USA Boxing’s National Junior Olympics and Summer Festival, a six-day boxing competition featuring the nation’s best up and coming boxers, is set to take to the ring June 24-29 at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center in downtown Wichita.

What’s a boxing fan to do in between bouts in Wichita, the Heart of the Country? The opportunities are endless. We’ve compiled this checklist of things every first-time visitor should do before they leave Wichita. Even if you’ve been to our city before, we bet there’s something on this list you’ve yet to do!

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Uniquely Wichita

A young man reaches down to feed a stingray at Sedgwick County Zoo's Stingray Cove

Museums and attractions

A young man and woman ride scooters rented from Boats & Bikes

Free and affordable activities

A man throws a bean bag during a game of cornhole at Hopping Gnome Brewing

The Heart of the Country has many other attractions and popular restaurants perfect for boxing fans. For more ideas on where to eat, shop and play within a short drive of Century II, explore our downtown districts guide.

Find a list of events happening during your stay in Wichita on our calendar of events page, and for even more inspiration, check out our Official Visit Wichita Visitor’s Guide.