Two popular Visit Wichita tours are coming back in 2022 for a summer of fun. Both tours – the Wicked Brew Tour and the Wichita Attractions Tour – kick off on Friday, June 3.
Read on and learn about both fun ways to explore Wichita.
Wichita Attractions Tour
The Wichita Attractions Tour was created in 2021 by Visit Wichita as an opportunity for locals and visitors to discover the many world-class attractions and museums in Wichita – and get entered into a drawing to win a grand prize of a family season pass to all participating attractions and one Wichita home game. It drove more than 900 visits to 13 participating attractions in its first year.
In its second year, the concept of the tour will remain the same and has added a new attraction, bringing the total number attractions to 14. The grand prize? One lucky family will take home a family season pass or membership to ALL 13 participating attractions and one Wichita Wind Surge home game of their choosing. This year, the tour begins June 3 and wraps up on Sept. 5 (Labor Day).
Area attractions and museums are looking forward to the new tour and the potential for more people to experience their unique offerings this summer. “People are eager to get out and explore, which makes participating again in the Wichita Attractions Tour very exciting,” said Mike Noller, president and CEO of the Museum of World Treasures. “Wichita is home to so many amazing attractions and has so much to offer, and this will encourage people to experience all of that. The Museum of World Treasures is participating in the hopes that we can help people discover, experience and appreciate history and cultures of all kinds.”
Participating attractions and museums:
- B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center
- Botanica Wichita
- Exploration Place
- Field Station: Dinosaurs
- Kansas Aviation Museum
- Mid-America All-Indian Museum
- Museum of World Treasures
- Old Cowtown Museum
- Sedgwick County Zoo
- Tanganyika Wildlife Park
- The Kansas African American Museum
- Wichita Art Museum
- Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum
- Wichita Wind Surge
How it Works
Pick up a passport at Visit Wichita’s visitor center or any of the participating attractions and begin exploring. Once a guest has visited at least six participating locations and collected a stamp on their passport from each location, they will turn in their passport to Visit Wichita to be entered into the drawing. Join the conversation on social media by tagging @VisitWichita and using hashtags #VisitWichita and #heartofthecountry.
Wicked Brew Tour
Have you been itching to try kombucha at Apollo Fermentations or Inspirit Kombucha Brewing Company? Or maybe you have some of Wichita’s popular coffee shops like Reverie Coffee Roasters
or Sunflower Espresso in your sights. You can try these local gems, along with other favorites when you pick up your 2022 Wicked Brew Tour passport at any participating location or the Visit Wichita offices.
“We are thrilled to once again be a part of such a fun event with Visit Wichita,” said Daniel Mariotti, owner of Il Primo Espresso Caffe. “Showing off all the unique brews and specialty drinks is a highlight for our staff. Il Primo, ‘Wichita’s Oldest Coffee Shop,’ has many new and unique flavors to share with those who visit us as a part of this year’s tour.”
The Wicked Brew Tour has seen success in not only getting Wichitans out to drink local, but also has been a great way to showcase the best craft beers and specialty coffee drinks in Wichita to visitors. Last year, the tour resulted in more than 15,000 visits to local breweries and coffee shops.
Participating breweries and coffee shops:
- Central Standard Brewing
- Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
- Nortons Brewing Co.
- PourHouse by Walnut River Brewing
- River City Brewing Co.
- Sweet Allie B's Limestone Beer Co.
- Third Place Brewing
- Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria - West, East
Kombucha and Cider
- Churn & Burn
- Cocoa Dolce Chocolates - East, West, Downtown
- Espresso To Go Go
- Fairmount Coffee Co.
- Il Primo Espresso - East, Downtown
- Kookaburra Coffee
- Leslie Coffee Co.
- Reverie Coffee Roasters
- Sunflower Espresso & Food Truck
- The Donut Whole
How it Works
Experience a variety of styles and flavors as you embark on a journey to collect at least 10 stamps (of your choice) to complete the challenge and win a t-shirt. Designed and printed locally by Wichita Screen Printing, the tour’s t-shirts feature a distinctive new look each year. We recommend finishing your passport early, as there will only be 1,500 T-Shirts available. Due to high interest in this event, shirts are on a first-come-first-served basis and sizes are not guaranteed.
Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the Wicked Brew Tour safely. Make it a date night and reserve your spot on a Wichita Brew Wagon Tour to knock out at least three of your breweries in one evening.
Additionally, join the Wicked Brew Tour conversation on social media by using the hashtag #WickedBrewTour as you take photos and enjoy your journey through Wichita’s local breweries and coffee shops.
While you’re touring, check out all the things to do in Wichita and our calendar of events.