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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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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


The Castle

Not a typical riverside residence in the least, but definitely one of the boldest homes built during the early period of Wichita's illustrious growth is the Campbell Castle. Built in 1888 by Burton Harvey Campbell, this architectural masterpiece was duplicated from architectural drawings of the "

Wichita, KS Historic Homes

Museum of World Treasures

Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in America. You'

Wichita, KS Museums


Exploration Place

One of the signature attractions in Kansas, Exploration Place is a center for creativity, fun and imagination on the banks of the Big Arkansas River. Discover hundreds of hands-on exhibits for people of all ages. Explore four unique theme areas, including flight; health and human life;

Wichita, KS Discovery Centers

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

Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthrpology

The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology at Wichita State University seeks to broaden and enhance knowledge of the world's diverse cultures, their histories, and their people. Museum collections focus on Pacific Rim cultures, including Japan, Korea, China, and Southeast Asia;

Wichita, KS Museums

Kansas Firefighters Museum

Historic Engine House No. 6 - The year is 1910. Imagine a pair of matched fire horses, Tom and Dick, in their stalls, one on each side of the apparatus floor, awaiting their next run. The Armstrong harnesses are hanging from the ceiling in readiness. (The pulleys are still there.)

Wichita, KS Museums


The Kansas African American Museum

The heritage of a great people awaits you at the Kansas African American Museum. View thousands of artifacts that reflect the diverse contributions and history of the African culture, including traditional and contemporary African and African American art.

Wichita, KS Museums

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