This is Wichita
Welcome to Wichita, the largest city in Kansas.
Wichita is a city of makers, with a bustling craft beer scene and eight locally owned-and-operated breweries. Experience River City Brewing Co. in Old Town and learn about its rich history as the first brewpub in Wichita. For nearly a quarter-century, River City Brewing Co. has been serving handcrafted ales with six different microbrews and 16 styles of beer on tap. While you’re in town, head out on a Beer, Wine & Spirits Tour. We’ve crafted your perfect itinerary here.
Wichita is a city of dreamers. In laying roots in a city built on partnership and passion for community, budding businesses pop up all over town, bringing handmade items donning Wichita’s pinnacle of pride: the Wichita flag. You can pick up your “flag swag” today at stores like Lucinda’s and The Workroom in downtown Wichita.
Travel the world without leaving city limits. Encounter exotic animals from around the globe with a tour at the Sedgwick County Zoo or Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Get up-close-and-personal with rare okapi and swim with penguins or visit the third-largest elephant habitat in the country. View other Wichita cultural experiences here.
If you haven’t heard the hype surrounding the Wichita State University’s men’s basketball team, you’re missing out. The Wichita State Shockers have skyrocketed to popularity after a perfect 2013 regular season and trip to the Final Four. Since then, they have made it to the NCAA Tournament every year since.
Make plans today to return to Wichita for the 2018 and 2021 NCAA Tournaments at INTRUST Bank Arena. Wichita is a sports city and the home of the NBC World Series, an annual tournament bringing in the best amateur and professional talent from around the country.
No trip to Wichita is complete with a trip to the Keeper of the Plains to learn about the cultural impact Native American heritage has had on our great city. At the Mid-America All-Indian Center, discover how the Keeper came to be and why sacred ceremonies continue to this day. Then, visit one of our 33 other museums to immerse yourself in Wichita’s past, present and future.
Don’t forget to visit our calendar of events for a look at all things happening in Wichita this week.