Family Attractions in Wichita

In Wichita, there's no shortage of great attractions for the entire family. Check out our list of the best places to make some memories in the city; you won't be disappointed with the selections we have made. Some of these family fun adventures are competitively priced, but when all is said and done, the smiles on the kids' faces are priceless.

Great Plains Nature Center
Understanding our world is always great fun for the kids, and a great place to learn and have fun at the same time is the Great Plains Nature Center. The center is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife, and the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation Department. With that much support, the center proves to be a great place to interact and understand the state's wildlife through exhibits, attractions and tours.

Address: 3262 East 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220 - MAP
Phone: (316) 683-5499
Web: www.gpnc.org

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center allows visitors of all ages to journey from the earth to the moon. Aside from viewing actual spacecraft that make up the multidimensional exhibits and attractions, you can see rocket demonstrations as well as out-of-this-world features in the IMAX theater. Some of the most influential and pioneering figures are spotlighted in the Hall of Space Museum and other astronomically-themed displays. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to purchase your very own astronaut costume!

Address: 1100 N. Plum Street, Hutchinson, KS 67501 - MAP
Phone: (620) 662-2305
Web: www.cosmo.org

Lake Afton Public Observatory
How about taking a really close look at the planets and the stars? The kids will love seeing Saturn's rings through the 16-inch telescope at the Lake Afton Public Observatory. Once you go through the whole Solar System, enjoy some great interactive exhibits and attractions in the observatory's museum area. The exhibits will describe what you just saw through that ultra-powerful telescope in greater detail.

Address: 25000 W. McAurther, Goddard, KS 67052 - MAP
Phone: (316) 978-3191
Web: lakeafton.com

Sedgwick County Zoo
The Sedgwick County Zoo continues a 40 year tradition of bringing some of the world's most exotic creatures together so that you and your kids can see fascinating exhibits, attractions, and species like alligators, gorillas, lions, and bears all residing in the zoo's meticulously kept environments. With nearly 500,000 guests walking through its gates annually, the zoo's staff works hard to make sure that your visit will be as fun as it is educational.

Address: 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67212 - MAP
Phone: (316) 660-WILD
Web: www.scz.org

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
The Tanganyika Wildlife Park takes the concept of going to the zoo one adventurous step further by giving you a chance to really interact with your favorite animals. At this attraction, you can hand feed the giraffes, ride on top of a camel, and walk up next to a kangaroo for an unforgettable photo opportunity! The kids will love the accessibility to the wildlife, and the expertly trained staff are always around to ensure safety as you marvel at this incredible collection of animals.

Address: : 100 South Hawkins Lane, Goddard, KS 67052 - MAP
Phone: (316) 794-8954
Web: www.twpark.com