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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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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

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

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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

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

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 Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum is housed in the aerodrome historical district of the original Wichita Municipal Airport, in the "Air Capital of the World,"

Wichita, KS Museums

The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas represents one of the finest remaining examples of atmospheric school of theatre architecture which was developed during the first part of the 1900's. There were two major schools of design:

Wichita, KS Theatres

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

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

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

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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