Make yourself at home in our hotels in Wichita, Kansas. You’ll soon be examining American and Russian spacecraft at the Cosmosphere and ordering up your favorite brew in an Old Town bar.
Guests of our hotels in Wichita start exploring the city from the Keeper of the Plains statue, honoring the state’s Native Americans, where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers meet. From here, it’s a short drive to many of the city’s museums or a quick walk over pedestrian bridges to tree-lined riverfront paths. The Mid-America All-Indian Center and Museum presents frequent programs about Native American history and culture. Works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe hang alongside cowboy paintings at the Wichita Art Museum. Nearby, delicate butterflies flit through rose gardens and wildflower meadows at Botanica. For old-fashioned fun, visit the Old Cowtown Museum, where ladies in Victorian dress and men in cowboy hats bring this 19th-century Kansas prairie village back to life.
After museum hopping, head to the brick warehouse district of Old Town, near our hotels in Wichita. Boutiques here sell Native American pottery and jewelry, funky handbags and unique works by local painters. At the Mead Street Gallery, craftsmen demonstrate weaving and painting and you can buy works of art direct from the artists. Guests of our Wichita hotels dine in Old Town’s restaurants and bars on filet mignon, burgers and pub grub—and wash it all down with a Wichita-brewed beer.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Wichita to explore aviation history. Restored open-cockpit aircraft, Cessnas and Learjets are on display at the Kansas Aviation Museum airfield. Get an up-close look at the original command module of the Apollo 13 and rare Soviet spacecraft at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.