Yesterday, Arrivalist and Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism handed out ArrivaLIST most-visited places awards to top visited destinations in Kansas. Eleven Visit Wichita partners won awards, including Sedgwick County Zoo taking the top spot in the category of Zoos, Parks and Natural Attractions.

Arrivalist is a visitation-intelligence company that empowers marketers with a suite of measurements to evaluate the lifetime value of a visitor. In 2014, KDWPT was the first state agency to partner with Arrivalist to track visitors entering Kansas after visiting KDWPT’s websites online or seeing one of their digital ads. Attractions with the most tourist visits tracked through Arrivalist in 2018 were awarded at a lunch ceremony on February 6, 2019 during the Destination Statehouse event in Topeka.

Historically, out-of-state visitor information relied on self-reporting, and marketers were only getting a fraction of data they needed to accurately understand visitation behavior. Arrivalist uses data to report actual foot-traffic captured in real time. The company unveiled ArrivaLIST Kansas’ most-visited sites to provide consumers, travelers and businesses with accurate, unbiased travel advice. Arrivalist only captures unique visitors at each attraction once per trip.

The ArrivaLIST winners include a variety of categories. Visit Wichita partners include:

  • Attractions: Exploration Place 
  • Zoos, Parks and Natural Attractions: Top winner, Sedgwick County Zoo; Other winners include Botanica Wichita and Tanganyika Wildlife Park
  • Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries: River City Brewing Company and Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria – West 
  • Large & Luxury Hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport, Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 and Hyatt Regency Wichita 
  • Casinos: Kansas Star Casino

The full list of winners can be found at


About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2017 travel and tourism contributed more than $1.1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.