10 Best Tourist Attractions in Wichita, Kansas

10 Best Tourist Attractions in Wichita, Kansas

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3 Popular Attractions In Kansas

  • Cosmosphere: Space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Kansas Facts:

    • A grain elevator in Hutchinson is 1/2 mile long and holds 46 million bushels in its 1,000 bins.
    • Between 1854 and 1866, 34 steamboats paddled up the Kaw River (Kansas River). One made it as far west as Fort Riley.
    • Russell Springs located in Logan County is known as the Cow Chip Capital of Kansas.
    • The Happy Meal was invented in Kansas City. Bob Bernstein, founder of local advertising agency Bernstein-Rein, got the idea after noticing his son staring at a cereal box during breakfast.
    Kansas ethnic breakdown of population
    Racial composition 1990[50] 2000[51] 2010[52] 2020[53]
    White 90.1% 86.1% 83.8% 75.6%
    Black 5.8% 5.8% 5.9% 5.7%
    Asian 1.3% 1.7% 2.4% 2.9%
    Native 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.1%
    Native Hawaiian and
    other Pacific Islander
    0.1% 0.1%
    Other race 2.0% 3.4% 3.9% 4.9%
    Two or more races 2.1% 3.0% 9.5%

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    Cities with population of at least 15,000
    City Population* Growth rate** Metro area
    1 Wichita 390,591 2.15% Wichita
    2 Overland Park 191,278 10.33% Kansas City, MO-KS
    3 Kansas City 152,938 4.91% Kansas City
    4 Olathe 137,472 9.22% Kansas City
    5 Topeka 126,587 −0.70% Topeka
    6 Lawrence 96,892 10.55% Lawrence
    7 Shawnee 65,513 5.31% Kansas City
    8 Manhattan 54,832 4.88% Manhattan
    9 Lenexa 53,553 11.13% Kansas City
    10 Salina 46,994 −1.49%
    11 Hutchinson 40,772 −3.11%
    12 Leavenworth 36,210 2.72% Kansas City
    13 Leawood 34,659 8.76% Kansas City
    14 Dodge City 27,720 1.39%
    15 Garden City 26,895 0.89%
    16 Emporia 24,724 −0.77%
    17 Derby 23,673 6.84% Wichita
    18 Junction City 22,988 −1.56% Manhattan
    19 Prairie Village 22,368 4.29% Kansas City
    20 Gardner 21,583 12.86% Kansas City
    21 Hays 20,845 1.63%
    22 Pittsburg 20,216 −0.08%
    23 Liberal 19,826 −3.41%
    24 Newton 18,869 −1.37% Wichita
    25 Great Bend 15,344 −4.07%
    *2017 Estimate[64]
    **Growth rate 2010–2017
    ‡Defined as a micropolitan area

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    Team Sport League City
    Sporting Kansas City Soccer Major League Soccer Kansas City
    Sporting Kansas City II Soccer USL Championship Kansas City
    Kansas City Monarchs Baseball American Association Kansas City
    Garden City Wind Baseball Pecos League Garden City
    Kaw Valley FC Soccer USL League Two Lawrence, Kansas, and Topeka, Kansas
    Salina Liberty Indoor football Champions Indoor Football Salina
    Southwest Kansas Storm Indoor football Champions Indoor Football Dodge City
    Topeka Tropics Indoor football Champions Indoor Football Topeka
    Wichita Thunder Ice hockey ECHL Wichita
    Wichita Force Indoor football Arena Football Association Wichita
    Wichita Wind Surge Baseball Double-A Central Wichita

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