Welcome to the Historic Downtown Salina Tour!

WELCOME – Downtown is everyBUDDY’s Neighborhood!

Salina downtown has a rich “E” history. Entrepreneurs built the commercial center of the original town from the time it was laid out in the late 1850s. Today, it is also a vibrant E-business and social area. This walking tour of our city center will bring the commercial history of downtown Salina to life. You’ll meet the “E’s” who built Salina and the 21st Century “E”s who continue Salina’s legacy of growing business one entrepreneur at a time.

So go ahead, hit that button and enjoy – after all – downtown is everyBUDDY’s neighborhood!

To get started, visit Download a tour map here.

Start at the Smoky Hill Museum at Eighth Street and Iron Avenue and read about the history before moving on to your next stop.

Click on each link below to see the history.

  1. Smoky Hill Museum
  2. United Building
  3. Cozy Inn
  4. H.D. Lee Warehouses
  5. Phillips Plaza
  6. Iron Ave. and Santa Fe Ave. Intersection
  7. 100 Block of E. Iron
  8. Campbell Plaza/Strand Plaza
  9. Stiefel Theatre
  10. 200 Block of South Santa Fe
  11. Spilman Plaza
  12. Masonic Center