When planning a trip to Wichita, Kansas, you want to make sure that you pack your days with as many excellent activities and sights as possible. With that in mind, here are three fun things to do in Wichita that you should not miss out on during your trip.
The Keeper of the Plains
The Keeper of the Plains is a spectacular steel sculpture near the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers. The Keeper of the Plains was completed in 1974 and has become one of the most well recognised and loved symbols of Wichita. In 2006 The Keeper of the Plains was lifted onto a rock promontory, and the result is has made it look even grander. You should visit The Keeper of the Plains, but even if you don’t spend time walking around it, you will definitely see it from certain parts of the city thanks to the 30-foot stone it is now standing on. This can make The Keeper of the Plains one of the easiest landmarks in the city to find and as such it can make a great meeting point or be used to help you navigate through Wichita. If that isn’t enough, then the sculpture is lit by fire pits. Each of which is lit each night manually and create a spectacular effect in both summer and winter. You would find it difficult to avoid The Keeper of the Plains during your visit to Wichita, but it is a sight to behold and one that you will likely never forget.
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens
The Botanica: The Wichita Gardens are beautiful botanical gardens that demand to be explored. You can take a whole day exploring and wandering the various pathways, seeing all of the amazing plant life and soaking in everything that Botanica has to offer. Botanica was created in 1987 and covers almost 18 acres of the city of Wichita. It is just outside of the centre of the city, so it doesn’t matter if you are staying at the Wichita Marriott or a friend's spare room, you will easily be able to visit these spectacular botanical gardens. Botanica has an amazing butterfly house that is especially fantastic in summer when all the butterflies are flying around, but can still be enjoyed in winter to see the interesting plants that live inside. Don’t miss out on visiting this during your stay in Wichita.
Museum of World Treasures
Museum of World Treasures was first opened in 2001 and is the home to some of the weirdest, wonderful and amazing things from across the world. It has a full-sized T-Rex, part of the Berlin Wall, mummies from Egypt, the pitchfork held by the Scarecrow in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and a myriad of other interesting items. It is one of those places that has something amazing in every cabinet, around every bend and in each exhibition. You are never sure what is going to come up next, and if you visit Wichita without going to the Museum of World Treasures, then you have missed out on one of the best museums in the country.
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