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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

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

Coleman Factory Outlet and Museum

You will find everything for the outdoors at the world's original factory outlet store of the internationally known, Wichita based, Coleman Company. At the museum are displays of vintage Coleman products.

Wichita, KS Museums

Sedgwick County Zoo

Visitors to the 247-acre Sedgwick County Zoo can see more than 2,500 amazing animals in eight imaginative and naturalistic exhibits including the African Veldt, a North American Prairie, Children's Farm, Koch Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat, a Herpetarium, and Jungle.

Wichita, KS Zoos

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

Museum of World Treasures

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

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 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


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

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

A distinctive local landmark, Wichita's 1892 City Hall building is home to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Known as the "Palace of the Plains," the building is one of the city'

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

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