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Your Guide to Douglas Design District

Along Wichita's main thoroughfare, Douglas Avenue, is a 3-mile stretch that springs from the city's downtown area through uptown and ends just east of the bustling corner of Douglas & Oliver. Meet the Douglas Design District, an area of the city that emphasizes design and is home to more than 500 locally-owned businesses plus more than 100 murals by local artists.

This wonderfully diverse community of retail shops, galleries, attractions, restaurants, sweet shops, bars and breweries, coffeehouses, home and design businesses plus residential neighborhoods spans 3 miles along Douglas

Where to Play

Don’t miss one of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces, Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House Museum and Study Center, in the historic College Hill neighborhood. Catch a live show at the Crown Uptown Theatre or capture memories on film at The Selfie Spot on Douglas, an indoor attraction with 13 Instagram worthy photo areas.

Where to Shop

Shop for coffee to brew at home at micro-roaster Local Roasters and The Spice Merchant and Company, where you’ll find gourmet roasts plus tea, spices, gifts and more. You can also shop Douglas Design District for art, home furnishings, jewelry, books, clothing, footwear, handbags and more at shops such as The Vault Collection, Aida Stenholm, Aspen Boutique, Clifton Collective/Mini Co., The Marketplace at Clifton Square, Assistance League of Wichita Thrift Shop and The Workroom, where you’ll find a retail incubator program supporting female-led businesses.

Where to Eat & Drink

Douglas Design District is home to some of Wichita’s most imaginative places to drink, from the breweries and taprooms of Hopping Gnome Brewing Company and Central Standard Brewing to Wichita’s first immersive tiki bar Lava & Tonic, hard cidery White Crow Cider Company and dive bar Lucky's Everyday. You can also start your day in the district, stopping at Coffee Daze and Reverie Coffee Roasters, or opting for tea.

Dining options range from the upscale Vora Restaurant European and Wine Dive + Kitchen to Ziggy's Pizza and Dempsey's Burger Pub outposts at Clifton Square. Grab a bowl of comfort at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, indulge in an empanada at Argentina's Empanadas, enjoy Mediterranean food at Meddy's Downtown, or order an authentic pie from Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Andy's Frozen Custard College Hill, Kernel's Popcorn Express and The Donut Whole.

Have fun enjoying the eclectic assortment of things to do in Wichita’s Douglas Design District.


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