Wichita

Dorothy clicked her heels to return to Kansas, and you’ll want to do the same after you’ve visited this one-time cattle town turned modern, booming city, where the spirit of the Old West lives on. To get a feel of the early pioneer days, visit the recreated village at the Old Cowtown Museum. For a slightly more eccentric experience, visit the Museum of Ancient Treasures, which has everything from a baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio to a shrunken head. The Indian Center Museum features works by Plains Indian artists. Wichita is an aircraft manufacturing center, and the Kansas Aviation Museum honors pioneers in the field, as well as housing model planes. Exploration Place gives kids more insights into aviation and other scientific wonders. For nature and wildlife, check out Botanica’s lovely gardens or head over to the Sedgwick County Zoo, home to over 350 species of animals. Wichita stays up when the sun goes down: there’s nightlife, culture, karaoke and cuisine for all tastes.

Pizza Hut Museum

In 1958, two brothers - both Wichita University students- started a restaurant in a building on the corner of Bluff and Kellogg. They sold pizza, a dish that just beginning to gain popularity in America. They staffed their business with family, friends and fraternity brothers and called it Pizza Hut. Wichita State students help tell the story of the original Pizza Hut. The Museum is free and open...

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center is a full service performing arts and convention center, providing citizens and visitors with a diverse selection of entertainment and meeting opportunities. The ensuing mission of Century II is to provide an economic benefit to Wichita through its use as a performing arts and convention center. The facility is owned and managed by the City of...

Central Standard Brewing

Wichita’s premier brewery and taproom — Central Standard Brewing. Producing a wide range of styles including seasonal, Belgian, IPA, Barrel Aged, Sour and Wild/Brett Beers. With a variety of styles on tap and a relaxed atmosphere, CSB is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks in a comfy retro chair or on the patio. Ask questions, get the tour — our brewers love to...

Mid-America All-Indian Center

The Mid-America All-Indian Center is the only facility of its kind in Kansas that is solely dedicated to educating people about and preserving the art and culture of American Indians. The Indian Center invites visitors to stroll through its many areas that include: A museum with exhibits of contemporary art and cultural artifacts that depict the American Indian nations of the past and present....

Great Plains Nature Center

A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails. Discovery programs. Indoor wildlife observatory. Connecting people with nature. The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation Department. Together with the Friends of...

Kansas Aviation Museum

History of the Building A Treasure Trove of History, in a Historic Setting The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone interested in historic preservation. The museum houses a world-class collection of historic, significant and one-of-a-kind aircraft...

Old Cowtown Museum

Be transported back in time at this unique, 23 acre open-air history museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. Museum staff dress in period costume and demonstrate everyday activities including, gardening, tending livestock and cooking. Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1950,...