Beyond the city parks, there are many so many cool things about Wichita. This is where I will try to introduce some new stories, shed some light on Wichita’s past, and highlight some of the unique points my city has to offer.
To take a trip down memory lane, you just have to take a trip to Augusta, KS. A motorcycle museum is offering a look at some icons from Joyland.
Taking a closer look at one of my favorite Wichita statues, both demonstrating and representing “The Promise of America”
December 21, 1916, a fire breaks out at the Kansas Masonic Home. Five people lost their lives, the building was a total loss, but somehow, the chapel survived.
Seek the truth, seek the codes.
Like something out of a Dan Brown novel:
Keep it classy southside. A bridge is demolished and replaced with an iconic look that shines day and night. Check out The Bridge on the River Arkansas
It’s been a southside icon for over 90 years. The beloved John Mack Bridge, or as I like to call it the “Jewel of the Arkansas.”
A look at Wichita’s own Walter Anderson, he created the hamburger bun and the slider, and he created an industry that we all crave.
Much like Indiana Jones.. this was an adventure to find a lost treasure of Wichita history. Check out Kevin Crockett and the Search for the Trading Post Marker. But unlike Dr. Jones, there’s no action, sex, comedy or snakes.
I could not think of a really great tease to use for this story on Freedoms Stand, so I’ll just give Wichita the bird.
Evoking the amber waves of grain, the Railgrass bring light, art and nature to a Wichita neighborhood.
A real Wichita benchmark. The mystery behind the benches at Cancun and English.
He’s been seen worldwide, but this story is all about Wichita’s Boy with the Boot.
It’s a beautiful piece of art and a fitting monument to those that fought in the Civil War. And wait until you hear the famous last words of our county’s namesake. Sedgwick County Memorial Hall and Soldiers and Sailors Monument
It’s a fantastic art project across several city blocks bringing culture and color to one of Wichita’s oldest neighborhoods. Check out the 9th Street Redevelopment Project.
Subtlety placed along McLean, these winds-ical art pieces both catch the eye and block an eye-sore… But do they really play music when the wind blows? Take a moment to visit The Mighty Wind Organ.
Dad and I got a tour of the Orpheum Theater… Cue the John Williams Star Wars theme… we’re calling this one The Return of the Usher.
When your crusing down Kellogg doing 60 mph, you might miss one of Wichita’s biggest pieces of art. It’s time to slow down a take a look at The Wind Spirit Gateway
He made it easier for Americans to travel down the road, but it was this Wichita’s own road into mental health issues that ended his career. Meet “Woody” Hockaday
His mom and two other Wichitans played a part in the story of Billy The Kid. We call this one Legend has it, and truth be told
Rust in the Wind. Honoring Wichita’s train history with an unique art project.
It’s About Time: Forty years ago, the clock tower was struck by lightning. A look inside and out of a Wichita icon.
Not all romance in theaters happens on the big screen. This is the story of a young couple who fell in love in Wichita’s Orpheum Theater. We’re calling this one, An Usher and A Gentleman
Paragon Part of the city council did not want this sculpture, until the artist said, “Everything out here is horizontal, you need something vertical.”
Fast Times at Planeview High At one time it was called the “Miracle City.” A city within a city, with its own shops and even a high school. Studying up on the home of the Gremlins.
Riverfront Stadium A look back at LDS and a closer look at the amazing art the new ballpark has to offer.
Two Steers What happened to the “Two Steers” bumper sculptures at The Kansas Coliseum?
Redbud Trail A historic Wichita railway becomes a recreational path and a look at Wichita’s Black History.
Jesse Chisholm A local legend and national hero.
South Vietnamese Veterans Memorial Find out why this controversial monument is not part of the Veterans Memorial Park.
Idlewild Park An Oaklawn Park