Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Garden Wichita Downtown
This Wyndham Garden hotel is set in the heart of downtown Wichita, within walking distance of shops and restaurants and a few blocks from the Arkansas River. The property has everything travelers need for a comfortable and convenient stay, including onsite dining, a pool, free parking, and more.
- Park for free and take the shuttle to local area attractions anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Go for a soak in the hot tub (open seasonally), relax in the sauna, or splash around in the outdoor pool (open seasonally).
- In-room amenities: microwaves, mini fridges, and views of downtown
- Dig in to American-style favorites at the onsite restaurant, which serves cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner. There’s also a cocktail lounge.
- Within walking distance: Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center and INTRUST Bank Arena
- Try your luck at the Kansas Star Casino, located about 20 minutes south of town.
- Distance to the airport: less than 7 miles
Wichita, Kansas: Air Capital of the World and Cultural Hub
If you’ve ever traveled in an airplane, you probably have Wichita to thank. The largest city in Kansas—known as the “Air Capital of the World”—has played a pivotal (and ongoing) role in the field of aircraft manufacturing, churning out planes for Cessna, Boeing, Learjet, and many others. Visit the Kansas Aviation Museum to learn more about the city’s aeronautical past and see antique planes firsthand.
The Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers cut through the middle of town; they’re lined with parks, biking and jogging paths, and some of Wichita’s best cultural attractions. You can catch a musical or a performance by the Wichita Symphony at the riverfront Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.
A few blocks from where the rivers split lie the Wichita Art Museum and Old Cowtown Museum, a living-history spot that transports you back to the 1870s, when Wichita was just a small cattle town. While you’re here, head next door to walk through the gardens at Botanica. The 17-acre complex brims with roses and burbling fountains, and has a special area for butterflies.