When you are visiting the sunflower state make sure you stop by Wichita the biggest city in Kansas and the birthplace of Pizza Hut. While you are at it, explore the Old town district filled with shops, places to eat, drink, and listen to live music.
Plethora of flavors
The brick-lined streets of Wichita's Old Town are surrounded by brick warehouses from the mid-1800s whichhave been turned into different food venues.
You will find restaurants offering Latin savory food like Sabor featuring dishes from South America like chimichurri, authentic Mexican, Italian, French, as well as authentic Korean cuisine. One of the local's favorites for its home cooking and nostalgic ambiance is Old Mill Tasty Shop, founded in 1932. For a traditional Kansas-style barbecue, be sure to drop by Bite Me BBQ.
Elsewhere, if you are looking to go out during the night, enjoy some of the clubs and sports bar in the area. There are plenty of places such as Industry Old Town or Rock Island where they host live music.
The local hangout is Public at the Backyard, a 1880s warehouse selling delicious craft beer.
Where else to go
For some afternoon entertainment, visit the Arcade featuring more than 70 retro classic arcade games from the '80s and '90s. It is a fun activity both for adults and kids.
Or explore the Museum of World Treasures, where you will find Ivan the T-rex in the fossil hall, two real Egyptian mummies in the Egypt gallery and exhibits on the civil war, War World I and II, the Berlin wall, and the Cold War.
If you fancy checking out some artwork, you can either stop by the City Arts Gallery or by Harvester Arts center, a platform for visual arts founded in 2014.
Shopping unique findings
Uniquities Home and Bondie's Old Town Antique Mall are two great stores that sell antiques, vintage goodies, re-purposed items. Visit them and buy some cute and exceptional gifts to take home.
On Saturday mornings during the spring and fall seasons, there’s an Old Town Farmers Market, where you can buy local products, taste delicious bakeries, and stroll around to meet the local farmers. This market features more than 100 stalls and promotes sustainable agriculture.
Check out Old Town Wichita's website for what events are happening every day.