Summer has arrived, and it’s hot in Wichita, Kansas! No need to load the car up and drive for miles when Wichita has so much entertainment to offer. Get up, get out and enjoy a summer staycation in Wichita Kansas!
Karg Art Glass – Located at 111 N. Oliver in Kechi, visit Karg Art Glass not only to shop but to create your own blown glass ornament! We suggest that you call 316-744-2442 to make an appointment.
Final Friday Art Crawl – Enjoy Wichita’s art galleries, museums, locally owned shops and restaurants each month! Final Friday occurs on the final Friday of each month.
Go Create – Learn something new by enrolling in a class or event at Go Create! Click HERE for the upcoming class schedule or HERE for their upcoming events! Go Create is located at 4000 E. 17th St. N., Wichita, KS 67208
Visit Splash Parks
Cool off and enjoy a cheap thrill with your family! With several splash parks throughout the city there is fun to be had for everyone.
Central Riverside Park – 720 Nims N, Wichita, KS 67203
Lincoln Park – 1323 South Topeka, Wichita, KS 67211
Osage Park – 2121 West 31st Street South, Wichita, KS 67217
Fairmount Park – 1647 North Yale Blvd., Wichita, KS 67218 (Park is off 16th Street)
New Market Square Plaza – 2441 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67205
Buffalo Park – 10201 Hardtner, Wichita, KS 67235
Visit the Dinosaur Park
Take the entire family on an educational expedition that is sure to be thrilling! Participate in over 30 live shows, games and activities, and interact with more than 40 life-sized robotic dinosaurs!
Field Station: Dinosaurs is located at 2999 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037 and is one of Wichita’s top summer destinations! Click HERE to order tickets!
Attend Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series!
Bradley Fair’s Thursday Summer Concert Series is set to begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019! This event is free to the public and features a new special guest each week. Arrive early for a dining and shopping! Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Click HERE to view the concert schedule. Bradley Fair is located at 2000 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS 67206.
Enjoy the Wildlife Parks
Here in Wichita, we are fortunate to have two top notch wildlife parks that offer two totally different experiences. If you haven’t visited both, make sure to do so this summer!
Old Cowtown Museum – Step back in time on Cowntown’s dirt roads and learn about life in the wild west! Click HERE to view Cowtown daily activities. Old Cowntown Museum is located at 1865 Museum Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203.
Kansas Underground Salt Museum – Escape from the surface and explore the salt mine and underground museum! Click HERE to purchase tickets! Strataca the Kansas Underground Salt Mine & Museum is located at 3650 E. Ave. G., Hutchinson, KS 67501
Exploration Place – Explore the Exploration Place to discover a fun and creative experience for all ages! Click HERE for The Exploration Place Event Calendar. The Exploration Place is located at 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203.
Swim, splash and slide your way through summer at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park located at 1900 E James Street, Derby, KS 67037. The park is open daily from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. May 30th through August 16th. Click HERE for Rock River Rapids Programs & Events.
Jump and flip on trampolines, fall into the foam pits or partake in a friendly game of dodge ball at one of Wichita’s trampoline parks!
Aviate – Located at 2668 N Greenwich Ct., Wichita, KS 67226 (K96 HWY & Greenwich). Facility is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Stroll Through Botanica
Visit Botanica, The Wichita Gardens to enjoy vibrant gardens with children’s areas, a butterfly house and much more! The gardens are open Monday – Saturday, year-round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click HERE for Botanica’s Event Calendar. You’ll find Botanica at 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203.
Enjoy traditional or cosmic bowling and arcade games at both locations!
The Alley – located at 11413 E. 13th Street N, Wichita, KS 67206. Click HERE for The Alley’s hours of operation. After 10:00 p.m. you must be at least 18 years of age to enter the facility.
Northrock Lanes – located at 3232 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS 67226. Click HERE to visit their website.