The museum is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of historical objects and artifacts of Kingman County. Located in a beautiful 1888 historic building, which once served as a firehouse, a jail and city hall, the museum has two towers, i.e. a bell tower and a fire hose tower. Apart from the towers, the most striking feature of the museum building are its two murals, i.e. the Stan Herd mural, depicting Clyde Cessna making his maiden flight in his first airplane, and the second mural showing William Cannonball Greene driving a stagecoach between Kingman and Pratt. Furthermore, the gallery on the second floor has long mural showcasing scenes from Kingman history. Exhibits on the main floor of the museum change on a regular basis, while the second floor hosts permanent exhibits.
Sprawling across 1,913 acres (774 hectares), Cheney State Park serves as a refreshing destination for outdoor rejuvenation along the shores of its namesake reservoir. Equipped with convenient facilities and amenities which ensure your time here is memorable, the park offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, and picnicking, among other activities. Come sunset, dig your toes into the sandy shores and watch the sun dip beneath the horizon.
Step into the shoes of a miner as you explore Strataca - Kansas Underground Salt Museum, located below Hutchinson city's surface. This mine, originally known as The Carey Salt Mine that opened in 1923, was preserved after its closure and has been operating as a museum since 1999. After donning on safety apparel, your tour begins with a descent through The Shaft into the Stratadome, which contains exhibits to enlighten you on the mining process. Regular themed events make the exploration of these caves even more interesting; check the website for latest schedule and participate.
The Hutchinson Zoo is a 9-acre (3.6 hectare) zoo in Hutchinson, in the state of Kansas. The zoo is divided into different classifications of animals like Horns and Antlers, Prairie Inhibitors, Spider Web and so on. There is also a gift shop available at the zoo. Entry is free, but visitors can also enroll themselves for educative tours and programs for a fee.