Right place. Salina...a blend of 'big city' amenities and relaxed 'small city' charm. Located in America's heartland at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135, Salina is right in the center of it all! The Visit Salina staff at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce can help you plan a great weekend getaway, event, meeting, or day trip to Salina.
Right reason. 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. Check out the exciting experiences we have in store!
Art is everywhere in Salina, particularly the second weekend in June when our annual Smoky Hill River Festival springs alive in Oakdale Park. June 6-9 marks the 37th annual festival of fine art, fine crafts, diverse musical entertainment, kid's activities in the NEW 'Artyopolis', craft demonstrators, food vendors and Fun, FUn, FUN! From galleries to exhibitions to an ecclectic public art collection, Salina IS about art. Salina Art Center presents exciting contemporary exhibitions and will feature works by Sharon Louden opening 6/14. The Art Center Cinema features cutting-edge films every evening. SculptureTour Salina's 2013 exhibition of 26 pieces on loan from artists from across the country can be enjoyed downtown - don't forget to vote for your favorite! The historic Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts has something for everyone, with national and international performers like Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (7/12), Weird Al Yankovic (7/23)and Boz Scaggs (7/26). The exciting new look of the Salina Community Theatre will certainly impress, as will the talent on stage. On the marquee - "Legally Blonde, The Musical (June)".
Take the plunge at Kenwood Cove Aquatic Center all summer featuring slides, lazy river, lap pool and more! "Penguin Landing", a traveling exhibit of live penguins is 'in the house' at the Wildlife Museum at Rolling Hills Zoo, through September. RHZ hosts their annual Father's Day Car Show (6/16). Enjoy the Lavender Harvest Festival (6/15) at the Prairie Lavender Farm just north of Salina. Discover your roots when you explore the Smoky Hill Museum, and don't forget the Yesteryear Museum and their ecclectic collection.
Salina is a great place to shop too! 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! Then there is golf...the park...races at Salina Speedway... and, well you get the picture!
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 to down home barbecue and Midwestern fare, 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 our online Calendar of Events!
Right now. Make plans to Visit Salina soon! For more information, please contact the Visit Salina office, toll free at 1-877-725-4625 or email us. See you in Salina!