Enjoy welcoming Midwestern hospitality at our hotels in Wichita, Kansas, along the Arkansas River. Peek into historic prairie buildings in the Old Cowtown museum, explore the history of American and Russian space exploration at the Cosmosphere and sip local brews in Old Town.
Guests of our hotels in Wichita can explore a cluster of museums where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers meet. At the Wichita Art Museum, moody O'Keeffe landscapes and fantastical Goya illustrations share space with colorful frontier paintings of prairie life. Nearby, the Old Cowtown Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century Kansans. The two dozen restored churches, houses and cabins of this prairie town are populated by prim ladies in tight bonnets and ranchers in cowboy hats and clinking spurs. Wander among the peonies, roses and wildflowers to spot redbreasted robins and blue jays in the gardens in Botanica. Just an hour's drive from our Wichita hotels is the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, with galleries filled with real spacesuits and moon rocks. Get an astronaut's-eye view of the original command module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft and a Soviet Vostok space capsule.
Old Town's hundred-year-old brick warehouses, near our hotels in Wichita, are now atmospheric galleries for local artisans and specialty shops. Painters and weavers demonstrate and sell their crafts in the Mead Street Gallery. Stores nearby offer Native American pottery and jewelry. Tuck into a classic American steak or burger at an Old Town restaurant before sipping Wichita lager in a local brewpub.
Book our Holiday Inn® hotels in Wichita in June for Riverfest, when fireworks, live music and parades fill downtown and the Arkansas riverfront. Bring your appetite in September, when local chili masters compete for the grand prize in the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off.