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!
sidewalks, dusty streets and store-front facades are just a few of the old West
attractions is this historic 17 acre open air museum with 35 exhibit areas
depicting life between 1865 and 1880.
1871 Sim Park
Drive, (316) 219-1871
Visit Old Cowtown Museum web site
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.
and enjoy the treasures of the Wichita Art Museum, Kansas' largest art museum.
Three centuries of American masterpieces from the nationally renowned Roland P.
Murdock Collection are just the beginning. Your visit will be an extraordinary
one as you tour three floors of galleries as well as the outdoor sculpture deck
and grounds. Artists whose works are represented include Edward Hopper, Mary
Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Stuart Davis, and Jacob Lawrence.
619 Stackman Drive, 268-4921
Visit Wichita Art
Museum Web site
Museum of Art
This is Wichita's premier venue for contemporary works by established and
emerging artists of national and international significance. A lively schedule
of provocative and challenging exhibitions is complemented by an important
collection of 20th- and 21st-century paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.
The museum is also well known for its outdoor sculpture collection, a group
seventy, 20th-century monumental works installed across the 330-acre campus.
Wichita State University
off of 17th Street and Hillside Ave.,
Visit Ulrich Museum of Art web site
Of World Treasures
mission of the Museum of World Treasures is to foster education and
understanding of the creativity, arts, religion and culture of our amazing
heritage from the ancients to the present. A not-profit, very 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.
Visit Museum Of
World Treasures web site
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
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.
1155 N. River Blvd, 264-6950
Built in 1888 by
cattleman Burton Harvey Campbell, it is the only "castle" style home remaining
from Wichita's building boom of the 1880's. Modeled after a feudal Scottish
castle, the original interior woodwork features a variety of woods, including
walnut, mohogany, and cherry. The home boasts eight original fireplaces found
on several floors. Constructed of rough-hewn limestone blocks, the home
features a three-story castellated tower, with carved stone animal figures. A
two-story carriage house accompanies the main home. In 1994, the home was
purchased and rehabilitated as a bed and breakfast facility.
All Indian Center
permanent collection including artifacts and paintings of Native American
cultures throughout North America gives insight to the history responsible for
the survival, diversity and unique achievements of the Native Americans.
Hours: Mon - Sat., 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
650 N. Seneca,
Visit Mid-America All-Indian Center web site
1300 South Broadway, 316-264-5990
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
Great Plains Transportation
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
700 E. Douglas, 263-0944
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Plum Hutchinson, Kansas - 316-662-2305 or 800-397-0330
With more than
10,000 space artifacts, it is one of the country's premier space museums
outside of the Smithonian. It features an Omnimax Theater with a 44-foot
wrap-around dome screen.
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.
Wright's Allen-Lambe House
255 N. Roosevelt, 687-1027
residence in Kansas designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this home was built for
Henry J. Allen, a prominent journalist and statesman.
Collection of mounted
animals, rocks and minerals. Located at Friends University
Kansas African American Museum
achievements of black Wichitans from city leaders to buffalo soldiers and
601 N. Water, 316-262-7651
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
238 North Mead
Wichita Sports Hall of
4700 E. Central
The Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 East Central, 316-634-ARTS