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Wichita Is An All-American City With Plenty To Do

Millions of travelers have realized that Wichita, Kansas is a unique destination. Filled with arts, culture and history, plus a fabulous selection of sporting events, performances and festivals to enjoy, there's always something exciting to do in this All-American City! In around and the "Keeper of the Plains" Plaza are an amazing assortment of entertainment venues and Museums within this River District. Enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants, and then explore the nightlife that offers theater performances, live music, dancing and much more.

This is the heart of the Old West. It is here you'll discover the Keeper of the Plains, a iconic 44 foot statue that is a tribute to the Native American's who called this land home when the west was truly wild. Nearby is the Old Cowtown Museum where the West comes to life daily and you sample the old times range favorite with a chuckwagon supper. Rustle of the whole family and experience the west with the Diamond W Wranglers, who put on a lively show. Families and old west fans alike will enjoy this living history experience as re-enactors stroll among 26 historic buildings depicting life in the 1870's.

Did You Know? Wichita, Kansas is the Air Capital of the World.

It's true, about 42 percent of the world’s general aviation aircraft are produced in Wichita. If you're in the area be sure to check out the Kansas Aviation Museum that has a fun and inactive display recalling Wichita’s aviation history. The exhibits include a B-47 and a B-52 jet bombers. Each year along with fun events for the whole family at the Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita welcomes the annual Wichita Flight Festival in August that celebrates the city’s aviation heritage.

As one of 7th largest zoo in the United States, Wichita's Sedgwick County Zoo is the pride of the city. It is also one of our favorite places to explore when visiting Wichita. The great thing about visiting the zoo is that the animals are not predictable. You never know when nature calls or what new animal exhibit or event is going on unless you visit the Sedgwick County Zoo. One of the newest exhibit is the Slawson Family Tiger Trek; this is a wonderful addition to the zoo's diverse collection of animals, and each exhibit and programs is designed to encourage us to help protects these beautiful creatures.

By Melody Schubert

Getting There:

These are just a samples of the exciting destinations to explore while in Wichita. To discover more attractions, events, and to plan your trip visit the Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau's website at

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