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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

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

The KSHOF formerly housed in Abilene, Kansas is now located in Wichita, Kansas. The tour begins with a dynamic 3-screen video highlighting many Kansas heroes and greatest moments. Next is the basketball gallery where visitors come face-to-face with some of the most legendary figures in the sport.

Wichita, KS Halls of Fame

Wichita Wranglers

The Wichita Wranglers is a double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. They play sixty-eight home games starting in April through September. There is a fireworks show every Saturday home game.

Wichita, KS Sports

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



Great Plains Transportation Museum

The Great Plains Transportation Museum, GPTM, displays a wide assortment of railroad equipment, artifacts and memorabilia. The two largest displays are the Santa Fe steam locomotive #3768 and the Santa Fe FP45 diesel #93

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

Eagle Valley Raptor Center

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 1998

Cheney, KS Wildlife Refuges

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

, KS Camping

Frank Lloyd Wright Allen-Lambe House Museum

The Allen-Lambe House is the last of the prairie style homes designed by legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in 1915, that he considered "among my best." Tour the home and admire the many original furnishings.

Wichita, KS Museums

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

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