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First Day Hikes on New Years Day in Kansas, Wichita

State Parks in Kansas First Day Hikes

Take a hike on the first day of 2024 to start your new year off right!  Numerous Kansas State Parks – and a Wichita city park – are offering First Day Hikes, which are guided hikes on New Year’s Day, January 1. Bring the family – bundled up, of course, and wearing comfortable, sturdy hiking […]

Hotel at Old Town Discount for Wichita on the Cheap Readers

Hotel at Old Town Discount

Are you looking to escape the everyday routine and explore something new? Hotel at Old Town has partnered with us to help promote Staycations in the City we all love. Experience Wichita in a new way by making a vacation out of our hometown. With great restaurants, local attractions, and outdoor activities, you can have […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a […]

You-pick Farms Near Wichita: Apples, Berries, Peaches & More

You Pick Farms Wichita

Every year readers ask me where they can find “you-pick” places in the Wichita area. They’re talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and sunshine together as […]

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 […]

Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival

Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival

The Kansas Maze is located on the Gaebbert family farm in Buhler, KS, which is about 50 min from Wichita. They have more than 600,000 Sunflowers for you to see. Each year, they have a multi-week festival whenever the Sunflowers bloom, so the dates are never exactly set until the flowers are in  bloom.  Who […]

Kansas State Fair General Info and Deals

Kansas State Fair Info

The Kansas State Fair this year is September 8 – 17, 2023, in Hutchinson, Kansas. These ten days are packed with fun for all ages. This fair is the largest single event in Kansas and annually attracts approximately 350,000 people. You can enjoy mouthwatering food, live music, agricultural exhibits, and more. Find your fun and […]

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 […]

Huff’n Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally in Topeka

Huff'n Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally

The annual Huff’n Puff hot air balloon rally is in Topeka, Kansas. Weather permitting, about twenty balloons will launch from Mount Home Ballon Field in the morning of September 10th and 11th, 2023, and on the evening of September 9th and 10th.  About Huff’n Puff Hot Air Ballon Rally: This event is in Topeka, Kansas. […]

The Golden Circle Historic Horse Racing Facility

the Golden Historic Horse Racing Facility.

What is happening to the old Greyhound Park in Park City? A new gambling area with Historical Horse Racing, Gilley’s dancehall, restaurants, bars, and a hotel with 110 rooms. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approved the new proposal in July 2023. They will not tear down the old Greyhound facility but it will have […]

Wichita Kansas Fun Facts about our City

Wichita Fun Facts

My husband and I were born in raised in Wichita, and we both love our city. Well, I guess my husband technically grew up in Andover but close enough. We have been compiling a list of interesting facts about Wichita, KS. Some of the facts we learned from Visit Wichita, Historical Sites, and more.  Wichita […]

FREE Admission to America’s National Parks 2023

Hot Spring in Norris Geyser Basin - National Park Service photo

Here’s a big deal: The National Park Service offers five fee-free days in 2023. On these FREE days at U.S. National Parks, you’ll pay nothing to get in to more than 100 national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and […]

Travel Expo Wichita Deals, Giveaways, Food Trucks

Travel Expo Wichita

Are you wanting to take a vacation soon but on a budget? Check out this Travel Expo in Wichita.  In addition to having special on-site booking discounts from most of the vendors, Expo attendees can register for a Branson giveaway with the hotel, museum tickets, restaurant vouchers, and more. Also, they are giving away a […]

Experience El Dorado Kansas

Are you looking for a little getaway or want to spend some time outside of the City? El Dorado is a easy drive and close to Wichita, with lots of fun activities, museums, and a really cute downtown. El Dorado, Kansas, is an excellent place for a day trip with many FREE things to experience. […]

Abilene Kansas of of the Top Historic Town in America

Abilene, KS

Abilene is one of the top two historic small towns in the country. According to the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, for the second year in a row, Abilene was named runner-up in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Contest in the Best Historic Small Town category. Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “The proudest thing I can […]

8 Wonders of Kansas Quick Review: Road Trip

8 wonders of Kansas

Ever wondered where to find the 8 Wonders of Kansas? Some of these places I have been to, others I have never heard of. Most of the “Wonders” on this list are pretty close to Wichita making these an easy day trip. The furthest location on this list is four hours away (Monument Rocks). I […]

Kansas Road Trip: Mushroom Rock Park & Kanopolis Lake

Mushroom Rock State Park

Last summer, my sister and I packed up the kids and went on some fantastic day trips from Wichita.On our first Kansas road trip of the summer, we visited Mushroom Rock State Park and Kanopolis Lake State Park. Mushroom Rock State Park Our first stop was Mushroom Rock State Park. At only 5 acres in […]

Road Trip Essentials (For Cheap)

Road Trip Essentials

Below we have provided a list of items that are essential for road trips. Road trips are expensive enough. With the price of gas and lodging, it adds up. This list contains everything you need, and maybe more, for a successful road trip with the family. You might even have some of these items already […]

Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday

Free Entrance to state parks Black Friday

This year, Kansas State Parks are offering a Black Friday deal everyone can enjoy, and you won’t have to wait in line. (I guess you could camp out the night before though!) Black Friday, November 24, is a free entrance day to all Kansas State Parks! Kansas state park daily vehicle permits, which are normally […]

Win the ultimate vacation getaway by Visit Wichita

Wichita Weekend Giveaway

Visit Wichita does so many wonderful things for our city. They are doing a very cool giveaway to highlight our city and this package is worth over $1,000. They are giving away a Wichita weekend full of gift card and accommodations showing off what Wichita has to offer. This giveaway package will include:   2-night hotel […]

Groupons for Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

Groupon Great Wolf Lodge - indoor waterslide

Groupon currently has deals for a popular family attraction in Kansas City: The Great Wolf Lodge. This deal is for your room and waterpark. They have 38,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as the Howling Wolf, a toboggan-style water slide, and a winding lazy river surround the park’s iconic hub. They even have a […]

Free fun, live music, and more at Sedgwick County Fair 2022

roasted corn sedgwick county fair cheney ks

Yup, it’s happening. The Sedgwick County Fair organizers announced the dates for 2022. And every night they’ll have free live music on their open air stage, too! Admission to the county fair is FREE. (Yes, free!) We’re so ready for the “spectacular return” they promised for 2022, and it does look spectacular – activities every […]

Budget-friendly glamping in an RV delivered to you

Camping with RV in Utah

For those of us who define “roughing it” as packing our own road-trip food until we arrive at our hotel, camping has never held much appeal. “Glamping” in an RV, on the other hand, seems like a great compromise: Enjoy the beauties of nature without giving up hot showers, electricity and indoor toilets.  If you’ve […]

Western Kansas Getaway: Monument Rocks and Lake Scott State Park

Keystone Rock at Monument Rocks chalk pyramids in western Kansas

One of the best Kansas getaways (if you love the great outdoors) is Monument Rocks Chalk Pyramids and Lake Scott State Park. We visited one year in early July and it was a great family experience. It’s not exactly a day trip from Wichita, but it would be a terrific weekend getaway or maybe even […]

Groupon promo code for extra 20% off

Groupon logo

Getting a Groupon for a local place is already going to be a good deal, but you can get an even better deal when Groupons go on sale, like right now. You can take an extra percent off local Groupon deals using a promo code. These deals are not always available through the app, so […]