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Garden City Travel Guide, Kansas

Garden City, KS US – Overview

Laying in the Finney County in Kansas the Garden City covers the western region of Kansas in the United States of America. It is a beautiful city that boosts of the Garden City community college. The Lee Richardson Zoo is also placed in this part of western Kansas and it is the largest zoological park in the United States of America.

Demographic structure and income:

According to the census of 2000, the city has an average population of 28,451 people. The population density calculation showed 3334.1 people per square mile. The city has a mixed population of whites, Native Americans, African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and other races. The per capita income of the city was calculated to be as high as $15,200. To cater to the mixed community of the region, the city has over 40 churches and 60 restaurants.

Downtown and other attractions:

The downtown of the city can be divided into two parts – main downtown and the commercial downtown. The southern main street is the central focus of the main down town, which has the Windsor hotel as its tallest building. The commercial downtown is situated near the Eastern Kansas Avenue. The Lee Richardson Zoological Park is the biggest attraction of the Garden City in Kansas and it also has the largest swimming pool ever dug.

Weather conditions and real estate market:

Garden City in Kansas has good weather conditions without having extremely cold or humid temperature. To experience the cultural base of the city you can visit the theatre festivals and performing arts program that are conducted in the town hall on a regular basis throughout the year. The real estate market in the Garden City in Kansas is also a booming industry and if you are a realtor or you want to invest in real estate then head for the Garden City real estate market.


The Garden City in Kansas also boosts of high level of education and some of the good schools in the Garden City of Kansas include Abe Hubert middle school and Buffalo Jones elementary school. One of the most popular places to visit in Garden City is the Finney County Historical Museum which informs us about the history of the city.

Festivals and celebrations:

Garden City in Kansas is also home to quite a few festivals and celebrations. Among the most common celebration is the Beef Empire Days that is celebrated in June’s first week with huge pomp and show. Some of the most common practices and events that take place during this festival include activities like steak cookout, horse shoe tournaments, tennis tournaments, basketball tournaments played on a 3 on 3 basis, parade and a softball tournament.

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