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January
30

Restaurants for Brussels Sprouts - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Brussels sprouts are not only a healthy super food, they've also become an upscale side dish and staple on the menu of many American eateries. They're a favorite snack of our real estate agents, and because they are so versatile, you can roast them or fry them, then top them with bacon, cheese, honey, sriracha, or anything you'd like!

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December
12

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

You've probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but another retail day—Green Monday—can help you finish your holiday shopping. The day falls on the second Monday in December and is a busy, lucrative time for retailers as holiday shoppers rush to finish their holiday shopping.

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December
5

Chili and Cinnamon Rolls - Central Kansas - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Favorite childhood memories rarely involve cafeteria food. Around Wichita homes for sale, generations have grown up with deep affection for a "bowl and a roll," thanks to Friday school lunches of chili and cinnamon rolls. "To dip or not to dip" is a popular question at these top restaurants serving a bowl and a roll.

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November
28

Christmas Tree Farms - Central Kansas - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The holiday season is approaching fast, and you know what that means—time to head out and find your favorite Christmas tree. You probably don't want to venture out and chop down your own like the Griswolds, which means you'll need to find a favorite tree farm in the area.

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November
14

Gluten-Free Dining - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Following a gluten-free diet isn't always easy, but many restaurants have become more accommodating. The Wichita area is lucky to have several excellent restaurants with gluten-free menu items. Whether you're in the mood for burgers, noodles, or a great salad, here are the top places our real estate agents recommend for gluten-free eats.

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October
10

Chocolate Cupcakes Around Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Who wants a chocolate cupcake? Just about everyone. They're a delicious and decadent dessert that's hard to resist - especially after a long day of looking at Wichita homes for sale. October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, and what better excuse to indulge? Here are our favorite places to get gourmet chocolate cupcakes in the Wichita area.

  • Wichita Cake Creations - 550 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206
    Wichita Cake Creations
    does beautifully decorated cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other occasions. What they're best known for, though, is their cupcake drive-thru. Pull up to the window and get from one to a dozen cupcakes in flavors like chocolate brownie, banana split, white chocolate raspberry, and more. You can even save a couple of bucks on your order by letting them choose your flavors. Don't worry - everything's delicious.

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October
3

Dog Parks - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Walking your dog is good for your own health and also for your dog's wellbeing. More active dogs are less prone to arthritis and joint pain as they age. On your end, walking can help keep your heart and mind healthy. If you've been meaning to walk your dog more often, October 1-7 is the week to start making that goal a reality. It's Walk Your Dog Week, and our real estate agents recommend visiting one of these Wichita parks to get started.

  1. Chapin Park: 2400 E. MacArthur Rd., Wichita, KS 67216
    Chapin Park is a large, 190-acre regional park. There is a dedicated dog park with two separate, off-leash enclosures. Each park has a shaded shelter, so you and your dog can get some relief from the sunshine. There's plenty of parking on-site too.

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September
19

Fall 2022 Leaf Peeping - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Fall is in the air in Kansas. The mornings are a little crisper, and leaves all over the Wichita area will show their autumn colors. If you're looking for places to see some great fall foliage this season, you're in luck! Our real estate agents are here to share their favorite leaf-peeping spots in the Wichita area. 

  1. Botanica Wichita - 701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203
    Spanning just over 17 acres, Botanica Wichita is a spectacular park and botanical garden in the heart of the city. It's an urban oasis just minutes from many Wichita homes for sale. Various themed gardens come alive with brilliant foliage in fall. The Woodland Walk & Frank Smith Woodland Glade is especially beautiful as the leaves change. The gardens also host many migrating monarch butterflies this time of year. The winged insects stop at the garden throughout September on their way south for the winter, providing an extra splash of color.

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September
6

Fall Activities for Families - Explore Kansas - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

One of the best things about the Wichita area is how the community comes together to organize family-friendly events. Especially in the fall, there are so many outdoor festivals and celebrations to attend. If you're looking for something fun to do with your family, our real estate agents have some incredible recommendations for the coming months.

  1. Kansas State Fair: 2000 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson, KS 67502
    If you're looking at Hutchinson homes for sale between September 9 - 18, stop by the Kansas State Fair for a day. The fair has so much to offer, from midway rides to animal exhibits. There are plenty of kid-friendly rides, including the Tea Cups and Berry Go Round.

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August
29

Sunflower Fields - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

A walk through a thriving sunflower field is the perfect way to mark the end of your summer. Many of our real estate agents make yearly trips to these golden fields all around the Wichita area, enjoying the blossoms and the other activities available at each location. Join them by heading out to one of the spots on the list below. 

  • Grinter's Sunflower Farm - 24154 Stillwell Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044
    With sunflowers as far as the eye can see, Grinter's Sunflower Farm is well worth the drive from Wichita. With the fields planted July 9th this year, sunflowers are expected to be in full bloom in early September. While professional photographs are known to schedule sessions here, the general public is welcome to snap pictures as well.

    Photo seekers are advised to come on a sunny day, about two hours after sunrise or before sunset. You're sure to be rewarded with some amazing pictures.

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August
8

Wichita Bookstores - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Do you love getting lost in a good book? Are your favorite gifts novels or comic books? If so, we have some good news. National Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 9th. This holiday is dedicated to book lovers of all ages and interests. Whether you love crime novels or biographies, our real estate agents encourage you to visit one of these local Wichita bookstores in celebration. 

  • Watermark Books & Cafe: 4701 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67218
    Watermark Books & Cafe is an independent bookstore near many Wichita homes for sale. Not only do they have a great selection of books, but there's also a cafe inside the shop. You can order a sandwich, a pastry and coffee, or a salad to enjoy while you read. Many of the sandwiches are named after famous books. Guests really love The Iliad chicken salad sandwich.

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July
25

Wichita Wineries for Wine and Cheese Day - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Wine and cheese pair together so perfectly. There's nothing quite like a creamy blue cheese with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or a slice of cheddar paired with good Merlot. If you love wine and cheese as much as we do, you'll want to celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day on July 25th. Take a break from looking at Wichita homes for sale, and stop by one of these local destinations.

  • Jenny Dawn Cellars: 703 Douglas Ave. Ste 180, Wichita, KS 67202
    Jenny Dawn Cellars opened in 2016 and has become a mainstay in the Wichita area. They partner with wine facilitators in Napa, CA, and source their grapes from growers in California and Kansas.

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July
18

2022 Farmers Markets - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Kansas is well-known for its amazing, locally grown produce and fresh foods. There's such a long list of farmer markets in the state that our real estate agents thought it'd be a good idea to share some of our favorites found in Wichita and the surrounding areas:

  • Old Town Farmers Market - 835 E. 1st St. N, Wichita, KS 67202
    Close to many Wichita homes for sale, this farmers market is filled with treasures. While food is certainly a highlight, you'll find a wide assortment of art, handmade items, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, an area for the kids, and much more. Many locally owned businesses show up at the Old Town Farmers Market to offer a variety of activities, classes, and even the occasional contest.

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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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June
6

Chocolate Ice Cream - Wichita, KS - J.P Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Ice cream is a smoothly decadent treat that's tasty year-round, but its creamy coolness is even more appealing in warmer months. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is on June 7, so visit a Wichita ice cream shop on that day and stop by others throughout the month and summer.

Our real estate agents recommend paying a visit to the following ice cream shops to indulge in some chocolate ice cream.

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May
16

Burger Restaurants - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

May is National Hamburger Month, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than by paying a visit to your local burger joint. And if you happen to live in the Wichita area, you have plenty of options. 

Our real estate agents are always excited to highlight local businesses. With that in mind, if you're looking for the best burger in Wichita, look no further than these five amazing restaurants.

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May
9

Pick Your Own Berries - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

National Strawberry Month is observed each May, and that's when they usually ripen in the Wichita area. You'll find plenty of pick-your-own strawberry farms where you can go to pick the juiciest, freshest fruits right off the vines. And when you get home, wash them and eat some plain, use them in shortcakes or on top of a cheesecake, dip them in chocolate, and save some to freeze for later.

Our real estate agents suggest stopping by one or more of the following places to pick your own berries around Wichita.

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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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April
11

Healthy Lunch Stops - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

We all know how important it is to eat a nutritious and filling lunch, but it's not always easy to find the time to step away from work. April 13th is Make Lunch Count Day, and our real estate agents welcome you to rise to the challenge. Carve out some time to enjoy a healthy lunch from one of Wichita's best lunch stops from the list below.  

  1. Larkspur Bistro and Bar - 904 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202 
    Want to enjoy your healthy lunch in a charming café atmosphere? Larkspur Bistro and Bar offers a full menu of light salads and sandwiches that you can order for a wholesome midday boost. They also serve many healthy entrée options for people who want something a little more substantial, including grilled portobellos and salmon gyros.

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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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March
7

Restaurants for Fried Chicken - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There is something undeniably enjoyable about biting into a good piece of crispy fried chicken. Luckily, there are some great places to get fried chicken in Wichita. In fact, our real estate agents recommend going out for fried chicken at least once while you're here looking at homes for sale. Here are five top spots serving fried chicken that will knock your socks off.

  1. Sam's Southern Eatery Wichita: 6600 W. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67212
    Sam's Southern Eatery opened their first location in 2008, and since then, they have added several more locations throughout the southern states. Their menu contains a lot of southern favorites, including fried green tomatoes and po'boys, but they're particularly well known for their chicken.

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February
21

Margarita Day Around Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Like other well-known cities, Witchita is filled with all types of food and drinks from one corner of the city to the other. If you're a fan of margaritas, you certainly won't have to go far to find one. While these drinks are common for the area —even a movie theater chain carries them—our real estate agents have put together their favorite stops for Margarita Day.

  • Margaritas Cantina — 3109 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67211
    Margaritas Cantina
    has been delighting people of all ages for many years and is a favorite of the locals. Not only can you expect a large variety of delicious Mexican dishes and tasty margaritas, but you'll also be treated to live music and dancing at specific times throughout the week. If you'd like a change of pace, you can also choose to sit in the outdoor area and take in the fresh air.

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February
7

Wichita Breakfast Restaurants - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Is there anything more satisfying than a hot breakfast on a chilly morning? Whether you prefer sweet pancakes or savory egg dishes, a hot breakfast is a well-deserved indulgence. February 2022 is National Hot Breakfast Month, the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a favorite meal. Here are some of the top Wichita breakfast restaurants our real estate agents recommend.

  • Egg Cetera: 242 N. Mosley St., Wichita, KS 67202
    Egg Cetera is a laid-back breakfast and brunch spot serving some of the tastiest breakfast dishes in Old Town. They make a lovely Eggs Benedict, served with a side of hash browns. Their avocado toast with sunny side up eggs on the side is another favorite. And, of course, you can't go wrong with the filling biscuits and gravy combo.

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January
24

Dog Training - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

January is National Dog Training Month, which means it's time to work on your dog's behavior and skills. Whether you want to teach your dog something specific or just want to reinforce basic obedience, you don't have to do it alone. Our real estate agents have assembled this list of the best dog training agencies in and around Wichita to help you find the right teacher for your canine companion. 

  1. Chisolm Creek Pet Resort - 6260 N. Hillside, Wichita KS 67219 
    Chisolm Creek Pet Resort is a spacious green campus offering boarding and day camp services for dogs on top of their top-class dog training classes. Their puppy training courses are great for socializing very young dogs and teaching them how to behave safely in a home environment. Older dogs can participate in basic and advanced obedience training or take classes to prepare to work as a therapy animal or compete in rally competitions.

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January
10

Spicy Food Around Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There's just something about spicy food that's irresistible. January 16th is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, so what better way to celebrate than by going to a restaurant that lets you indulge in that heat you crave?

But when you're moving to a new area, it can be difficult to know which restaurants will fill your needs. There are plenty of Wichita homes for sale, but are there any spicy restaurants nearby? There are. Here are a few of our favorites in the area.

  • Thai House - 969 N. West St., Wichita, KS 67203
    Family-owned and operated, Thai House prides itself on delicious homemade food cooked from scratch that's as spicy as it is mouth-watering. Thai spices give their food that signature heat in dishes like Paad Krapow (stir fry with chilis and sweet basil) and Gaeng-Khiao-Wan (Thai green curry paste). When browsing the menu, look for the diamond icons next to various items. One diamond means it's hot and spicy. Two diamonds mean it's extra hot and spicy.

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December
27

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

While New Year's Eve is a big night for special parties, dancing, and champagne toasts, many people prefer to celebrate a quieter, more relaxing New Year's Eve at home with family and friends. If that appeals to you, our real estate agents have some great tips for a festive celebration in the comfort of your own home where friends and kids can join in the activities.

If you're looking for Wichita homes for sale, or you just moved into a new home, why not spend a relaxing New Year's Eve at home this year? Whether you spend the evening with your kids or a small group of friends, there are lots of ways to ring in a fun-filled New Year at home.

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December
6

Bakeries for Brownie Day - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Whether you like them fudgy or cakey, a rich chocolate brownie is an undeniable treat – and with National Brownie Day coming up on December 8th, you've got a great excuse to indulge. Check out these five places serving stellar brownies near our Wichita homes for sale.  

  1. YaYa's Eurobistro - 8115 E. 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67206 
    YaYa's Eurobistro
    serves a mixture of Italian, French, Greek, and other European cuisines for a truly diverse culinary experience. Whether you prefer chicken, beef, pork, seafood, or even pasta or pizza, you'll find the food you're craving here. The real highlight, however, is this restaurant's Phyllo Brownie. Served with crème anglaise and French vanilla ice cream and topped with a sprinkling of Oreo cookie crumbles, this is one of the most indulgent versions of this dessert you'll ever taste.

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November
29

Holiday Light Displays - Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The holidays will soon be here, and the Wichita area will come alive with lights. Driving around to see decorative holiday lights is a wonderful pastime. You can sing your favorite holiday songs on the way and maybe even stop for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Here are some of the top spots our real estate agents recommend seeing holiday lights this year.

  • Illuminations at Botanica Wichita: 701 N. Amidon St., Wichita, KA 67203
    Illuminations is an annual holiday light celebration that takes place at Botanica Wichita. This year, it's scheduled through January 1. From 5:30 - 8:30 each evening, you can drive through the Botanical Gardens and admire various light displays. There's a second set of walk-through displays, too. 

    The cost is $20 per carload Sunday - Thursday and $25 Friday and Saturday. There's an additional per-person fee for the walk-through displays.

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October
18

Motorcycle Rides - Explore Kansas - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The lure of the open road is a major part of America's story, and it doesn't get any better than the highways and byways of Kansas. Hop on the back of a motorcycle and head out to these great routes, attractions, and events around Wichita as recommended by our real estate agents

  • Kansas Motorcycle Museum - 120 N. Washington, Marquette, KS 67464
    Located just over an hour away from Wichita, Kansas Motorcycle Museum is a must-see for anyone who rides. The museum honors the legacy of Stan "The Man" Engdahl, a Marquette legend for both his prolific racing career and his extensive civic service. Get an up-close look at more than 100 rare and vintage motorcycles, including Engdahl's #46 Harley-Davidson and a bike owned by Elvis Presley. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors open at 11 a.m. Admission is free, but donations to the non-profit organization are welcome.

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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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September
20

Where to Go for Milkshakes Around Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Cool, creamy, and decadent — nothing beats a well-made milkshake. September is Shake Month, and if you're a milkshake lover, you should head on over to Wichita. And while you're in town, check out these Wichita homes for sale and experience the best of Kansas culture and architecture. You might find your dream home in this serene yet exciting city.

  1. Old Mill Tasty Shop - 604 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
    Family-owned and operated, the Old Mill Tasty Shop has been running since 1932. Located in old town Wichita, families have gathered in this little shop for sodas made the old-fashioned way for generations. Old Mill is a popular lunch spot, renowned countrywide for its soda fountain, deli sandwiches, and indulgent milkshakes.

    As many Wichitans can attest, their chocolate and strawberry shakes are to die for. Other flavors include hot fudge coffee and hot fudge chocolate. And the best part: Any excess shake that doesn't fit into your glass is served to you on the side.

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September
7

Bakeries for Sourdough Bread - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Few things smell more delightful than freshly baked bread. Sourdough bread is a favorite of our real estate agents, and we were surprised to learn that sourdough recipes date all the way back to back to 1500 BC when it was created and enjoyed by the Egyptians.

With Sourdough September upon us, there couldn't be a better opportunity to visit your favorite Wichita bakery and indulge in this delicious treat. Below are some of our favorite local places where you can go for sourdough bread.

  • Aria Bakery - 6476 E. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67206
    Some of the best homemade sourdough bread in all of Wichita is baked fresh every morning at Aria Bakery. Delicious baked goods, a friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Aria one of the most popular bakeries in the area. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday until 6 pm. One of the best things about Aria Bakery is it's within walking distance from these Wichita homes for sale.

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August
23

Restaurants for Waffles - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Who doesn't love waking up to the smell of waffles in the morning? These delicious, crispy treats are one of our favorite dishes. Waffles are so versatile: They can be enjoyed as a meal or a dessert and topped with syrup, ice cream, fruit, chocolate, or even fried chicken. Everyone has a favorite waffle style.

National Waffle Day is August 24th, so what better time to get out and this amazing creation while also supporting some of Wichita's wonderful local businesses? If you're in search of the best waffles in town, below are some recommendations from our real estate agents.

  • Dempsey's Biscuit Co at Crunch BBQ - 550 N. Rock Rd.. #105, Wichita, KS 67206
    For some of the best Belgian Waffles in Wichita, check out Dempsey's Biscuit Co. These delicious waffles can be ordered as a stand-alone meal or topped with three hot chicken fingers, bourbon syrup, and hot sauce for one of the best Chicken & Waffles dishes in the area. Dine-in or order delivery — either way, just be sure to check out some of these amazing Wichita homes for sale on your way home.

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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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July
19

Food Trucks - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

When our real estate agents are busy showing homes all day, they love stopping by a food truck for a quick bite to eat. Luckily, there are plenty of great options in the Wichita area. Next time you're out exploring Wichita homes for sale, plan to visit one of these delicious food trucks for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. 

  • Urban Skillet: Wichita, KS
    From cheeseburger eggrolls and chicken alfredo lasagna to funnel cakes and nacho fries, the menu selection at Urban Skillet is nothing short of amazing. They offer large portion sizes and fair pricing, making this one of our favorite local trucks. 

    Urban Skillet doesn't have a set location or schedule, so it's best to follow them on Facebook to keep up with all their latest events and announcements.

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July
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Ice Cream Shops - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

July is National Ice Cream Month! 31 days to celebrate cones, sundaes, milkshakes, banana splits, and more. And by "celebrate," we naturally mean "eat." Of course, you're moving, so you'll have to find some good ice cream parlors near your new home. There are plenty of Wichita homes for sale, but how many have ice cream nearby? All of them, if you know where to look. Here are some of our favorite ice cream places in and around Wichita.

  1. Churn & Burn - 548 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218
    This locally owned and sourced ice cream shop is a mesh of delicious opposites. Churn & Burn specializes in both ice cream treats and hot coffee. They also take classic, old ice cream recipes and modernize them by flash freezing their desserts in liquid nitrogen. Offering both dine-in and takeout, they have a wide variety of flavors, from cranberry walnut to strawberry balsamic to cinnamon, made to order with your favorite mix-ins and sauces.

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June
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Farmers Markets - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

There's nothing better than browsing a farmer's market on a lazy Saturday morning. You can get fresh, delicious produce that's much better quality than what you'll find in the store – all from local vendors. You're about to move to Wichita, and you know there must be some good farmer's markets around town, but you don't yet know where they are or how close they are to you. Fear not. There are plenty of Wichita homes for sale near farmer's markets. Our real estates are happy to help you find the best ones in your area. Here's a list of our favorites.

  • Kansas Grown! Market - 7001 W. 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67205, or 701 E Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
    Kansas Grown!
    is the largest grower-owned farmer's market in the state. There are actually two different locations in Wichita. The Main Market at 21st and Ridge meets Saturdays, from 7 am to noon, starting in April and through October. Or, if you're not an early riser, you can go to the Union Station market on Douglas, Wednesdays between 4 and 7 pm, from mid-May until September. In addition to farm-fresh produce, both locations often have themed days and host cool events for you and your family.

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May
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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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May
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Mother's Day Brunch - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Mother's Day will be here before you know it. If you're still looking for a way to celebrate with your mom, consider taking her out to brunch. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together and socialize over a delicious meal. Whether you prefer a savory or sweet treat, our real estate agents recommend checking out the following brunch restaurants in and around Wichita. 

  1. Olive Tree Catering - 2949 N. Rock Rd., Wichita KS, 67226
    If you're in the area looking at Wichita homes for sale, then Olive Tree Catering is the perfect spot to treat mom to a nice meal. The restaurant is organizing a special Mother's Day event between 10 am and 2 pm. Seating is limited, so you'll need to reserve your spot in advance on the restaurant's website. You can also reserve meals-to-go if preferred.

    The Mother's Day menu is extensive at Olive Tree Catering. Prime rib, roast lamb, and salmon all make an appearance. They also offer plenty of sweets, including Belgian waffles and baklava.

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April
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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
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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
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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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