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A Nod to the Past

Find out what living in an Old West town was like at the Old Cowtown Museum, a living history outdoor exhibit. Oil money brought entrepreneurs to Wichita, including those working in the aviation industry (Walter Beech and Clyde Cessna among them). Visit the Kansas Aviation Museum to learn about the early aviators and how more than half of all U.S. aircraft are now built in Wichita. The city’s diverse heritage is reflected in the Keeper of the Plains Plaza, Kansas African American Museum and the Mid-American All-Indian Center.


Sophisticated Arts Scene

The arts scene in Wichita is a rich one. Opera lover? Grab tickets for a performance by the Wichita Grand Opera, which regularly attracts world-famous performers. Each summer, thousands of people attend Music Theatre Wichita’s Broadway-style shows. Listen to classics and pops performances by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra or treat yourself to a performance by the talented dancers of Ballet Wichita or the impressive collection at the Wichita Art Museum.


Shopping, Eating and Sightseeing

Pick up souvenirs and local gifts at the eclectic shops in the Clifton Square and Historic Delano District. Get close to nature with a trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo, home of more than 2,500 animals, or the exotic Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the lush Botanica gardens. named Wichita a “Top 10 Surprising Foodie City” for its extensive list of restaurants offering international and local cuisine, specialty coffee shops and outstanding breweries and wineries.

Fun Fact

The Keeper of the Plains statue in Wichita
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At 44 feet tall, Wichita’s landmark Keeper of the Plains is the 12th largest statue in the USA.

Aerial view of Asheville, North Carolina
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Steel sculptures atop the Lewis Street Bridge