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The Wichita Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in all of Kansas. Established in 1935, it has a sterling collection of American art. The art collection of approximately 7,000 works spanning over three centuries includes sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts. It boasts works by illustrious artists like Mary Cassat, Winslow Homer, and many more. Established in 1935, the museum has a unique area known as The Living Room where visitors can try their hand at creating their own art. The museum also features a cafe and a store where gift items made by local artists are available.
The winner of a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival, Central Standard Brewing features a tap room alongside the production unit. Tours are offered at the brewery and post that, you can enjoy the delicious brews at their large tap room or the outdoor patio. Live music performances are held here regularly and they also have food trucks on site for your hunger pangs. Beers are offered on tap as well as in bottles. Some unique brews include Stand Up Tripel, a rich Belgian style beer with oak and spice flavors; Girlfriend, a Kansas wheat specialty brewed with Citra and Amarillo; and Red Cicada, a sour beer with notes of hibiscus, lime, ginger, Kansas salt, and chamomile.
Feel like you've traveled back in time at this museum, where costumed actors recreate the lifestyle of a cattle town from the 1870s. This sprawling museum is designed as a working town complete with residential houses, an industrial area, a farm and various other elements that comprised a town back in the day. Well thought-out re-enactments of scenes from daily life make this an interesting attraction for kids as well as adults. The Hunter Area, Drovers Camp, DeVore Farm and the Industrial Area are some of the prominent living exhibits of the museum. In addition to this, the Empire Hall showcases an extensive collection of historical artifacts. The gift shop on site has unique souvenirs and tours are available.
Opened in 1987, these gardens were a collaboration between the Wichita Area Garden Council and the City of Wichita. They include an aquatic collection, butterfly garden, a butterfly house, greenhouse for tropical plants, a rock garden, a rose garden, a sensory garden, a Shakespearean garden, and more. They opened a children's garden in 2011 that features several themed areas for kids.
Inaugurated in 1901, McAdams Park has delighted the families of Wichita for over a century. A verdant oasis of the city, the park has several well-paved paths covered with a canopy of trees making it perfect for a morning run or an evening stroll. The park's carefully-manicured landscapes are perfect for bringing a picnic, while the ball diamonds and tennis courts are ideal for local matches and tournaments.
Preserving the heritage and history of local public schools, the McCormick School Museum is housed within the handsome building of this 19th-century school. Visit the museum to see interesting displays like a one room school from 1890s, a science lab’s replica from 1923, old photos, yearbooks, and archives. Small yet well-maintained, you can visit the facility on Wednesdays and Sundays.