The Buzz


See why Visit Wichita loves to “Fly Wichita”

More than 6 million visitors make their way to Wichita – the Heart of the Country – each year. At its core, the vibrant city oozes friendliness. From the locals you meet at the 50-plus attractions and museums to the 1,200-plus eateries, kindness greets you at every turn.

It’s symbolic 44-foot Keeper of the Plains statue embodies the community’s Midwest traditions of unity, belonging, and peace. Visitors also love the diversity of experiences from comedy clubs and dinner theaters to concert venues and multiple shopping districts. Groups love the destination’s amenities, affordability and welcoming spirit.

Whether they are visiting for leisure or business, many of those visitors are traveling by air.
Centrally located in the country, Wichita’s state-of-the-art Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is a breeze to navigate, is an easy 10-minute drive to the core of the city and is serviced by all major air carriers with easy nonstop flights into the city. It is a key selling point to attract meetings, conventions and sporting events to the city, bringing with them millions in local economic impact.

From as far west as California and Washington, north to Minnesota and southeast to Florida, travelers can arrive in the Air Capital of the World nonstop from 14 U.S. cities.

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