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Wichita, Kansas-A More Than Pleasant Surprise

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An August 2003 trip to Wichita by Taylor252

Museum of World Treasures Photo, Wichita, Kansas More Photos
Quote: We have traveled all over the world, so we're not easily impressed. But Wichita has a world class museum called the Museum of World Treasures, the Mid-American All Indian Center, a reconstructed cowtown, the Kansas Aviation Museum, The Jesse James Museum, and so much more. It is a destination!

Wichita, Kansas-A More Than Pleasant Surprise

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You'll be driving down the street... Photo, Wichita, Kansas
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What can you do in Wichita? We enjoyed the Museum of World Treasures. I never expected to see the bones of a full size T-Rex in Kansas! We also enjoyed the All-Indian Center. This is a wonderful place where the diversity of all the tribes is celebrating by joining together to witness to their rich cultural and historic traditions. There is also an 1800's style Indian Village set up on the grounds that everyone enjoys. As you may know, Wichita is an important hub for avaition. Beachcraft (now Raytheon), Learjets, and Cessna all have their world headquarters in Wichita. Boeing also has a big presence. As a result, the Kansas Aviation Museum displays a growing collection of aircraft and avi...Read More

Best Western Airport Inn & Convention Center

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Hotel | "Best Western Airport Red Coach Inn"

Best Western Airport Inn & Convention Center Photo, Wichita, Kansas
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This Best Western Hotel is laid out in a most convenient way. It is only two stories high so half the rooms have ground floor entry. (There are also handicapped accessible rooms.) The two story building is actually two buildings side by side that have an enclosed and air conditioned Courtyard between them. The nice sized pool and other amenities are located in this huge Courtyard. We were very comfortable here. While we were there a party was being catered in part of the courtyard but we never heard any noise from their area. Also to keep noise down, the pool and hot tub are enclosed in a glass room as well as being enclosed in the courtyard. You don't hear any splashing or noise at all. ...Read More

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Best Western Airport Inn & Convention Center
6815 W Kellogg Drive
Wichita, Kansas 67209
(316) 942-5600

Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum

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Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum Photo, Wichita, Kansas
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I am part Cherokee (5th generation), but it has always meant a lot to me, so seeing the Mid-American All-Indian Center was high on our list. As you walk in, the Gallery of the Nations Hall is in front of you. In this location, there is an effort to gather all the tribal flags together in one place. This will take time as there are 549 tribal nations, flying their symbols of sovereignty within the borders of the USA. So far the center has approx. 80 nations represented and we were there the day a ceremony brought the Kiowa?s flag to join with the other nations. There is a wonderful quote about how Native American people view themselves that I'd like to share in this journal. It represents ...Read More

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Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum
650 North Seneca Street
Wichita, Kansas
(316) 262-5221

Western Heritage Tour Photo, Wichita, Kansas
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There are 13 separate sights on this tour and it is unique in that not only are traditional sights of the Old Wild West included, but also stops that highlight the art, animals, and plants of the times. I'll list the various sites in order. l. Old Cowtown Museum -- This is a 17 acre open-air museum set in the years between 1865 and 1880. They have 35 exhibits showing country crafts and what a Western town was like. There is also a farm dated to the same era with farm animals and buildings. 2. Mid-America All-Indian Center -- This museum/historic monument highlights the culture, history, and pride of all the Native American tribes. 3. Great Plains Nature Center -- This site focuses o...Read More

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Western Heritage Tour
Throughout Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
(316) 265-2800

Museum of World Treasures

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Attraction | "See Dinosaurs at the Museum of World Treasures"

Museum of World Treasures Photo, Wichita, Kansas
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As you walk into the museum you're not sure what to expect -- how big could a museum for a city of 350,000 be? You pay the ticket price, round the corner and there is a full size T-rex and Duck bill skeleton set in a life like situation! Flying over head is a Pteradon suspending from the ceiling three stories away. In the corner a docu-movie is playing about the life of dinosaurs and all around are displays pertaining to the era of the "giant lizards." From the dinosaur area you move into the Hall of the Ancients. I was stunned by the variety in this area and the well done commentary paragraphs that accompanied each display. The first display I saw was of Cuneiform. They have a foundat...Read More

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Museum of World Treasures
835 East 1st Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202
(316) 263-1311