Attractions Wichita

It’s All Here in Wichita!

A river town, sports town, aviation town, architectural town, history town, food ‘n drinks town, arts town ...


Explore Unique Districts

River District
Lined by the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers. Site of the Keeper of the Plains and several museums. Perfect for a scenic walk or jog.

Downtown Wichita
Experience the sights and sounds of the city. You’ll be surrounded by amazing art and bronze sculptures.

Old Town
Brick-lined streets are adorned with old warehouses that are now restaurants, shops, clubs, and galleries. 

Delano District
Established during the days of the Chisholm Trail cattle drives for cowboys to blow off steam. Now a vibrant shopping and dining scene.

Douglas Design
A diverse mix of retail and residential. Clifton Square features unique Victorian era homes transformed into shops and restaurants.
 

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane …

Kansas Aviation Museum
Set inside the old municipal airport building (built in 1935). View over 40 aircraft built by many of Kansas’ famous manufacturers, including Cessna, Boeing, and Learjet.


Art in All Forms

Wichita Art Museum
Excellent collection of American art, reflecting the heritage of the Great Plains and the broader development of art in America.

Mid-America All-Indian Center
Experience Native American culture and over 3000 artworks from paintings to carvings to silver jewelry.

Allen Lambe House Museum
The last of the prairie houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The interior and many of the furnishings are still intact.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Sedgwick County Zoo
Ranked among the best in the country with more than 3,000 animals. View gorillas, elephants of the Zambezi Valley, tigers, red pandas and other bears. An amazing rainbow of birds from around the world.

Git Along Little Dogies

Old Cowtown Museum
Enter the Chisholm Trail frozen between 1865-1880, featuring 54 historic buildings. Wichita transformed from a frontier settlement to a cattle town. 
 

Explore Science and Archaeology

Museum of World Treasures
Discover long-lost creatures, Egyptian mummies, the secrets of ancient civilizations, and the battlefields of the World Wars. 

Exploration Place
Totally intereactive! Design a cargo plane, discover the world of sharks, encounter nanotachnology.

Chug, Chug, Chug, Chug

Great Plains Transportation Museum
When the railroad arrived, Wichita became a boom town. See the great Santa Fe steam and diesel locomotives, the last built in their eras.

Toy Train Museum
You'll remember these manfacturers - Lionel, Marx, MTH, Atlas, and Weaver.

Spring in Bloom 

Botanica
18 stunning acres of over 30 gardens and exhibits featuring waterfalls, fountains and sculptures.

Take a Day Trip

Hutchinson
Home to the Smithsonian-affiliated Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Featuring the only Soviet Vostok craft in the West, the Apollo 13 spacecraft and the gloves Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.

Strong City
Tallgrass National Prairie Preserve showcases tallgrass prairies in their natural glory. Choose from self-guided and ranger-led hikes.

Abilene
Home to the Eisenhower Center, celebrating native son Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. His family home from 1898-1946 and burial site of the President and his First Lady, Mamie.

Topeka
Tour the state capitol, noted for its impressive dome and famous mural of abolitionist John Brown. Stop in at the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site, the case that ended segregation.