Things Worth Doing In The Big, Lovely City Of Wichita, Kansas

things to do in wichita

Wichita is located in the south-central region of Kansas. It holds the title of being the the largest city in Kansas. It also holds the title of being the 48th largest city in the United States. It is a place worth checking out if you are ever in that neck of the woods. To make it easy for you, here is a list of things to do and see in this exciting place:

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1. Ride a camel at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

This wildlife park is an interactive zoo that offers various animal encounters and is only 15 minutes from Downtown Wichita. Did you know it is the only place in the US that hosts an interactive ring-tail lemur island? Inside the park you will see many different animals, some endangered, and can feed and pet some as well. It is a small zoo, but it is a place that you will not regret visiting. The staff is as friendly as the animals at the zoo and there is also a playground for the kids to enjoy in-between visiting all the different creatures.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Address: 1000 S. Hawkins Ln. Goddard, KS 67052 (On the West Edge of Wichita in Goddard)

Website: Tanganyika Wildlife Park

2. Visit the elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, at Sedgwick County Zoo

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Posted by Sedgwick County Zoo on Saturday, 31 December 2016

This zoo is worth visiting. I am not just saying this for the large Elephant habitat, but for the fact that this places houses 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species, like Humboldt penguins, Amur tigers and Burmese brow-antlered deer. This place is also quite educational for kids. Inside the zoo there is a learning center called the Cargill Learning Center with a library, a large auditorium and classrooms to expand knowledge. Last, but not least, Sedgwick County Zoo is ranked among the best zoos in the US, as well as the Number 1 outdoor family attraction in Kansas.

Sedgwick County Zoo

Address: 5555 W Zoo Blvd., Wichita, KS 67212

Website: Sedgwick County Zoo

3. Experience beauty like no other at the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Botanica Wichita

Botanica Wichita
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This is such a naturally beautiful place, that people choose to get married here. It is a serene place that showcases nature in its purest form. Kids and adults alike love this place. For the kids there is an interactive children’s area called the Downing Children’s Area, where families can spend time exploring and learning about nature. There is also a koi pond in the Chinese Garden of Friendship. This is a really peaceful place to walk in. There is a greenhouse, a butterfly garden, a rose garden and a Shakespearean garden. If you love nature as much as I do, you will love being in this place.

Botanica Wichita

Address: 701 N Amidon Ave., Wichita, KS 67203

Website: Botanica Wichita

4. Walk across a bridge to see the exciting Keeper of the Plains Statue at the Keeper of the Plains Plaza

Posted by Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, KS on Thursday, 30 June 2011

There is an attractive statue called the Keeper of the Plains Statue in downtown Wichita. It is at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers come together. An interesting fact is that the land between the two rivers is sacred ground to the Native American people. In the evening there is a “Ring of Fire” show that is not to be missed.

Keeper of the Plains Plaza

Address: 650 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203

Website: Keeper of the Plains Plaza

5. Spot muskrats and pretty birds in the wetlands while hiking at the Great Plains Nature Center

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This again is a nice, natural place that is great for hiking. When you are done hiking and experiencing nature at Chisholm Creek Park, be sure to go see inside and see the exhibits at the Koch Habitat Hall. This is a place that showcases nature at its best, so be sure to check it out. It is a great educational experience for kids.

Great Plains Nature Center

Address: 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220

Website: Great Plains Nature Center

6. Step in and visit Ivan the T.Rex at the Museum of World Treasures

Posted by Museum of World Treasures on Tuesday, 16 June 2015

This is a museum that houses not one, but two real Egyptian mummies. There are three floors at this museum and it is so fun to go and see. Like the name states, there are exhibits from around the world. Some of the other educational things to see here are the Hall of American Presidents, the European Hall of Royalty, the Early Frontier Exhibit, the Historic Authors Collection and the Children’s Activity Center.

Museum of World Treasures

Address: 835 E 1st St. in Old Town, Wichita, KS 67202

Website: Museum of World Treasures

7. For pizza lovers, drive by or stop at the little brick building that was the Original Pizza Hut

The Original Pizza Hut The first Pizza Hut was opened in 1958 by brothers Dan and Frank Carney in their hometown of...

Posted by Daily Knowledge on Thursday, 7 July 2016

Do you crave delicious Pizza Hut pizza and would like to see where it all started? Then, this is a place you must stop at. To be honest, it is basically just a building, but it is exciting to see where the popular pizza chain started off. Just be aware that this place does not offer tours; it is a place to see as you drive by or for a quick stop.

Original Pizza Hut

Address: S Perimeter Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

A few last words

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Wichita is a big city with a big heart. Kansas is a really nice and scenic state that I love going to since it is so peaceful. Wichita is one of the nicest places in the state and I am sure you will love it as much as I did.

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Tabassum Rahmani is a technical writer, who was born and raised in the USA to Indian parents. She loves to write and has been doing so for over a decade now. She enjoys travelling, especially with...Read more

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