It's summer, and for that there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that there will be days when it's simply too hot to spend your time outside. The good news, however, is that Wichita has a lot of great indoor activities to make those days a little more fun. Check out the list below!
Get Air Wichita
Get Air trampoline park features thousands of square feet of trampolines to jump and flip around on. With trampoline basketball, vertical trampolines, an area for dodgeball and individual trampolines, Get Air offers a lot of variety! The Main Court even has delayed cameras so guests can view their best jumps on the facility’s giant flat screen monitors. Get Air's giant foam pits are perfect for flipping or jumping into, and they also allow for a comfortable landing when you jump from the climbing net that hangs above. Little jumpers can play in the Small Air Kiddie Court, an area designated for guests under 46 inches. This allows little ones to have a ball without having to watch out for the big kids! Parents can play or enjoy the leather massage chairs while the kids jump, flip and climb!
Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex
Photo by Jason Kruse Photography.
Wichita’s only indoor full-service, climbing gym, Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex features more than 9,000 square feet of climbing surface, making it the largest climbing facility in the state! Bliss features indoor rock climbing with a 38 foot top-rope, lead climbing walls and more. The facility also highlights 15 foot bouldering walls, a training room, and facilities for cardio and yoga. Open to all ages and experience levels, Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex is a great place to bring the whole family! Bliss is located at 11114 E 28th St N and is open from 10 a.m until 10 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sundays. Day passes are $15 each.
If you're looking for a way to get some exercise, Roller City is a great place to go. Offering a family friendly environment and a variety of activities like roller skating, speed skating, roller derby and adult roller hockey, Roller City is perfect for all ages. Guests will be able to skate around the rink that is equipped with disco balls, party lights and music. The roller skating rink also features a variety of arcade games for guests to play. Tickets are awarded by the games and are redeemable for prizes at the front counter, so come ready to win! Roller City is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is open from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays, from 11 a.m. on Saturdays, and from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sundays. The facility is open on Monday evenings for special events.
Wichita Ice Center
The Wichita Ice Center highlights regular public skating sessions that offer recreational skating to the community. Public sessions are open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. If you don't have any skates, don't worry. You'll be able to rent a pair at the Ice Center. Enjoy music as you skate around the rink. Guests can even enjoy some fun and games on the ice, grab snacks at the concession stand, and watch the Zamboni do its thing! Admission is just $2 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and skate rental is $3. Admission is $7 for evening, weekend, or holiday sessions.
Photo: Glowgolf Wichita Facebook page.
Located in Northwest Wichita, Glow golf offers a unique and fun way to play miniature golf. The facility offers dozens of holes that are filled with glow in the dark obstacles. The holes increase in difficulty, so you might need to make a few trick shots here and there, but golfers of any age and skill level can play! The putters and golf balls glow, too, so players can see where they’re aiming. If your ball isn’t bright enough for your liking, stations are set up around the facility where you can brighten your ball! Glow golf is located at 2243 N. Ridge Rd, on the northwest corner of the intersection of 21st Street. Glow golf is open from 3:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on weeknights, 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon until 8 p.m. on Sundays. Glow golf also offers a laser maze challenge, where guests have to climb through lasers in record time without breaking the beams! Tickets for Glow golf are $10 each for adults, $8 each for children ages 5-12, and $5 for children four and under.
Wichita Room Escape
If you like riddles, clues and a good challenge, visit the Wichita Room Escape. Located in Clifton Square, the facility offers two themed rooms from which participants can choose to escape. The Studio is set up to resemble a studio apartment, and the Company offers an office setting. Each room is filled with a series of puzzles and clues that must be solved in order to escape the room. Participants will have exactly one hour to try to escape before being let out by Room Escape staff. Each session holds up to 8 people per room, and tickets are $20 per person. Payments must be made online. The escape room is only open on weekends, and spots fill up quickly, so be sure to plan ahead!
Photo: Laser Quest Wichita Facebook page.
A little competition never hurt anyone, and that’s exactly what Laser Quest brings to the table. The classic game of hide and seek tag mixed with a high tech twist creates a fun and exciting experience. Players enter a multi-level complex filled with walls to hide behind, windows and grates to shoot through, and corners to lurk around. All players wear vests with sensors to detect when they have been shot. The goal is to shoot your opponents as many times as possible without being shot yourself. The complex is equipped with mirrors to reflect shots off of and smoke machines to add to the intensity of the experience. A regular game costs $8 per person. Hours are variable, but a monthly schedule can be found here.
If you don’t mind a little driving, Hutchinson’s Strataca salt museum offers a unique experience. Guests will descend 650 feet under the Earth's surface in a mine shaft and discover the salt mine. Experience what mining is like today with guided, riding tours of the mine focusing on parts of the mine currently being excavated, or experience a blast from the past with a tour that highlights a portion of the underground mine that has remained unaltered for more than 50 years! At Strataca, visitors will learn about every stage of the mining process, and the ways in which mining methods have changed over the years. Strataca also displays the mine car driven by Mike Rowe, host of the hit TV Show "Dirty Jobs," who filmed an episode in the mine! The salt museum is rated one of the top museums worth traveling for by TripAdvisor, and not far outside of Wichita, it’s definitely worth the trip! The salt mine is closed on Mondays, but is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Prices vary depending on tour packaging. A pricing list can be found here.
Fireshark Gaming offers a one-of-a-kind immersive gameplay experience. At Fireshark, the games are projected onto the floor and walls that surround players, providing an unmatched and unique experience. Games last 22 minutes each, and new games begin every 15 minutes, so there’s always time to play. Up to 10 players can participate in a single game at a time. Fireshark also features a lounge area for parties that is available for rent by the hour. Parties of up to 20 people are welcome to rent the facility. Each game session costs $8, and the facility is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 3 p.m. until 12 a.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 12 a.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Fireshark Gaming is recommended for gamers seven years of age and older.