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One Day in Wichita - Travel Itinerary

Wichita, Kansas may not be on your destination radar, but we are here to change that! With it being the largest city in the state, Wichita has an excellent offering of cultural and culinary delights and activities to entertain the entire family. We had the pleasure of visiting Wichita back in July of 2021 and had a wonderful time! We only had one to explore but felt like we were able to get a good feel for the city, so if you’re a time-crunched traveler like us, don’t let that steer you away from Wichita. We put together this itinerary that is perfect for anyone trying to maximize every second that they have in this hidden gem in America’s Heartland!

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*Also, check out our “Kansas: One Day in Wichita” travel vlog for a closer look at our time in Wichita*

Now... Let's get into the itinerary!

8:30am: Breakfast/Coffee

  • HomeGrown (645 E. Douglas Ave, Ste. 102) - Where we went

Committed to serving locally-sourced food and creative dishes, Homegrown is a must-eat when in Wichita! Pro-Tip: Try the Croissant French Toast and Homemade Pop Tarts!

  • Leslie Coffee Co. (930 W. Douglas Ave)

  • Doo-Dah Diner (206 E Kellogg St)

10:00am: ​​Step back in time at the Old Cowtown Museum (1865 W. Museum Blvd)

Experience Wichita like it's 1865! Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and activities common to a Midwestern cattle town in the late 19th century. Admission $6 to $9 depending on your age, but they do offer free admission on Sundays!

12:15pm: Lunch

A local, soul-warming favorite for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike, Tanya’s Soup kitchen (or TSK as locals call it) is a versatile food hot spot, known for sourcing ingredients locally and rotating the menu seasonally for optimum freshness.

  • B&C Barbeq