Salina is the county seat of Saline County in Central Kansas.
Salina is served by two major highways, Interstate 70 running east-west and Interstate 135/US-81 in the north-south direction. Salina is also served by K-140 highway, which comes into town from the southwest.
Greyhound Bus lines has a stop at 671 Westport Blvd. at the intersection of I-135 and West Crawford Road. Several hotels are nearby on West Crawford Street. You can take the purple bus to hotels on the southwest side of Salina (west Schilling and Marcella Dr.) using the purple bus. The stop to go south is at Beverly Drive and West Crawford Road. If you want to take a local bus to go downtown, you can catch the CityGo's purple route two blocks east between the Shell gas station and Hickory Hut Barbecue at West Crawford Dr. and Willow St.
Salina CityGo, Phone: 826-1583 local, 1-855-KSRIDES (1-855-577-4337) is operated by OCCK Inc. Buses run between 6AM and 9PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturday, buses run between 9AM and 5PM. There is no bus service on Sunday. Buses run every 30 minute during rush hour. Other times, the buses run every hour. Rush hour occurs between 6AM and 9PM and again between 12:30PM and 6PM, Monday through Friday. One-way fare is $1. A day pass for unlimited trips is $2. A book of six tickets for six trips is $5. A monthly ticket for unlimited rides costs $35. Children under $10 don't need to pay a fare. You can buy a pass from the bus driver or the OCCK Office at 1710 West Schilling Road.
There are five bus routes that service the city: Red, Blue Yellow, Purple and Green. The main transfer point in downtown is at south 7th street and Walnut Street. The purple line runs goes to Dillons food stores and Walmart. The Yellow route goes to Walmart, Central Mall, Sams Club and Target. The green route services some hotels along Broadway and other hotels on 9th street and Interstate 70.
- Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N Hedville Rd (six miles west of Salina. You can take I-70 west to North Hedville road, then go south on North Hedville (exit 244) for about two miles.). A zoo featuring over 100 species of wildlife and a 64,000 square foot museum.
- Salina Community Theatre. Box office: M-F 11:30-17:30. A non-profit theatre with live performances and theatre education programs.
- Stiefel Theater for the Performing Arts, 151 S Santa Fe Ave, ☏ .
- Yesteryear Museum, 1100 W Diamond Dr, ☏ .
- Blue Heaven Studios.
- The Land Institute, 2440 E Water Well Rd (From I-135, take the exit 88 for Water Well Road and continue east for two and a half miles.), ☏ . Call to schedule a tour between 8AM to 5PM, Mondays through Fridays.
- Salina Art Center. A non-profit arts organization with art galleries. The galleries are open Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-17:00 and Sunday 13:00-17:00. Tours can be arranged by calling in advance. The associated Salina Art Center Cinema shows films as a form of visual art.
- Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W Iron Ave, ☏ . Tu-F 12:00-17:00, Sa 10:00-17:00 and Su 13:00-17:00. A regional history museum. Admission and guided tours are free.
- Smoky Hill River Festival, 730 Oakdale Dr. An arts festival held annually in Oakdale Park near downtown Salina. The festival occurs on a weekend in early June from Thursday evening to Sunday evening and features food, musical performances, multiple art displays, and showings of art by many artists.
- Cozy Inn, 208 N 7th St, ☏ . Mo-Sa 10:00-21:00 & Su 11:00-20;00. One of the very first hamburger stands
|Routes through Salina|
|Denver ← Hays ←||W E||→ Abilene → Topeka|
|York ← Minneapolis ← Jct E ← ends ←||N S||→ Lindsborg → Wichita|