Whether you’re stopping by with friends for the weekend, visiting family members or extending a business trip for some “me time”, there are plenty of fun things to do in Wichita, Kansas. Make Best Western Wichita North’s comfortable rooms and suites your home away from home while you discover all that our vibrant city has to offer.
Our conveniently located hotel is close to a wide range of activities and attractions, including the INTRUST Bank Arena and Wichita State University, so you’ll never have a shortage of things to do. Immerse yourself in Wichita, Kansas’ attractions and beautiful sights for the ultimate experience! Tour one of our many museums, say hi to some furry pals at Sedgwick County Zoo, enjoy the many shops and restaurants in Old Town Wichita, or explore the popular Botanica Gardens for a fun family excursion.
Looking for a bit of inspiration? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help with some recommendations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Located in the heart of Wichita and just a short 10-minute drive away from Best Western Wichita North is the thriving and charming community of Old Town Wichita. Visit its brick-lined streets and converted brick warehouses for some of the best shops, restaurants, clubs, theaters, galleries and museums around the city!
Ranking as one of the best zoos in the USA, Sedgwick County Zoo is an AZA-accredited wildlife park that’s perfect for the whole family! Just a short 11-minute drive from Best Western Wichita North, you can easily enjoy the various exhibits, including the Cessna Penguin Cove, KOCH Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat, and Children’s Farms. Don’t hesitate to sign up for one of their learning programs, and don’t miss out on seeing the 3rd largest elephant habitat in the country!
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212-1698
T: (316) 660.WILD (9453)
F: (316) 942.3781
Summer: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(March – October)
Winter: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(November – February)
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 9, 2017 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.
Located in Park City, Kansas, Hartman Arena is the premier multi-purpose arena and entertainment facility in north Wichita and the surrounding area. Looking for a bit of excitement during your stay? Buy a ticket for a concert, comedy show, dance show, stunt events and more!
8151 N Hartman Arena Dr
Park City, KS 67147
Office Hours – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F
Box Office Hours - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Catch an entertainment or sports event at Intrust Bank Arena’s 15,000-seat multi-purpose venue in downtown Wichita. Cheer on the Wichita Force indoor football team, participate in the DodgeBrawl tournament or swoon over your favorite artists and musicians during your visit.
500 E. Waterman
Wichita, KS 67202
Event Hotline: 316-440-9150
Front Desk: 316-440-9000
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Sunday: Closed except for event days. Box Office will open at 12:00 p.m. on event days.
Phone: 855-755-SEAT (7328)
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens opened to the public in May 1987 with four gardens and a horticultural library and has since expanded with 30 additional themed gardens and exhibits. Explore this botanical paradise’s 18 acres of beautiful landscaping and learn more about horticulture through their many educational programs for both youth and adults!
701 Amidon St Wichita, KS 67203-3199
Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat, year-round.
Extended hours: Apr-Sept, Tue & Thur until 8pm.
Located in Old Town Wichita in a former paper warehouse, the Museum of World Treasures offers an immersive experience for you to travel through time and discover treasures from all over the world. Amongst the many exciting items you’ll stumble upon are dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, an expansive military history exhibit, a section of the Berlin Wall and much more!
835 E 1st St. in Old Town
Wichita, KS 67202
Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 12 PM - 5 PM
Extended hours available for group events
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
Enjoy an interactive science center for all ages in Wichita, Kansas at Exploration Place! The facility features exhibits for Exploring Flight & Design, Exploring Kansas, inventing and tinkering with circuits, and much more. Don’t forget to catch a special program in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium!
300 N. McLean Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67203
Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Tuesday:10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
*Open Mondays through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Created in 1915 to start the Roland P. Murdock collection, the Wichita Art Museum has evolved its permanent collection to more than 8,000 objects emphasizing exceptional American art. Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Great Plains and discover the fascinating development American art.
1400 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67203-3200
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Museum Galleries, Museum Store, and the Muse Cafe are closed Mondays and major holidays.
Explore and learn more about the great outdoors at the Great Plains Nature Center! The center is dedicated to providing educational experiences to learn about the natural resources, wildlife and plant species of the Great Plains Region, as well as providing a community resource for conservation initiatives.
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200