If you live outside of Kansas you most likely haven’t heard of Salina, and most of Kansas just evokes images of wheat fields and ruby slippers in your mind. If you are from Kansas, you might have a more clear perception of Salina that unfortunately isn’t usually any more accurate. Whatever your prior experience with our community, we promise you that even if you think you know… you really have no idea. Salina’s story is one of the best kept secrets around. Here are the top five unexpected truths about our fair city.
There’s more to do here than you think there is
Salina is home to Rolling Hills Zoo, multiple performing arts venues, three golf courses, over 1000 acres of green space, a multitude of options for local and diverse cuisine and shopping, a vibrant and walkable downtown, and miles of biking and hiking trails. Warmer temps also bring the opening of Kenwood Cove for aquatic adventures, and the famous Smoky Hill River Festival. Stop by visitsalina.org to see everything we have to offer.
Our downtown is incredibly vibrant and cool
Downtown Salina has had a $160M face lift recently, and is a thriving district of eclectic retail shops, dining establishments, salons and spas, professional services, entertainment venues, and antiques stores. With wide sidewalks, crosswalks, benches, and KANcycle bike share options, it’s the perfect space to spend a day active and outdoors. Learn more at salinadowntown.org.
Our education and training institutions here are top-notch
Salina has five different post-secondary schools, that serve as regional hub for the education and training of our growing workforce. Not only do these schools offer a wide variety of certifications and degrees, but they also work collaboratively with each other and industry to ensure access to innovative and cutting-edge training and programming. All boast a 98-99% placement rate after graduation as well. Tap into the potential for learning at imaginesalina.com/where-to/learn.