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Experience Salina’s Downtown Like a Local

August 10, 2023 by Vanessa Whiteside

"It was a sunny morning in downtown Salina. The clouds were clearing after a Kansas rainstorm. I was elated for what promised to be a day of dining, shopping, and admiring art with beautiful weather on the horizon.

During a recent visit to Salina’s downtown area, I was in awe of how much it’s redeveloped in the last several years.

Santa Fe Avenue, a wide street flanked by one-of-a-kind businesses, is updated with gateway arches, concrete planters overflowing with botanicals, and sidewalks in brick designs. Towering sculptures dot the pedestrian-friendly corridor, and murals peek from adjacent alleyways..."

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