Western Heritage - The Old Cowtown Museum offers visitors a living history experience as reenactors stroll among 26 historic buildings depicting life in the 1870s. Regularly used for commercials, TV shows and movies, Old Cowtown injects you into the Wild West with experiences like the Diamond W Chuckwagon Supper for family dining and entertainment, Main Street shoot-outs and other cowboy adventures from Wichita's past.
Air Capital of the World - Approximately 36 percent of the world's general aviation aircraft are produced in Wichita. The Kansas Aviation Museum displays Wichita's aviation history including a B-47 and a B-52 jet bomber. The annual Wichita Flight Festival celebrates the city's aviation heritage. Fly in or drive in for lunch to Stearman Airfield and rub elbows with fellow aviation enthusiast for an Air Capital experience.
World-class Zoo - The Sedgwick County Zoo is Kansas' most popular outdoor attraction, and it's the seventh-largest zoo in the United States! Spend hours up close and personal to tigers, gorillas, penguins and more than 3,000 other animals at this truly world-class facility.
Keeper of the Plains - At the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas River - pronounced OUR-Kansas locally - see where Wichita was founded and visit the iconic Keeper of the Plains. Considered sacred grounds by the Wichita Indians who called the area home, the area represents the circle of life every night between 9 and 9:15 p.m. when the 40-foot-tall statue is illuminated by the Ring of Fire. When you visit the Keeper of the Plains, you'll see why it's one of the most photographed locations in Wichita.
Worldly Museums - Nowhere else in the world can you feed ring-tailed lemurs by hand, admire the third-most-complete tyrannosaurus rex on display and see one of the finest collections of early 20th-century art. You could spend days visiting Wichita's 33 museums that span from Wichita's Wild West roots to its technologically advanced aviation heritage.
A Foodie's Dream - In a town where hummus is as popular as potato salad, Wichita is home to home an incredible selection of international restaurants, fine-dining and award-winning food trucks. Spend a weekend trying authentic Mexican, delicious Mediterranean, fresh Vietnamese pho and locally raised beef. You'll leave blown away by Wichita's selection of more than 1,000 restaurants. Dine in Wichita and see why Livability.com called Wichita a "Top 10 Foodie City."
What's new in Wichita
Kansas Star Casino and Arena - Completed in 2013, the Kansas Star can be the jackpot for your next event. With 1,825 of the newest games, a 6,000-seat multipurpose arena and 150 attached hotel rooms, Kansas Star offers all-in-one entertainment for you and your guests.
Ambassador Hotel - Where classic style meets contemporary design. Located within steps of a concert at INTRUST Bank Arena or Old Town, Wichita's vibrant entertainment district, the Ambassador provides 117 artfully designed rooms and suites to surpass the expectations of people visiting Wichita for work or play.
Southwest Airlines - Southwest Airlines is now a part of the Wichita family making it even easier to get to and from the Air Capital. The leading low-fare airline now offers flights to and from Dallas, Chicago and Las Vegas with connections to nearly 100 destinations.