Wichita is in the state of Kansas in the US. It is considered to be the cultural center of Kansas and features numerous art and history museums, a performing arts group, sports teams, shopping centers and more for the holiday goers to enjoy.
The Wichita Art Museum is the largest of its kind in Kansas and houses 7,000 works in its permanent collections. There are several other museums to see, including the Mid-America All-Indian Center, and the Old Cowtown living history museum, as well as the Exploration Place for science fans.
The Sedgwick County Zoo is another popular spot to visit with its 2,500 animals that represent 500 species. You can go to the zoo, and then visit the Sedgwick county park or the Sedgwick County Extension Arboretum, which are all next to each other.
If you love basketball, head to the Bramlage Coliseum to watch the Kansas State basketball team the Wildcats. They represent Kansas State University and are in the NCAA’s Division I, as well as being part of the Big 12 Conference.
Try some ice skating at the Kansas City Ice Center where you can pay just a few dollars to rent some skates and either ice skate or roller skate the afternoon away!
Or go hiking and rock climbing at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, where you may also see wild buffalo, elk or deer or go fishing or camping.
Wichita has a humid subtropical climate and usually has summers that are hot and humid and winters that are dry and cold. The average temperatures range from 0.1 °C (32.2 °F) in January to 27.3 °C (81.1 °F) in July.
If you love books and art, come in May for the Art Wichita Art and Book Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum.
One of the most interesting things to do in Wichita is to participate in the American Indian Festival in July where you can learn about Native American Indians. It’s a fantastic festival where you get to celebrities Indian traditions.
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