5 Things to Do With Your Healthy Feet in Wichita
A month ago, we looked at a number of family activities—some specific to this great city, some more general—that you can engage in to promote good foot health.
Well, now that you have those healthy feet, what would you like to do with them? Wichita has a lot to offer. Parks. Recreation. Shopping. Dining. When you don’t have foot pain holding you back, there’s a whole world of exploring that opens up right outside your doorstep.
Here are some of our suggestions for favorite local activities, events, and spots.
Seriously, Check Out Riverfest
We talked about it last month, too. But it’s worth repeating, now that we’re barely a week away!
Even if you didn’t sign up for the River Run (there’s always next year), there’s no shortage of fun options for kids and adults of all ages. Check out the parade. Try not to get all wet at the bumper boats. Take in a concert. (Kennedy Plaza will be your home for everything from rock to blues to classical to world beat to funk.)
If you aren’t planning on dropping in for at least a couple of nights this year, you’ll really be missing out!
Go to the Zoo
We touched on it very briefly last month, but let’s be clearer here. Did you know that Sedwick County Zoo is officially the No. 1 outdoor tourist attraction in the entire state of Kansas, with more than 600,000 annual visitors?
That popularity isn’t surprising, considering 250-acre grounds features around 500 species from every inhabited continent, including always-popular penguins, gorillas, elephants, rhinos, and more. It’s great fun for kids and adults alike.
Visit a Local Museum
There are tons of awesome museums in Wichita covering a wide range of topics and interests. Just a few quick examples:
- The Museum of World Treasures. This eclectic museum defies easy categorization. There’s a bit of everything here—natural history (including a T. rex, other dinosaurs, extinct sea creatures, and other awesome fossil displays), cultural art and artifacts from ancient civilizations, presidents’ hall, military history, and more.
- Wichita Art Museum. More than 8,000 works reside in the permanent collection of this regional center for art. American art—particularly from the Great Plains and the West—is especially emphasized, although there’s a lot more to explore.
- Old Cowtown Museum. This unique, open-air history museum tells the story of Wichita’s development from a 19th century frontier town to a regional hub of agriculture and industry. A total of 54 period-accurate buildings (some historic and restored, others recreated using authentic plans and materials) sit on the 23-acre grounds.
- Exploration Place. We’re biased, but in our opinion this is one of the best and most kid-friendly science museums anywhere. There are tons of hands-on learning activities including an awesome aviation exhibit, live science shows, creative engineering and building, planetarium, and even mini-golf!
Take a Walk Through the Botanical Garden
Botanica is an incredible respite and escape from the busy world—even for just an hour or two. Something new is always in bloom there, with beautiful flowers that change with the seasons, a butterfly house, greenhouse conservatory, woodlands, and more.
There are more than 30 themed gardens and exhibits to explore, more than 4,000 species of plants on display, and dozens of artistic touches, including sculptures, streams, fountains, and waterfalls.
Hunt for Treasure
Antique lovers rejoice: Wichita has some stellar options for those looking for unique, antique, and boutique furniture, hardware, collectibles, and more. If we had to pick a few? The Paramount Antique Malls alone cover nearly 100,000 square feet and more than 500 booths between three locations.
There’s also Old Town Architectural Salvage, which—despite the name—offers a lot more than just architecture. (Among other things, the selection of light fixtures is always dazzling!) You can actually browse many of their available items conveniently online, although it’s just a fraction of what they have available. Plus it’s more fun to go in person anyway—and since you’ll be smack in the middle of Old Town, you might as well make a day of it and enjoy the great shopping and restaurants in the vicinity!
Keep Those Feet in Shape to Keep You on the Go
We’ve obviously just barely scrapped the surface. But with more nice summer weather coming up and so much to do and see, the last thing you need is a case of foot pain throwing a wrench into your plans.
That’s exactly why the Kansas Foot Center team is so dedicated in providing top-of-the-line foot care. Our goal isn’t just to get you feeling better, but to get you feeling better as fast as possible so disruptions to your life are kept to an absolute minimum!
It’s up to you to make the first call, though. We might have awesome tech like MLS laser therapy, but we can’t read minds!
To book your appointment, give us a call today at (866) 222-5177.