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The 10 Best Things To See And Do In Wichita

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Updated: 11 April 2017
The largest city in the Midwestern state of Kansas, Wichita draws over four million visitors every year. Several renowned universities are situated here, as well as theaters, museums, parks and entertainment venues. From garden strolls to go-karting, we list the best things to see and do in the city.
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Autumn Colors Photo Walk | © Ty Nigh/Flickr
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Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum exhibits the rich art history of the Southern Midwest. With over 8,000 works of American art on show, this nationally recognized attraction is a site visitors won’t want to miss. Admission is free on Saturdays, and there is the option to take a tour led by an expert member of staff.

1400 Museum Boulevard, Wichita, Kansas 67203 +(316)-286-4921

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Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

Botanica is sure to please visitors whether they have green fingers or not. The staff here are committed to educating on the promotion and development of horticulture in Wichita. As well as enjoying the lush green areas, guests can volunteer or sign up for a variety of classes and camps to learn about plant life.

701 Amidon Street, Wichita, Kansas 67203 + (316) 264 0448

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen-Lambe House

Designed in 1915 by Frank Lloyd Wright, this historically significant structure is considered by experts to be one of Wright’s last prairie houses. Lloyd himself considered this one of his best works, and visitors often echo this same sentiment.

255 North Roosevelt, Wichita, Kansas 67208 +(316) 687 1027 or (316) 706 9286

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Mosley Street Melodrama

The shows put on by the Mosley Street crew are the best in town. Guests can dine at the buffet, order a drink or just munch on popcorn while enjoying the raunchy melodrama and musical comedy acts. Audience participation is part of what makes the show such a hoot, so guests should be prepared to join in the fun.

234 North Mosley Street, Wichita, Kansas, 67202 + (316) 263 7999 or (316) 263 0222

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The Alley Indoor Entertainment

Whether you are looking for a fun way to spend a rainy day or they just want to burn some excess energy, The Alley Indoor Entertainment is sure to have everything you need. Activities offered here include a laser maze, an arcade, bowling lanes and a go-karting arena.

11413 East 13th Street, Wichita, Kansas, 67206 +(316) 448 8483

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Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Wichita Symphony Orchestra is an organization which actively and energetically supports the arts scene in Kansas. The ensemble participates in many events including pop concerts, musical theater productions and an eight concert classic series. A week long festival called WinterFest is held annually where the orchestra performs.

225 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas, 67202 + (316) 264 9121

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Roxy’s Downtown

The Cabaret style music and comedy shows at Roxy’s Downtown are a great choice for adults looking for a night out in Wichita. An intimate and comfortable space sure to transport guests back in time as they enjoy entertaining shows, performed by extremely talented performers.

412 ½ East Douglas, Wichita, Kansas, 67202, + (316) 265 4400

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All Star Adventurers

Wichita’s amusement park is an ideal spot for family fun. Attractions here include mini golf, adult and kiddie go-karts, an arcade, batting cages and many classic rides such as bumper cars and the carousel. The snack bar here will keep guests full and ready to play, all day long.

1010 North Webb Road, Wichita Kansas, 67206 + (316) 682 3700

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Old Cowtown Museum

For history buffs or families looking for a memorable way to spend a day in the city, Wichita’s old Cowtown is an excellent choice. Visitors will learn about the transformation of Wichita over the years, a town which went from a small frontier settlement to a manufacturing center.

1865 Museum Boulevard, Wichita, Kansas, 67203 +(316) 219 1871

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The Museum of World Treasures

Housing everything from ancient mummies and dinosaur bones to World War II memorabilia and pioneer village artifacts, The Museum of World Treasures has plenty to offer its guests. Make sure to visit Ivan the T-Rex, as well as the expansive military exhibit!

835 East 1st Street, Old Town, Wichita, Kansas 67202 + (316) 263 1311

Fossil / Courtesy of World Treasures Museum

Fossil | Courtesy of World Treasures Museum