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Adult Activities

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

On this page:

  • 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

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

Botanica the Wichita Gardens

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.

Wichita Chicken N Pickle

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

Loony Bin Comedy Club

215 St Francis North – 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. 

Cocktails and music outdoors on the terrace

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

Aerial view of the new Riverfront Stadium in Wichita KS

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

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.

Adult Activities in Wichita