The CVB is committed to promoting and elevating Hutchinson's status as a prime spot for conventions, meetings, tour groups, business travel and leisure travel. Our goal at the CVB is to help assure an enjoyable visit here for you.
There are numerous shopping opportunities in Hutchinson and Reno County, from antique to specialty shops to shopping malls and national retail stores. Peruse distinctive shops in Buhler and Yoder, and the other surrounding communities.
Relying on the traditional values of personal integrity, respect for others, honesty and dependability, the support of the community helps create an appealing quality of life. Beautiful parks with recreation facilities provide opportunities for leisure activities, and a new residential development boasts new home sites to accommodate families seeking a community with a small town environment, yet large enough to provide most essential services.
The 2003 census counted 1,334 Buhler residents, many of whom attend one of the three churches within the city limits, and whose children most likely attend either Buhler Grade School or Buhler High School, also located within the city limits.
We encourage you to visit our unique city, located 11 miles northeast of Hutchinson. Spend some time in beautiful Wheatland Park, shop in our stores and pause for a quick lunch or a leisurely evening meal. You will receive a friendly welcome.
Please visit our website for additional detailed information about our community at www.buhlerks.org.
Haven is conveniently located on the four-lane K-96 expressway in south central Kansas, with a thriving downtown, excellent schools and many recreation facilities. Only minutes from Hutchinson, families continue to locate to this pleasant rural community as a place to raise their family.
Haven's downtown has all the essential services of a viable, growing community, including a grocery store, full service bank, credit union, two car dealerships, a hardware store, two antique stores, a café, emergency medical services, six churches and much more.
Unlike many small communities, Haven has activity downtown anytime of the day. And, children in and around the Haven community have the opportunity to complete twelve years of quality schooling in town.
City recreation facilities include parks, ball diamonds, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and various youth programs such as Scouting, FFA and 4-H.
We invite you to come and join us by moving your home to Haven, locating your business in our friendly community and enjoying the real pleasures of quality living without fear of walking alone at night. For more information on Haven, visit our website at www.havenkansas.com
It may be the rodeo that brings you to town for the first time, but the friendly people and our unique brand of Western hospitality keep visitors coming back.
You'll love the fun-filled, family atmosphere of Kansas' Largest Night Rodeo every July. Famous for it's special blend of entertainment and professional competition, the rodeo attracts over 250 top professional cowboys in the nation and 20,000 spectators annually.
The centerpiece of downtown is the historic Civic Theater. Orginally opening in 1936, it reopened in 1981 to feature classic movies and the "Our Gang" series. Carl Switzer, the actor who played 'Alfalfa', lived in Pretty Prairie as an adult in the late 1950's. The curtain drop and the wooden seats are like a time machine that takes you and your family back to the good old days. The theater seats 200 and is a popular site for private parties and dinner theaters in conjunction with our two great restaurants.
The Links at Pretty Prairie is a challenging 9-hole, links-style course. The bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens are fully irrigated and bordered with native tall grasses. Located at the southwest corner of town, all access roads are paved and it is open to the public seven days a week. Pretty Prairie, like most small towns, is busy with youth activities and ball games, scouting and church activities. At the hub of it all is our school, with an impressive pupil/teacher ratio of 10 to 1.
Housing and home sites are available for those who prefer quiet country living. Hutchinson is a relaxing commute of 25 minutes to the north. For the more mature residents, we have a beautiful retirement village and intermediate care facility, Prairie Sunset Home.
South Hutchinson is located in Reno County, on Highways US 50, K-61, K-96 and K-17. The city boundaries are marked on north and east city limits by the Arkansas River. The river divides South Hutchinson from the city of Hutchinson.
Salt has been an important part of the town's history. At one time, 17 salt companies did business here, and Morton Salt still has a large plant here.
In 1887, the first salt in this area was discovered in South Hutchinson by the town's founder, Ben Blanchard. The salt industry is one of the most important businesses in South Hutchinson and Hutchinson.
Do you drive through South Hutchinson on a regular basis? If you do, slow down, wave and stop at one of our four convenience stores…one is in the travel stop on south Main Street. Eat at one of five restaurants, spend the night in one of our three motels and shop in one of our stores including the Heartland Outdoor store on K-96. You can also worship at one of the six churches in town.
The annual SALT FEST celebration is held on the second Saturday of June. Mark your calendar for next year! For more information about South Hutchinson, visit us on the web at www.southhutch.com
In 1906, A.M. Switzer plotted the little town of Yoder as a central point for surrounding Amish communities. Though many businesses and homes have moved in around Yoder, the picturesque town has stayed the same size.
With the emergence of new business, Yoder has prospered, inviting visitors to take a step back in time and enjoy the Amish settlement. The town is a quaint mixture of the past and present, as horse buggies are intermingled with cars and trucks.
Stroll down the streets in the quiet and quaint community that boasts several unique and timeless treasures in its welcoming stores. Enjoy the intricate beauty of hand-stitched quilts, stores filled with antiques, handcrafted furniture, as well as the old-style hardware store. Don't forget to treat yourself to a freshly-made delicious cinnamon roll at the bakery. And top off your visit with a family-style dinner at the local restaurant.
Yoder welcomes its visitors to enjoy the simplicity of the past with comforts of the present. For more information on Yoder, go to www.yoderkansas.com
In July of 1883 the families of Abraham Nisly and Christian Bontrager left Illinois and headed for Nebraska seeking bountiful farmland. They were unable to complete their trip due to flooding, but an eager railroad land agent told them of good, inexpensive land in Kansas. On July 25, 1883, the families got off at the last stop on the Santa Fe line, in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Today, more than 100 years later the descendants of these Amish families still live in Reno County, now called the Pleasantview Community.
Come spend a day in Pleasantview and visit the 17 businesses which include Pleasantview RV's, Fairview Service, Dutch Kitchen, Stutzman's Greenhouse, Midwest Farm & Dairy Supply, Country Home Furnishings, Golden Rule Travel, Bill's Sewing Machine & Vac Doc, Country Fabrics, Glenna's Bulk Food & Book Store, Pleasantview Home Improvement, Custom Mills, Peoples Bank & Trust, Quality Body Shop, Miller's Vinyl Fencing, Wichita Tractor, & Bridgman Oil.
2011 Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau
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