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With a seating capacity of 15,000, Intrust Bank Arena is one of the largest entertainment venues in Wichita. Concerts tend to be big name acts like James Taylor, and Motley Crue. You can also catch a collegiate sports game from time to time. It's a great place to go for a day of family fun when the Ringling Bros. Circus is in town. There's also plenty of space for meetings and corporate events here.
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.
Enjoy a great meal and a world-class performance at Crown Uptown Theatre. This historic building was originally a vaudeville theater, and some of the elements of the antique design still remain. The performances range from Broadway-style musicals to comedies. You'll be able to choose between two entrees and three sides, all prepared fresh and with quality ingredients.
The Allen-Lambe House was built in 1915 by the celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright and was one of the last Prairie style houses he designed. Originally designed for statesman Henry J. Allen and his wife, it was later sold to the Allen-Lambe House Foundation. The building is now a museum that conducts tours for visitors. Some of the best examples of Prairie style of architecture as well as Frank Lloyd's own distinct style of interior design can be see in this house. By his own admission, it was one of the best houses he designed. Check the website for more information about the tour.
Track House is tucked away near the railroad in south Wichita. It is easy to miss this spot as there is no signage nor any advertisement. This part time performance venue hosts experimental music shows occasionally. Chris Schlarb and Francis Moss have performed here in the past.