LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Old Town Marketplace


category : Historic Districts
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.

At the turn of the century, the area along the railroad tracks was brimming with the energy and activity of manufacturers, wholesalers, jobbers and retailers. It was Wichita's premiere "manufacturing and transportation" district. As trucking and airlines became the transportation of choice for businesses, the necessity of locating business adjacent to the railroad became a thing of the past. As Wichita's downtown shifted to the west, the massive steel, timber, concrete and red brick buildings once a vital part of a thriving economy now stood as aging and often empty reminders of days gone by.

The Old Town Marketplace which has over 60 historic buildings is being carefully restored to its original grandeur and beauty. The district now includes pedestrian friendly red-brick streets with raised boardwalks, historic lighting, landscaping and free parking. Community police officers, a Saturday trolley and valet parking services all contribute to the fun for the entire family atmosphere.

The Old Town Marketplace is once again a vibrant and thriving district. It is a study of contrasts - high energy night clubs, distinctive restaurants, special events, upscale hotel suites, loft-warehouse-apartments, quaint and contemporary retail shops, a Saturday Farmer's Market and nationally recognized professional firms.


Phone: 316-262-3555
Our Email: info@oldtownwichita.com
Our Website:www.oldtownwichita.com

Come visit us in Wichita, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum (WAM), showcasing American art, is the largest art museum in the state of Kansas. Nationally renowned for its outstanding collection of American art, the WAM is home to three centuries of American masterpieces and more than 7,000

Wichita, KS Arts

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 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

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

The Wichita Scottish Rite

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 Places

Wichita, KS Historic Buildings

Things to do Historic Districts near Wichita, KS