Visit Wichita is hosting travel journalist Roxie Yonkey, author of “100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die” for a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Jenny Dawn Cellars, #18 on the book’s list. The public is invited, and books will be on hand for signing and purchasing.
In addition to Jenny Dawn Cellars, six other Wichita attractions are featured as places to visit in Wichita in the book:
- Pizza Hut Museum, No. 24
- WuShock at Wichita State University, No. 44
- Kansas Aviation Museum, No. 66
- Keeper of the Plains, No. 75
- The Kansas African American Museum, No. 80
- Old Town District, No. 89
“When I told people that I was writing the book, reactions varied,” said Yonkey. “Some asked how I would narrow the field to 100. Some wondered how I could find 100 bucket list things to do in the Sunflower State. Because Kansas is fascinating, narrowing the field proved far more difficult than finding enough to list.”
Yonkey said she began narrowing the list by picking places that are distinctly Kansas like the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita. “Cessna was the first in a long line of air pioneers to choose Wichita, and the city went on to become the Air Capital of the World,” she said. “Not only is the Kansas Aviation Museum an amazing place to meet the pioneers of Kansas aviation, but its art deco building and history as the former Wichita Municipal Airport terminal from 1935 to 1954 makes it a must-visit.”
Several hundred bonus places are also mentioned in the book. Those in Wichita include: Scotch and Sirloin, Spear’s Restaurant & Pie Shop, Nortons Brewing Company, Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria, Rock Island Live, B-29 Doc Hangar & Education Center, Exploration Place, Mid-America All-Indian Museum, Dockum Sit-in, Hotel at Old Town, Sabor Latin Bar & Grille, Larkspur Bistro & Bar, Blue Fin Sake Bar & Sushi, PourHouse ICT, River City Brewing Co., Uniquities Home, Mr. Diggs Dwelling & Co., Lucinda’s, Museum of World Treasures, Great Plains Transportation Museum, Wichita Farm & Art Market, El Amigo Western Wear, Las Trancas Western Wear, Paramount Antique Malls and Kechi’s Junk in the Trunk Emporium Antiques.
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