Wichita Summer

In the summertime, there are tons of fun things to do in Wichita, Kansas. The sun is shining and with the many parks and activities there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Here is a guide highlighting some of the fun things you and your family should check out in Wichita in the summer.

There are many places in and around Wichita to go fishing. Some options are Dillon’s Pond in Northwest Wichita, Cruiser Lake in Northeast Wichita, South Lake in Southwest Wichita, or Harrison Park in Southeast Wichita. In addition, there are many lakes and ponds located in the suburban areas outside of Wichita. You can try for bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill, which can naturally be found in many of these parts, and several of the lakes are also stocked with the hybrid species between white and striped bass, called wipers.

The Wichita Gardens
The botanical gardens are a great place to visit in the summer. The flowers are blooming and the foliage is at its finest in these beautiful outdoor and indoor gardens.

Exploration Place
Exploration Place is another fun stop in the summer. Here, you and your family can explore the many hands-on exhibits. The museum also has a planetarium, a mini golf course and more. The museum will provide a fun and educational experience for your entire family.

Sedgwick County Zoo
The Sedgwick County Zoo is always a fun place to visit, especially in the warmer months. The zoo is home to several native and exotic species of animals, some of the highlights being the gorilla and cassowary.

Museum of World Treasures
For a break from the sun, take a trip to the Museum of World Treasures, which is a great museum to have a fun and educational experience, with the Egyptian mummies, dinosaur collection and more.

Lake Afton
At Lake Afton Park you can enjoy a wide range of activities in the summertime. Go for a walk, for a bike ride, or rollerblading or enjoy swimming and boating on the lake.

In the warm months, what is more fun then going on a thrilling rollercoaster at an amusement park. Joyland contains many fun rides and rollercoasters making it a great option for a summer activity.

Old Cowtown Museum
It is also fun to take a stop at the Old Cowtown Museum, which can teach you about the history or Wichita during the time period of the late 1800’s.

As you can see, the summer is full of many fun activities that you can enjoy in Wichita. Enjoy your warm visit to Wichita!