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Living in Wichita

View of downtown Wichita

Nicknamed "The Air Capital of the World," Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, with a population of about 640,000. Wichita offers all of the amenities of a big city with a small-town feel, boasting an average commute time of 17 minutes. Among Money Magazine's Top 10 Best Big Cities, Wichita was also rated the No. 1 city to live the good life economically by Forbes.

There is plenty to do in Wichita, with a wide variety of attractions, activities, restaurants, and nightlife to choose from. Some of our favorites are:

Attractions

Intrust Bank Arena
Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
Roxy's Downtown
Orpheum Theater
Wichita Art Museum
Museum of World Treasures
Keeper of the Plains
Old Cowtown Living History Museum
Kansas Star Casino
Grace Hill Winery


Family activities

Botanica Gardens
Sedgwick County Zoo
Exploration Place 
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Wichita Ice Center
Great Plains Nature Center
The Art Park
Wichita Sports Forum
Greater Wichita YMCA
Mark Arts
Wichita Public Library


Shopping

Bradley Fair
Towne East Square
Towne West Square
New Market Square
The Waterfront
Delano District


Local government

City of Wichita
Wichita Chamber of Commerce
Sedgwick County

Restaurants                           

Chester's Chophouse
Bella Luna Café
Newport Grill
Ya Ya's EuroBistro
Public at the Brickyard
Knolla's Pizza
College Hill Deli
The Monarch
Georges French Bistro


Nightlife

Downtown Wichita
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar
Mort's
Hopping Gnome Brewing


Sports

Wichita Thunder
WSU Shockers
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
81 Speedway
Wichita Force


More information

Visit Wichita
Wichita.com
360Wichita


Cultural activities

Wichita Symphony Orchestra
Wichita Grand Opera
Music Theatre Wichita
Tallgrass Film Festival
Ballet Wichita

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