Wichita is known as the "Air Capital of the World." In 2008, 42 percent of all general aviation aircraft manufactured worldwide were produced in Wichita, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Wichita is the birthplace of Pizza Hut and White Castle fast-food chains.
A.A. Hyde invented Mentholatum in 1894. The building where the ointment was originally manufactured is still in use today as The Spice Merchant, a coffee-specialty store and café.
In 2008, the NAACP recognized Wichita as the site of the first sit-in by African Americans at an all-white lunch counter in August 1958.
Actress Kirstie Alley, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe in "Cheers," was born in Wichita, Kan., Jan. 12, 1951.
All American City | National League of Cities
Top 10 Best Big Cities | "Money Magazine"
35th in America's Top 100 Places to Live | RelocateAmerica.com
Easiest commute in the U.S. | Small Market Meetings
Most affordable city in the Midwest | Forbes Magazine Online
Third most affordable city to visit in the U.S. | AAA
5,000,000 Longhorns driven up the Chisholm Trail to the Wichita railhead
592,126 People in the Wichita MSA
7,000+ Hotel Rooms
225 Days of Sunshine
54.3% of general aviation aircraft produced in the U.S. is manufactured in Kansas
42% of general aviation aircraft produced worldwide is manufactured in Kansas
35 Golf Courses
24 Great Attractions
Average annual rainfall: 30.38 inches
Average annual snowfall: 15 inches
Coldest month: January
Average High - 40.1 & Low - 20.3
Hottest month: July
Average High - 92.9 & Low 69.1