Golf Courses in Wichita, Kansas- Tee Time!

There are some very skilled golfers in this great state and that’s why there are so many great golf courses in Wichita, Kansas. Maybe all the great courses are why we have so many skilled golfers. Either way, we have a nice list for you that will make you want to make a tee time soon!

Whether it is for business, pleasure, or both and you have a desire to play some golf, there is an amazing variety available to you in and around our city. The relaxed, welcoming, and laid back vibe in the air capital make it the perfect destination for you to test your golfing skills.Golf-CourseWe will highlight some of the best golf courses in and around Wichita so you are aware of what your options are when seeking to get in a round here in the river city! You’ll be wanting to schedule a tee time soon!

Sim Park Municipal Golf Course

The Sim Park Municipal Course, also known as the Arthur B. Sim Golf Course is smack in the center of Wichita’s Museum district at 2020 West Murdock Street and is one of the favorite public golf courses for locals and visitors alike.

This charming course has been operational since 1919, and many generations of Wichita golfers have fond memories of this beautiful course. The Sim Park facility is an 18-hole par 70 course with a total area of 6330 yards.

The course is relatively flat with a slope rating of 119, the course rating is 70.5, and the greens are made up of Bermuda grass.

 

You can also take advantage of the Pro-Shop that is available at the facility. To secure your Tee Time at this popular Wichita Golf Course, you can call 316-337-9100 or click the link above.

MacDonald Golf Course

The MacDonald Golf Course is located at 840 North Yale Avenue in Wichita and is another public golf course that is available to all the golfers around town. This sophisticated course has been open to the public since 1924 and was designed by noted golfer James Dalgleish.

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The MacDonald course is an 18-hole par 71 course with a total yardage of 6911. MacDonald’s Golf Course has a slope rating of 131 on Bermuda grass and has a United States Professional Golfers Association (USPGA) rating of 73.9.

 

 

There is also a fully stocked pro-shop available at the MacDonald Course. To book your Tee Time for the MacDonald Golf Course, please contact 316-688-9391 or click the link above.

 

LW Clap Memorial Golf Course

This public golf course is located at 4611 East Harry Street in Wichita. The LW Clap Memorial Golf Course has been continuously opened to the public since 1923.

This fun course is an 18-hole, 6087 yard facility with a slope rating of 120 and a USPGA rating of 70.2. The LW Clap Golf course is regarded as moderately challenging and is a great option for both experienced golfers and beginners.

There is also a pro-shop available at the facility for you to grab anything that you might need before you Tee off! To reserve your Tee Time, you can call 316-688-9341 or click the link above.

Tex Consolver Golf Course

This course is known by many as Pawnee Prairie Golf Course. Tex Consolver is located at 1931 South Tyler Street in West Wichita and is the longest public golf course in the city with a yardage of 7361.

Tex Consolver is an 18-hole, par 72 courses with a slope rating of 120 and an available pro-shop. The course is very accessible for people flying into Wichita due to its proximity to the Eisenhower National Airport.

Tex Consolver is an ideal course for avid golfers who want to hone their skills. This gorgeous course is regarded as challenging due to the presence of tall trees and at least six water holes throughout the lengthy trek.

To book Tee Times at Tex Consolver, please contact 316-337-9494 or click the link above.

Sierra Hills Golf Course

The Sierra Hills Golf Course is the smallest public course in Wichita with a total yardage of 3100 and is perfect for golfers who want to test their short game and is great for beginners since it is one of the least challenging courses in Wichita.

This nice little course is located at 13420 East Pawnee Street and opened in 2004. The Sierra Hills Golf Course is an executive 18-hole course; it has a slope rating of 113 and a USPGA rating of 70.0.

Please contact 316-733-9333 regarding Tee Time information or click the link above.

Auburn Hills Golf Course

Auburn Hill Golf Course is located on South 135th Street West in Wichita and began operation in the year 2001. The course was designed by Perry Dye and is an 18-hole par 72 facility, with a total yardage of 7143.

The slope rating is 142, and the USPGA rating is 76. The Auburn Hill Golf Course is surrounded by a beautiful community with a lot of trees and is a top-rated course in Wichita.

For Tee Time reservations, please contact 316-721-7477 or click the link above.

The courses below require at least one member in your group.

Reflection Ridge Golf Course  

The Reflection Ridge Golf Course located in Northwest Wichita between Ridge and Tyler off of 21st street. It  is a private 18-hole championship golf course and is regarded as one of the best courses in the city.

These beautifully manicured greens were opened in 1989 and were designed by Karl Litten. It is a par 72 course with a yardage of 6659 and a USPGA rating of 73.1 and a slope rating of 128.

The course includes amenities such as a clubhouse, grill, and a fully equipped pro-shop. So, if you are in Wichita and desire a top-notch private golf course, the Reflection Ridge Course is a great option for you, please call 316-721-4653 to book your Tee Times or click the link above.

Tall Grass Country Club

Tall Grass Country Club is another upscale private 18-hole championship golf club in the city of Wichita. The golf course is known for its lush native tall grass which gives the course a distinctive and beautiful look. This picturesque course has been operational since 1981 and was designed by Arthur Hills.

Tall Grass Country Club is a moderately challenging golf course and golfers of varying skill levels will enjoy Teeing off here. The course is par 71 and is 6,758 yards in length and has a slope rating of 137. It has also garnered a USPGA rating of 74, which is one of the best in the city of Wichita.

This Golf Club also includes a fully stocked pro-shop with a variety of branded golf apparel and equipment for you to choose from. If you are desirous of hosting a golf tournament in Wichita, the Tall Grass Country is the perfect place to do so. To get more details about Tee Times and schedules, you can contact 316-684-5663 or click the link above.

Finally, these are some of the leading golf courses in the city of Wichita. All of them are available to you whether you live here or if you’re just passing through and want to enjoy the pleasures of golfing!

Share your golf story or comment below if you’d like. We would love to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts on these courses or tell us about another.  Don’t be late for your tee time!

Alexa

Italian Restaurants In Wichita, Kansas

I love Italian food! There are many wonderful Italian restaurants in Wichita, Kansas. The Italian food around here is amazing and we have the ultimate Italian lover’s list! Right after this honorable mention is the top list of the best Italian Restaurants in Wichita, KS.

Italian food is delicious and it stands out as a favorite of so many people because of its unique ingredients and methods of preparation. Speaking of unique, AJ’s Sports Grill , who is not only one of the best pizza places in Wichita but I feel they rank with some of the best pizza anywhere. And I’ve been around!

However, they aren’t on this list because AJ’s is a sports bar and not an actual Italian restaurant. However, I felt compelled to mention them because of their awesome pizza. If you want the best pizza Wichita, KS has you covered. If you want the best Italian Wichita, KS is the place to be!

One can hardly talk about Italian food without mentioning the pizza pie, which is the top Italian choice of so many. We will have plenty of other pizza pros on this list I assure you!

Many Italian food lovers would go to great lengths to have a taste of their favorite authentic meal. There is no need to travel far to get that Italian masterpiece because it is here. Yes, fresh hot spaghetti and many other delicious dishes of Italian cuisine! One of many great benefits of being a Shocker is you don’t ever have to wonder if there are any great Italian restaurants close by!

If you love Italian food and you are currently visiting or living in the air capital then you should know we have wonderfully authentic and best rated Italian right here in the river city. Here is the selection of which you should definitely try!

Most of these restaurants serve lunch and dinner and they mostly open by 11:00 am and close at 9:00 pm, sometimes 9:30 pm, depending on the restaurant and the day you choose to visit.  Links are provided for your convenience.

 

1- Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza

Located on Douglas Ave, this restaurant offers Italian dishes of all types that you will love. As expected, you will get pizza in this restaurant, together with traditional plates and other meals that are vegetarian friendly and also gluten free.

A family friendly restaurant and their food is fresh, tasty, and well presented. Their main menu includes different types of Pizza, Calzone, Panini, Bambini, and many other Italian treats.

2- Bella Vita

If you want to visit a restaurant offering Italian cuisine, you should try visiting Bella Vita. Located on West St. This is a great place to get Italian food and they also have vegetarian friendly meals. In addition, lovers of gluten free foods will find this place welcoming as they offer gluten free options as well. The food tastes great and the service is awesome there! I feel it is something you will enjoy.

One of the cuisines you will come across here include Chicken Pomodoro, which is chicken sautéed with fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil and garlic with light marinara sauce, served over penne pasta.

Another delicious classic you can order from this restaurant is Fettuccini Alfredo, which is my favorite, fettuccini pasta sautéed in a homemade white Alfredo cream sauce.

Other greats I recommend you enjoy include Chicken Cacciatore and Chicken Damabianka.

3- Picasso’s Pizzeria

The name sounds Italian, doesn’t it? Voted Wichita’s best pizza six years in a row. Yes, just as the name sounds, the cuisine in this restaurant is really outstanding. This one is also located on Douglas Ave. and offers great Italian meal options, various types of pizza, and fresh toppings.

Here you will surely eat every bite as the pizza is delicious and the waiters are most attentive. In this restaurant, you get treated well and served whatever you want, be it lunch or dinner. They offer catering services and Gluten-sensitive options.

4- Siena Tuscan Steakhouse

A classy restaurant with gorgeous décor, this restaurant is located on Broadway Ave, in the Ambassador Hotel. Here you will get various choices of great Italian food, as they offer assorted tasty Italian delicacies.

In this spot, the Alfredo sauce is amazing, the Eggplant Parmigiana tastes delicious, the knot rolls are splendid, and everything is superb!

5- Albero Café

Offering Italian and vegetarian friendly options, this restaurant is a great option for lovers of Italiano! It is located on Central Ave. The food from this place is fresh and made from the best Italian ingredients. The foods here is authentic and the atmosphere of the dinning room is awesome with prices that are very reasonable.

6- Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Here you will get tasty Italian and vegetarian friendly foods with the right toppings and flavors. This restaurant just like many on the list offers lunch, dinner, and catering services. It is located on Rock Rd. In this restaurant with a fancy dining room you will receive some of the most mouth watering dishes.

7- DeFazio’s

You probably won’t find any Wichita Italian cuisine list without this hometown favorite because DeFazio’s is here to make you experience the great taste you love. An Italian restaurant situated on Amidon Ave. It is a nice place for family to eat with a pleasant atmosphere and lots of assorted traditional Italian favorites.

8- Angelo’s Italian Restaurant

Think Angelo, think Italian. This Italian restaurant located on Central Ave. is just as good as the Italian comfort food of the old Angelo’s from the same owners and recipes that have been either around Wichita or in Derby for over 50 years. They must be doing something right. I must say, you will be served yummy Italian at this restaurant, be it pizza, spaghetti, or any other Italian treat you may fancy.

In this restaurant, you can choose from many appetizers. They also offer great sauces and salads. You should try their garlic bread stuffed with mozzarella cheese along with marinara sauce or the sliced Italian sausage sautéed in olive oil, garlic, shallots, basil, and marinara.

9- Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria

This is another awesome place to try out, as the atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. Also located on Douglas Ave. this restaurant offers great Italian! Whether you are going there for lunch or dinner, you will get your desired treats with specialty sauces such as marinara, olive oil, garlic, basil, Alfredo, and alla panna. Their salad options are awesome too!

10- Olive Garden

A great and reliable place to have lunch or dinner. This well-known classic restaurant offers all the great Italian treats you love where you will surely ask for more. So whenever you are looking for a solidly faithful Italian cuisine, give Olive Garden a try.

They offer tasty meals for lunch, and they also offer different variety of sandwiches such as the Meatball Parmigiana, which consists of baked French bread topped with meatball marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Another great treat is the Philly Cheese Steak made up of baked French bread topped with sautéed onions, green peppers, mozzarella cheese, and of course, sliced steak. You will also come across other great options I enjoy like the Chicken Parmigiana sub.

These are some lovely restaurants with delicious Italian favorites. Their tasty cuisine will not let you down!

Did we forget one that you think should make our list? Let us know by commenting below!

 

Christmas Lights in Wichita-Family Tradition

I think we can all agree that a really fun family tradition is taking the kids to see the Christmas lights in Wichita! I love the Christmas season as a whole and everything that goes along with it! Going to see light displays are some of the most cherished holiday memories I have from my early childhood.

Christmas lights in Wichita
Let it snow, let it snow.

I love revisiting those feelings by seeing my own kids enjoy that little part of Christmas wonder. In case you can’t wait any longer to find out, after the next few small paragraphs the list begins!

 

In our home we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the greatest gift of all, but we also enjoy many other aspects of the holiday in addition to The Reason for the Season. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of year, right!

It should be the case all year long, but this time of year especially is about giving thanks, appreciating and giving to our loved ones, and giving in some way to those we don’t even know. For many of us this time of year is also about remembering loved ones who are no longer with us.

Gingerbread is delicious. Yummy!
I want to eat you, Gingerbread man!

Those cornerstones along with several other pieces, put together a meaningful and complete Christmas puzzle. The tradition and wonder come together to compliment the Christmas Spirit that is all around us and in our hearts.

So grab some cookies, hot cocoa, or even some pie, and enjoy the ride!

 

Like a ticking time bomb, Wichita is going to burst with Christmas cheer after Thanksgiving Day when residential areas will be adorned with tens of thousands of lights to officially launch us into the Christmas season!

From small lighting presentations to complex showings with music, there’s a huge array of jolly entertainment for your entire family.

Here’s a list of a few very popular Christmas lighting displays from Wichita:

A number of light displays in the air capital accept contributions for their efforts and others charge a small fee. Additionally, a number of are in residential areas and are free to drive by.

Christmas Lights in Wichita- Family Tradition
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Watch out for signs that show a radio station channel to turn to for music corresponding with the lights.

Santa's elves?
Little elves or little men?

 

 

 

 

 

Hello there.
Hi there.

Drive slowly and watch out for kids and elves!

The Arc’s Lights (Drive thru)

Arc's lights picture
Picture courtesy of the Arc’s lights.

2919 W 2nd St, Wichita, KS 67203Open November 22 – December 28…..2018 is the 22nd year Anniversary for The Arc’s Lights!A yearly convention in Wichita proceeds with the Arc’s lights. This event is just one of the most significant fundraisers organized by The Arc of Sedgwick County, together with contributions going to funding kids and adults with disabilities.

This event is exceptional particularly since almost all the Christmas light spectacles are made by volunteers working tirelessly to put this wonderful series together every year. The jolly fat man will also be around for photos the very first two weekends of this occasion.

Opening Night: Thanksgiving (Nov. 22nd)—5:30 to 9:00 pm; Donation night Fridays and Saturdays —5:30 to 10:00 pm; $10 Admission nights Sundays—5:30 to 9:00 pm; $10 Admission night

Mondays through Thursdays— 5:30 to 9:00 pm; Donation nights Extended Hours: Dec 19th, 20th, and 23rd, 5:30 – 10:00 pm Then Christmas Eve— 5:30 to 11:30 pm; Donation night

Entrance for The Arc’s Lights is at Douglas Ave and St Paul St. For more info. Click: TheArcsLights

Illuminations at Botanica (Walk thru)  

701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203 (Right past Sim Golf Course) Open November 23 – December 31, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas Lights in Wichita- Family Tradition

Come and be involved in Wichita’s largest light exhibition at Botanica Illuminations. No known affiliation with the Illuminati  🙂

 

Gather up and take your family through over 30 enchanted Christmas gardens because it’s possible that you will love their more than 1 million dazzling lights and gorgeous chandelier trees.

 

Illuminations!
Click the picture to visit their site and more of their awesome photos!

Stop and buy some hot chocolate or apple cider, then s’mores or some yummy treats all throughout the displays. Midway through your walk if it’s your thing, wait in line to meet Jolly St. Nich.

There are warming stations along several paths plus the indoor area with music and plenty of seating. And you won’t miss the choreographed show with over 50,000 Christmas lights set to music.

Hours: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Admission: $7 Kids, $10 Adults, $7 Members

Click for their website

Christmas at the McKinneys’ 

1462 N Coolidge, Wichita, KS 67203

Referred to as the very ideal Christmas light exhibition in Wichita, Christmas at the McKinneys’ is just a typical home where the household takes far from typical pride in their own holiday merriment. Ice crystals

The display remains open to all. Donations are accepted and shared among different charity organizations. Open November 22 – December 31
Hours: Opens nightly at 5:30 pm
Admission: Free

Candy Cane Lane

1021 N Azure Cir, Wichita, KS 67235 Opens November 22 Admission: Free

Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane picture from their Facebook page.

This west Wichita display of group holiday effort incorporates many homes in one particular neighborhood who are definitely enthused about the Christmas season.

You may want to bring your camera to capture shots like the one above as you go through the whole display, as you can also share photos on their Facebook page.

Lights On TEXAS

11603 W Texas St. Wichita, KS 67209

Santa Claus and wife.
The Christmas Clauses

Formerly Called Lights on Lawrence, their 300,000-light Exhibition has ventured into the west side to preserve its own Cheermeister glory. A wonderful mixture of conventional brightly colored lights.

Several of those displays have a brief history in light shows from around the river city, such as a portion of a massive display at 17th and Park place that stuck around for over 2 decades.

Drop by Lights on Texas on your own Christmas lighting tour. Opens November 22

Hours: Opens nightly at 5:30 pm   Admission: Free

Click here for more info.

Lights on Gold Street

Address: 5336 S. Gold, Wichita, Kansas.

Lights on Gold Street
Nice!

(beautiful pic. from their website)

Jump in the car and listen to 99.5FM to see more than 13,000 lights dancing in sync to some great Yule Tide music. This private light series is available to all the Wheat-land people and it has been around since 2009.

Kick off the celebration at Lights on Gold Street around Thanksgiving and adore the display of lights through the New Year.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 PM – 10 PM
Friday – Saturday: 5:30 PM – Midnight

Pictures and Website

Marshall Family Christmas
620 N. Stratford, Wichita, KS

The effort of a single family will pay off as people will be attracted to the joy of The Marshall Family Christmas-lights to east Wichita. With Christmas light displays at to 5:30 pm, drop by once you get off work and listen to 91.7FM to know the music which matches with the lights.

 

The display is absolutely completely free of charge, but all contributions will go to aid the Lord’s Diner along with St. Anthony Family Shelter at Wichita.

Open November 22 – January 6
Hours: Opens nightly at 5 pm
Admission: Free

Christmas Lights at the North Pole Express Substation

1841 S. Glenn, Wichita KS 67213

Drop by the Sub Station for Christmas lights, then meet the Jolly-C.L.A.U.S. Inc. man and feel the enchantment of The Reason for the Season. It’s fun for your entire family!

Here’s the 2018 schedule: Nov. 22-Dec. 23 6-9 p.m. Free  (Donations accepted)

 Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30—Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23. Open at 6 pm.  Closes at 9 pm.  For more info. click here: https://www.clausinc.org/north-pole

 

These are merely some of the extraordinary light displays in Wichita this year.

Feel free to share more places with great lights in or around Wichita. These are just a few that we enjoy. 

Also, we welcome your Christmas memories of any kind that you would like to share! Thanks for visiting our blog and Wichita flag themed clothing store.

Alexa

 

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Pumpkin Patches near Wichita, KS

Are you on the lookout for pumpkin patches near Wichita, KS? Are you looking for corn mazes, gourds, hay-rack rides, and other fall activities in or around the Air Capital? Well you have come to the right website, my friend!

There are definitely some great pumpkin patches in Wichita KS, but some of the best are right outside the city limits of the river city. Scroll down to see Our Pumpkin Patch Party List!

 

Whether you only want a pumpkin patch in the great ICT, or cool corn mazes in Wichita, KS. We have some awesome choices in this post! Many of these patches have a great variety of pumpkins to select from.

Although, to make it more fun for the kiddos, you’ll of course want to find a place that has additional activities they will really enjoy; such as a corn maze, hay rack ride, or maybe even a spook house for the older kids.

If you are on a tight budget, there are great options to save you money and still have a fun experience picking out a pumpkin and making good memories. After all, a pumpkin from a farm is much cooler and way more fun than picking one up from Dillions or Walmart.

Many pumpkin patches and corn mazes generally open in mid-September. Some opened a bit sooner, but if you are reading after this update, you only have a couple weeks left to hit a patch!

 

So get started planning your fun memories for those little bundles of joy! Trust me when I opine that kids love a hay rack ride! Also, picking their own pumpkin at harvest time is a neat experience for them!

The pumpkin patches presented below offer similar features and activities. This list is not in any particular order.  They are all good choices!

• Applejack Pumpkin Patch- 

10007 SW. Indianola Rd • Augusta, KS 67010

Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-3:00 (closed Mondays) Saturdays 10:00-6:00 PM Sundays 12:00-6:00 PM

Just outside the East Wichita border, The Applejack Pumpkin Patch kicks off our list because they seem to have all the goods!

 

They have train rides, corn and milo mazes, tractor-pulled hay rack rides, previously picked produce, refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, and too many more fun things to list. After all, this is a blog not a book!

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I will have a link to their website and all the other patches as well, so you can get more information and look at more pictures if you’d like!

The fields at Applejack are filled with those pumpkin treasures! The petting zoo has goats, rabbits, chickens, and fish. You can feed the goats and the fish so be sure to bring some quarters to buy the chum!

Have some refreshments like funnel cakes, slushies, and shaved ice. Families are encouraged to play together in this impressive outdoor, low-tech, farm oriented setting.

Whether you’re interested in a conventional outing in order to find your very own pumpkin or just wanting a local family adventure, this patch has you covered! Have a blast on their zip-line, rat racer, hay forts, and tire swings. Check out their pumpkin cannon and paintball shooting!

There’s plenty of fun for the whole group! We could probably do a whole post just on this place alone.

Dates of operation: Open for fall family fun the last full weekend of September through the end of October.

Admission price

  • $9.00 per person (2 and under are FREE) – pumpkins extra and sold by the pound– market value
  • See website for discount info. on admission.

Most all activities at this patch are included in admission cost, except for pumpkins you buy to take home and pumpkins you destroy in the artillery line!       www.applejackpumpkinpatch.com

• Pumpkins at the Park- Tanganyika Wildlife Park,

1000 S. Hawkins Ln, Goddard, Kansas

Oct.19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28 (6-9:30 pm)

Celebrate with kid friendly activities, characters, inflatables, waterfall light show, a 3-D maze, Fire Performers, and last but not least, animals.

Guests of all ages will love watching their performers twirl, throw, and yes, even breathe fire.

A party like Pumpkins at the Park would be incomplete without a lot of pumpkins! Kids of all ages can visit their pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin (pumpkins are an additional charge).

You can’t go wrong with Tanganyika!

Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-3:00 pm (closed Mondays) Saturdays 10:00-6:00 pm Sundays 12:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $15 Each

http://www.pumpkinsatthepark.com

Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch11249 SW 160th St, Rose Hill, KS 67133 (just east of Wichita, Kansas)

Fall Hours: Wed- Sat, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm

This farm is a Pick-Your-Own peach and apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and they sell Hard Cider (Don’t booze and drive).

Snacks, salsas, jams, slushies, ciders, regular pumpkins and mini-pumpkins.

Costs: A tractor/hay rack ride to and from the pumpkin patch costs $3.00 per person regardless of age with a minimum of 5 riders.

If you have less than that you can just hire the whole ride to and from the pumpkin patch for $15.00 (rides every 30 min. or walk the 10-minute trek for free.)

http://www.themeadowlarkfarm.com/ or Facebook: MeadowlarkFarm

Walters Pumpkin Patch-  10001 NW U.S. Highway 77, Burns, Kansas 66840

In Walters pumpkin patch, pumpkins are available at the store or Farm-stand, Pump-Kin patch-pick Inside the field, a fall festival, train rides, corn maze, child-sized maze, and goat walk.

They have tractor-pulled hay rides, a swaying pillow, gift shop, concession stand, picnic area, face painting exhibition, jumping cushion, pony rides. Did I mention zip-line?

They also have other farm animals grazing about and birthday celebrations available to plan for your kids.

 

Cost: Admission on Mondays through Fridays is $10. On Saturdays and Sundays, pumpkin patch admission is priced at $13.    www.thewaltersfarm.com

Bergmann’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm 

Wichita’s largest Corn Maze

They have the largest corn maze in Wichita (15 acres). Over 200 fun trivia questions and brain teasers are located throughout their maze. Answer so many correctly and win a free pumpkin. Also enjoy one of our many other attractions when visiting the corn maze:

  • Trailer Rides
  • Inflatables
  • The Mindless Mini Maze
  • Giant Slingshots
  • Movies (FREE)
  • Carnival Games
  • The Two-Headed Copperhead
  • Tractor Tire Swing
  • Tornado Twister
  • Merry Go Cycle
  • Quad Teeter Rider
  • Fun Ball
  • Concessions
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo (FREE)

visit www.bergmanncornmaze.com

• Klausmeyer Dairy Farm- 8135 S 119th St W
Clearwater, KS, 67026

Price $7.00  for mostly everything (ages 2 and under free)
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm is a fun place with awesomely-nice people!
They have a huge-awesome jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, farmer ninja warrior, hay bale, barrel rides, hay wagon rides, petting zoo, pig races, sorghum maze, barn of fear, corn maze, and zombie paintball.
Saturdays: 

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze -10 am-7 pm

Day time Zombie Paintball – 10 am-7 pm

Zombie Paintball that’s Glow in the Dark and an

Evening Corn Maze 

7 pm – 10 pm

Sundays: 

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze – 10 am-7 pm

Day time Zombie Paintball – 10 am-7 pm

Wednesday & Friday Evenings:

(by appointment only)

Zombie Paintball (Glow in the Dark) & Corn Maze

Their last day of the season open to the public is November 4, 2018

www.klausmeyerdairyfarms.com

Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch
3750 S. Dusty Rd
Derby, KS 67037

Close by in Derby, Mr. Gourdman’s Patch has all you need for a fun time at a pretty low price.

Much more than just a patch, they have a corn maze, mulch mountain, hay maze, nature trails, horseback rides, tractor rides, canoes, and you can even fish!

Admission Prices     $7.00 per person
(kids 3 and under free)
$5.00 for Military (show ID)
*** Pumpkins are extra and
are sold by size

More info. at  wichitaspumpkinpatch.com

 

 

• Kansas Maze in Gaeddert Farms- 13209 E. 82nd Ave, Buhler, Ks 67522

September 29-October 27

Fridays 6 pm-10 pm

Saturdays 2 pm-10 pm

Sundays 2 pm-8 pm

Weekdays available by reservation only.

Wow, 20 years and still going strong!

This Kansas maze has pumpkins that are available at the store or Farm-stand, Pumpkin patch-pick inside. They have a location for picnics and also wedding receptions.

Where Getting Lost Has Never Been More Fun!

www.kansasmaze.com

2018 20th Anniversary Corn Maze design

We hope this information helps you decide on a fun time!

Enjoy your loved ones!

Wichita State Shocker Basketball – A Tradition Of Excellence

 

Whether you are a current or past student of Wichita State University (WSU), some things that you will surely remember are the exploits of Wichita State Shocker basketball.

When you step into the Charles Koch Arena for a game, you will experience the passion and deep-seated camaraderie that will get your adrenaline flowing, creating memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!

The excitement is turned up a notch when the Shockers are playing bitter rivals such as Missouri State, Tulsa, or Creighton. The rivalry between the Shockers and these teams goes way back to the 1930’s and is a fundamental part of the Shockers basketball tradition.

This elite program at WSU started back in 1906 when the name of the school was Fairmont College and has been a part of the school’s sporting tradition ever since.

We will look at some main achievements of the Shockers over the years and also speak to their chances in the upcoming season.

The Wheat Shockers Era

In 1906 when the sporting visionary Willis Bates decided to put a sports program together at Fairmont College, he needed to come up with a name quickly. The fact that most of the students in the school at that time shocked wheat for extra cash during the summer months.

Bates thought that an appropriate name that would represent the college very well would be the Wheat Shockers. This is how the name was borne and all the sports teams at Fairmont College used the new name in all college competitions including basketball and football.

This era is when the tradition of sports began to take shape at the school and laid the foundation for the success that would follow in the next.

The Ralph Miller Era

Ralph Miller is regarded as one of the greatest Coaches in the history of the Wichita State Shockers. His contribution to the development of the game is well documented, during his thirteen year reign from 1951-1964 he presided over 255 victories making him the second most winningest Coach in Shockers history.

His time in charge of the Shocker basketball program also coincided with the playing days of Shocker College Basketball legend Cleo Littleton. Littleton is probably the single most influential player in the history of Wichita State University basketball.

His contribution was so mercurial that even today, Littleton still owns seven Shocker school records including the best average (18.2 points per game) as a freshman. He also scored over 2000 points in his college career – a record that still has not been surpassed.

Cleo Littleton was a trailblazer for African American college basketball players, being one of the first to play in the Missouri Conference. The exploits of the Shockers team led by Littleton and under the tutelage of Coach Ralph Miller led to the construction of a new basketball stadium that could accommodate 9000 spectators.

This stadium was unveiled in 1955 and was known as the Wichita University Field House. It was later renamed the Charles Koch Arena in 2003 after investor Charles Koch provided 6 million dollars towards the redevelopment of the stadium.

Miller also coached the Shockers first consensus All-American Dave Stallworth who achieved the feat in 1964. Ralph Miller is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and is highly regarded as the individual who made the Shockers a force in College basketball.

 

Notable Contributors

After Ralph Miller retired in 1964, he was replaced by Gary Thompson. Thompson presided over one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Shockers when he guided them to a final four finish in the 1964-65 season. Some of his key players were Warren Armstrong and Terry Banton.

Other coaches that contributed significantly to the Shockers development were Harry Miller (1971-78) and Gene Smithson (1978-1987). Smithson led during the years of Cliff Levingston, Antoine Carr (1979-83), and the great Xavier McDaniel (1981-85), nicknamed the X-Man. Also, Coach Mark Turgeon (2000 – 2007) and many others that could be mentioned are all part of W.S.U. blood line.

The Greg Marshall Era

The current Coach of the Shockers Greg Marshall as been in the job since 2007. He has also surpassed the legendary Ralph Miller as the winningest Coach in Shockers history.

One of his major achievements so far includes a final four berth in the 2013-2014 season. The team’s season record of 35-1 in 2013-2014 is one of the best in division one college basketball history. Some of his key players were Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, and Landry Shamet.

Coach Marshall’s hard charging coaching style and passion for basketball has resulted in a very disciplined culture and consistent performance by the Shockers team. The Shockers topped the Missouri Valley Conference in 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

He has raised the bar of the Wichita State Shockers and a final 16 appearance is now a yearly expectation of Shocker fans. Greg Marshall is without a doubt one of the best coaches in Shocker history and he is not finished yet!

Prospect For The 2018-19 Season

The Shockers Team has lost several experienced players and will start the 2018-2019 season with a somewhat new looking team. The doubters say the Shocks will be hard-pressed to replicate the 25 victories they had in the 2017-2018 season and with their lack of experience it will be interesting to see if they make it to the NCAA Tournament.

However, it would be foolhardy to underestimate the tactical genius of Greg Marshall and we will just have to watch and see how the season unfolds. One thing for certain is that the Shockers will compete with passion and in accordance with their excellent basketball tradition! Go Shocks!

Top Restaurants In Wichita- Delicious!

Nestled in the large, sprawling state of Kansas, there is a city which has delicious cuisine for every kind of food-lover. Welcome to your list of the top restaurants in Wichita. From sizzling steaks to mouthwateringly fresh seafood, you will definitely adore the culinary scene in this beautiful city.

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Wichita food makes me happy!

After a long day of visiting the gorgeous sites, walking the historical roads, nature trails, and maybe even buying a Wichita flag shirt from ICT Threads, you may very well be hungry and conflicted from the huge variety of places to eat in this town. Don’t worry – we’ve saved you some trouble in your choosing. Read on to find out about some of the best eateries in Wichita!

There are too many great places to eat here just to narrow it down and call this list the top ten 10 restaurants in Wichita, KS or the best rated restaurants in Wichita, KS. Therefore, we simply call this list some of the top picks!

Wichita Flag with The Keeper of the plains.
The Keeper of Food.

1. Redrock Canyon Grill

If you’re craving a meal of seafood, then Redrock Canyon is the place to go. They specialize in serving amazing combinations of American and Southwestern cuisine; paired with the warm, friendly environment, it is the perfect place to visit with your friends, family, and significant other alike.

Their seafood dishes are the most demanded, but Redrock Canyon Grill also serves a large variety of other items including BBQ ribs, chicken enchiladas, pork chops, shrimp scampi and much more. It is all good at Redrock.

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Good food!

2. Public

Located in the same place as The Brickyard, Public has made a fine name for itself with its freshly collected ingredients and wholesome meals. The restaurant has strong ties with local farmers, from whom they directly collect produce to make delicious contemporary American meals.

Their dishes range from banh mi (slow cooked pork shoulder with sauce, cilantro and a baguette), to garlic fries, Cuban sandwiches, brisket tacos and much more. Public is special for the live music venue, and its location at the bottom floor of a restored warehouse: it’s a perfect place to gather with loved ones.

3. Doo Dah Diner

A comfortable, laid back restaurant whose food is so famous that you may need to make a reservation to get in. Doo Dah Diner always has a line outside their doors and for good reason too; customers rave about their fantastic breakfast meals and are always craving more.

They serve traditional Kansas styled dishes; the bestsellers are Chicken and Waffles and Crab Cake Benedict. Chicken fried steak and eggs and crispy corn beef hash are also very popular on their menu! Please note that Doo Dah Diner only serve breakfast and lunch dishes.

Steaks in Wichita
Yummy!

4. Bite Me BBQ

Like the name says, this place is highly popular for their barbeque! Bite Me BBQ’s signature dish, their smoked prime rib dinner is talked about far and wide by the people in Kansas.

The restaurant was also featured by Kansas Magazine as one of the best restaurants for barbeque in the whole state. Do give a visit if you’re in the mood for a fulfilling barbecue meal or maybe a traditional sandwich.

5. My Tho

Craving Vietnamese food? If that’s your thing, look no further, because My Tho is just the right place for you! They serve traditional Vietnamese cuisine such as the American favorite noodle and beef broth soup (pho) and bahn mi sandwiches.

Vegetarians can indulge veggie and baguette meals and order a soothing iced tea on the side. The food there is affordable and fulfilling and this place fosters a comfortable family environment.

Vegetables
Eat your vegetables!

6. Bella Luna Café

A gorgeous, popular restaurant in Bradley Fair, Wichita. They cater to people of all sorts of tastes – shawarma, lobster and hummus are just three of the many fabulous dishes Bella Luna Café has to offer.

Did you know that they have voted for making the best hummus for 12 years in a row? They also received awards for making the best sandwich and best salad too! The Café’s Mediterranean cuisine is also extremely popular among their customers.

7. Hana Café

Remember me saying that Wichita has the right sort of meal for everybody? Well guess what – this beautiful café serves Japanese/Korean food. Experience the tastes of Korea in the U.S. and try your hand at some delicious spiced Kimchi!

The spicy beef soup or a tempura udon – are both dishes close to every Korean lover’s heart. Talk about “tempura appetizers”, “excellent miso” and “ramen noodle soup.” They have awesome sushi! Yumm!

8. Newport Grill

This restaurant is adored for its beautiful outdoor patio which is located on the water. Take your meal of crab cakes and Baha fish tacos outside to enjoy the food in the open air!

Newport Grill is famous for its American grill routines, and specialized in serving fresh seafood and steak.

Top Restaurants In Wichita
Great soup!

9. Tanya’s Soup Kitchen

Looking for something light and warm? Well then, take a walk to Tanya’a Soup Kitchen. Perfect for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike, Tanya serves soups for the soul made from freshly grown local ingredients.

If it is your first time, then be sure to try the flight of soups which is a delicious sampling of the day’s four selections.

10. Fizz Burgers and Bottles

Every great city needs an iconic burger spot; for Wichita, Fizz Burgers and Bottles definitely sets the mark. Enjoy glorious beef patties topped with any add-on you can possibly think of!

Be adventurous and go for a fried egg and avocado, or seek comfort in juicy bacon and cheese. The restaurant has a unique array of signature sauces which will leave you wanting more.

Great Burgers in Wichita
Great Burgers!

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Wichita’s food scene now and set out to try these amazing dishes yourself!

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I know, I know, there are many more places that could be on this list. Comment below about a place (or more) that you think should be listed in my next food post.