5 Adventures to Have in Wichita this Weekend!

5 Adventures to Have in Wichita this Weekend!

1. Follow the Yellow Brick Road  – You can’t come to Kansas and NOT see a Yellow Brick Road! Gallery Alley, located at 616 E. Douglas Ave, is just north of  Intrust Bank Arena. You could also visit  Botanica, The Wichita Gardens as they have the fantastic rainbow AND yellow brick road! OJ Watson Park at 3022 S. McLean Blvd also has a yellow brick road, 3 playgrounds, mini golf, and concessions! 🌈

 

2. Take a Brew Tour – Wichita’s booming Craft Beer Community includes several nationally recognized breweries including the Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, Central Standard Brewing, Aero Plains Brewing, and  River City Brewing Company  Take the Q Line trolley and have a beer blast! 🍻 Better yet do it on St Patrick’s Day and also catch the parade in Historic Delano at high noon! ☘️

 

3. Explore Old Town and Wichita’s Murals!  Right across from River City Brewing is Museum of World Treasures, always a favorite! There’s also the amazing Shakespeare mural 762 E. 1st St. and the new murals under the train bridge near 2nd and Santa Fe.

 

While in Old Town go to Wichita’s first legal distillery since prohibition, Wheat State Distilling and see their great mural created by local artist, Johnny Freedom! Then head back towards the arena and check out the new Carry A. Nation statue for a smash course in history. 🥃🔨

 

4. You have to see these murals! – Wichita has quickly become one of the most Instagrammed cities thanks to the amazing murals that dot the city with unexpected art! Head East on Douglas to see the beautiful Crown Uptown Theatre and take your picture in front of two postcard murals! The College Hill Deli mural at 3407 E. Douglas and the Wichita postcard Mural on the side of the Reuben Saunders Gallery at 3215 E Douglas Ave. are sure to impress! Both murals were created by local artists, Lupoli Collective. For more murals follow the link or download the Douglas Ave. murals app.

 

5. Play at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park  and take pics of the Lewis Reflection Square Park, and the two dozen other Douglas street statues by Georgia Gerber! They are all within walking distance and great photo ops. 📷 Keep the statue theme going and visit our greatest statue, the iconic Keeper of the Plains  at 650 N. Seneca Street!

 

Whew! It was hard to narrow it down to 5 adventures! 😁 If you’re still looking for things to do we’ve got #plenty2dohere and it’s on our Wichita Events Calendar! Have a great weekend!