Wichita, KS

Travel Guide
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Visit the largest city in Kansas to explore its many museums and walk or cycle along riverside trails.

Learn about life in the plains of MIdwestern America by exploring Wichita’s museums, or enjoy a day shopping and dining in the city’s stylish Old Town area. Those who love the outdoors can spend their time in the many parks and on the walking or cycling paths that run along the Arkansas River.

Wichita was founded in 1863 and is most famous for the role it has played in the development of the aviation industry. At one stage it was known as the “Air Capital of the World” and many aviation companies, such as Boeing, still have headquarters here today.

Find out more about Wichita’s place in the aeronautical world at the Kansas Aviation Museum. This is one of the city’s many fine museums and galleries, which can mostly be found along the waterfront or in the Old Town district. Visit the Wichita Art Museum, which holds nearly 7,000 works of art including paintings, pottery and sculptures by mainly American artists. The Mid-America All Indian Center gives you a taste of pre-European life in the area while the Sedgwick County Historical Museum and the Great Plains Transportation Museum cover the city’s history in detail.

Take a boat ride along the Arkansas River in the summer and enjoy some relief from the heat. Winters, which are usually cold but dry, are a great time to take a stroll or cycle along the paths that run adjacent to the river.

Explore over 4,400 acres (1,620 hectares) of Wichita’s parkland. One of the most popular spots is Botanica, which features 25 themed gardens including a butterfly garden and a sensory garden.

If you’re looking for ways to keep the children happy, go to the Sedgwick County Zoo to see more than 3,000 animals or head to the Exploration Place science center.

Driving is the best way to get around in Wichita, although there is a public bus service with stops near most of the major sights.Hit the highway and follow the Arkansas River out of town to explore the beautiful prairies and woodlands surrounding Wichita.

Wyndham Garden Wichita Downtown
Wyndham Garden Wichita Downtown
3 out of 5
221 E Kellogg St, Wichita, KS, 67202
The price is $75 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wichita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"The advertised free breakfast was not provided. The toilet was leaking when I used it. Maint fixed it while I was out but they left the water valve turned off so it wouldn't flush until I fixed that myself. The light switch by the entry door didn't work."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Wichita Northeast
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Wichita Northeast
2.5 out of 5
2660 N. Greenwich Ct, Wichita, KS, 67226
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Wichita. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"It was extremely clean and friendly. My only concern is to let clients know where designated dogs potty area is... at least for disposal of their dogs messes go. Many people did not pick up after their dogs. The main reason I love La Quinta is for them being extremely dog friendly! I would hate for ..."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wichita East, KS
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wichita East, KS
2.5 out of 5
333 S Webb Rd, Wichita, KS, 67207
The price is $84 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Wichita. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
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"We enjoyed staying there and the free WIFI and Breakfast was very good."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

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The Old Town Luxury Lofts
The Old Town Luxury Lofts
5 out of 5
200 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS, 67202
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Wichita. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Orpheum Theater and Wichita Public ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (46 reviews)
Not terrible
"Ummmm the pool is 1 foot deep. They don’t tell u that part. Also- if arriving after hours it’s kind of complicated to get into the place and figure it out, there’s no directions but th ease of no contact and walking right in to get the key was awesome! Would stay again especially now that I don’t ..."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

WaterWalk Wichita
WaterWalk Wichita
3 out of 5
411 W Maple, Wichita, KS, 67213
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Wichita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (76 reviews)
Would stay again.
"Very Clean. Gated parking lot. Pillows could be better. No breakfast. Free wine/beer during the week from 530p to 730p"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Welcome to the Pink Oasis
Welcome to the Pink Oasis
Wichita, KS
Stay at this vacation home in Wichita. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Oak Park and Sedgwick County Zoo are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Cute, simple, PINK! (:
"Main loving areas of the house are up a flight of stairs for those with disabilities who are looking at this! The house is awesome and so cute and perfect for 2 but has a pull out couch and air mattress for 4+ guests. Neighborhood is cute and full of trees and the backyard is shared with the neighboring ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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