Kansas has much great natural beauty. Though, for some, the best kind of break is breakfast or brunch with family or friends before heading out shopping. That’s the main draw of Salina Kansas. It offers a bit of both of these for a relaxing day or evening spent savoring relationships and food.
It’s so much more than just a place to eat and shop. It is also something of a cradle for Kansas’s own arts, culture, and heritage. Check out the Smokey Hills Museum for a taste of the history of this area of the state.
Music And Art
Even just walking through downtown Salina every spring will automatically feature different artwork and sculptures. It’s like a living art gallery because it does change seasonally, featuring local art. Music is not to be missed either, with the Blues Masters At The Crossroads.
Oakdale features the Oakdale Festival, and many custom car shows that are a great draw because they are just so much fun for the whole family. Kustom Kemp of America Leaded Spectacular comes around like clock work the fourth week of July every year. It shows off cars from around the United States, with more than 1,500 participants annually.
The Stiefel Theatre
The place for culture and performance is the Stiefel Theatre. Salina takes its dedication and role in the arts very seriously, and even has its very own Salina Symphony Orchestra. Check out the concert calendar every season to find a concert to suit your classical musical tastes.
For more visual appeal in the arts, be sure to stop and visit the Art Center Cinema or the Salina Art Center. Both of these centers have their own fans, whether art film lovers, or art-o-philes.
Did You Know?
Salina is a town that has changed with the times. While it is deeply rooted in agriculture, going as far back as the earliest settlers of the United States and the frontier, it is now the leading manufacturer of lead batteries and frozen pizzas. The area has benefited from its ability to transform and transition with the times so successfully.
There is nothing better than seeing a place such as Salina thrive because it reinvests in what is valuable to everyone — the shared heritage, culture, and the arts. Of course, there’s that and the very cool car show, along with the blues concerts held every October.