Yes, believe it or not, there are other things to do in Hays besides drink. Maybe you’re starting to get bored with drinking; or maybe you just really don’t want to risk getting caught drinking underage. Whatever you’re reasoning is behind not wanting to turn-up, here’s a list of things you can do to keep yourself busy in this party town.
Precision Valley offers a miniature 18-hole golf course and games cost $4.25 for adults. The course is very modern and features a waterfall and ponds. On top of that, Precision Valley also has pool tables, golf simulators, a driving range, as well as a bar where you can get some food and watch sports.
Hays has quite the Museum. Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History features fossils collected in Kansas and the Western United States. It has many dinosaur replica fossils, as well as the world famous “fish within a fish” which was excavated in Gove County, Kansas in 1952. On top of that, it has semi-automated dinosaurs that come to life when walking by them. This museum is a fun, educational way to spend a few hours of your day.
Surprisingly, bowling is one of the most popular sports in America. This is because it doesn’t take much athleticism to play and it’s super easy to learn. Centennial Lanes in Hays offers 16 bowling lanes, a pro shop, arcade room, and a snack bar. If you’re a true beginner, they even have bumper lanes.
Hays, Kansas has two disc golf courses. Yes, two. One is a beautiful 18-hole course that stretches across Frontier Park. You will throw across Big Creek and be surrounded by tall cotton wood trees the whole time. You really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere while playing on this course. The other course we have in Hays is the Rolling Hills Disc Golf Course located on the North side of town. This is a beginner-level 9-hole course that anybody can learn how to play on. The other nice thing about this course is that it doesn’t take too much time to go through, and you won’t lose your discs in the water because of a poor throw.
Although it’s only open seasonally, Hays has a really nice aquatic park. It features two slides, diving boards, a lazy river, kiddie pool, and a large pool for swimming. If you’re really not into swimming, it also has countless lounging chairs for tanning while you pig out on food. If you’re in Hays, Ks during the summer, you have to try this place out.