Discover the best things to do in downtown Wichita, like visiting Old Town

Get work out of the way so you can spend time exploring all that Wichita—the Air Capital of the World—has to offer. From concerts at Intrust Bank Arena to football games at Wichita State University, the best things to do await you a short drive from the Country Inn & Suites, Wichita East, KS. In the mood for some retail therapy? Towne East Square mall is about one mile from your room or suite, and historic Old Town’s brick-lined streets and boutiques are less than six miles away. You can also travel back in time at the Old Cowtown Museum or admire the animals at Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Sedgwick County Zoo

10.22 mi / 16.44 km from the hotel
Connect with the 3,000 animals that call this wildlife park home. During your visit, you can feed a giraffe, take a tram tour, and stop by the on-site restaurant and gift shop.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

18.16 mi / 29.22 km from the hotel
Truly get up close to animals at this interactive park, where you can touch kangaroos and hand-feed numerous animals, including ring-tailed lemurs and rhinos. You can even swim with penguins!

Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

6.22 mi / 10.02 km from the hotel
Attend an opera performance, a concert, or a business conference at this multipurpose venue that boasts nearly 200,000 square feet of space with a massive concert hall.

Downtown Wichita

5.78 mi / 9.31 km from the hotel
Experience local culture and entertainment in downtown Wichita, where you can browse boutiques, sample craft beers, or sit down to a great meal.

Exploration Place

6.64 mi / 10.68 km from the hotel
Attend an engaging science show or browse hands-on exhibits presented so imaginatively, you’ll forget you’re learning as you go.

INTRUST Bank Arena

5.75 mi / 9.26 km from the hotel
Surrounded by trendy restaurants, shops, and diverse entertainment, this state-of-the-art facility hosts everything from rock concerts to business expos.

Kansas Aviation Museum

4.31 mi / 6.93 km from the hotel
Your trip to the Air Capital of the World would be incomplete without a stop at this museum, housed in the former Wichita Municipal Airport terminal. See aircraft on display, including a B-52D and a Beech Starship, and explore aviation history.

Museum of World Treasures

5.54 mi / 8.91 km from the hotel
Fun for all ages, the Museum of World Treasures takes visitors on a trip back in time and features amazing finds from around the world, such as dinosaur specimens and Egyptian mummies.

Old Cowtown Museum

7.38 mi / 11.88 km from the hotel
Get a glimpse of what life was like in an old cow town when you visit this museum. You can wander a dirt road lined with 54 historic and recreated buildings and see the 10,000-piece permanent collection of textiles, tools, art, and furniture.

Old Town

5.57 mi / 8.97 km from the hotel
Walk the brick-lined streets dotted with lampposts in Old Town, nestled in the heart of Wichita. This popular destination features converted brick warehouses that are home to restaurants, art galleries, museums, and theaters.

Towne East Square

1.11 mi / 1.79 km from the hotel
Give yourself a dose of retail therapy when you visit Towne East Square, a two-story shopping mall with more than 120 stores and restaurants.

Wichita State University

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
Plan a campus tour, cheer for the Shockers sports teams, or visit an art gallery at Wichita State University, home to about 14,000 students.