Go Wild For Wichita

The city of Wichita is the most populous city in the state of Kansas, and is the cultural and entertainment centre of the state, offering nightclubs, restaurants, shopping centres, museums and parks. Regarded as one of the best places in the country to life, Wichita is nestled along the banks of the Arkansas River. A visit here is the perfect way to experience Western heritage.

1. Botanica, Wichita Gardens

In search for a place for a group gathering or a family picnic? Well look no further than Botanica, Wichita Gardens, a horticulatural delight that has been an important meeting place in Wichita since 1987.

These gardens generate enthusiasm for horticulture, and delight and enlighten the public through educational, artistic and cultural experiences. Home to more than 20 themed gardens and exhibits, these stunning 9 acres will be perfect for a day of relaxation and nature.

2. Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum is the largest art museum in the state and is ideal for art fanatics who want a taste of some incredible art. This museum is home to some of the country’s finest collections of American art, which spans 3 centuries. Paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative art pieces line the museum’s walls, making up just some of the 7000 works in the permanent collection here.

3. Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

If local history is what you are after, the best place to experience this would have to be at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. This institute educates the community and its visitors about local history, through the collection and preservation of interpretive materials that reflect the history and heritage of Wichita.

The museum can easily be found in downtown Wichita and is home to exhibitions that cover local culture, art, fashion, history and heritage. Admission here is extremely cheap, and with the money you save here, you can visit the gift shop and then take home your very own piece of the museum.

4. Mid-America All-Indian Centre

The Mid-America All-Indian Centre is home to a museum, Gallery of Nations and a gift shop. The museum is especially important as it preserves the heritage of the American-Indian, through the recognition of their cultural distinctness in Wichita.

The museum exhibits traditional artefacts and contemporary art, which depict the cultures of the Native Americans and give visitors an insightful glance into this important society.

5. Museum of World Treasures

A visit to the Museum of World Treasures offers the perfect way to experience treasures from across the world. Step back in time and take a journey through the past and you absorb the incredible collections of fossils, dinosaurs, Egyptian Mummies, a Hall of American Presidents and the Music and Hollywood stars exhibits. This museum will introduce you to the treasures of the ancient and modern world and is the perfect way to spend a day on your Wichita holiday.

By Laura