GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — We had a great time in Garden City. We arrived at Garden Rapids at The Big Pool around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who came by to visit with us!
The town of Garden City was founded in 1878. It went through an economic boom in the 1880s after the railroad agreed to put in a switch station. According to the Finney County website, passenger trains would arrive daily, and most of the passengers would disembark in Garden City. As a result, there was always a line at the land office. In addition, the town had nine lumber yards, 13 drug stores, and two newspapers.
Garden City eventually became the county seat of Finney County. It serves almost 31,000 people, many from different backgrounds. The city website says more than 20 languages are spoken in the Garden City school system. The blend of cultures makes the town a true melting pot of diversity.
The agricultural industry is essential to the town. Big employers include Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the school district, St. Catherine Hospital, the community college, and the county.
Garden City offers various shopping, entertainment and economic opportunities to those who live in Garden City and those in surrounding small communities.
The Lee Richardson Zoo and Buffalo Dunes Golf Course are among the attractions that bring visitors to the area.
Things to do around Garden City:
- Lee Richardson Zoo
- Windsor Hotel
- Garden City Parks
- Walking Tours
- Finney County Historical Museum
- Bison Range
- Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Community & Government: