The River Festival will keep you busy but you may be
looking for something else. Check out some of these Wichita attractions
and information sites.
To Fish? Guide to public fishing areas in Wichita area
County Zoo. This is one of the best zoos in the United States. Very
scenic and lots of fun for children or adults. They have everything
from flamingos to chimpanzees in natural settings and a wonderful gift
If flowers, gardens, or gardening are your thing, visit Botanica -
Wichita's Gardens. In Botanica's Butterfly House you can stroll among
hundreds of free-flight butterflies.
Place. Exploration place is fabulous! Three year olds could spend a
whole day here and so could 55 year olds. You can build huge Lego
structures or test your skills in a flight simulator. The wind wall is
so amazing it's indescribable and miniature Kansas is truly
fascinating. They also have an Imax theatre and an amazing gift shop.
DON'T MISS THIS - YOU WILL THANK ME LATER!!!
The Wichita River Festival. You'll get your very
own River Festival Button with your registration packet courtesy of the
Used Parts Network Convention Sponsors. Don't forget to thank them...
Last year, we enjoyed the lighted boat parade, a yo-yo contest, the
arts & crafts festival and book sale, the parade, food court, laser
show, and live music at noon - everything was casual, fun, and easy to
get to. The River Festival is lots of fun, things to do, eat, and see,
and, best of all, you can just walk out onto the hotel's balcony with
your drink in hand to see much of it!
& Visitors Bureau. Lots of good Wichita information.
Plains Nature Center. The director is one of the best wildlife
photographers in the nation and the facility is really impressive.
Worth a visit.
Strap on your laser gun and get ready for a challenging battle. THIS IS
FUN! We're arranging for private sessions for the Used Parts folks on
Friday afternoon (we'll all hop on the bus and spend an hour or so
commiting mayhem). Stay tuned for more information and keep your
Wichita Thunder Hockey. Slap shots and hat tricks.
Mosley Street Melodrama in Old Town. Boo. Hiss.
Mid-America Indian Center. A fascinating place
dedicated to the Native American experience. River Festival should
bring some neat activities to this facility.
Historical Museum. Located
in the beautiful "old" City hall the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical
Museum is just a few blocks from the hotel and it has stunning exhibits
from A Child's View to a complete Victorian cottage. The "Palace of the
Plains" is worth a walk by even if you don't go in to the museum.
Wichita In Photos. Take a photographic tour of
Wichita HERE. Photos range from very old to very recent and give you a
real taste of Wichita. Miss Fran from Romper Room (a popular children's
television show in the 1950's) and The Big Bun are there along with
lots of other slices of Wichita life through the years.