Wichita is an ideal place to host a meeting for many reasons, but here are five that make planning a meeting in the Air Capital of the World fun and unforgettable.
Experience big city amenities with a small town feel
Come to Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, and experience the vibe of a big city complete with Minor League baseball at the newly built Riverfront Stadium, a 15,000-seat arena, spacious convention center, variety of full-service hotels and more than 1,200 restaurants and 50 area museums and attractions – all without the hustle and bustle that comes with visiting a large city. Plus, staying in downtown Wichita means having easy access to a variety of the city’s unique offerings on foot.
Get here easily
There are direct flights from 14 cities around the country into Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, which is serviced by six major air carriers. Prefer to drive? Wichita is easily accessible by car with junctions for I-35, I-135, U.S. Highway 54/400 and U.S. Highway 81. Truly in the heart of the country, Wichita is a short, three-hour drive from Kansas City to the west, five hours from Dallas to the south and seven hours from Denver to the east.
Enjoy plenty of space
With just more than 240,000 square feet of exhibition space and more than 8,000 hotel rooms citywide, there is plenty of space for your meeting, no matter how big or small. Visit Wichita’s convention sales managers can help make a seamless planning process for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Work hard, play hard
When not in meetings, there are more than 50 different attractions including art galleries, museums and zoos in which delegates can immerse themselves. Shop ‘til you drop in Delano, Old Town, Bradley Fair and New Market Square shopping districts. Enjoy some brews and yard games at Chicken N Pickle, throw axes at Blade and Timber, or catch vibrant live music at centrally located indoor and outdoor music venues like WAVE, Brickyard or TempleLive Wichita.
Indulge in dynamic food and drink offerings
No matter their preference, meeting attendees will not be disappointed with Wichita’s dining scene. From food trucks to an array of ethnic eats, delicious barbeque, fine dining and more, Wichita brings out the foodie in every visitor as they choose from a large selection of cuisine from around the globe. Those looking to unwind can sip hand-crafted wine at Jenny Dawn Cellars, or on an ice cold craft beer at award-winning breweries like Hopping Gnome Brewing Company or Central Standard Brewing.