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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Eagle Valley Raptor Center specializes in native Kansas Birds of Prey. These include Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Kites, Falcons and Vultures. The Center feels it an honor to help these animals become independent again and return back to their natural way of life. Since 1998Cheney, KS Wildlife Refuges
Spanning over one hundred years of Wichita's proud history, the Wichita Scottish Rite was designed by noted Architects, Proudfoot and Bird, and boasts one of the most ornate surroundings in the downtown area. Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesWichita, KS Historic Buildings
Located in windy central Kansas, the lake offers excellent Sailing. In fact, several national sailing regattas have taken place at Cheney. It's a breathtaking site to see more than 100 multi-colored sailboats on the lake at one time. The Ninnescah Sailing Center on the west shore is the ", KS Sailing
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