Kansas – Сlassics of the West – Day 3: Natural heritage

On this day we had to visit the open-air museum of living history and feel like time travelers for a while, and in the afternoon we went to the botanical garden.
Kansas – Сlassics of the West

Trip duration: 4 days

Emily Wilson

Doo-Dah Diner

Breakfast Spots

Not a bad diver with a large selection of breakfasts on the menu, which is nice - there are low-calorie, gluten-free and vegetarian options. I'd take a yoghurt and granola breakfast and take a couple of sandwiches with me in case I got hungry on the road.

Old Cowtown Museum

History Museums

It's as if we've moved into the past in a unique historical open-air museum that recreates Wichita and Sedgvik County from 1865 to 1880. Employees of the museum in authentic antique costumes showcase their daily activities, including gardening, livestock care and cooking - a true living history. The most interesting thing is that the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums - the highest national recognition achievable by the museum. On Mondays the museum is closed, on Sundays it opens at noon.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

History Museums

The museum is located in the original Wichita Town Hall, a historic building built in 1890, which is already considered an exhibit in itself. The museum's extensive exposition shows life in Wichita over the centuries, from the Wichita Indian tribe, whose name was adopted by the city, and the cowboys, the wild west, to the heyday of aviation and the role of the city in the conquest of the sky.

Hampton Inn Kansas City - Downtown Financial District

Bazaar Cattle Crossing


Just a beautiful place for tourist photos. You can turn off the road, park and take a little walk, so that the trip did not seem quite routine. There's only tall grass and endless sky around.

Radius Brewing Company

American Restaurants, Breweries

Whoever's not driving is lucky today! In this institution you can not only try the best kinds of local beers, but also see how it is made. The food here is also delicious, as far as I'm concerned, the best addition to a glass of good beer is a big juicy burger, just like the ones they make here.

Overland Park Arboretum

Botanical Gardens

Before dinner, enjoy the arboretum and the botanical garden. There are at least two beautiful hiking trails through the wooded area and there are areas where you can find interesting and unusual flowers and other plants. You can ask the park staff for a map booklet with particularly interesting and remarkable botanical samples.


German Restaurants, Beer Gardens, Austrian Restaurants

If you want to try German and Austrian cuisine, you should reserve a table at Grünauer. We chose this place because it is famous for its delicious Viennese schnitzel, German sausages and pork loin. For dessert we ordered apple strudel, chocolate cake and thin pancakes, and here you can drink good barrel beer, wine or martinis.