Wichita, Kan.

The Exploration Place, also known as the Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center, offers a variety of exhibits teaching about science. Children and adults can learn how creativity and functionality meet in the Bridging Art & Science exhibit as well as learn about the past, present and future of agriculture in the AgMagination section.

One of the oldest living history museums in the Midwest, Old Cowtown Museum allows guests to relive the days of the Old West. A treat for both children and adults, the museum offers the opportunity to experience life in the 1870s, including a wagon ride, tours of historic homes of prominent Wichita founders and perhaps an old-fashioned shootout on the main street.

Take in the interesting architecture and heritage of Wichita’s Old Town District. The place to go for art, shopping, dining and nightlife, Old Town offers a lively atmosphere in this quintessentially Midwestern city.

Enjoy a little entertainment with dinner at Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. This 1920s-era theater that once hosted vaudeville acts now sees Broadway-style musicals and celebrity acts grace its stage while guests enjoy a gourmet dinner.

The largest art museum in Kansas, the Wichita Art Museum houses a diverse collection of more than 8,000 objects, most of them American art. Temporary exhibits focus on historical and contemporary American works by renowned artists of different cultures. Summer exhibitions include Night: Works on Paper from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Gesture and Expression: Isabel Bishop and the Fourteenth Street School.