I was driving out of Hutchinson headed Sterling when I ran across some Ostrich's in a field the sign said Hedrick's Exotic animal farm and Bed and Breakfast. So we drove in and what a wonderful place. We got a tour for 25.00 for 5 people. We kissed a huge giraffe petted him touched him what fun, it took an hour to get though the farm you get closer...more
This place is fantastic! You can literally spend all day here, and still not have seen and done everything. It is a bit pricey, but is it ever worth it! An absolute MUST if you find yourself anywhere in the vicinity of Hutchinson.Anyone interested in the least in space, the history of space travel, science in general, or more recent American...more
The Cosmosphere is the reason we visited Hutchinson on Columbus Day 2005.It has the largest collection of Space Artifacts from both the US & former USSR we have seen in one place.Artifacts ranging from Jim Lovell's Apollo 13 suit to Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 are now on display.You can easily spend the whole day just looking at the exhibits just...more
Dillon's Nature Center is one of my favorite things there. The building is beautifully designed with a lake just out the rear exit. Inside of the building there are great displays and neat beehive exhibit. Outside there are hiking trails, sculptures, and gardens.more
Kansas Cosmosphere And Space Center is fantastic. Ever see that movie 'Apollo 13'? The real Apollo 13 is in the Space Center here. They have an astronaut museum, an IMAX dome, planetarium, and the SR71 Blackbird here. It has been several years since my last visit to the Space Center. I have not seen the SR71 yet so I need to go back and check it...more
1401 One Half E 11TH
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1401 1/2 E 11th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67501
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1621 Super Plz, Hutchinson, KS 67501
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Pastoli's has a great Italian Buffet. It is excellent quality food.
The quality of the food is what I think is best there. I have been to other Italian buffets that were less expensive and had cardboard crusted pizza and a small selection of pastas. Pastoli's has a very fine buffet and it is all excellent.
Favorite Dish: Pizza!!! I could eat pizza every day.
Golf cart is one way to get around but a car is faster. Like most cities and towns in Kansas you will need a car to see much of it. This picture was taken at the State Fair of two very nice troopers who were there helping keep things safe for the crowds of people at the fair.
Of the parks in Hutch I think Carey park is the neatest one. It is a long narrow park that runs along side of the Arkansas River. Carey Park has a zoo, golf course, and aquatic center there. We went there looking for the zoo and were impressed with how nice the park was.more
Fondest memory: It would be impossible to say what my fondest memory of Hutch is. I liked the Nature Center and the Cosmosphere very much. The State Fair is a lot of fun also. I have added some photos of children having fun at the state fair to a travelogue and a second travelogue with more typical fair scenes.