Locals refer to their hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas, as “Hutch.” It's also been called “Salt City” thanks to the salt mines that have been there since 1887. The Strataca is a local museum that explains the business of salt mines to visitors. Residents of Hutch acknowledge they're a growing community, but they maintain the cozy and familiar feeling of a small town.
Things get crazy once a year when the Kansas State Fair comes to town. Everyone who's anyone turns out to take a look at winning livestock, fill up on pies and fair food, and try to outdo each other by winning games and riding, then re-riding the Ferris wheel. Hutchinson is also home to the National Junior College Athletic Association basketball tournament. There's a lot of March Madness happening in this city, located in the center of Kansas.