Tag Archive: Wichita

Jul 05

Great Zoo Exhibit: The Tropics

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The Tropics is a fun exhibit to visit at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.  A popular attraction since it first opened its door.  Even more popular now since its $3-million-dollar renovation in 2015.  Home to bugs, birds, reptiles, and mammals.  The Tropics is a great place to sit down and enjoy nature in action.  The …

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Jun 23

Great Zoo Exhibit: Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley

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Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is the latest outstanding exhibit on display at the Sedgwick County Zoo.  Located in Wichita, Kansas the Sedgwick County Zoo is the number 1 rated outdoor attraction in the state.  Now with the Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the zoo’s newest and most expensive exhibit, there number one …

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Jun 20

Great Plains Nature Center: Wichita

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Great Plains Nature Center is located in Wichita’s Chisholm Creek Park.   It is a great free attraction in Kansas.  Since there was no cost we figured it would be a wonderful opportunity to get out and stretch our legs during our road trip.  It was.  Great Plains Nature Center is one of the best of …

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Jul 11

Botanica: a little breath of beauty

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Botanica, The Wichita Gardens is a small but beautiful 9.5 acre botanical garden located in the heart of Wichita near the Arkansas River.  There are several different themed areas in the Botanica Garden which includes a butterfly house (from June to September), a wildflower meadow, and the new Downing Children’s Garden.  Botanica will not be …

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Feb 16

Top 10 things to see or do in and around Wichita

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Living my whole life in the Plains megacities are few and far between so what can you do for entertainment in what some people would say is in the middle of nowhere.  Well you might be surprised at just how much there is to do, but also the quality of attractions.  Now is Wichita ever …

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Jul 20

Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita

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The Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita is the biggest and nicest zoo in Kansas, which might not be saying much because there are not that many zoos.  It is a really large zoo with many animals (around 2,500) that represent over 500 species.  Since 2000 the zoo has been going through and remodeling and enduring a …

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Jul 18

Museum of World Treasures:An Impressive Collection for Kansas

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The Wichita Museum of World Treasures is a jack of all trades museum.  This museum has a little bit of everything, from dinosaur bones to a fighter pilot flight suit and Marilyn Monroe’s gloves to a section of the Berlin Wall.  While it is not the biggest or best museum it does have an impressive …

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