Sand Hills State Park WIT Rally

The first View Navion Specialty WIT Group Rally at , Hutchinson, Kansas, is here.

The Rally will run from Thursday, September 22, through Sunday, September 25.  Sand Hills State Park is located north of Hutchinson, Kansas, about one mile east of K-61 on either 56th Street or 69th Street. The address is 4207 E. 56th Street, Hutchinson, KS 67502  The GPS Coordinates are GPS: 38.1156, -97.857

The campground is available for reservation at ReserveAmerica.com. As of August 14, 2022, there are 40 plus campsites available.

The cost of the Rally is $10 per RV, and will cover Rally Name Tags, Stickers and incidentals.  Members of the View Navion Specialty WIT Group are already paid for. Payment can be made by check, mailed to Bob Kelly, 114 Franklin Road, Denville, NJ 07834, Zell at 973-229-7219, or by Venmo at @Bob-Kelly-58 (Code 7219). If you speak to Bob, cash payment may be made at the campground. Please  provide Bob at Bob@KellyOnTheRoad.com or text him at 973-229-7219, with your name, email, phone, year and floor plan of your rig for the nametags. To join the View Navion Specialty WIT Group, visit https://wit.viewnavionmotorhomes.com/2022/08/03/online-registration/ > Membership is $20 per year.

Sand Hills State Park, is a 1,123 acre natural area, of sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands.  Park activities include hiking, bird watching, wildflower walks, and simple relaxation. There are eight trails in the park which are broken down into interpretive, hiking and horseback riding trails. There are 14 miles of trails which weave in between 10 to 40-feet high sand dunes, through grasslands and trees, and around ponds. Modern facilities are limited to two vault toilets.

There are two excellent attractions in Hutchison, The Cosmodrome, and Strataca.

The Cosmosphere was founded in 1962 and is one of the first affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is located at 103 North Whiteside Street, Hutchinson, KS , on the campus of the Hutchinson Community College.  The current 105,000 square-foot facility includes a planetarium, a three-level exhibit gallery, and one of the first IMAX® Dome Theaters. A  SR-71 Blackbird fills the lobby, and the museum contains some of the finest artifacts from the Space Race on display.

Strataca is an attraction located 650 feet underground in one of the largest salt deposits in the world. There, you can explore environs carved from salt deposits formed more than 275 million years ago.

Tours are available with varying degrees of thrill and adventure, from tours conducted via an underground train ride, the 30-minute Dark Ride or a self-guided tours. Humidity below ground is a constant 40%, and ideal for preservation, so a private company, Underground Vaults and Storage, stores one-of-a-kind artifacts, including costumes from some of Hollywood’s popular blockbuster movies.

There are two highly rated Barbeque restaurants in Hutchinson. Roy’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q (https://roysbbq.com/) and The Hog Wild Pit Barbeque (https://hutchinson.hogwildpitbbq.com/). What a great opportunity to see whick barbeque is the tastiest.

An Agenda will be posted here and at the WIT specialty Group site, https://wit.viewnavionmotorhomes.com/ in the next few days. (August 14, 2022)

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