Best Things to Do in Wichita, Kansas

With a population of about 650,000, the Wichita metropolitan area is the 48th-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Kansas.

Wichita started in the 1860s as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail, and they incorporated the town in 1870.

Then, it became a significant destination for cattle drives traveling north from Texas. The area connected cattle with the railroads, earning the nickname “Cowtown.”

You and your family will want to make the time to spend two or three days in this vibrant city.

Here are some of the best things to do in Wichita. Attractions you won’t want to miss.

Old Cowtown Museum

Take a step back to the 1800s by walking down the old dirt roads and reading about how Wichita developed over time.

As the westward expansion happened, Cowtown turned from a frontier settlement to a cattle drive endpoint, and today you’ll find a large agricultural and manufacturing city. So experience Wichita like it’s 1865.

Mid-America All-Indian Museum

The museum combines interactive exhibits, videos about the displays, and artwork. Typically, they have four to six collections featured at any time, but they always have Blackbear Bosin’s work on display.

You can visit a genuine tipi, and learn about American Indian medicine, what a Three Sisters Garden is and how it benefits their crop growth throughout the growing season.

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