The 100 Best Things to Do in Wichita

Experience Wichita like a local with our list of 100 fun things to do in and around the Wichita area. Technically, it’s over 100 because I couldn’t make enough cuts.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, unique culinary or brewery experiences, museums, live music, shopping, sports, or date nights, Wichita has more to do than most people realize. Rest assured, this list isn’t sponsored or influenced by anybody. This is all written by locals who spend their own time and money truly experiencing what this city has to offer.

Museum of World Treasures
Museum of World Treasures

History, Science & the Arts

Norton’s Brewing Company

Food and Drink

Orpheum Theatre

Nightlife & Entertainment

Botanica

Outdoor & Adventure

  • Grab your swimsuit and head over to Splash Aqua Park. Make your way around their series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows, and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large refreshing lake.
  • Experience the joy of horsemanship at Wichita Riding Academy.
  • Make your way to Bliss Climbing & Fitness and discover your love of rock climbing.
  • Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, hone your archery skills as Diamond Archery.
  • Connect with nature at the Great Plains Nature Center.
  • Sit on the lawn at Naftzger Park and soak in the weather.
  • Get wet and wild at Rock River Rapids, the premier water park in south-central Kansas.
  • Stroll through the tranquil gardens at Botanica. Make sure to ride the carousel while there.
RiverFront Stadium

Sports

Nifty Nut House

Shopping

The Alley Wichita

Family Friendly

  • Blow your own ornaments at Karg Art Glass or stop by to visit the city’s foremost glassblowing studio and gallery.
  • Get up-close with the animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, where getting hands on is part of the allure.
  • Get crafty at such places like Pinspiration or Board & Brush.
  • Visit one of the state’s biggest attractions at Sedgwick County Zoo, home to 3,000 individual animals of nearly 400 species.
  • Put the quarters away at The Arcade and enjoy all you can play classic video games for the low price of $10.
  • Get closer to the stars at the Lake Afton Public Observatory.
  • Visit the largest public library in Wichita, the Advanced Learning Library, is designed for the distinct needs of youth age groups from birth to teens, an audiovisual studio, 3D printing, and a number of collaboration spaces,
  • Take the Q-Line and explore Delano, Old Town, Douglas Design District, and Clifton Square.
  • Take the family to All Star Sports to enjoy some miniature golf, arcades, bumper carts, go-karts and more
  • Head over to O.J. Watson Park and ride the train, kayaks, pedal boats or play volleyball and ride the ponies.
  • Travel back 65 million years ago to Field Station: Dinosaurs for a one-of-a-kind, prehistoric experience featuring over 40 life-sized, moving and realistic dinosaurs.
  • Want to see some animals on a cheap budget, visit the free Kansas Wildlife Exhibit.
  • Choose one of many activities to do at Chicken N Pickle. Whether it’s pickleball, ice skating, yard games, live music, there’s so much fun happening.
  • With over 120 parks in Wichita, you’re guaranteed to find one that is convenient for you to spend an afternoon at.
  • Put on the skates at Carousel Skate Center and make your way around the rink.
  • Purchase a game card and work your way towards prizes at Dave & Busters, Round1, Pizza Ranch, or Emerson Biggins game room.
  • A quarter mile race dragstrip at 3:16 Slotcar Raceway where old-fashioned slot car racing takes place awaits you.
  • Solve the puzzles required to escape the room at The Room, Entrap Games, or Escapology.
  • Put your bowling shoes on and knock down some pins at The Alley, Northrock Lanes, West Acres, and Seneca Bowl.
Barnyard Indoor Playground

Just For The Kids

Wichita Asian Festival

Festivals and Events

And that concludes the 100 Best Things To Do In Wichita. Any ones stick out as your favorites? Drop them in the comments below.



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