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Top Choice Museum in Wichita

Old Cowtown Museum

An open-air museum that re-creates the Wild West (as seen on TV…). Pioneer-era buildings, staged gunfights (April to October) and guides in cowboy costumes thrill kids. Enjoy the river walks.
Museum in Wichita

Exploration Place

Right on the river confluence, this architecturally striking children's museum has no end of cool exhibits, including a tornado chamber where you can feel 75mph winds, and a sublime erosion model that shows water cr…
Diner in Wichita

Doo-Dah Diner

The model for diners everywhere. This bustling local downtown fave has fabulous chow, including corned-beef hash, banana-bread French toast and eggs Benedict.
Vegetarian in Wichita

Lotus Leaf Cafe

This bright and cheery cafe in Old Town specializes in vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten-free dishes such as buffalo cauliflower (instead of chicken) and spaghetti squash primavera. There's also a great list of …
Microbrewery in Wichita

Hopping Gnome Brewing

This itty-bitty taproom in the Douglas Design District has family-style tables, fresh popcorn and a good selection of board games. Oh, and gnomes. Lots of garden gnomes! Order the home-brewed beers by the pint or po…
American in Wichita


On the edge of Old Town, this vintage pub has high ceilings, a tiled floor, a great beer selection and tasty food. The good burgers and specials totally outclass the nearby chain and theme bars.
Museum in Wichita

Mid-America All-Indian Center

Guarded by Wichita artist Blackbear Bosin's 44ft statue Keeper of the Plains, this museum has exhibits of Native American art and artifacts, as well as a traditional Wichita-style grass lodge. Stop by the gift shop …