Wichita has a lot of great things to do for when you're ready to try something new. Check out these one-of-a-kind local activities!
Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex
Photo by Jason Kruse Photography.
Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex is Wichita's only full-service, indoor climbing gym, and with over 9,000 square feet of vertical climbing surface, it's the largest Kansas! Bliss features indoor rock climbing with a 38ft top-rope and lead climbing walls, and more. The facility also highlights 15 ft bouldering walls, a training room, and facilities for yoga and cardio. Open to all ages and experience levels, Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex is a great place to come with the family! Located at 11114 E 28th St N, Bliss 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.
Get Air Wichita
Get Air offers thousands of square feet of trampolines to jump around on. Featuring vertical trampolines, basketball courts, a dodge ball area and individual trampolines, the Main Court is equipped with delayed cameras that allow you to see your best jumps on giant flat screen monitors. Get Air also features giant foam pits to jump or flip into! The foam pits also allow for a comfortable landing when you jump from the climbing net that hangs above. If you've got little jumpers, the Small Air Kiddie Court is an area designated for guests under 46 inches, so the little ones can have a ball without having to watch out for the big kids! Parents can enjoy the leather massage chairs while the kids jump, flip, climb and play!
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. While a typical wildlife park allows you to view endangered animals, Tanganyika allows you to interact with them. You can play with and feed the birds, kangaroos, giraffes, an more when you visit the park. You'll get up close and personal with the animals at the park, rather than seeing the through the glass. Tanganyika Wildlife Park hopes to improve its guests' connection with the animals, and to promote education and conservation. If you're an animal lover, Tanganyika Wildlife Park is the place to be. Admission to the park is $16.99 for adults and $11.99 for children. The park's hours vary by season.
Photo: Glowgolf Wichita Facebook page.
Glowgolf is a hidden gem in Wichita. The venue is located at 2243 N. Ridge Rd, near the intersection of 21st Street. Taking a truly unique approach to standard miniature golf, Glowgolf features dozens of holes that are filled with obstacles that glow in the dark! The putters and golf balls glow, too, so you can see where you're aiming. The holes range in level of difficulty, but you don't have to be a skilled golfer to play. Glowgolf 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. Glowgolf also offers a laser maze challenge, in which participants must climb through lasers in record time without breaking the beams! Tickets for Glowgolf are $10 each for adults, $8 each for children ages 5-12, and $5 for children four and under.
Wichita Room Escape
If you're up for a challenge, the Wichita Room Escape in Clifton Square is a great option. Guests can choose between two themed escape rooms: the studio, which is designed as a studio apartment, and the Company, which is designed as an office. Upon arrival, guests will be locked in the escape room for one hour. Eight guests are locked in at once, and you must work together to find and solve clues; unlock boxes, safes and drawers; and ultimately unlock the door that lets you out of the escape room. Tickets to the escape room are $20 each, and payment 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.
Laser quest is Wichita's biggest Laser tag venue. Combining the classic game of hide-and-seek tag with a high-tech twist. Players wear vests with sensors that detect when they have been shot by an opponent's laser. The goal is to shoot your opponents as many times as possible and to avoid being shot yourself. The multi-level complex fills with for to make your laser tag experience even more exciting. Featuring multiple areas in floors and walls to shoot through, mirrors to reflect off of, and corners to wait around, Laser Quest is an exciting way to spend the day! A regular game costs just $8 per person. Hours are variable, but a monthly schedule can be found here.
Photo by Fireshark Gaming Facebook page.
At Fireshark gaming, located at 11310 E 21st St N., you can quite literally step into a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Fireshark projects the game onto the floor and the walls of the game theater, allowing for a completely immersive gameplay experience that's unmatched. The games at Fireshark last 22 minutes each, new games begin every 15 minutes. Up to 10 players are supported in the game at one time. Fireshark also offers a party lounge which can be rented by the hour. The lounge accommodates groups of up to 20 people. To get your game on at Fireshark, it costs just $8 per 22 minute gaming session. Open 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, the facility is a great place to hang out any day of the week! Fireshark Gaming is recommended for gamers seven years of age and older.
Strataca is Kansas's underground salt museum, located in, or rather, under, Hutchinson. Guests can take the mine shaft 650 feet under the Earth's surface to discover the vast salt mine. Strataca offers guided, riding tours of the mine, some of which focus on the parts of the mine currently being excavated, while others take you through time, to a portion of the underground mine that has remained unaltered for over 50 years! Guests will hear about every stage of the mining process, and how methods have changed over the years. Featured on the hit TV Show, Dirty Jobs, Strataca also displays the mine car driven by Mike Rowe, the show's host! Rated one of the top museums worth travelling for by TripAdvisor, it's definitely worth a brief jaunt outside of Wichita. Strataca is closed on Mondays, and offers hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, as well as hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Prices vary depending on preferred tour packaging. A pricing list can be found here.