A big-city vibe with a hometown attitude, Wichita reflects that harmonious balance with an impressive selection of choice attractions throughout the city. Whether you're into the poised classical performances of the symphony or have been a big sports fan all your life, it's a sure bet that you'll find a place in Wichita that offers something as unique as you are.
Some of the world's best-loved stories are told through the artistry of the Ballet Wichita
. Combining classical masterpieces as its soundtrack, such notable productions like Alice in Wonderland
, Swan Lake
and La Boheme
are presented by some of the area's most accomplished performers. Their skills are only accentuated all the more by the stellar musicianship of their accompanying orchestra, the sets and backdrops that help tell the story, and the tireless work of many stage managers, costumers and directors. The Wichita's clever slogan is true when they say that every year is a leap year for them and their audiences.
Address: 201 South Lulu, Wichita, KS 67211 - MAP
Wichita's culture and horticulture coexist brilliantly at Botanica
, the Wichita Gardens. Whether it's the seasonal wonders that draw you in, like the Summer Annual Display featuring of 25,000 flowers, the Butterfly House with it's unique collection of fascinating species, or the Tuesdays on the Terrace outdoor event that features attractions, live music and great company, there's always something blooming at Botanica. And like the flowers that populate it, the results of such cultural cultivation are nothing less than beautifully breathtaking.
Address: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203 - MAP
Phone: (316) 264-0448
The art of dinner theater was once thought to be something from a bygone era. But at the Crown Dinner Theatre
, is is thankfully alive and well. Enjoy an exceptional evening out for a stupendously delicious meal and classic performances from seasoned actors and actresses throughout dinner at the Crown. Don't forget to make your reservations, you won't want to miss a truly different theatrical and culinary experience at this attraction.
Address: 3207 E Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67218 - MAP
Phone: (316) 612-7696
There's nothing quite like the spirit of healthy competition, and that tradition of playing and playing hard is celebrated at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
. The stories of these exceptional athletes are all presented in various exhibits and attractions that highlight both their personal and professional struggles, and that makes their accomplishments in their chosen sport all the more significant. State records, updates on the current activities of inductees and much more await you at this special collection that will equally entertain devoted and casual sports fans alike.
Address: Wichita Boathouse, 515 S Wichita, Wichita, KS 67202 - MAP
Phone: (316) 263-2539
The Sedgwick County Zoo
proudly welcomes approximately 500,000 guests every year. With that many guests, the management and staff work hard to continue the tradition that began more than 40 years ago when the zoo was first established. With every year that has passed, the zoo has grown in size as well as in number of animal attractions, and it continues to add to its family. Penguins, gorillas, and tigers are just a few of the animals that call the Sedgwick County Zoo their home. The opportunity to see and learn about creatures from all over the globe will make for a great day out with the family.
Address: 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67212 - MAP
Phone: (316) 660-WILD(9453)
It all begins with a child's imagination. If your kids are imaginative and love to draw and create things, then fostering that talent by visiting an equally creative environment is the next logical step. Take that step at the Wichita Center for the Arts
; it doesn't matter if your child wants to create something hands-on like pottery or take part in a full-fledged theatrical production, this attraction offers these and lots more avenues on which your budding artist can express himself.
Address: 9112 East Central, Wichita, KS 67206 - MAP
Phone: (316) 634-2787
There isn't a bad seat in the house when you take in an evening of classics performed by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra
. And not only will you hear classics by the composers you love, the performers that are slated to appear are just as exciting, with Chris Botti, Terrence Wilson, and Julie Albers all scheduled to perform in the upcoming season. If you've never experienced the wide, panoramic sound of the symphony, get your tickets for yourself and a guest, get dressed up and come and feast your ears on some of the greatest music ever made.
Address: 225 W. Douglas, Suite 207, Wichita, KS 67202 - MAP
Phone: (316) 267-7658