Home to one of the state’s largest events, the Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson also attracts visitors with a space museum and salt mine tours.

By The editors of MidwestLiving.com
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Big things call little Hutch home. Namely the state fair (September 11–20, 2020), with its bounty of food vendors and carnival rides.

The city is also home to the world’s largest collection of U.S. and Russian combined space artifacts at Cosmosphere.

Strataca delivers big fun as well: After riding a mine shaft down 650 feet, follow expert guides on hikes through the underground world of salt mines.

Sand Hills State Park preserves 1,123 acres of sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands and woodlands.

Although its 100 acres are tamer, Dillon Nature Center informs visitors with exhibits on native plants, animals and weather patterns.

Mom-and-pop joint Roy's Hickory Pit BBQ slathers its barbecue pork with a secret rub and sauce.

Watch planes come and go from the municipal airport while dining on steaks and hand-cut onion rings at Airport Steakhouse.

Named for the small pharmacy in back, Soda Fountain and Grill cures hunger pangs with huge portions of traditional meals like eggs and hash browns, patty melts and roast beef.

Famed for its more than 130 milkshake choices, Bogey's also serves a killer Blue Dragon Burger (jalapeño slices, bacon, grilled onions, blue cheese dressing, pepper Jack cheese and BBQ sauce).

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