More than 6 million visitors come to Wichita, Kansas every year, and many come as part of a meeting or convention. Meeting planners love Wichita’s centralized location in the Heart of the Country, making the city easy to get to for attendees from coast to coast.

As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita provides value by offering distinctive venues to help events be successful and big city attractions to make it a memorable trip for attendees.

Here are the key benefits we hear from planners who select Wichita to host an event:

A photo of the lobby at the Ambassador hotel in Wichita

New and renovated lodging options at a variety of price points

Whether you’re looking for affordability or boutique luxury, you can find the right fit among the more than 8,100+ hotel rooms in Wichita, including more than 1,300 rooms in the downtown area.

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Convention headquarter hotels

There are six full-service, convention hotels in Wichita, including a headquarter hotel connected to the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, along with 14 other area hotels with meeting spaces for every occasion.

An aerial shot looking down on a convention being hosted at Century 2's Expo Hall in Wichita

Diverse facilities

With more than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space in our convention center and a 15,000-seat arena, Wichita offers a variety of event facilities that allow you to plan smart.

Meeting planners gather in front of the elephant display at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas

Unique off-site spaces

Wichita offers unique meeting locations as you craft the perfect experience for your attendees.

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State-of-the-art airport terminal

The Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport terminal opened in 2015 and makes an excellent first impression to our city. It is serviced by all major air carriers with easy nonstop flights into the city. From as far west as California and Washington, northeast to our nation’s capital and southeast to Florida, travelers can arrive in the Air Capital of the World nonstop from 16 U.S. cities

Q-Line Cruising by Union Station in Downtown Wichita

Convenient downtown transportation

Downtown Wichita is walkable, and visitors also can easily navigate the area using our bike-sharing program called Bike Share ICT, or on the free Q-Line.

A live band performs at night in front of a patio full of people at Mort's in Wichita

Amenities to make attendees happy

Attendees will be entertained during their stay in Wichita; including 1,200-plus diverse restaurants, a variety of nightlife options, shopping, one of the top zoos in the country alongside dozens of museums and attractions, multiple arts & culture venues, semi-professional and college sports and so many more things to do.

Interested in learning more about planning your next meeting or event in Wichita? Contact the Visit Wichita Sales Team and let us help you start planning your next successful meeting.