extraordinary hands-on experiences for people of all ages.
Exploration Place as you experience your world in a whole new and fun
way on this 20-acre site, located along the scenic Arkansas River, in Wichitas
downtown Museums on the River district. Experience hands-on exhibit areas
designed for all ages that focus on flight, Kansas, medieval life in a
three-story castle, imaginative spaces for young children and a special
traveling exhibit area. In the CyberDome Theater, travel to faraway
destinations and embark upon unforgettable adventures in the states largest
digital dome space planetarium. Take a breather in the great outdoors at
Exploration Parks picnic grove and adventure play yard. And test your putting
skills during the summer at the 18-hole, unconventional MiniGolf course. Other
amenities include free parking, Explore Store, WaterWay Café and
Terrace, The Egret Dining Room and family restrooms.
For more, go to Exploration
Place web site
comes to life!
17 acre open air living history museum with 35 exhibit areas depicting life in
Wichita and Sedgwick County during the period 1865 to 1880. There are historic
buildings complete with period furnishings, art objects, clothing, industrial
machinery, craft tools, and farm equipment. There is also a living collection
of livestock including longhorn cattle, horses, and Dominique chickens.
- Live Music
Painting, Blacksmithing & Roping Demonstrations
1871 Sim Park
Drive, (316) 219-1871
Visit Old Cowtown Museum web site
The Wichita Gardens
Formal gardens, wildflowers, waterfalls and woodland walks await you just west
of downtown in Sim Park. Plants and flowers, both native and new to the area,
thrive at Botanica.
Hours: April - December
Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m - 5 p.m.;
Sundays and Holidays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. -
701 Amidon, (316) 264-9799
Visit Botanica, The Wichita
Gardens Web site
to stay in Wichita Kansas
Here's the information you need to help you find your way
Wichita and to make your stay in Wichita more comfortable.
Wichita Hotel Reservations
Wichita City Maps
17-story Hyatt Regency underscores the company's faith in Wichita's development
as a leading convention destination. Located downtown on the scenic Arkansas
River, on the expanded River Walk, adjacent to the historic museum district.
started in 1971 with the Children's Farms area has grown to be the No. 1
outdoor family attraction in Kansas.
Navigate along a twisting path, more than a quarter-mile deep into
the wilds of Australia and South America. Discover the magnificent cassowary, a
giant bird weighing in at 130-pounds and standing up to 5-feet tall. Feeling
adventurous? A fifty-foot suspension bridge will take you out of the village
atmosphere of Nganda Island and will immerse you in The Downing Gorilla Forest
reserve. Watch the gorillas as they forage on the hillside, lounge in the shade
and wrestle together.
Discover 2,500 animals of nearly 500 different
species all up close and personal. This nationally renowned Zoo has the 17th
largest collection in the United States attracting more than 500,000 visitors
Summer Hours (Mar. - Oct.) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm
(Nov. - Feb.) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
5555 Zoo Blvd., (316) 942-3781
Zoo Web site
All Indian Center
Native Wichita artist Blackbear Bosin's famous 44-foot sculpture
"Keeper of the Plains" stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas
Rivers on land where the Wichita tribe camped a hundred years ago.
Mid-America All Indian Center is dedicated to the preservation of Native
American heritage, culture and traditions. It is a frequent site for Indaian
Visit the Indian Center Museum and see exhibitions of artwork and
artifacts of Native Amricans. Shop for Native American art, jewelry, breadwork,
books, pottery and souvenirs in the Museum Gift Shop.
Hours: Mon - Sat., 10
am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
650 N. Seneca, (316) 262-5221
All-Indian Center web site
The red-brick warehouse district of early Wichita has been transformed into one
of the city's most popular concentration of shopping, entertainment and dining
possibilities. Old Town Underground offers an eclectric array of shops offering
delightful and unusual wares.
835 E. First, (316) 262-3555
Visit Old Town
District web site
Of World Treasures
at the corner of 1st. & Mosley in a remodeled warehouse, the Museum Of
World Treasures houses a large and intriguing attraction with Egyptian mummies
and sarcophagi, Roman and Greek treasures, the finest American Presidents
collection in the world, a great Sports Museum, the only Royal Crown Jewels in
mainland America, ten authentic dinosaur fossils, and much much more.
Of World Treasures web site