In the heart of Wichita lies one of the best-kept secrets in Kansas and perhaps even the country: Wichita.
Other popular attractions include Wichita Gardens, which has several themed gardens and restored buildings, and the Mid-America All-Indian Center, which traces Native American culture and history. The Wichita Art Museum contains works by American artists, and there is a museum of Native American art and artifacts from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.
The Old Town district, just blocks from downtown, is home to the Old Town Hall, Kansas City Museum of Art and a number of historic buildings. Other downtown attractions include the historic Wichita district, which has a variety of museums and galleries, as well as a few restaurants.
Wichita's Grand Opera is an important cultural asset for Kansans, producing great opera performances and presenting a world-class ballet company.
The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is truly an experience unparalleled, and there is no better place in Kansas State than the Wichita Art Museum (WAM). With over 1,500 square feet of exhibition space, it is the largest art museum in the state, with more than 1,500 artworks and artifacts from around the world.
The nearby recreation area is a state park offering a variety of activities including hiking, biking, camping, fishing and camping. Nearby communities include the Wichita Community College, the Kansas State University campus and the University of Kansas.
The picturesque Arkansas River flows through the heart of Wichita, and the majestic fountain is brilliant at night. Many upscale restaurants and bars have begun to develop, such as the Blue Moon Cafe, among many others.
The aerospace industry remains the leading economic activity. Services such as air traffic control, air defense and air transportation are becoming increasingly important, as is the McConnell Air Force Base, which borders the city from the southeast.
Traffic is generally less than in most major cities, and parking is almost always free and plentiful, even in the city center. The only form of public transportation that serves the city is the bus service that serves most of the attractions you want to see.
The early development in Wichita was due to the Texas cattle trade on the Chisholm Trail, and the city became an important cattle and shipping center. When the railroads moved west, Wichita was destined to be on the path, and in 1872 the line reached the city. The growth was continuous and fast; in the 1920s, the population was over 100,000.