Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wichita

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The iconic Keeper of the Plains watches over Wichita.

The iconic Keeper of the Plains watches over Wichita.

In Wichita, you’ll see the city flag everywhere—on flagpoles, T-shirts, murals, you name it. Why so much hometown pride? To give you a taste of all Wichita has to offer meeting attendees, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Wichita.

10. The Sky’s the Limit. We’re the Air Capital of the World—the manufacturer of 35% of all U.S.-made general aviation aircraft—with unique experiences (and venues) including the Kansas Aviation Museum and the B-29 Doc Hangar.

9. Wichita’s Got Heart. We’re the Heart of the Country—smack dab in the middle of the U.S.—with warm hospitality that includes following COVID-19 protocols to keep visitors safe.

8. Wichita’s Got Talent. The performing arts abound, from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Wichita Grand Opera to Music Theatre Wichita—an incubator of Broadway stars.

7. We’re Watched Over by an Icon. The 44-foot Keeper of the Plains in downtown Wichita—a majestic tribute to the Plains Indians—attracts visitors from around the world.

6. We’ll Say It, Our Downtown Rocks. Meeting attendees can easily explore downtown Wichita’s eclectic neighborhoods on foot, by riding the free Q-Line or via Bike Share ICT.

5. We’re a Little Nutty. Its aisles brimming with candy, nuts and fudge, the Nifty Nut House has been satisfying sweet and salty cravings since 1937.

4. And a Little Spicy. Sure, Wichita has lip-smackin’ barbecue—we’re in the heart of beef country, after all—but the city’s foodie scene also includes adventurous ethnic eateries.

3. We’re Trailblazers. Home of the first successful student-led lunch counter sit-in in 1958, Wichita’s progressive history is on display at the Kansas African American Museum.

2. We Know How to Brew. Wichita serves up its own local beers from over 10 craft breweries.
And the number-one thing we want you to know about Wichita is…

1. Wichita Has Your Back. We know it’s stressful planning meetings in this uncertain climate, so we offer meeting planners the Flexibility Promise: Book risk-free, with no cancellation penalty, zero food and beverage minimums, and no attrition.

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