Greater Wichita is a great place to raise a family because of its dynamic mix of family-friendly events, 景点, 和机会. From parks and playgrounds to hands-on museums and exhibits, a world of wonder and lifelong learning is a purposeful part of the Wichita experience.
这条河的城市, established along the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, 这里是骑行和步行的理想场所吗, 皮划艇, 和桨划船. Wichita’s 144 public parks and 100+ miles of bike paths join area lakes, 高尔夫球场, and outdoor 景点 for four 季节s full of fun. Runners participate in races almost every weekend of the year, including a Boston-qualifying marathon in the fall.
Visit this 44-foot steel sculpture of an American Indian created by Wichitan and Native American artist Blackbear Bosin. Erected in 1974, the landmark is now surrounded by a park plaza and features the “火环”, 每晚燃烧15分钟. Two pedestrian suspension bridges on either side of the Keeper create ideal walks and bike rides through the heart of the city.
的 number one outdoor tourist attraction in Kansas, 塞奇威克县动物园 is nationally and internationally known for conservation programs and breeding of rare and endangered animals. 的 Zoo houses 3,000 animals of 400 different species. Key exhibits include the Downing Gorilla Forest, Cessna Penguin Cove, Koch Orangutan & 大猩猩的栖息地, Slawson Family Tiger Trek and the Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley, the only elephant exhibit in the world to feature boat rides.