A few readers have asked where they can see Christmas light displays in Wichita, and that's a great idea for a post because driving around looking at the lights is not only a fun family tradition, it's also really inexpensive. (Even after … [Read more...] about Where to See Christmas Lights in Wichita
Vacations, weekend getaways, and day trips from the Wichita, KS area.
Every Kid in a Park is an annual program of the U.S. government that provides free passes to National Parks for fourth grade students. The program was established to allow fourth graders and their families to discover our wildlife, … [Read more...] about 4th graders can get free National Park Passes
Here's a big deal: The National Park Service twelve fee-free days in 2017. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, … [Read more...] about FREE Admission to America’s National Parks
Lodging is one of the biggest expenses when you go on vacation, so it pays to learn a few tips for getting the best rate at hotels. Having worked in the sales office of a local hotel, I know this: Room rates are not set in … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – Tips for Getting the Best Rate at Hotels
Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can receive an America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for FREE (an $80 value). The pass grants them access to more than 2,000 national parks, … [Read more...] about Military families get free annual pass to national parks
Here’s one of my best tips for saving money on summer vacations: Check out the state and local tourism resources at your destination and pick up free travel guides. It seems obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Those organizations work hard … [Read more...] about Getaways on the Cheap: FREE Kansas Guide Books, Map
In this age of discount travel websites and Groupon Getaways, most of us take to the Internet to plan our vacations. But does the DIY approach always save us more money? Perhaps, but in all of our bargain hunting, it may pay off to call … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – Can a Travel Agent Save You Money?
It's almost summer travel season, when many of us are looking for options to get out of town. After 4 years of staycationing here in the ICT, I think I'm ready to go on a road trip. Of course, if we do that it's going to have to be one of … [Read more...] about Save on Summer Vacation Travel – How to Save Money on Road Trips
Are you looking for a fun getaway for the family before school starts? I've heard good things about the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchinson (they say they have the best fireworks show you'll ever see), which begins this week with the … [Read more...] about Free Admission to the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchinson
On Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, dads get a FREE All-Day Mission Pass to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center with the purchase of a second All-Day Mission Pass. The All-Day Mission Pass includes the Hall of Space Museum, an IMAX® … [Read more...] about FREE All-Day Mission Pass to KS Cosmosphere for Dads
Advance reservations are required for this free screening of the documentary Happy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children aged 12 and over are welcome to … [Read more...] about Free Film Screening 650 Feet Underground
Since I know a few people who are going, I thought other Wichitans might be interested in this tip from Kansas City on the Cheap on how to get discounted tickets for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Huzzah! (Whatever that means. :)) … [Read more...] about Discounted Tickets to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Check out this post from Kansas City on the Cheap to find out how military and public safety personnel can get in to Worlds of Fun for free. … [Read more...] about Military and Public Safety Get in Free to Worlds of Fun
What fun! This Saturday, August 14, 2010, Clinton State Park is offering free park entrance. In addition to the free entrance, special youth activities are schedule, including a fishing clinic and an "Animal Show & Tell" that are also … [Read more...] about Free Entry and Fishing Clinic at Clinton State Park
The Ark City Friends of the Renaissance Festival are raising funds with $5 Hot Air Balloon Tether rides on August 14, 2010, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is being held at the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum. A free kids' carnival with … [Read more...] about Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides in Ark City