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“Fun to explore. Love the thrift shops! Plus the auto venues.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Douglas Avenue

Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in Wichita
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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hadley rille
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“Fun to explore. Love the thrift shops! Plus the auto venues.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Love the funky shops. Hope the theatre stays open. Will return. Great thrift shops. Restaurants, donut shops, coffe shops, etc.

Visited March 2012
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“Funky little shops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great little shops to browse with lots of interesting stuff to look at by local artisans. Variety of shops from antiques to new upcoming designs

Visited August 2012
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“Lots to see on Douglas Avenue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

From the Delano district (around Seneca at the west end) up through Oliver (at the end) there's lots to see and do. The Delano district was part of the Chisholm Trail and was known in the late 1800's as a place of bawdy women and lonesome cowboys. Today it houses a collection of eateries and shops to browse. It has a neighborhood feel and regularly hosts bike events, art crawls and music. Travel east past the traffic circle and cross the Arkansas (that would be arKANsas) River to pass the Historic Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel (400 E. Douglas) and the Century II convention complex (225 W. Douglas). Note the sculptures in the downtown area. Visit the pocket park between Main and Broadway to see another sculpture commemorating the historic Dockum Drug Store sit-in. (It was one of the first organized lunch-counter sit-ins for the purpose of integrating segregated establishments in the United States.) Old Town begins right before you go under the train tracks, with more eateries. Check out the Old Mill Tasty Shop (604 E. Douglas on the left) where you can have a burrito, a salad or a handmade milkshake. After you go under the railroad viaduct, Old Town to the north has restaurants, galleries, a theater, a fabulous fountain for kids to play in. Farther up, visit the Anchor on the right (1109 E. Douglas) was various types of brews and a good burger. If you are looking for a tattoo, look just past the Anchor and you will see options. Look to the left to see the Spice Merchant (1308 E. Douglas) and to purchase locally roasted coffee, spices and other related items. Don't miss Tanya's Soup Kitchen, on the right (1725 E. Douglas) for a great sandwich and bowl of soup. Historic East High on the right (2301 E. Douglas) was built in 1929 and is one of the oldest high schools in Wichita. Go past Hillside and see a few shops at Clifton Square (3700 E. Douglas). Travel through historic College Hill with large trees and large houses. End your trip at Watermark Books on the right at Oliver (4701 E. Douglas ) for a snack from their deli or a browse through their books. I've lived in Wichita for many years and could write much more on each of these establishments. But this journey, from 1112 W. Douglas (at Seneca) to 4701 E. Douglas (Oliver) provides a fun and varied journey with things to do and things to see....that is representative of this city.

Visited July 2011
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