South Central Kansas - "For The Seekers"

For those that seek authentic experiences, South Central Kansas is home to world-class museums, fantastic outdoor adventures, charming communities, and a whole lotta good food. From the iconic Swedish heritage of Lindsborg to the bustling streets of Wichita, and from the rocky red landscape of the Gypsum Hills Byway to the busy thoroughfare of the Central Migratory Flyway, South Central Kansas is full of surprises. Saddle up and take a look at some of the best eats, arts, shopping, and attractions that South Central Kansas has to offer.

Outdoor Adventure

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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Quivira NWR is one of a system of over 500 refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife… Read More

Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge

The Nature Conservancy's Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve is a 7,848 acre wetland preserve adjacent to the… Read More

Cheney State Park

Only 16 miles west of Wichita, Cheney State Park covers roughly 1,913 acres. The Reservoir at Cheney… Read More

El Dorado State Park

El Dorado State Park is Kansas’ largest and is located on the western edge of the scenic Flint… Read More

Kanopolis State Park

Kanopolis State Park, the first in the Kansas State Park system, is in the rolling hills, bluffs… Read More

Sand Hills State Park

Located near Hutchinson in Reno County, the park features excellent trails that wind through 1,123… Read More

History + Museums

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Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet… Read More

Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Housing a museum, a gallery of nations and a gift shop, the Mid-America All-Indian Museum educates… Read More

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum

Varied exhibits in twelve buildings showcase the lives of pioneers from the 1870s to the 1980s… Read More

Stockade Museum & Carry Nation Home

The Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum gives you a taste of what life was like in a stockade in the… Read More

The Kansas African American Museum

The Kansas African American Museum is a regional arts and cultural museum dedicated to the… Read More

Exploration Place

Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the… Read More

B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center

History Restored - Wichita is home to one of only two airworthy Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft… Read More

Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum

About the Cosmosphere Recognized by the Artemis II crew as the “best space museum on planet Earth,”… Read More

Museum of World Treasures

Discover treasures from around the world and through the ages at the Museum of World Treasures… Read More

Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village

An 1871 pioneer rock home, a 1915 one room school, and 1898 church, a 1910 railroad depot, a museum… Read More

Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum

Come and learn how Mennonite Immigrants came to Central Kansas in 1874, admire antiques, listen to… Read More

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

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Birger Sandzén Memorial Art Gallery

The focal point of the gallery's art collections is the work of Birger Sandzén. It houses the… Read More

McPherson Opera House

Attend a performance at the stunning McPherson Opera House where a major renovation project saved… Read More

Crown Uptown Theatre

Visit the historic Crown Uptown Theatre for theatricals, dance, concerts, weddings, receptions and… Read More

Emma Chase Friday Night Music

Enjoy one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Customs in the Heart of the Flint Hills! Join us on the… Read More

Wheat Center Historic Mural - Hoisington

“Wheat Center,” a “Section Art” mural was painted by artist Dorothea Tomlinson as part of the U. S… Read More

Music Theatre Wichita

Music Theatre Wichita, founded in 1972 and currently the largest subscribed not-for-profit arts… Read More

Wichita Art Museum

Located west of downtown Wichita in the Museums on the River District, the Wichita Art Museum… Read More

Hutchinson Art Center

This downtown Hutchinson art gallery and education center is operated by the Hutchinson Art… Read More

Beachner Grain Elevator Mural

This beautiful mural on the north Wichita grain elevator is not only the largest mural in the world… Read More

Gallery Alley

Gallery Alley is a project that transformed an underutilized alley into a vibrant public space in… Read More

Red Barn Studio Museum

The Red Barn Studio was the working studio of professional artist and craftsman Lester Raymer… Read More

Sunflower Mural

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Ninnescah Gallery

Nationally acclaimed artists from the Ninnescah River Valley region in Southern Kansas Read More

Unique Dining

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Carriage Crossing Restaurant & Bakery

Located in the heart of Amish country, the Carriage Crossing Restaurant has been featured in Midwest… Read More

Blacksmith Coffee Shop and Roastery

Housed in the Historical Blacksmith shop downtown Lindsborg is the Blacksmith Coffee Roastery… Read More

Airport Steak House

Famous throughout the Midwest for grilled steaks, the Airport Steakhouse is a great place to get a… Read More

Cocoa Dolce Chocolates - New Market Square

This upscale chocolate lounge features artisan chocolates, an espresso bar, wines, craft beers… Read More

Stearman Field Bar & Grill

Delicious, homemade southern style food in an atmosphere that's like no other. Located on a private… Read More

Parlour 1886

Located in the Flint Hills of Kansas, the trendy Parlour 1886 is a distinctive restaurant and lounge… Read More

Roy's Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

Family-owned and ran since 1982! Serving Fresh barbecued turkey, beef, and pork. Tuesday - Saturday… Read More

Elroy's Pizza

Homemade pizza with pasta, sandwiches and salads. Slinging pizzas and creating community since 1985… Read More

Buster's Saloon

Buster's Saloon, in a building built in the 1870's, offers a full lunch and dinner menu, and don't… Read More

Elderslie Farm

Elderslie Farm, which began in 2010 as a blackberry farm, now includes a restaurant, cafe, goat… Read More

The Historic Wolf Hotel

Come stay with us! We have rooms to suit every taste and budget. From our Suite with all the… Read More

Beehive Quilt Shop & Bee Creative Toys

We are a fun quilt shop in Wellington, KS! 122 N. Washington. We carry modern and traditional… Read More

Karg Art Glass

Watch hand-blown art glass in a picturesque cedar and stone building in the heart of Kechi. Browse… Read More

Carol Long Pottery

Hand-crafted decorative pottery and tile gallery. Her work has been featured in Strecker-Nelson… Read More

Wyldewood Cellars Winery

Wyldewood offers international award-winning wines from Kansas, featuring complimentary tastings… Read More

Hatman Jack's

Hatman Jack's is the third largest hat shop in the country. Selection includes dress hats, westerns… Read More

GROW Giesen Plant Shop

Experience Wichita's boutique plant shop. Unique plants, pots, planty accessories, locally made… Read More

Crow & Co Books

Located in downtown Hutchinson, Crow & Co. sells books, local products of all kinds, and art and… Read More

Prairie Oak Designs

Metal décor and signs that will add a classic vintage touch to your home! We specialize in making… Read More

Twice Told Tales

We are a used bookstore in McPherson Kansas, focusing on making reading fun and affordable and… Read More

Yoder Furniture Company

Yoder Furniture Company specializes in quality heirloom furniture handcrafted by Amish and… Read More

Flint Hills Gypsies

If you're into funky, unique or odd, this is the place for you. Flint Hills Gypsies features a huge… Read More

South Central

Find yourself immersed in one of the many migratory events across this region. This part of the plains is also referred to as the Central…