Arts & Theatre - Sample Itinerary
Hutchinson Art Center
An appreciation of the arts can be honed at the Hutchinson Art Center in downtown Hutchinson. While visitors can enjoy viewing works of artists from around the globe, the purpose of the non-profit museum is close to home.
The fine art museum and commercial gallery strive to promote artists and art education in Kansas. There is always something new to see with exhibits changing every five or six months.
Tours are free and take approximately 30 minutes.Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre
Extreme Space...One Place - Sample Itinerary
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
With the largest collection of space artifacts outside the Smithsonian, and the largest collection of Soviet space hardware in the Western world, you'll be surrounded by the sights, sounds, and thrills of man's journey to the stars at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Restored by the Cosmosphere, authentic V-1 and V-2 rockets are displayed in the German Gallery and set the stage for the acceleration of rocket development in the 20th century. The Cold War Gallery's display of technology testing, Sputnik, and Sputnik II highlight Russia's early dominance of the space race.
The Carey IMAX Dome Theater utilizes the largest projection system in the world. Astronaut Experience, the newest attraction, offers interactive activities for all ages. Ride a g-force simulator, control Liberty Bell 7 recovery simulators and much more. Dr. Goddard's Lab illustrates a live rocket science demonstration and the Justice Planetarium Theater offers educational star shows.
Kansas Underground Salt Museum
It's an experience truly unlike any other! The Kansas Underground Salt Museum
, a project of the Reno County Historical Society, provides the only opportunity of this kind in the Western Hemisphere.
After a 70-second descent straight down on a double-decked elevator, the doors open and you're 650 feet under the Kansas prairie surrounded by salt deposits formed 275 million years ago.
The historical, geological, and cultural story of salt comes to life with dramatic displays and a tram ride through the maze of chambers created by years of mining. A special Salt Museum gallery depicts the Underground Vaults and Storage facility. This gallery includes a temporary exhibit of actual movie costumes such as Batman, Mr. Freeze, James Dean's shirt from "Giant", Agent Smith from Matrix and the Snowman from "Jack Frost."
Tours depart every 20 minutes. Because access is limited by elevator capacity, advanced reservations are recommended to ensure a timely visit.
Group rates are available for groups of 28 & over.
Contact Valerie Harper with the CVB for assistance with
tour group arrangements at 620-662-3391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org