• By Mary P
  • Travel Tips
  • 11.05.2016

Wichita has a vibrant nightlife, multicultural events, outdoors adventures, arts and varied entertainment, and more. Located in the Great Plains region, it has so many unique features. On its fringes are attractions like the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The location of Wichita is prime real estate. There are places to see and things to do there that will meet any tourist's need for fun and enjoyment.

Places to see

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

It ends up that Holland doesn't have a premium on tulips after all. In Wichita's Botania, tulips abound, sharing space with other floral varieties such as daffodils and hyacinths. There are also magnolia trees. Not only is this a garden, but it's a horticultural center for the region. A bird and butterfly garden are encased within the splendor of the garden, as are fountains spraying their mists. So much more is found in the garden, including Downing Children's Garden, the newest addition.

Museum of World Treasures

A place of discovery days and treasure tales, this gem is full of exhibits from many times gone by; including the age of the dinosaur and ancient periods.

The Keeper of the Plains

This keeper is actually a statue, topping off at 44 feet. It stands guard where the Big and Little Arkansas River join forces. Native Americans are there. Be sure to check out the Twilight Plaza and Bridge while there.

Things to do

NBC World Series

If you love baseball, you are no stranger to the World Series. If you visit Wichita between July 25 and August 9, you should head straight to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. During those days the National Baseball Congress World Series takes place and many in the nation of baseball lovers flow into the city to see it.  This year is the 80th birthday of the series, but there's next year if you wish to plan ahead. For more information, visit

Exploration Place

You can certainly explore a lot at Exploration Place in Wichita. There are museum on the riverfront, camps where children can design technology games, participate in Superhero Science, foray into digital arts and more. Schedule your visit carefully for maximum fun.

Sedgwick County Zoo

You can visit this zoo anytime of year, but if you visit during Zoobilee, you should be prepared to bid on some items as part of the zoo's fundraising event. The animals greet you, and there's some excellent food fare from the community. For the rest of the year, catch glimpses of  hundreds of species providing over 3,000 animals. It's animals from around the world. If you wish, you can even feed the long-necked giraffe.


Wichita has a historic place, a city that holds endless wonders. Some of the features of this city are not found anywhere else. While not detailed in this article, food fare in Wichita is varied, with eateries offering up steak, seafood and other lucious fare.