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Wichita Area, Kansas

LASR - Wichita Area Derby Wichita Goddard Cheney

Along the banks of the Arkansas River stretches Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, and one of the most colorful. This "River City" was once a cowtown, where cowhands from the Chisholm Trail and settlers heading west stopped for supplies, hospitality, culture and entertainment. The same could be said for travelers today. Wichita, with its charming neighborhoods, a vibrant Old Town District, zoo and Western Heritage, is still one of the best places to stop for first-class cultural attractions, shopping, irresistible food and fascinating festivals. There is plenty to discover on the outskirts of the big city, too. Quaint little towns are waiting with museums and parks and hand-crafted treasures. That's why so many people gather at the river every year and have a grand time.

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Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative project between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife &

Wichita, KS Nature Centers

Cheney State Park

The state park is located on the south end of the lake on both east and west shores. Since its completion in 1964, the 1,913-acre park has grown to include 185 electric hookup sites with water, 24

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Decorative Arts Collection

One of Wichitašs Museums on the River, the worldwide headquarters of the Society of Decorative Painters houses the Decorative Arts Collection, more than 800 diverse handpainted treasures that represent historical and contemporary decorative painting.

Wichita, KS Arts

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans memorial park is a tribute to the men and women of Kansas who answered the Nation's call to defend our freedom in the U.S. Armed Forces and Merchant Marines, from World War I to Vietnam. One park memorial includes the names of 102

Wichita, KS Memorials

Old Cowtown Museum Complex

Relive the 1870s at Old Cowtown Museum, a 25-acre, outdoor living history center on the banks of the Big Arkansas River off the Chisholm Trail. Walk the wooden boardwalks to a recreated Old West cattle town. Of the 60 structures on grounds, 27

Wichita, KS Museums


Western Heritage Tour

The Wichita Western Heritage Tour is unique in that it includes not only the traditional element of the "wild west,"

Wichita, KS Tours

Lake Afton

Lake Afton Park, which occupies a 720-acre site is operated by the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners. The Park includes a 258-acre lake which was started in 1939 and completed in 1942

Goddard, KS Recreation

Lake Afton Public Observatory

See the moon, planets, stars and galaxies through a 16-inch telescope. There are also, astronomy-related exhibits. Monthly programs are scheduled with instructional guidance to observe stellar occurances at the moment. 316

Goddard, KS Observatories

City Arts

Located in the heart of Old Town on Old Town Plaza, CityArts is a center for artistic creation and appreciation. See the best of local and regional art in one of Wichita's largest exhibition galleries. At CityArts you can develop your own creativity as well!

Wichita, KS Arts

Old Town Marketplace

This revitalized historic warehouse district features the charm of turn-of-the-century buildings, brick streets, street lights and boardwalks. Over 200 buisnesses in a ten block area create the largest concentrated shopping, dining and entertainment area in Kansas.

Wichita, KS Historic Districts

Souders Historical Farm Museum

This is a private, historical museum located on the Souders farm one half mile west of Cheney. The Souders Historical Museum depicts what life was like in Cheney and rural Kansas in the late 1880s and early 1900s.

Cheney, KS Museums

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