The Downtown Life

Discover all that surrounds you.  

If you're wondering what day-to-day life is like in Downtown Wichita, look here. We've provided links to many of the amenities that make any neighborhood home. Live close to the city's arts and entertainment hub, walk to restaurants and bistros, be inspired at one of our city's historic places of worship, and live healthy with downtown recreation options and close proximity to the region's largest health care centers. 

Arts & Entertainment

Live an exciting life in the hub of our city's cultural center. Be steps away from Wichita's many museums, galleries, theatre and music productions, shops, restaurants and nightspots.

Dining & Shopping 

For some of Wichita's best and most tasteful boutiques and restaurants, look no further than downtown. Whether you're searching for skirt steak or a sizzling skirt, look here first.

Fitness & Recreation

Wichita is home to one of the nation's most successful YMCA organizations. The Robert D. Love Central Branch YMCA is one of eight full-service, family locations in the Wichita area. 

From the YMCA to skate parks to bike and walking paths, Downtown Wichita has fitness and recreational activities to fit your lifestyle. Rather watch than participate? Take in a Wichita Thunder hockey game, visit the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, climb aboard the Jayhawk, an International America's Cup Class yacht, donated to the City of Wichita by Bill Koch, or catch a Wingnuts baseball game at the Lawrence-Dumont Stadium just across the river.

Medical Care 

Wichita and South Central Kansas residents enjoy a high level of expertise and healthcare choice. The city is continuously ranked high in the nation for the quality of healthcare available

Galichia Heart Hospital
North of 21st on Woodlawn
316.858.2610

Kansas Heart Hospital
3601 N. Webb Road
316.630.5000

Kansas Spine Hospital
3333 N. Webb Road
316.462.5000

Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center
2770 N. Webb Road
316.634.0090

Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Via Christi Hospital
929 N. St. Francis
316-268-5000

Via Christi Hospital
3600 E. Harry
316-268-5000

Via Christi Hospital
14800 W. St. Teresa
316-268-5000

Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital
1151 N. Rock Road
316.634.3400

Via Christi Behavioral Health Center
8901 E. Orme
316.858.0333

Wesley Medical Center
550 N. Hillside
316.962.2000

Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital
8338 West 13th St. North

Places of Worship 

Whether you are visiting for a weekend or looking for a church or place of worship to call home, you'll find a place of faith right for you. 

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
307 E. Central Ave.
Wichita, KS 67202
316.263.6574

Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
316.269.3900

First Baptist Church
216 E. 2nd St. N.
Wichita, KS 67202
316.263.5285
 
First Christian Church
445 N. Market
Wichita, KS 67202

First United Methodist Church
330 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
316.267.6244

Hispanic Pastoral Center
437 N. Topeka
Wichita, KS 67202
316.269.5851

Rivercrest Free Methodist Community Church
136 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67202
316.682.3855

Riverwalk Church of Christ
225 N. Waco St.
Wichita, KS 67202
316.265.9653

St. John's Episcopal Church
402 N. Topeka St.
Wichita, KS 67202
316.262.0897

Wichita Public Library - Central Branch

Located just south of Douglas on Main, the Wichita Public Library's Central Branch is the largest in the city. 

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