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Visiting Wichita

Dorothy herself couldn’t be more surprised by the Technicolor charms of this all-American city set in the Kansas plains. Trade your ruby slippers for some walking shoes, and set out for some nightlife and entertainment along the Arkansas River.

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Dorothy herself couldn’t be more surprised by the Technicolor charms of this all-American city set in the Kansas plains. Trade your ruby slippers for some walking shoes, and set out for some nightlife and entertainment along the Arkansas River.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Wichita. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Wichita flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Wichita

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Exploring Flight and Design

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Thousands of shiny disks moving in the wind cover an entire wall of this area. It's a demonstration of how wind works and is absolutely fascinating. A propeller sits high on a scaffold and provides the wind to move the disks, and you…Read More


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Exploring our World at Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Ever see a cyclone inside a building, or dig for fossils in a museum? These are two of the activities available in this area. You can see grasslands, giant cockroaches, snakes, how streams flow, and a dozen other things. There is actually a huge…Read More


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Exploration Place & Kansas in Miniature

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

When we stepped into this 1/2 circle shaped room it was night time. The stars were out and a miniature world of Kansas was displayed before our eyes as it would appear at night. Slowly, as if the sun were coming up, the…Read More


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Exploring Human Life at Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

Here one can test out all kinds of things, from discovering bacteria to checking your blood pressure. There were machines and gadgets, test tubes and microscopes all around -- and people, lots of people. There were some things in this area that would…Read More


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Kids Explore Exploration Place

Written by Casual Tourist on 22 Oct, 2000

This place is a parent's and a kid's dream. My kids are grown now, but it sure would have been great to have encountered a museum of this sort when my kids were small. Children can basically be turned loose to touch whatever…Read More


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Tram Ride through the Old River District

Written by Casual Tourist on 15 Oct, 2000

For a quarter each we took a wonderful 20 minute tour of the Old River District and downtown Wichita. The tram leaves the Old Cowtown parking lot about every 20 minutes, so it's really convenient to hop on after finishing your tour of Old…Read More


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Eldorado On Ice

Written by Casual Tourist on 05 Feb, 2001

We wanted to explore Eldorado Lake while we were in the vicinity of Wichita. Quick access to the lake can be found directly off the Kansas Turnpike. We arrived in the area via US 77 and just before getting on the turnpike that…Read More


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Wichita -- A Place of Culture

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Feb, 2001

On my few visits to Wichita I've noticed that somewhere along the line the city planners must have decided to give Wichita a unique cultural appearance. Along downtown city streets are what appear to be bronze sculptures that add class to the city.…Read More


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Hawks at Eldorado

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Feb, 2001

Generally when we encounter hawks they are very wary of human beings and keep their distance. For some reason, during out visit to Eldorado Lake the hawks flew low and didn't seem much bothered by our presence. As a matter of fact, a…Read More


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Cowtown - Downtown Area

Written by Casual Tourist on 15 Oct, 2000

There were so many stores and business establishments that we didn't manage to get into all of them. What we did see was great. The General Merchandise Store was stocked with period merchandise and the store keeper, a woman in period dress, was very knowledgeable…Read More


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