The local chamber of commerce publishes a superb guide to over two dozen historical and architecturally significant landmarks in the city center, from Art Deco facades to churches to Victorian homes.
The grand post office built in 1938 is now home to the Smoky Hill Museum, open Tues-Fri 12-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5, no admission charged.
So park up on Iron Avenue (I love that name!) and walk around to enjoy the sights plus to stop into any of the independent shops.
The Central Mall has this great aquarium inside of it. The 15,000 gallon aquarium holds kinds of fish native to Kansas. It is most fun to see the fish when they are getting fed. As a fishermen it was fun for me to see the big catfish and bass in the aquarium. The mall also has every thing you would normally find at a large indoor shopping complex.
Rolling Hills Refuge is a 95 acre wild life park. It is nicely designed and the animals all look healthy and well cared for.
It is a privately owned and managed zoo. When I was there it was a little cloudy and not many people were enjoying the zoo. The big cats seemed to enjoy the visitors and would play a kind of hide and seek with you if you would crouch down and play back with them.
Rolling Hills Refuge is a few miles out in the country. This is the front gate so you will know what you are looking for.