Named the most beautiful Main Street in Kansas by MSN in 2019, there should be no doubt Downtown Hays should win America's Main Street Contest! Beautiful, historical, and well-preserved buildings complement a thriving economic mix of businesses, residences, and public services. An exciting combination of unique shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, recreation, and gathering places draw individuals, families, and professionals to Downtown, as a place to spend both money and time. Downtown Hays is home to the original Boot Hill, the First Arts Council in the State, the Hays Larks Baseball team (Albert Pujols played for us!), an award-winning, world-famous Brewery, Gella's Diner and Lb. Brewing Co., and an actual BISON herd (we even have a white one!). You really have to experience it for yourself. Downtown Hays has experienced a significant transformation during the past decade. Major building renovations and new businesses made the historic area an exciting destination and community gathering space - but we still have big plans! If Downtown Hays wins, the money could continue the expansion of our Downtown Pavilion, purchase new Christmas decorations for our light poles and our annual illuminated parade, provide new art installations, and the list goes on. We're never out of ideas to improve the quality of life in Hays, America!