Explore Clay County
A Taste Of All Things Rural
There's a lot to love about our little piece of Kansas. Located in the heart of America, we pride ourselves on giving our visitors a taste of all things rural - from fishing, to hunting, to shopping and dining, we have something for everyone.
Our county lies on the edge of the Junction City, Manhattan, Fort Riley corridor, one of the fastest growing regions in the state. We're home to commuting professionals, growing families and retirees who crave a secure, comfortable and affordable small-town lifestyle. Whether you're here for a reason, a season, or a lifetime, allow us to be the first to welcome you.
Our love of art and agriculture are evident, so much so that we put them in our tagline! Both are core to our identity, with a deep appreciation for the beauty of the land we get to live and work in. From fields of waving amber wheat, to our vibrant and growing art scene, to breathtaking prairie sunsets, we have a lot to offer. We hope you'll come experience it.
So, what are you waiting for? Come see us!
Whether you're craving a specialty coffee, award-winning craft beers, loaded burgers, authentic mexican food or a fresh acai bowl.. it's all here.
"If you are looking for a Midwest destination that plays big in a small town, look no further than Clay Center. They set the bar high with more than 25 murals and several benches covered in art. You need to visit this fun town."
Sara Broers, Travel Blogger, Travel With Sara
Ever wanted to stay in a 1900s schoolhouse or a cabin overlooking the prairie? Needing something more traditional? Well, we have that too!
Our small town has risen to fame in the last few years, when a small group of citizens started with one mural that turned into more than twenty.