Wichita Attractions

Wichita Attractions

So you are coming to Wichita and you want to know some of the sights to visit.

downtown wichita

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There is plenty to do and see in Wichita. Indeed, Wichita can stand with any city of comparable size in the number and quality of its attractions and entertainment options.

A visit to Wichita offers an opportunity to view outstanding museums and galleries, to enjoy the symphony or live theater, to cheer for one of the numerous sports teams, to experience a wide range of dining possibilities, and to shop in local stores. The streets are easy to navigate, and the city is fun to visit for the entire family.

Here is a partial list of Wichita’s top tourist attractions to get you started.

Some other popular regional attractions include:

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
1100 N. Plum Hutchinson, Kansas
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.

Lake Afton Public Observatory.
20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita on MacArthur Road at 247th. St. W in Lake Afton County Park.  The observatory’s 16-inch telescope offers views of Saturn’s rings, the Moon’s craters, clouds of gas, and distant galaxies. Experiment with light, make your own telescope, play astronomy computer games, and much more.

Eagle Valley Raptor Center
Private Guided Tours of Kansas Birds of Prey, located near Cheney.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
West edge of Wichita in Goddard.

Arts & Culture

Wichita Kansas has a rich cultural community with art, music, dance and theatre. From serious drama and symphony concerts to barbershop quartets and kids stage shows, Wichita offers a wide variety of cultural experiences for you to enjoy. Live theatre is available the year around for people with eclectic tastes, as well as a full complement of other night-out entertainment and fine arts.