Wichita, Kansas

The largest city in Kansas earned the “Cowtown” nickname in the late 1800s, when cattlemen used the Chisholm Trail to drive herds to the city for easy access to railroads. Wichita has changed immensely since that time, but it still maintains some reminders of its ranching past. In addition to fascinating historic museums, the cosmopolitan city now offers more than 1,000 restaurants, eight shopping districts and numerous attractions, theaters and festivals.

Find out what living in an Old West town was like at the Old Cowtown Museum, a living history outdoor exhibit. Oil money brought entrepreneurs to Wichita, including those working in the aviation industry (Walter Beech and Clyde Cessna among them). Visit the Kansas Aviation Museum to learn about the early aviators and how more than half of all U.S. aircraft are now built in Wichita. The city’s diverse heritage is reflected in the Keeper of the Plains Plaza, Kansas African American Museum and the Mid-American All-Indian Center.

Sophisticated Arts Scene
The arts scene in Wichita is a rich one. Opera lover? Grab tickets for a performance by the Wichita Grand Opera, which regularly attracts world-famous performers. Each summer, thousands of people attend Music Theatre Wichita’s Broadway-style shows. Listen to classics and pops performances by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra or treat yourself to a performance by the talented dancers of Ballet Wichita or the impressive collection at the Wichita Art Museum.

Shopping, Eating and Sightseeing
Pick up souvenirs and local gifts at the eclectic shops in the Clifton Square and Historic Delano District. Get close to nature with a trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo, home of more than 2,500 animals, or the exotic Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the lush Botanica gardens. Livability.com named Wichita a “Top 10 Surprising Foodie City” for its extensive list of restaurants offering international and local cuisine, specialty coffee shops and outstanding breweries and wineries

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