Explore the Best of the Midwest in Wichita, Kansas
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Did you know that Kansas sees more sunny days than Florida? Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, showcases this ideal weather with endless options for outdoor recreation and entertainment. Everyone from business travelers to family road trippers will find fun, new experiences in this Midwest metropolitan area.
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Outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled with Wichita’s alfresco activities. You can soak up the sun while cruising on 125 miles of hiking and biking trails, swinging your clubs at one of the 15 golf courses, and exploring one of their 107 parks. There’s even more adventure waiting beneath the surface – about 650 feet beneath the Earth’s surface to be exact! The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is definitely a unique attraction to have on an itinerary. Travel through time on the Salt Mine Express and see exactly how this underground world looked 50 years ago.
Once you climb out of the mine with your souvenir piece of salt, head to Old Town for shopping and dining. Visitors will appreciate Old Town’s charming characteristics, including the brick-lined streets and native limestone accents. This trendy spot has more than 100 restaurants, clubs, shops, theaters, galleries, and museums.
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Live entertainment is almost endless in Wichita. Cheer on a hockey or basketball game at the Intrust Bank Arena, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue located downtown. You could also coordinate your trip around a Wichita performance by your favorite band.
Wichita is also a fantastic vacation destination for the family. Buckle up in go-karts for a race around the track or make a splash with bumper boats at All Star Adventures. Exploration Place should also be on your family itinerary. Kids can play with hands-on exhibits for fun learning or watch a kid-friendly film. Finally, you should make time to visit the Museum of World Treasures. The whole family will be amazed by the Egyptian mummies and Ivan the T-Rex.
With all of this excitement, you’ll surely need a comfortable place to rest and refuel. The new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Wichita Northeast can be your home away from home during your trip. It’s conveniently located near downtown Wichita and the hotel amenities, including the Be Our Guest Breakfast and complimentary high-speed Internet, make this Midwestern adventure both easy and enjoyable.
What do you most look forward to doing in Wichita?