The 100 Best Things to Do in Wichita

Experience Wichita like a local with our list of the 100 best things to do in Wichita. 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


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


Nifty Nut House


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 and do some work sign design work at 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.
  • Think you have what it takes to compete in a pinball tournament? Check out Wichita Pinball for leagues and tournaments that take place throughout the city.
  • 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.
MyGym Wichita

Just For The Kids

  • Let the little ones loose at either My Gym Wichita. Exercise, play, gymnastics, they have it all.
  • Your children can create their own experiences at Creation Room, which builds new brain pathways to encourage further creativity.
  • Get sky high on the trampoline parks at Aviate or Urban Air Trampoline Park.
  • Real life mermaids await you at The Enchanted Mermaid.
  • Cool off at a Splash Pad at one of the many interactive fountains around town.
  • Create the childhood bounce house party palace of your dreams at Jumpy Jump Land.
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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