Wichita on the Cheap

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Art on the Trail at the Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center is having a Free event on October 14, 2023 called Art on the Trail. Stroll through nature trails at the Great Plains Nature Center, purchase a glass of wine from Grace Hill Wineries, and watch as more than 30 Wichita artists let their creativity flow through the medium of their choice. […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Pumpkins at the Park

Pumpkins at the Park Tanganyika

Tanganyika Wildlife Park will host Pumpkins at the Park again this year! This spooky good time is for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Get into the Fall spirit with five nights of fun. From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, they have something for everyone this […]

September Events at Botanica

September Events at Botanica

Welcome to a New Season at Botanica! Fall is quickly approaching, and Botanica has plenty for you to do and experience. This September don’t forget to squeeze in a final peek at their exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors.” You can also celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s migration with student interactives and tours. Music […]

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Don’t miss out on all the spooktacular Halloween fun at Exploration Place in Wichita! They are hosting three fantastic Halloween events this year: Halloween Hall, BOOfest, and Wicked Pairings. It’s sure to be a howling good time. Each event is unique and will help you get into the Halloween spirit. Exploration Place is located in […]

Kansas Railfest

Kansas Railfest

The Great Plains Transportation Museum will be holding another Kansas Railfest this September. This one-of-a-kind event celebrates the history of railroads in Kansas and beyond. They will have lots of activities for the whole family.   About Kansas Railfest 2023: The day will be filled with fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 […]

Drone Light Festival at Exploration Place

Drone Light Festival Graphic

The inaugural Drone Light Festival will take flight at Exploration Place on September 21-23, 2023. They had their first drone show last year during the River Festival, which was a HUGE hit! The festival will provide breathtaking views of 300 synchronized drones (100 more than last year!), fully choreographed with music. They are planning some […]

Pumpkin Patches in and around Wichita

Pumpkin Patches Wichita

Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so go have some fall fun in 2023! Every year, we see lovely family-owned farms near Wichita that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall fun for families. These are some of the best pumpkin patches […]

Fiesta Hispana at Exploration Place

Fiesta Hispana at Exploration Place

 Exploration Place will celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture with the annual Fiesta Hispana event on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023.  The festival includes an exciting day of traditional entertainment, regional Mexican cuisine, and family activities.  Visitors will enjoy crafts, play games and check out a display of low riders. Performances include mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, matachines […]

Botanica Thursday Nights: $5 Admission

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens, is open late on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April – October 2023. This is a great option to get outside for all of us that work or if you want to enjoy the gardens when it’s a bit cooler out. On Thursday nights, you can get in for just $5.  You […]

O.J. Watson Park Wichita 2023

OJ Watson Park is such a fantastic place for families, and it’s even fun for teens or anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. This is the Wichita park that has the yellow brick road! The opening weekend should be pretty fun. And it kicks off spring break week for Wichita […]

Sunflower fields near Wichita, KS – Where can you see sunflowers in bloom?

Sunflower Fields in Kansas

Seeing row after row of blooming sunflowers – it’s one of the perks of living in Kansas. Many readers have asked me where they could find sunflower fields near Wichita or around the state. In the past, that wasn’t an easy question to answer since only a few were planted specifically to be enjoyed by […]

The Original Pizza Hut in Wichita

The original Pizza Hut

Did you know that Pizza Hut was started in Wichita? In 1958 two brothers started a restaurant in a building on the corner of Bluff and Kellogg. They sold pizza, a dish that was beginning to gain popularity. They staffed it with family, friends, and fraternity brothers (from Wichita State University) and called it Pizza […]

City Arts in Downtown Wichita

City Arts Wichita

City Arts is a museum in downtown Wichita. It has a free museum for the community and excellent art classes for all ages. This is where you can be creative and allow everyone to express themselves through art. CityArts offers the opportunity to participate in diverse art programming throughout the year. Since it began in […]

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State

Ulrich Museum of Art

The Ulrich Museum of Art is a FREE museum in Wichita. As the region’s source for modern and contemporary art, the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University connects viewers with artists and artworks that reflect our world today. Visitors can explore and enjoy 20th and 21st-century art with exhibitions that feature emerging and […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free, what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more. Chicken N Pickle is […]

How to Visit Exploration Place on a Budget

How to Visit Exploration Place for Free

Exploration Place in downtown Wichita is a big attraction in our city. It’s a premier Science Center with activities for all ages. In addition to their many permanent exhibits, they have numerous special exhibits, Live Science Shows, and shows in The Dome theater.  How to Visit Exploration Place on a Budget: FREE admissions are offered […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park Birthday Deal: Discounted Admission

Tanganyika Birthday Deal

We love to celebrate, especially when there is a deal!  Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas is having a 15th birthday special. In honor of the birthday, admission will be $15 from August 11 – 13, 2023 where you can come and enjoy the splash park, special discounts, and of course the animals. You will […]

Botanica the Wichita Gardens Summer & Fall Events

If you haven’t been to Botanica in a while, it’s about time to experience Wichita’s finest botanical attraction again. This Summer and Fall are full of events and programs at Botanica, bringing you a whole new experience every time you visit. These events are reoccurring, so you have plenty of time to visit Botanica.  In […]

End of Summer Events & Deals at Botanica

End of Summer Events and Deals at Botanica

Before the hustle and bustle of the school year begins, enjoy the last bit of summer at Botanica! Their calendar is full of fun events and unique programs, bringing you a whole new experience every time you visit. This August, don’t forget to squeeze in another peak at Botanica’s newest exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World: […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App

It’s back for 2023! The Sunflower Summer provides various ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks, and more for FREE! This is the BEST DEAL!! You can visit 114 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! Kansas kids and their parents can have […]

National Day of the Cowboy Event at Cowtown

National Day of the Cowboy

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy which is an annual celebration of the workers who created the American West and their impact on the history of Wichita. There will be demonstrations of the many skills that were required to do this tough, demanding and unpredictable work, including branding, […]

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo

ICT Comic Con & Science Expo

The ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is super! The comic con promises to be an epic celebration of comics, science fiction, movies, gaming and, of course, super heroes! The organizers have announced their plans to hold the CT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo in the Exhibition Hall at Century II on August 26 […]

Moth Mania at Great Plains Nature Center: Free Event

Moth Mania Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to a FREE event called: Moth Mania where for one night only they will be open late. Grab your flashlight and join them for a night of exploration under the stars!   Chisholm Trail is open dawn to dusk- But… They are breaking the rules for this special […]

Sedgwick County Zoo: free admission for first responders July 18

Sedgwick County Zoo First Responders

The Sedgwick County Zoo will offer FREE admission to all law enforcement, fire, EMS, and 911 operators. They are running this special for first responders day on July 18th, 2023. More about the FREE day for First Responders: Tuesday, July 18th, from 9 am – 8 pm A first responder and up to four guests […]

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Events and Fun: In & Around Wichita

Fireworks Wichita KS 2023

Happy Independence Day! We have lots to celebrate this 4th of July and you might be wondering, “Where can I see fireworks near me?” Below, we are listing some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities that are planned for 2023. Some festivities may be before July 4. No matter […]