Testimonials

Check out what other travel writers are saying about Wichita:

Melody Pittman

"My favorite Midwest destination is Wichita, laden with state-of-the-art museums, interesting culture, noteworthy attractions, and great street art. My way of describing Wichita is adult- hipster friendly." -- Melody Pittman

Cynthia Calvert

"Visitors can explore the history of the ‘Wild West’ but will also enjoy terrific museums, great shopping and tasting craft beer at one of 11 breweries. A hipster vibe pulses in many neighborhoods, with bakeries, sports bars, patio coffee shops, street murals, lofts, renovated, lovely old buildings, farmers markets and hundreds of locally-owned restaurants." -- Cynthia Calvert

Bruce Northam

"But consider that Wichita, the very definition of an overlooked city, has also been flying under the national radar for a while now. The state on the whole, yeah, is deep red. Wichita though? It’s more of a rainbow. Mike Marlett, a former alt-weekly magazine editor and media resources guy at Wichita State University, used to tell visitors, ‘It’s a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit here.’ These days, he tells me, he has a new Wichita motto: ‘It’s a cool city that doesn’t really know yet that it’s big and cool.’ -- Bruce Northam, Thrillist

Liz Mays

"I fell in love with Wichita, Kansas when I was hosted for a visit last summer, and I'm convinced it's one of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest. You'd think word would have gotten out because Wichitans love their city like nothing else, and they're not shy about it! You'll see Wichita flags and icons on clothing, buildings, menus ... everywhere. I've never seen such a fierce love and pride for hometown before, and believe me when I tell you it's contagious. I bought more Wichita souvenirs than I've ever bought anywhere else (except Disneyworld). " -- Liz Mays

Megan Bannister

"There were a lot things that unexpectedly delighted me on my recent trip to Wichita, Kansas. But the city’s blossoming arts scene was easily one of my favorite surprises. No matter what part of the city you’re in, everywhere you look, there is incredible public art in Wichita. From bronze sculptures to large-scale murals, there are all sorts of ways to appreciate art around the city." -- Megan Bannister

Erica Reals

"It may be my life mission to share the unmatched character of Wichita with the world (although a selfish part of me wants me to keep it hidden so it’s special only to me and its residents). Whether you live near or far, Wichita’s history and individuality is something that you need to experience the next time you’re needing a getaway. Surrounded by nothing but the Flint Hills and farmland, it’s a place where you can breathe a little deeper and your problems feel far out of reach." -- Erika Reals