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Address: Wichita, KS

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GREAT FOR WICHITA

Very impressive to see at night. Wichita is doing so much better with attractions than it used to. The Arkansas River is under the bridge and a site for many activities... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Pattie Q
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Douglas Ave. has really changed over the years. It was always great fun to cruise Douglas and hang out on the street corner. Now the gang bangers will shoot you, oh to return to the more innocent days of old.

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Wichita, Kansas
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite premiere street in town. It is a main avenue east and west thru some of the grandest neighborhoods and historic areas of central Wichita. Most businesses and neighborhoods along Douglas are revitalized and booming.

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Thank J W
Chicago, Illinois
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199 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

During my young adulthood this was the real "American Graffiti" of Wichita. The tradition was to "drag Douglas from College Hill on the East to the Town & Country Diner just past Delano on West Douglas. Today downtown Wichita is DEAD at night except for the area around Old Town. Another fond memory killed due to cities deserting their downtown... More 

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Thank Travellers1970
Las Vegas, Nevada
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Times have sure changed since we used to "drag" Douglas on Friday nights with all of our friends and see the new "rods".

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Thank Terry A
Wichita, Kansas
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very impressive to see at night. Wichita is doing so much better with attractions than it used to. The Arkansas River is under the bridge and a site for many activities, including River Fest and Fourth of July fireworks.

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Bluffton OH
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I'm going to assume this is East side Douglas or at least not at West street. I lived at DOuglas by East High School and it was easy access to pretty much everything that side of Exploration place. Closest to Old-Town and/or Rock Road of course but it was easy to walk everywhere, which is RARE in Wichita.

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Wichita, Kansas
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108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Douglas Ave stretches across Wichita running east to west. In the downtown area, it was once where young baby boomers went to "drag Douglas" and hangout. Today there's no dragging. Now everyone goes to enjoy and hang out at many of the businesses, restaurants and entertainment areas on that avene. Just on the west side of the river you have... More 

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Georgia
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244 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We walked down Douglas Ave to reach old town. There were a few cute stores and restaurants on our walk down Douglas.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Monarch Grill on one end, parks, Downtown, antiques, Old Town, night life, shops, gas, walk the river, City History, etc. My suggestion : get familiar with this street and spin-off from there. Take your time and have fun.

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Wichita
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Douglas Avenue is one the the main streets in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Crossing the "Wheat" bridge over the Arkansas River you soon start seeing the street sculptures on both sides of Douglas Ave. They are whimsical, sweet and very friendly for children as well as adults, and well worth experiencing. Children love finding all the animals. The sculptures are on... More 

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