Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main, 265-9314
Journey back in time to Wichita’s early years. Early day furnishings and other items grouped in authentic settings. Pictorial display of famous Chisholm Trail. Frontier memorabilia. Housed in the old City Hall building, known as the “Palace of the Plains”, it was the pride of Wichita when completed in 1892 by local architects Proudfoot and Bird.
Kansas Aviation Museum
3350 S. George Washington Blvd., 683-9242
Housed in the original Wichita Municipal Airport Terminal building, exhibits chronicle the growth and development of aviation in Kansas with airplanes built by Cessna, Beech, Stearman and others.
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E 29th Street North, (316) 683-5499
Features include an interactive exhibit hall with prairie dioramas and a 2,400 gallon aquarium, a wildlife observatory, an auditorium seating nearly 200 and a gift shop/bookstore. After your visit, step outside and explore over 2 miles of paved nature trails at Chisholm Creek Park. Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-5, closed Sundays and Holidays.
Kansas Fire Fighters Museum
1300 South Broadway, 316-264-5990
The two-story concrete brick fire station, constructed in 1909, initially housed horse-drawn equipment and horses and was the last station in Wichita to be converted to motorized vehicles. Built to serve as a front line fire house for the south side of Wichita, the station was active until 1953, when a new fire station #6 was built at Santa Fe and Mt. Vernon. It was then used by the Wichita Fire Reserve until 1988 and is now the home of the Kansas Firefighter’s Museum.
Experience the sights and sounds of Wichita’s past, and learn the stories of how transportation changed the way we live. Outdoor railroad rolling stock displays, indoor displays featuring a steam locomotive and diesel electric engines as well as cabooses from the turn of the century.
700 E. Douglas, 263-0944
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen-Lambe House
255 N. Roosevelt, 687-1027
The only residence in Kansas designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this home was built for Henry J. Allen, a prominent journalist and statesman.
Pioneer History Museum
Collection of mounted animals, rocks and minerals. Located at Friends University
Kansas African American Museum
Highlights the achievements of black Wichitans from city leaders to buffalo soldiers and inventors.
601 N. Water, 316-262-7651
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
238 North Mead
Wichita Sports Hall of Fame
4700 E. Central
The Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 East Central, 316-634-ARTS
Wichita Toy Train Museum
130 Laura Street, 316-633-1179