Hotels in Wichita start at $44 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Wichita, Kansas has worn many hats. Beginning as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail, it soon became a destination for cattle drivers from Texas, earning it the nickname "Cowtown." In the 1920s, it morphed into an aircraft production hub and gained the title "Air Capital of the World." To this day, it produces 70 percent of general aviation aircraft in the country. It's not all cows and planes, however; Wichita has evolved into an eclectic city with much to offer, as those on vacations to Wichita will quickly learn. Check in at one of the many hotels in Wichita and prepare to feel like a pioneer!
Start your day at the Old Cowtown Museum, an open-air living history experience that takes you back in time to frontier life in the Great Plains. A unique, interactive experience, this one is particularly great for the kids! The Museum of World Treasures is another must-see, boasting a diverse collection that ranges from dinosaur bones to the signatures of presidents past. If you fancy a little outdoor excursion, the Sedgwick County Zoo and the Wichita Gardens are both good bets. When night falls, stop by the junction of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers to ogle the Keeper of the Plains, a 44-foot steel statue of a Native American Chief. For 15 minutes each night, the surrounding ring of fire drums is illuminated, so don't miss the show! Many Wichita hotels are near Old Town, the entertainment district that's an ideal after-dark destination.
Old Town is the best place to grab a bite or have a drink at one of the area's many bars. Wichita enjoys a variety of cuisines, from Japanese to Mediterranean to Mexican, and of course, no trip would be complete without a little BBQ or the locally popular loose-meat sandwich! Ready to go? Travelocity allows you to search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, so you can easily take your pick among cheap hotels in Wichita and find the best deals for cheap flights to Wichita.