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Wichita is the most populous city in Kansas with an estimated 361,420 residents. It is located in Sedgwick County in the south-central part of the state along the Arkansas River. In July2006, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Wichita 9th on its list of the "10 Best U.S. Cities in Which to Live." In 2008, MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita 1st on its list of "Best Affordable Cities." Several universities are located in the city, the largest being Wichita State University. Wichita is a cultural and entertainment center where approximately four million people visit each year. The city has more than 1,000 restaurants and shopping choices that range from open-air shopping centers, eclectic shops and antique stores. Wichita is scattered with small art galleries clustered in the districts of Old Town, Delano and south Commerce streets. These galleries host the Final Friday Gallery Crawl Event, which offers tours, for free, in the evening on the last Friday of each month. The Wichita Art Museum is the largest museum in the state of Kansas and contains 7,000 works in permanent collections. Other museums in the city include Mid-America All-Indian Center, Old Cowtown, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens and Exploration Place, which is a science and discovery center. Just east of downtown, Old Town Wichita has been transformed from an old warehouse district to a mixed-zone neighborhood of residential space, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and museums, including the Great Plains Transportation Museum and Museum of World Treasures. Other Wichita attractions include the Sedgwick County Zoo, the Orpheum Theater, built in 1922, and the Wichita River Festival, held each May in the Downtown and Old Town areas of the city.

Surrounding areas: Saint Paul, Kansas (22.8 mi), El Dorado, Kansas (27.4 mi)

Wichita Vacation Rentals

Wichita Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Airport Inn & Conference Center6815 W Kellogg DrWichita, KS (316) 942-5600
Best Western Governors Inn & Suites4742 S EmporiaWichita, KS (316) 522-0775
Best Western Wichita Red Coach915 E 53RD St NWichita, KS (316) 832-9387
Cambridge Suites9444 E 29TH St NWichita, KS (316) 631-3773
Candlewood Hotel Co9342 E Central AveWichita, KS (316) 631-1300
Candlewood Suites570 S JuliaWichita, KS (316) 942-0400
Candlewood Suites3141 N Webb RdWichita, KS (316) 634-6070
Clubhouse Inn & Suites515 S Webb RdWichita, KS (316) 684-1111
Clubhouse Inn & Suites515 S WebbWichita, KS (316) 684-1111
Comfort Inn East9525 E Corporate HlsWichita, KS (316) 686-2844
Comfort Inn North990 Connally CtWichita, KS (316) 744-7711
Comfort Suites7515 W Taft StWichita, KS (316) 773-1700
Comfort Suites658 WestdaleWichita, KS (316) 945-2600
Countryside Inn803 S Broadway StWichita, KS (316) 265-3864
Courtyard By Marriott2975 N Webb RdWichita, KS (316) 636-4600
Courtyard By Marriott-Wichita At Old Town820 E Second Street NWichita, KS (316) 264-5300
Cresthill Suites12111 E Central AveWichita, KS (316) 689-8000
Days Inn & Suites4875 S LauraWichita, KS (316) 524-4400
Days Inn901 East 53rd StWichita, KS (316) 832-1131
Econo Lodge East8302 E Kellogg DrWichita, KS (316) 612-4646
Executive Inn8401 Kellogg DrWichita, KS (316) 684-5261
Fairfield Inn By Marriot Wichita333 S Webb RdWichita, KS (316) 685-3777
Four Points By Sheraton Wichita5805 West KelloggWichita, KS (316) 942-7911
Grand Palace Inn607 E 47TH St SWichita, KS (316) 529-4100
Hampton East9449 E Corporate HillsWichita, KS (316) 686-3576
Hampton Inn Wichita-east9449 Corporate HillsWichita, KS (316) 686-3576
Hampton Inn3800 W Kellogg DrWichita, KS (316) 945-4100
Hawthorn Suites LTD At Reflection Ride2405 N Ridge RdWichita, KS (316) 729-5700
Hilton Garden Inn Wichita2041 N Bradley Fair PkwyWichita, KS (316) 219-4444
Holiday Inn Express & Suites1236 S Dugan RdWichita, KS (316) 522-0008
Holiday Inn Express4848 S LauraWichita, KS (316) 529-4848
Holiday Inn Express7824 E 32ND St NWichita, KS (316) 634-3900
Holiday Inn Select Wichita549 S Rock RdWichita, KS (316) 686-7131
Homewood Suites By Hilton @ The Waterfront1550 N Waterfront PkwyWichita, KS (316) 260-8844
Homewood Suites By Hilton @ The Waterfront1550 Waterfront PkwyWichita, KS (316) 260-8844
Hotel At Old Town830 E 1st StWichita, KS (316) 267-4800
Hyatt Regency400 W WatermanWichita, KS (800) 233-1234
Knights Inn6125 W KelloggWichita, KS (316) 942-1341
La Quinta Inn #5327700 E KelloggWichita, KS (316) 681-2881
Lacrosse3650 N WoodlawnWichita, KS (316) 685-4111

Wichita Weather & Climate

Southeast Kansas has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The southeast region has more precipitation than any other area of the state. The state of Kansas lies across the path of alternate masses of warm moist air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico and currents of cold, comparatively dry, air moving from the polar regions. Consequently, the weather is subject to frequent and often sharp changes, usually of short duration. The overall annual precipitation for the area averages 27 inches, although years of drought have not been uncommon. The annual snowfall is less than 11 inches in the far southeast. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the state of Kansas, with an average of 50 per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 20°F 0.84 in. -
February 47°F 25°F 1.02 in. -
March 57°F 34°F 2.71 in. -
April 66°F 43°F 2.57 in. -
May 76°F 54°F 4.16 in. -
June 87°F 63°F 4.25 in. -
July 92°F 69°F 3.31 in. -
August 91°F 67°F 2.94 in. -
September 82°F 59°F 2.96 in. -
October 70°F 46°F 2.45 in. -
November 54°F 33°F 1.82 in. -
December 43°F 24°F 1.35 in. -

Wichita Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wichita Mid Continent airport (ICT) located about 6 miles west of Wichita, the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located approximately 6 miles east of Wichita, the Newton City County airport (EWK) located roughly 25 miles north of Wichita in Newton, Kansas, the Hutchinson Municipal airport (HUT) located around 38 miles northwest of Wichita in Hutchinson, Kansas, and finally the Ponca City Regional airport (PNC) located about 67 miles south of Wichita in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Wichita Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Golf Courses
Auburn Hills Golf CourseWichitaKS 
Braeburn Golf Club at WSUWichitaKS 
Echo Hills Golf ClubWichitaKS 
L W Clapp Golf ClubWichitaKS 
MacDonald Golf CourseWichitaKS 
Pawnee Prairie Golf CourseWichitaKS 
Pine Bay Golf CourseWichitaKS 
Sim Park Golf CourseWichitaKS 
Hidden Lakes Golf CourseDerbyKS11.3 mi.
Cedar Pines of AndoverAndoverKS11.4 mi.
Clearwater Greens Golf CourseClearwaterKS16.0 mi.
StMarys Public Golf CourseSaint MarysKS16.0 mi.
Augusta Country ClubAugustaKS20.1 mi.
Wedgewood Golf CourseHalsteadKS23.1 mi.
Fox RidgeNewtonKS24.0 mi.
Newton Public Golf Course & Driving RangeNewtonKS24.0 mi.
Cherry Oaks Golf ClubCheneyKS24.6 mi.
American Legion Golf CourseEl DoradoKS27.3 mi.
Suppesville Golf CourseMiltonKS29.8 mi.
Wellington Golf ClubWellingtonKS29.9 mi.
State Parks
Butler County State ParkKS15.7 mi. 
Cheney State ParkKS25.2 mi. 
El Dorado State ParkKS32.3 mi. 
Old Cowtown MuseumWichitaKS(History)
Great Plains Nature CenterWichitaKS(Science)
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center MuseumHutchinsonKS41.1 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS 
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS41.1 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS79.8 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS111.1 mi.

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