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Flights to Wichita

image of WichitaIt’s been voted as being one of the ten best cities to live in the USA, and Wichita is considered to be the cultural capital of Kansas, though it is not the state capital. The city’s name comes from the Native American tribe that lived in this territory.

Ten kilometres (6 miles) from Wichita’s city centre is the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (airport code: ICT). It is not an international airport, but connecting flights from around the USA service this area. Delta Airlines is the only carrier that has a single stop flight to Wichita from South Africa and connects in Atlanta. The rest of the airlines offer 2-stop services, such as a flight with British Airways with stops in London and Denver. Virgin Atlantic stops in the same two cities for its flight to Wichita. South African Airways travels through London and then stops again in Chicago, offering the same route as British Midland.

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The Tourist Attractions in Wichita:

Museum of World Treasures

Located in the Old Town part of Wichita, the Museum of World Treasures is filled with unique history displays that showcase events and eras from around the world. There are dinosaur skeletons, ancient mummies and Greek pottery. Modern wartime and Hollywood memorabilia are on exhibit as well. The museum is open 7 days a week, and charges an admission fee.

Sedgwick County Zoo

The Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the biggest attractions in Wichita, which is no surprise considering they have 2,500 animals on display. More than 500 species are at home in the zoo, so you will be able to see just about any animal you can think of. There are demonstrations and feedings all through the day to look out for as well. The zoo is open all year round (including Christmas).

Great Plains Transportation Museum

There are 6 full-size railway locomotives on display at the Great Plains Transportation Museum, along with a number of other train cars and cabooses. Inside the museum are exhibits of railroad signs, tools and other artefacts. The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays during most of the year and just Saturdays in the winter.

Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum is the largest art museum in Kansas, with collections of mostly American art from the past 300 years. There are paintings, sculpture, prints, and a particularly large collection of glassware. Travelling exhibits often focus on art from other parts of the world. Admission is free on Saturdays, and the museum is closed on Mondays.


Wichita’s botanical gardens, called Botanica, cover almost 10 acres, and offer many different plants and flowers on display. There are aquatic plants, a large rose garden, a butterfly house and a greenhouse for the heat-loving tropical plants. The gardens are open throughout the year, and you can check their bloom schedule to see which flowers will be at their best during each month.

Exploration Place

Exploration Place is a science museum with interactive exhibits on flight, weather, the human body and natural history. Travelling exhibits offer new sights and sound through the year. Everything is meant to be touched and tried, making this a great attractions for kids! The museum is open 7 days a week.

When Should You Visit?:

Summers are hot and humid, and severe weather (thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes) can be common between March and June. July and August get the highest temperatures of around 33C (92F), and it usually stays above freezing during the day in December and January. The most comfortable months in Wichita are April and May, and then again in October.

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