Wichita Tourism

Nestled in South-Central Kansas, Wichita is the largest city located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The city began in the 1860s as a trading post and the 1870s saw it being incorporated into a city. Wichita has earned the nickname “Cowtown” as the city became a prominent location for cattle drives traveling from Texas to Kansas railroads. The 1920’s and 1930’s saw the city becoming the center for aircraft manufacturing, giving it the title of “The Air Capital of the World”.

Hosting numerous universities, entertainment venues, museums, parks, and theatres, the city has become the regional hub for media, trade, and culture. Lying in the northern limits of humid subtropical climate zone, the city’s average temperature remains 13.8 degrees Celsius (56.9 degrees Fahrenheit).

Apart from being the cultural center for Kansas, Wichita also draws popular music acts from around the world and hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, making this city a bubbling, busting, and happening place to be at. Landmarks, historic sites, galleries, and museums are located across the city dedicated to science, culture, and local history. Many of these attractions are located along the Arkansas river promising scenic vistas along with an insightful experience. Themed gardens, zoos, sports venues, and shopping malls ensure a complete package of fun and entertainment as a part of tourism in Wichita.

With a mixture of farmlands, rolling hills, parks, and lakes, this vivid city is a must-visit. The several events hosted in the city every year attract a huge flock of tourists and features many events, parades, plays, cultural activities, musical entertainment, sports events, river events, flea market, food courts, fireworks, traveling exhibits and a lot more, promising a cheerful time for people of all interest groups. With so much to do and see, this city is a complete package that every traveler should explore.

Essential travel information and Wichita tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Central Daylight Time (GMT/UTC -5)
  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity: Wichita uses 120 Volts, 60 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plug sockets have ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type A) and grounded 3 pin connections (Type B)
  • Internet: Internet in the form of Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G is available at most of the hotels, restaurants, and points of interest.
  • Languages: English is the primary language in Wichita.
  • Security: 911 is for fire, medical emergency, accident, crime, and person in trouble.
  • Tipping: Although not customary, tipping is appreciated in the city.
  • High-end restaurants might follow a certain dress code.
  • Know the pollution level of Wichita before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.92 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.46 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.92 (Low)
  • How safe is Wichita for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wichita.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 49.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.17 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.17 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.17 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Wichita is 182.81 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 47.34 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 70.47 (High)
    • Pollution Index 26.55 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.32 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.58 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.83 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wichita

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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