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June
13

Fishing in Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

June 18 is National Go Fishing Day, and June is a truly beautiful month to be out on the water in Kansas. Here in the Wichita area, we're lucky to have a wealth of great fishing options close by, including over 20 public lakes within the metro area.

Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite local fishing holes for bass, catfish, panfish, and more. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 18, and join us at one of these outstanding Wichita fishing lakes!

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April
25

Little Sweden USA - Lindsborg, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Originally settled by Swedish farmers and immigrants in 1869, Lindsborg is a truly unique community in Kansas. It's known fondly as Little Sweden USA, thanks to the Swedish and Scandinavian heritage of so many residents. There's so much to see and do close to Lindsborg homes for sale, with many attractions that showcase the community's unique heritage. Our real estate agents are here to help you plan your next visit to Little Sweden USA, with our guide to six local attractions you won't want to miss.

  • Heritage Square & Old Mill Museum – 120 E. Mill St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
    Some of Lindsborg's most interesting historic buildings are located in Heritage Square, including the West Kentuck one-room school, a historic rail depot, a workshop belonging to early residents, and the community's first courthouse. This is also where you'll find the Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, where you can discover more fascinating stories about local history and even research your own Swedish genealogy.

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March
21

Walking Paths - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There's nothing like a quiet stroll to get you some exercise, refresh your mood, and get you into a more peaceful frame of mind.

You don't need a special location for walks either, but the right environment does enhance the experience. Since March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day, let's take a look at some of the best trails near our Wichita homes for sale.

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October
4

Exploration Place - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Whether you're visiting the area or call it home, Exploration Place in Wichita is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Kids will love it, and they'll actually be learning about a variety of topics while they're having fun.

Our real estate agents share what you need to know before heading out to Exploration Place.

  • Permanent Exhibits
    The museum has some activities that are scheduled to last only for a specific range of time, but these are some of the permanent exhibits that are always available to check out:
    • Exploration Park - Take a walk on paths along the Arkansas River, take a break in the shady picnic grove, or let the kids get some exercise on the play structures.
    • Design Build Fly - Learn how planes are created in Wichita aircraft plants.
    • Sun, Earth, Universe - Build a model spacecraft and learn about NASA's current science research.
    • Explore Kansas - Discover elements of the state's land, water, and weather along with the life they support.

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August
9

Outdoor Sculptures - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Art comes in so many forms. While many people keep art in their homes for their own enjoyment, there's also art displayed publicly for the enjoyment of all. Outdoor sculptures fall into this category of public art, and Wichita is home to some lovely ones. Here are some sculptures our real estate agents think you'll enjoy.

  • Keeper of the Plains: 650 N. Seneca St., Wichita, KS 67203
    Keeper of the Plains is a magnificent steel statue built where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers intersect. It was created in 1974 by Blackbear Bosin, a Native American artist, in honor of the surrounding land's sacred significance to the Native people.

    Stretching more than 44 feet into the sky, this statue is truly a sight to behold. If you visit at 9 pm in the spring or summer or at 7 pm in the fall or winter, the accompanying Ring of Fire will be lit, casting a gorgeous light on the statue.

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May
17

Wichita Tourist Attractions - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The Wichita area is bursting with fun attractions and things to do. But if you've lived here for a while, you may not take the time to venture out and explore as much as you used to. This summer, consider taking a "staycation" and re-acquainting yourself with the Wichita area through a tourist's eyes. Here are some of the top attractions our real estate agents recommend.

  • Jurassic Art: 256 W. Rosewood St., Rose Hill KS, 67133
    If you're looking at Rose Hill homes for sale, be sure to stop at Jurassic Art while you're in the area. This offbeat tourist attraction is a collection of artistic creations related to Jurassic Park and the Jurassic period in general. 

    Visitors can drive or walk through the park for free. You'll see dinosaur sculptures, a 15.5-foot Sir Allen the Knight, and even a graveyard for discontinued cars.

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April
19

Historical Destinations Around Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The Wichita area has a rich history that includes cattle drives, Native Americans, and aviation manufacturing. If you'd like to learn about some of the area's history, you'll find several museums and other stops, including an old-fashioned sandwich and soda shop, that are well worth a visit.
  
Our real estate agents suggest stepping into the past at these Wichita destinations.  

  1. Old Mill Tasty Shop – 604 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202  
    Although it may not seem like a traditional historic destination, the Old Mill Tasty Shop has been serving hungry and thirsty customers since 1932. The atmosphere is friendly, and some customers make the Tasty Shop a daily habit. Take a break and order a soda that's still made the old-fashioned way, or try a malt, shake, or float. If you'd like to make a meal of it, order the daily blue-plate special, or choose a sandwich like peanut butter, banana, and honey.

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April
5

Sedgwick County Zoo - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

What could be a better way to celebrate spring than a family outing to the zoo? Zoo Lovers Day takes place every year on April 8, providing the perfect excuse to get out and explore the outstanding Sedgwick County Zoo. The zoo is currently open with limited entry, with all of your favorite exhibits waiting to be explored and some fun special events planned over the next few months. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on what to expect when you plan a trip to the Sedgwick County Zoo this spring.

  • Discover More Than 3,000 Animals at Wichita's Favorite Zoo
    The Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the most popular family attractions near Wichita homes for sale, and there is so much to see when you visit. The zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals from 400 species and a diverse selection of fun, educational exhibits showcasing environments from around the world that will appeal to visitors of all ages. There are a variety of exhibits that allow visitors to walk among the animals, along with special programs designed for kids.

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March
15

Unique Museums Around Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Looking for a way to learn, have fun, and experience local culture all at the same time? Museums can make for perfect dates or just simply provide an opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself in a new experience. Visiting a museum can make you feel educated and more inspired.  Museums also serve an important social pillar and activity center in every community.

Our real estate agents love spending the day at a local museum, and we love that Wichita has so many good ones. If you're looking to plan a trip to the museum, consider these options.

  • Museum of World Treasures - 835 E. 1st St. N, Wichita, KS 67202
    The Museum of World Treasures is often considered to be one of the best natural history museums in the country. Here, you can see dinosaur specimens, American president signatures, and even a section of the Berlin Wall. The museum is three floors and also features a number of rotating exhibits. It's open Tuesday through Sunday until 5 pm.

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