Are you under the impression you can’t afford to participate in the Wichita Attractions Tour without breaking the bank? Think again! Many of the attractions on the 2022 passport will cost you less than $10 to visit. There are also many opportunities to visit Wichita’s top attractions at a discounted rate – or even free!
In its second year, the Wichita Attractions Tour was created to give locals and visitors the opportunity to discover the many world-class museums and attractions Wichita has to offer.
Participating is simple. Just pick up your free passport at the Visit Wichita offices or any of the 14 participants (13 attractions and a Wichita Wind Surge game) to begin exploring. Once you have visited at least six of the participating locations, you will turn in your passport to Visit Wichita to be entered into a drawing to win a 2023 family season pass (up to six members) or membership to ALL 13 participating attractions and one Wichita Wind Surge home game of your choosing. This fun tour is your chance to win BIG wraps up on September 6, so get started when the tour begins on June 3.
If you’re looking to complete the tour on a budget, check out these many ways to save.
- Head to Botanica Wichita and enjoy extended hours on Tuesday and Thursdays until 8 p.m. through September.
- The Sedgwick County Zoo hosts Twilight Tuesdays during the month of July where admission is $3 and they offer extended hours, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- All visitors to the Wichita Art Museum receive free general admission on Saturdays.
- Admission into Old Cowtown Museum is free noon-4 p.m. on Sundays.
- Little Aviators takes place from 10 a.m.-noon every Friday at the Kansas Aviation Museum for children ages 1-12. Admission is free for children and one accompanying adult.
- Wichita Wind Surge fans two tickets for the price of one every Tuesday home game when they show their Dillons Shopper Card or the Dillons App at the Wind Surge Box Office. Fans can also enjoy two-for-one Honeysuckle white turkey burgers and Kona Ice.
- Exploration Place, along with the Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Kansas Aviation Museum, Great Plains Nature Center / Kansas Wildlife Exhibit, Wichita Wind Surge Sunflower Sundays, and Field Station Dinosaurs, are participating in the Sunflower Summer Program, allowing all Kansas students along with up to two adults free admission from May 28 – August 14. Additionally, Exploration Place is offering a 50% discount on any yearlong membership for Sunflower Summer visitors. Those wishing to take part in the Sunflower Summer Program just need to download the app.
- Botanica Wichita, Exploration Place, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Wichita Art Museum are participating in the 2022 Blue Star Museums program – which began on Armed Forces Day (May 21) and runs through Labor Day (Sept. 5) – and offers free admission to America’s active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves and their families.
- The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12 and free for children under age 6.
- Admission to The Kansas African American Museum is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+), youth (grades 6-12) $4 and children (grades k-5) $3.
- The Mid-America All-Indian Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, military with ID and students 13 and above with ID, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.
- Admission is less than $10 for adults, $8 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under at the Museum of World Treasures.
- Up for even more good news? If you’re a season pass holder at attractions like Field Station: Dinosaurs and Tanganyika Wildlife Park, you can earn a stamp when you use your season pass for a visit.
Another great way to save is by using the Explore Card. Simply stop by the Visit Wichita offices at 515 N. Main, suite 115 in downtown Wichita or pay full price at the first attraction you visit. Ask for an Explore Card and receive a $2 discount on each ticket purchased at participating attractions. And if you want to know about events, concerts and more, be sure to check all the things to do in Wichita and our calendar of events.