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Things for adults to do in Wichita, KS

Things For Adults to do in Wichita, KS

Wichita might be one of the best places to raise a family, filled with local attractions perfect for children. However, ICT is also teeming with incredible hot spots and unique experiences for adults too! From unique bars to one-of-a-kind activities – we’ve got you covered in our extensive list of things for adults to do in Wichita below. Use this article as your guide to all of the great activities and attractions you and your significant others and friends can experience together all year long!
Things for Adults to do in Wichita

In this Article:

  • Museums in Wichita for Adults
  • Get Into Nature in Wichita
  • Ways to get Active in Wichita
  • Concerts and Performing Arts in Wichita
  • Bar Scene in Wichita, Kansas
  • Unique and Fine Dining in Wichita

Museums in Wichita for Adults:

Wichita has several incredible museums that are a must-visit. Below are our top picks for adults:
Wichita Art Museum
1400 West Museum Boulevard – Website
Article: Free Admission to the Permanent Collection
Museums of World Treasures
835 E 1st St N – Website
Kansas Aviation Museum
3350 George Washington Blvd – Website
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House
255 N Roosevelt St, Wichita, KS – Website
Old Cowtown Museum
1865 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS – Website
Cosmosphere (Hutchinson, Kansas)
1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS – Website
Strataca (Hutchinson, Kansas)
3650 E Ave G, Hutchinson, KS – Website

Get Into Nature in Wichita: 

Even though Wichita is one of the largest cities in Kansas, we will have several incredible options for you to get into nature. No concrete jungle here! Our city has made it a point to incorporate many greenspaces throughout, in order to keep our tree canopy intact, our air clean, and our city beautiful. See our list of favorite places you can go in Wichita to experience the natural beauty of Kansas and also check out our blog on parks in Wichita here!
701 Amidon – Website
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 East 29th St N UNIT 2200 – Website
Chisholm Creek Park
3228 N. Oliver St –Website
Sedgwick County Park
6501 W 21st St – Website
Pawnee Prairie Park
2625 S Tyler Rd – Website
Redbud Trail
Trailhead: North of US-54/400 (Andover) and N Hydraulic Ave. – Website

Ways to Get Active in Wichita:  

A great way to blow off some steam from a stressful work week is to get the blood pumping and do something active! Wichita has lots of great options to get out and get active! Below is a list of some of our favorites.
Chicken N’ Pickle
1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS – Webiste
Article: Experience Chicken N Pickle on a Budget 
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
535 W Douglas Ave #160 – Website
Axe to Grind Axe Throwing
220 S Commerce St – Website
Top Golf
2976 N Greenwich Rd – Website
Article: Experenance Top Golf on a Budget 
Let’s Smash Rage Room
917 W Douglas Ave – Website
Rock Climbing at Bliss Climbing and Fitness
11114 E 28th St N – Website
Bowling at Bowlero Wichita (Formerly The Alley)
11413 E 13th St N – Website

Concerts and Performing Arts in Wichita:

Wichita is packed full of musical, theatrical, and comedic entertainment. From the Looney Bin to the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita has something for everyone. Below are a few of our favorite venues or companies for concerts, theatre, and comedy acts in Wichita Kansas.
Article: Live Music Venues in Wichita Kansas 
The Wave
650 E 2nd St N – Website
Broadway in Wichita
Century II Performing Center – Website
Music Theatre Wichita
225 W. Douglas, Ste. 202 – Website
412 1/2 E. Douglas Ave. – Website
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
225 W Douglas Ave #207 – Website
Ballet Wichita
1600 W. Douglas – Website

The Bar Scene in Wichita, Kansas:

Wichita Kansas has the most fantastic bars around. From cool dive bars to fancy speakeasies – there is a place for every walk of life. Whether you’re a barfly, a wine sipper, or a party animal, this list of our favorite bars and breweries will be your guide for nightlife.
Dockum Speakeasy
104 S Broadway (down the stairs past the hotel elevator) – Website
Lava & Tonic
1716 E Douglas Ave (unmarked, hidden location) – Website
Douglas Social
2518 E Douglas Ave – Website
Good Company Taps & Spirits
2721 E Central Ave Suite 201C – Website
Hopping Gnome Brewing
1719 E Victor St, Wichita – Website
Central Standard Brewing
156 Greenwood – Website
Nortons Brewing Company
125 St Francis St – Website
Alvazino Wine Tavern
1001 W Douglas Ave – Website
Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge
417 E Douglas Ave – Website

Fun and Games for Adults in Wichita:

Who says adults can’t play games!? Wichita has many venues packed with fun and games for adults! Play a video game, an old-school arcade game, and try your luck at the casino or escape room. Bring out your inner child with our list of gaming, arcade, and puzzle locations in Wichita.
The Arcade
906 E 3rd St N – Website
Dave & Busters
2644 N Greenwich Ct – Website
Headshots Arcade Bar & Grill
2120 N Woodlawn Blvd #324 – Website
The Room (Escape Room)
617 W Douglas Ave – Website
Entrap Games Escape Game Experience
443 N Mosley St – Website
Kansas Star Casino
777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KS – Website

Shopping In Wichita: 

Wichita is filled with unique shopping opportunities. Every part of the city has its own vibe and every shopping center contains Wichita-owned businesses! Visiting these locations is a great way to support local businesses and find unique products and services!
New Market Square
2441 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67205
2721 E. Central Ave.Wichita, KS 67214 – Website
Clifton Square
3700 E. Douglas Ave., Ste 80 Wichita, KS 67208 – Website
Towne East Square
7700 E. Kellogg, Ste. 1300 Wichita, KS 67207 – Website
Bradley Fair
2000 N. Rock Rd. #160 Wichita, KS 67206 – Website
The Waterfront
13th Street & Webb Road – Website
Greenwich Place
2716 N. Greenwich Ct. Wichita, KS 67206 – Website

Catch a Game:

Wichita has several semi-pro and professional sporting teams to root for. The most popular team is definitely our basketball team, Wichita Wind Surge. With our brand-new stadium, this venue is a must! The oldest team in the bunch would be our tried-and-true Hockey team, the Wichita Thunder. Our local university has a very popular and top-ranked basketball, the WSU Shockers, that are very exciting to watch! On top of that, we have a new pro basketball team and even a Soccer team! Get your fill of sports and support your local teams!
Wichita Thunder: Hockey Team – Website
Wichita Wind Surge: MiLB Baseball Team – Website
WSU Shocker Basketball: Wichita State University Basketball Team – Website
Wichita Wizards: Pro Basketball Team – Website
Wichita Wings: Pro Soccer Team – Website

Unique and Fine Dining in Wichita:

Even though most outsiders wouldn’t know it, Wichita has several top-ranked restaurants. The restaurants listed below are some of our favorite and most unique fine-dining restaurants in Wichita that are locally owned and operated. This list is if you want to “splurge,” these restaurants are NOT Cheap.
Georges French Bistro
4618 E Central Ave #50 – Website
Chester’s Chophouse 
1550 N Webb Rd – Website
6S Steakhouse
6200 W 21st St – Website
Scotch & Sirloin
5325 E Kellogg Dr, – Website
Newport Grill
1900 N Rock Rd – Website
Elderslie Farm
3501 E 101st St N, Kechi, KS – Website
1400 By Elderslie
Inside Wichita Art Museum: 1400 West Museum Boulevard – Website
First Mile Kitchen
2141 N. Bradley Fair Parkway, #111 – Website
Vora Restaurant European
3252 E. Douglas Ave., Ste. 106 – Website
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We know we have missed lots of great spots. You can email us at wotcinfo@gamil.com if you would like something added, and we will do our best add to this list.
Also, check out our huge list of free and inexpensive Wichita Date Ideas.
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