Come explore lots of different things to do in Wichita! Our hotel is in an excellent location, just minutes from Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center and INTRUST Bank Arena. Staying within walking distance of major event venues is just one of the perks of staying at Wyndham Garden Wichita Downtown, in addition to amenities such as our complimentary fresh breakfast and exemplary high-speed Wi-Fi. Wichita is renowned in Kansas as a music center, attracting performers to concert halls and stadiums year-round. The Orpheum Theatre is a downtown venue that is a mere fifteen walk from our hotel. Our hotel is also minutes from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, a 1930s-era baseball field that is home to the Wichita Wingnuts, and an awesome thing to do in Wichita, Kansas.
In town for a sports tournament? INTRUST Bank Arena is the go-to spot for hockey, basketball, boxing, and more. Many teams enjoy the use of our event space to hang out and go over strategy in between games. Sports Forum is also a short drive away, catering to basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and football games. The facility hosts tournaments, skills clinics, and parties for all athletes eager for more floor-time. This multi-sport arena is an awesome thing to do in downtown Wichita if you’re looking to get active, especially if you want to try the Extreme Sports Trampoline Park.
As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita continues to develop into a dynamic place to visit with lots of attractions. Learn more about why Wichita is the Air Capital of the World at the Kansas Aviation Museum, and see the history of flight in action. Get back to nature at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens, for a peaceful and beautiful walk. The Ulrich Museum of Art offers contemporary pieces to challenge your perception of art, located close by at Wichita State University. Visit the Keeper of the Plains sculpture where Big and Little Arkansas rivers join together downtown, with footbridges and other art to see! No matter your interest or age, there are copious things to do in Wichita, Kansas.
The Museum of World Treasures is a three story building encompassing over 30 private collections of artifacts, including Egyptian mummies, parts of the Berlin war, and dinosaur fossils.
The museum is open daily 10 AM – 5 PM, except for Sunday hours which are 12 PM – 5 PM. Come walk through history!
First Floor: Fossils and ancient human history, including coins of Roman Emperors and a nearly complete tail of a Tyrannosaurus Rex
Second Floor: Military history, presidents, and royalty around the world, including the signatures of every American president
Third Floor: American history, with exhibits in Sports, Pop Culture, Romancing the West, and Historic Composers and Music
Their mission: “To provide a gateway to the past that educates, entertains, and inspires lifelong learning.”
This performing arts and convention center has been an entertainment cornerstone for Wichita ever since the facility opened in 1969. With 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 20 meeting rooms, Century II is a dynamic venue for a large variety of events. The center comes equipped with in-house catering and modern AV equipment such as professional stage lighting and sound systems.
Whether you’re attending a consumer show or a conference, Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center offers both a view of downtown Wichita through expansive windows and a showcase of conventions of every kind.
Concert Hall - Perfect for stage shows or presentations on a 49’ stage with proscenium seating
Convention Hall – Tiered seating with the flexibility of removable risers
Exhibition Hall – 45,000 square feet of space for exhibit booths
Our hotel is just a three minute drive to the center or a fifteen minute walk if you’re looking to skip parking fees.
Come feel like a local for the week at Wichita Riverfest! The festival runs for nine days every June and is full of live music, fair food, and events for the whole family. Watch the floating Riverfest Parade, cheer on the Paddleboat Races, and participate in the Cardboard Regatta, all along the Arkansas River.
The whole family will love the nightly fireworks, choreographed to musical arrangements for a brilliant show. Watch the fireworks from the water if you enter your own boat in the Starlight Flotilla.
The price of a River Festival button covers admission to all concerts and events! As the birthplace of the electric guitar, Wichita always attracts excellent musical talent. Come out to a variety of concerts, ranging from classical to alt-rock.
Riverfest is volunteer-run, helps contribute to the economy, and is one of the top things to do in Wichita, Kansas. Come celebrate Wichita’s diverse community with local and national entertainment.