Make a Day of It in Hutchinson on March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013 – Thursday

guitarThis is Third Thursday – and Third Thursday is a great day to visit Hutchinson all year, because of the Downtown Art and Music Walk each month. Here’s how your day might shape up on March 21.

Morning
Hutchinson Zoo
Visit the Hutchinson Zoo in Carey Park. It’s free and plays host to a number of native species. The grounds are lovely and if you’re traveling with kids they can burn off some energy. Everyone will work up an appetite!

Lunch
Roy’s Barbecue
It’s on West 5th street – keep going – you’ll think you’re leaving town, but you’re headed to a thirty year old business that is one of the Top 100 BBQ places in the country. It’s a yellow building. They open at 11 and close when they run out of food – always by 2 p.m. The food is cooked fresh every day.

KUSMAfternoon
Kansas Underground Salt Museum
This is the only museum of its kind in the western hemisphere. You’ll travel 650 feet underground to walk around in salt caverns. There’s a museum, a dark ride through parts of the mine you can’t walk in, and a train ride. You’ll want to do everything! Safety regulations require kids to be at least 4 to go underground.

Dinner
Anchor Inn
Anchor Inn is at the corner of Main and B Street. It has been around for decades and now occupies three buildings, all connected inside. They offer a Mexican buffet that includes fresh guacamole. ¬†They don’t have a website, but you can check them out on yelp.

Evening
Third Thursday
Walk up and down Main Street and enjoy free art, music and shopping. This is the antique district. From Anchor Inn you’ll be able to see some of the specialty stores downtown including Smith’s Market, Apron Strings and Armstrong Antiques. Less than a block away is Avenue A Park where there’s often a band playing during Third Thursday. Events are added up to the last minute, so check their website for all the details. It goes from 5-9 p.m.

Enjoy your visit! Come see us again soon!.

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