With more than 1,000 restaurants, 33 museums, 22 attractions, 22 live theaters, 17 festivals and eight shopping districts, Wichita, Kansas, has dining and entertainment options that deliver unforgettable experiences with Midwest hospitality and service. The largest city in Kansas also has the amenities and ease to please meeting planners. Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is a quick 10-minute drive from downtown Wichita, where Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center offers more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. The 5-year-old Intrust Bank Arena offers a 15,000-seat venue in the downtown area and has the flexibility to host assemblies or trade shows. Other venues include smaller arenas, area hotels and attractions with unique meeting spaces, such as Old Cowtown Museum for a Wild West experience as well as Exploration Place, which has stunning architecture and vaulted interior pavilions. Wichita has 8,000 hotel rooms ranging from economy to luxury, with 1,200 hotel rooms located downtown. Meeting planners who visit for the first time are wowed at Visit Wichita’s level of concierge service. In Wichita, they find a Top 10 Best Value City by Kiplinger’s, a Most Affordable City in the U.S. by NBC’s “Today” show and a Top 10 Surprising Food City by livability.com.
"Having the opportunity to take a ride in a Vintage 1942 Stearman Bi-Plane was a bucket-list experience for a site visit. Also, the hotel properties in Wichita show what quality hotels should strive to be, from the awesome staff members to the amenities offered, they were truly great from top to bottom.” –Chris Luna, USA BMX