If you’re planning to attend an event at Hartman Arena – such as the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships, the 2024 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship or the next Wichita Wings game – and are staying in a Wichita area hotel, chances are you may be interested in finding things to do in the area. There are tons of great options!

We’ve put together some ideas to help plan your day, all within a short drive of the arena.

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Discover Bradley Fair

Located in east Wichita, Bradley Fair is home to a variety of upscale shopping and dining options. From big name brands like Gap and Athleta to a plethora of local shops, you can shop for hours at Bradley Fair.

The area also offers plenty of dining options like First Mile KitchenRedrock Canyon GrillHomeGrown WichitaNewport GrillYaYa’s Eurobistro and more. A great grab-and-go option is Everyday Elderslie, a temporary pop-up eatery serving farm-to-table goodies and healthy packaged food options. For gourmet sweet treats, stop by Bakesale Treat Parlor.


After you've visited the many shops at Bradley Fair, peruse goods at one of these unique local shops in the area:

Additional shopping options include RevolutsiaNew Market Square and Towne East Square. Each are easily accessible by car from Hartman Arena.

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Find Flavorful Food

While there are many dining options in Bradley Fair, northeast Wichita is also chock full of restaurants.

  • Chicken N Pickle - play pickleball, bocce ball, shuffleboard or table tennis while enjoy delicious chicken fare
  • Dave & Buster’s - a family-friendly experience loaded with interactive play, virtual reality favorites and 200 of the biggest, newest and best arcade games
  • The menu at Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar includes wood-fired oven pizzas, oysters flown in daily and chophouse favorites such as Maple Mustard Salmon and Creekstone Farms USDA Prime Black Angus Beef steaks.
  • Cocoa Dolce Chocolates takes pride in its Sweet Lounge concept, featuring all things chocolate and a cozy atmosphere.
  • Find all of your Mexican favorites like enchiladas and fajitas at Carlos O’ Kelly’s Mexican Café.
  • Not only will you like the 23 big screen televisions, you’ll love the flavorful, fresh food at Deano’s Grill & Tapworks.
  • A great place to find coffees and teas, Fairmount Coffee Co. is also the perfect spot to find smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
  • You'll love the sandos, burgers and salads on the menu at Social Tap, which has two east Wichita locations (Greenwich or WSU campus). The drinkery also features 52 taps of beers from around the world. 
  • Families rave about the great tasting burgers and craft root beer and soda at Fizz Burgers & Bottles.
  • Find breakfast all day long and drinks made from old-fashion soda fountains at Jimmie’s Diner.
  • Meddys Northeast specializes in fresh, made-to-order, authentic Mediterranean options. They also have a great kids menu with traditional fare such as macaroni and cheese and chicken tenders.
  • For an upscale night out, head to Georges French Bistro. They serve modern French cuisine in a classy, sophisticated spot in the heart of one of Wichita’s east side neighborhoods, College Hill.
  • If your group is all 21+, you’ll enjoy Headshots Bar & Grill and their more than 1,000 video games and 500 board games.
  • Find mouth-watering pizza, sandwiches, salads and sides at Ziggy’s Pizza.
  • Looking for barbecue while you’re in the Heart of the Country? Find it at Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q (EastNortheast and North) or Two Brothers BBQ.
  • Saltgrass Steak House is famous for serving Certified Angus Beef steaks, fresh seafood and homemade sides.
  • Order wood-fired pizzas and handcrafted beers at Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria or delicious salads, pizzas, gourmet burgers and more at Bricktown Brewery.


Helping cheer on your favorite athlete can be intense. Unwind at salons like Bohemia Healing Spa, which specializes in therapeutic massage, facials, waxing, indulgent health wraps and men’s services. Need a quick manicure or pedicure? There are many nail bars to choose from in the area that accept walk-in clients.


From indoor rock climbing to hundreds of video games, there are a ton of fun activities to enjoy when you’re in between competitions at the arena.

  • Newly opened Topgolf Wichita offers climate-controlled hitting bays for you and your family to take aim and swing at outfield targets. Plus, the entertainment venue has TVs throughout for a sports bar atmosphere. You can rent clubs or bring your own, so swing by Sticks 96 Golf if you’re looking for new clubs.
  • Get active with a day pass at the North YMCA or relax in the sauna or steam room.
  • Let's Go Build is your one-stop-shop for everything LEGO® brand in Wichita. 
  • Built with loose, sandy loam, Bar2Bar MX Park is Kansas' only American Motorcyclist Association(AMA)-sanctioned track.
  • Jeeps Motorcycle Club Inc. is the oldest, continuously active motorcycle-oriented association in our area and has 80 acres of riding fun on seven tracks.
  • Choose from a variety of classes and workshops at Mark Arts, including ceramics, culinary, dance, digital arts, drawing, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting and more.
  • Paint the Towne has everything you need for a fun, guided painting experience. They also have to-go kits that you can take home to create your own masterpiece.
  • Find outdoor equipment, clothing and more at Cabela’s or explore the goods at SCHEELS, located in Towne East Square.
  • Wichita Sports Forum offers leagues, classes, camps and open play on indoor fields and courts across a variety of sports.
  • Experience awesome indoor arcades along with other indoor activities ranging from a rock-climbing wall to laser tag and billiards at All Star AdventuresThe Alley Indoor Entertainment and Dave & Buster’s.
  • Get your heart pumping by playing pickleball on the indoor courts at Chicken N Pickle or catching some air at Aviate inside Wichita Sports Forum.
  • Go bowling at Bowlero Northrock
  • Visit a shooting and training center: Range 54 has climate-controlled shooting bays with turning targets and Rainier Arms Firearms Academy is Wichita’s largest gun range with 27,000 square feet. 
  • Scale a 38-foot top-rope and lead climbing wall or a 16-foot bouldering wall at Bliss Climbing & Fitness.

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Outdoor recreational spaces can be found within a short drive of the arena.

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Museums and Attractions

Visit our webpage on indoor family fun for more ideas of things to do while you are in Wichita. You’ll also find more than 1,200 eateries and a variety of breweries, taprooms and wineries throughout the city.