good as the food...and our restaurants are the reason Salina was named "Best Midwest Food Town 2010" by Midwest Living magazine. From ethnic cuisines to locally grown, and down home barbecue to Midwestern fare and breweries, Salina will satisfy your tastes.

As you plan your visit, be sure to check out Salina's many accommodations, all ready to welcome you. Need more ideas? We have them - on the Visit Salina online Calendar of Events!  Make plans Right now to Visit Salina! For more information, contact the Visit Salina office toll free at 1-877-725-4625 or email us. See you in Salina!

Visit Salina would like to know more about our visitors. Take a few moments to participate in our Visitor Profile Survey, and be entered for a chance at a $500 Visa Gift Card. Check out our Visit Salina Guide, and then provide us some feedback about that publication for a second chance to win the $500 gift card. Winner of the gift card will be drawn from surveys collected through July 31, 2016.
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