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Newton, Kansas is just big enough to have fun stuff to do and eat, and just small enough to make a cozy community. It’s about 25 minutes north of Wichita on I-135, and has some unique day trip opportunities...
Your pets are family! But they can't always come with you when you travel. We polled hundreds of Wichita moms, and here are the most trusted & recommended places to board pets in Wichita: Apps & Sites for Finding Local...
When people think about the Great Outdoors in Kansas, their minds automatically go to flat lands, wheat, and cows. And that's fair! We do have a lot of those things. What we don't often think of is the marine history...
Thank you to Visit Overland Park for sponsoring this article and experience! Only a quick two-and-a-half hour drive from Wichita, Overland Park is a great family weekend destination spot. We've had the opportunity to travel to the Kansas City area...
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary. We were looking for something quiet, sweet, and close to Wichita. After research and crowd-sourcing, I came up with a list of getaways for a weekend away with your sweetie.    Here are...
Kansas summers are H-O-T, and what better way to stay cool than to splash around, take a dip in a local pool, or head to the beach! The Wichita area has some great lakes to explore with the family,...
Thank you to Worlds of Fun for sponsoring this article and for providing fun for families, local and beyond! Why Visiting Worlds of Fun with Kids is a Must This Summer My husband and I hadn't been to Worlds of Fun...
Do you have Wichita museum memberships? If there's anything I love as much as our fair city it is traveling, especially with my kids. When we travel, near or far, the first thing I investigate is what zoos and museums...
Our family recently road tripped to Utah to explore in and around Zion National Park, and let me tell you, this is a must for families! My husband is the outdoorsy one of the bunch, and this was his...
We are often asked for our favorite weekend getaways and day trips from Wichita, so we have compiled a list of suggestions straight from local moms. We love nothing more than to shake things up a bit by hopping...
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam. Just decades after being on the brink of extinction, the ubiquitous giants of the great plains have a home once again roaming the rolling prairie on the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge....
Waterfalls in Kansas? Yes! There are waterfalls near Wichita. You may be surprised to hear there are many gorgeous waterfalls you can visit across the state. In fact, there are five that are two hours or less away from...
If you're planning an overseas vacation or business trip, you'll need to apply for passports ASAP...but how? And where? Changes were made in 2017, narrowing the options for where you can apply for a passport in and around Wichita...
After the winter blues have settled in, nothing sounds better than a change of scenery with a drivable weekend getaway! It still may be cold outside, but there are some really great surrounding area spots perfect for nearby getaways...

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Family Fall Fun, Halloween, and Trick-or-Treat Events in Wichita 2021

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Fall Fun & Halloween Events in Wichita 2021 Wichita has so much to offer when it comes to fall & Halloween fun for kids and...