Salina...a blend of 'big city' amenities and relaxed 'small city' charm, is the Right place for you! Located in America's heartland at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135, Salina is right in the center of it all. Whether you are looking for a quick getaway, doing some shopping, taking in a concert, theatre performance or sports event, your reason is the Right reason to Visit Salina. The Chamber's Visit Salina staff will help you plan a great getaway, event, meeting, or day trip! Take a quick look at what we have to offer in our Visit Salina Guide!
Plan memorable family time in Salina. Rolling Hills Zoo has two experiences to offer their visitors - at the beautiful outdoor zoological park and the indoor wildlife museum. The Yesteryear Museum is always a surprise for visitors! The Smoky Hill Museum is proudly featuring "Dust, Depression and the New Deal: Life in the 1930's" as their newest exhibit. Don't miss their annual Street Fair featuring a parade, music, food, games and demonstrations all downtown surrounding the Museum on W. Iron. There is a lot on tap in Oakdale Park that weekend including the German Car Show, Smoky on the Smoky BBQ Competition and AMBUCs Beer Garden (9/27). Tickets are now on sale at the Bicentennial Center for a GREAT family show, "Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure" with two shows on October 9.
Are sports what you are about? Then you need to head to the Bicentennial Center for Professional Rough Stock Rodeo (10/18) or take in some Salina Sirens Roller Derby action. The 3rd Bob Ardrey Marathon returns Sept. 27th. Salina has great golf at multiple courses as well.
Salina is well known for the cultural opportunities and entertainment we have to offer! Take a look below at what we have in store, and for more information, go to salinaarts.com. The best live theatre between Topeka and Denver can be discovered at Salina Community Theater, with "Mary Poppins" opening the SCT season September weekends. The historic Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts presents exciting performances in a beautifully restored 1930s theatre. Coming up on the marquee... Beatles tribute show "1964" (10/4), Home Free (10/10), and rock legends Heart (10/24). Coming soon to the Bicentennial Center, enjoy diverse entertainment from Christian artists Jeremy Camp with Kutless and Adam Cappa (10/9) to the Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo (10/21) and Mannheim Steamroller (11/15).
Beyond performances, 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 just revealed their 2014 exhibit of 26 sculptures downtown in May.
Need more ideas? We have them - on the Visit Salina online Calendar of Events!
Salina is also a great place to shop, and getting better all the time! Whether you prefer to shop the anchor stores and national brands found at Central Mall and across town, or the more eclectic specialty shops Downtown and throughout the community, you'll find JUST the right thing in Salina! 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!
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 June 1, 2015.
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!