Why Wichita?

wichita skyline

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 #1 city to live the good life cheaply 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 
Tankganyika Wildlife Park
Wichita Ice Center
Great Plains Nature Center
The Art Park
Wichita Sports Forum
Greater Wichita YMCA


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

Restaurants                           

Chester's Chophouse
Bella Luna Café
Newport Grill
Ya Ya's EuroBistro
Public at the Brickyard
Knolla's Pizza


Nightlife

Old Town Wichita 
Oeno Wine Bar
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar
Mort's


Sports

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


More information

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Wichita.com
360Wichita

Last modified: Sep 01, 2017
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