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 . Special welcome to Meeting & Event Planners. Check out what Salina has to offer under that section of the website. Also take a look at Meet Kansas , your connection to successful meetings and conventions in Kansas. (See below for a great opportunity via our Visit Salina Guide survey !)
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". Make a big splash at Kenwood Cove Aquatics Park with multiple slides, lazy river, lap pool and kiddie areas now open through mid August.
Coming soon to the historic Stiefel Theatre of the Performing Arts marquee: Rodrigo y Gabriela on Saturday, August 15, 8pm. Check out Salina's first ever craft beer festival: Midwest Microfest - August 29 at the Salina Bicentennial Center . 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 "Dust, Depression and the New Deal: Life in the 1930's", 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 go on-sale Friday, August 14 at 9:00am. Visit www.blueheavenstudios.com or www.stiefeltheatre.org to purchase tickets.
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!
Every community may boast of having ‘something for everyone', but in Salina…we actually DO! Salina has a welcome reputation as a vibrant arts community. Concerts, theatre performances, museums, festivals, galleries and studios, public art throughout the community…it all speaks to the cultural traveler. Lovers of the great outdoors will find great opportunities exploring our 700 acres of parks, playing golf, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking. Families will fall in love with Kansas' newest zoo and wildlife museum. So, Visit Salina…we've got what you are looking for.