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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed gardens such as the Butterfly Garden, Shakespeare... more » Owner description: Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed gardens such as the Butterfly Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Rose and Wildflower Garden and the award-winning Sally Stone Sensory Garden, plus special programs for children. « less
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Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Educational Sites; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Discover the treasures . . . around the world and through the ages. Where can you explore the crusty bones of long-lost... more » Owner description: Discover the treasures . . . around the world and through the ages. Where can you explore the crusty bones of long-lost creatures, marvel at Egyptian mummies, uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations, travel to the land of Conquistadors. and enter the battlefields of World Wars? The Museum of World Treasures, with more than 3,000 artifacts on three floors. Discover your inner explorer! « less
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Great place to enjoy a few hours for free.
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Be transported back in time at this unique, 23 acre open-air history museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgwick County,... more » Owner description: 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 1952, Cowtown's unique programming chronicles Wichita's transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation's estimated 34,144 museums are accredited. « less
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: ; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and teach about science, and that's only inside the main... more » Owner description: Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and teach about science, and that's only inside the main building. Outside there's a park where visitors can observe Kansas wildlife in a wetlands habitat and dig for archeological treasures inside a giant sandbox. « less
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Lots of animals in the middle of a nice park.
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The largest art museum in Kansas offers a sizeable collection of pieces by American painters, potters, sculptors, and textile... more » Owner description: The largest art museum in Kansas offers a sizeable collection of pieces by American painters, potters, sculptors, and textile weavers. Mary Cassatt, Arthur G. Dove, Thomas Eakins, Robert Henri and Winslow Homer are just a handful of the talented artists in our permanent collection. For information about our current exhibitions please visit our website. « less
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Wichita

Crown Uptown offers a beautiful dinner theater expereince for family, anniversaries, holidays and romance.  It offers a full service dinner before the show and actors that travel... more »

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Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #16 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The Mid-America All-Indian Center is the only facility of its kind in Kansas that is solely dedicated to preserving and... more » Owner description: The Mid-America All-Indian Center is the only facility of its kind in Kansas that is solely dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich cultural history of American Indians in North America. Events are held regularly at the Indian Center, including Powwows that attract American Indian dancers representing tribes from across the United States.The Indian Center invites visitors to stroll through its many areas that include: A museum with exhibits of traditional artifacts and contemporary art that depict the American Indian cultures of the past and present. Many of the exhibits have interactive aspects, and they change quarterly. Outdoor exhibits, which include a full-size tipi and grass houses that illustrate how Plains Indian families lived in the 1850s. Gift Shop selling American Indian-made items, music, movies and jewelry. Large indoor area, known as the Gallery of Nations, where special events and rentals take place. The Gallery of Nations can seat 350 people.The center not only houses local tribes, but those throughout the United States and Canada. It is not affiliated with one particular tribe, so the Mid-America All-Indian Center is a place where are American Indians and the general public can come to share their experiences, learn and interact with each other. There are 10,000 American Indians representing 73 tribes in the Wichita area. « less
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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Come see us at the Kansas Aviation Museum to explore the history of flight and learn why Wichita is the Air Capital of the... more » Owner description: Come see us at the Kansas Aviation Museum to explore the history of flight and learn why Wichita is the Air Capital of the World. Our home is the beautiful and historic 1935 Wichita Municipal Airport terminal. Three floors to explore plus a dramatic view from the control tower. « less
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Wichita

Focusing on contemporary and modern art, the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University brings traveling exhibitions to its galleries as well as curated shows from the... more »

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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #24 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #27 of 30 attractions in Wichita
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Ranked #28 of 30 attractions in Wichita
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Owner description: TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS! The Wichita Toy Train Club and Museum, 130 S. Laura, Wichita, KS is open the second and... more » Owner description: TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS! The Wichita Toy Train Club and Museum, 130 S. Laura, Wichita, KS is open the second and fourth weekends each month. Saturday hours 10:00 - 5:00 and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00. Adults $5.00 and children under 12 free. View historical train layouts, interactive train layouts, children's train room, learn to run trains. Come run the trains for fun. « less
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Owner description: The Kansas African American Museum, formerly the venerable Calvary Baptist Church was once the cornerstone of Wichita's... more » Owner description: The Kansas African American Museum, formerly the venerable Calvary Baptist Church was once the cornerstone of Wichita's vibrant black community. It was built in 1917 when the congregation's leaders worked nights and weekends -separate and apart from their jobs to finish the church. That community featured restaurants, businesses and homes. It hosted jazz artists, Negro League baseball stars, and was the home of America's first African American Academy Award winner and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s lawyer among others. This building stands as a monument to human endurance as well as to dignity. The people who worshiped here endured painful racial segregation and fought those conditions with dignity. That's why when Calvary Baptist Church relocated in 1972, Doris Kerr Larkins and others fought to protect this building from urban renewal's wrecking ball. Larkins and many others launched the First National Black Historical Society in 1973. By 1993, the building joined the National Register of Historic Places and in 1997, became the Kansas African American Museum. « less
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