Wichita on the Cheap

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Nature Pop Exhibit at Botanica

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ new exhibit, is called Nature Pop. This traveling exhibit will be on display here in Wichita starting May 18, 2024. It features a series of nature-inspired sculptures built entirely with over 850,000 LEGO bricks. You will see big, big, colorful sculptures throughout the 20-acre garden, and the best part is that […]

Memorial Day Weekend Wichita: Food, Fun, and Deals

Memorial Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and we’re ready to ring in the summer with you! This Memorial Day, let’s remember those who have served our country and the reason we celebrate in the first place. Let’s remember those who have given their lives in service to our country as we celebrate the […]

Free Admission Sundays Wichita-Sedgwick Historical Museum

Wichita Sedgwick Historical Museum Free on Sundays

One of my favorite Wichita museums is now FREE on Sundays in 2024!  The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum got even more affordable with FREE Sunday admission thanks to a gift from the Ruth Spooner Stone Charitable Trust.  Visiting a museum for FREE is like getting a double treat—you get to indulge your curiosity without denting […]

Kansas Road Trips & Scenic Drives

Now is a great time to explore natural areas near us here in Wichita by taking a nice scenic drive with the family. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been writing about fantastic places to see in our Kansas Road Trips series. I thought it would be a good time to reshare these since […]

Free Admission to Old Cowtown Museum on Sundays

Cowtown FREE on Sundays

Yes! Free Sundays at Cowtown are back according to their website. Thanks to a really generous donation by Colby Sandlian, everyone gets FREE ADMISSION to Cowtown on Sundays from April through October 2024. There are some exclusions, such as when the Museum is closed and for certain special events they’ll be holding on Sundays. (Members […]

Brick Street Bazaar Augusta, KS: Free Event

Brick Street Bazaar in Augusta, KS

Downtown Augusta, Kansas, will be hopping with shopping on Saturday, June 15, 2024, with the Brick Street Bazaar! Visit the Red Brick District for a day of food, fun, and shopping for the whole family. Over 70 vendors and downtown businesses will be participating in this event, so you are sure to find something you […]

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

The summer concerts at Bradley Fair are among our favorite events of the year, and the best part is that they’re completely FREE! Here are the details for the 2024 Summer Concert series.  This summer’s Bradley Fair Summer Concert series begins June 6, 2024. In the past, the concerts have been solely jazz music, but […]

Wichita Junior Golf Foundation Summer Program for $25

Junior Golf Summer Lesson in Wichita

The Wichita Junior Golf Foundation will offer an eight-week summer program for beginning golfers ages 9-18. The eight weeks only cost $25, making it a very low-cost way to get your kids started with golf. This eight-week summer program is held in June and July. Registration for Junior Golf opens on April 1, 2024. This […]

Free Summer Meals for Kids: Summer Food Program

This summer, kids can receive free breakfast and lunch at 34 locations across Wichita. This wonderful Summer Food Program is back for 2024!  The program is open to any kid ages 18 and under. There are no meal reservations, qualifying guidelines, or paperwork to complete—just a free meal provided by the WPS Summer Food Program.  […]

ICT River Rides: Boat on the Arkansas River

Pontoon Boat Rides ICT

Did you know you can ride a Boat down the Arkansas River with ICT River Rides? Thats right! Enjoy the beautiful river view, the iconic Keeper of the Plains, and downtown Wichita from a pontoon boat. This is a unique thing to do in Wichita and a summertime bucket list.  We took our daughter on […]

McConnell Air Show in Wichita and AFB Open House

McConnel Air Force Base in Wichita is hosting an air show in 2024 and the Blue Angels are coming! This event is FREE to the public. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2024 for the “Frontiers in Flight” air show in Wichita and McConnell Air Force base open house. The […]

Starlite Drive-In Outdoor Movie Theater 2024

Starlite Drive In Movie Theater

The Starlite Drive-In will kick off its 2024 season and will open in late February 2024. There is nothing like a drive-in movie. Everyone loves the vintage atmosphere of drive-in movie theaters, and you can’t beat the price. Starlite outdoor movie theater in Wichita is a must for date nights, family night, or really any […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps in Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best […]

Regal Movie Theater Offers $2 Tickets for Saturday Morning Films

Regal $2 Movies on Saturday Mornings

Regal movie theaters are running a deal where you can see a family kids film for just $2 on Saturday morning. Join in on this DEAL for a special screening of beloved family movies, such as The Super Mario Bros or Harry Potter, Paw Patrol, and more, for only $2 per ticket during the day’s […]

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 […]

Live Music at Chicken N Pickle

Free Summer Concerts at Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle Summer Music Series is back for 2024! Enjoy FREE concerts every Friday now through September 2024. Listen to solo artists and duets every Thursday, and they will have a live DJ every Friday. The best part is that all of these performances are FREE!! If you want to try pickleball we recommend […]

FREE Summer Gym Membership: Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge

Planet Fitness has a great summer program where teens can get a free gym membership. Starting June 1st, 2024, teens ages 14-19 can work out FREE all summer at participating Planet Fitness locations in Wichita and around the country. This great FREE opportunity can boost physical and mental health. Last year, 3.5 million High School […]

Exploration Place in Wichita

Exploration Place Wichita Kansas

Exploration Place in Wichita is a popular destination and, personally, one of our family’s favorites. It offers a dynamic and ever-changing range of activities, ensuring each visit is a unique experience. The facility features a rotation of exhibits, allowing visitors to explore new adventures regularly. It is situated along the scenic Arkansas River, providing a […]

How to Save Money at McDonald’s: Specials and Deals

How to Save Money at McDonalds

McDonald’s is everywhere; it’s an excellent place to grab a quick bite to eat or get a refreshing cold drink. There are lots of hacks to help you save money at McDonald’s. You can seriously get a McDonald’s deal on every single order you make while racking up rewards points for freebies and more McDonald’s […]

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 […]

Scheels Wichita

Scheels Wichita Kansas

Scheels Wichita is open at Town East Square. What is Shceels? It’s a sports retailer with so much more. They have a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, candy shop, a wildlife mountain, arcade games, and great shopping. I have been to the one in Kansas City and LOVED it. It’s a one-stop shop with so much to […]

Free admission to the Sunflower Balloon Festival in Anthony, Kansas

Sunflower Balloonfest Anthony KS

The annual Sunflower Balloon Festival in Anthony, Kansas, is happening this May. Admission is FREE, and they have fun activities planned for everyone. The Balloon Festival is a three-day event, May 17 – 19, 2024, and always includes tons of fun activities, like hot air balloon rides, a parade, helicopter rides, a kite festival, car […]

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Walking and Biking Trails Wichita Kansas

Not much is cheaper or more relaxing than taking a walk or biking outside. Thankfully, there are some really great walking and biking trails in Wichita that ensure we never get bored with the scenery. From picnics to biking to fishing, Wichita is the best place to do so. Discover 9 of Wichita’s best walking […]

Free Activities on Wednesdays at Botanica: Wonder Wednesdays

Botanica is hosting different special activities on Wednesdays from April to October 2024. The best part is that the activities are FREE with general admission. Wonder Wednesdays are geared toward children pre-K and under, but all ages are welcome. Once you enter Botniaca, the front desk will have more information for each Wonder Wednesday. All […]

Mothers Day Weekend in Wichita: Events and Deals

Mother Day Weekend Wichita

Mother’s Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2024. We’re compiling a list of things to do for Mother’s Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and restaurant specials.  If we learned anything last few years, it’s that you don’t need […]