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The Weekend: Wichita, Kansas

Project Editor Jess Hoffert shares his top spots for a weekend in Wichita.

1. Sedgwick County Zoo Six elephants from drought-stricken Swaziland live in newly constructed digs with the world’s largest elephant pool. (scz.org)

2. Larkspur Bistro and Bar Jazz music played on a baby grand accompanies meals of handmade pasta and juicy steaks. (larkspuronline.com)

3. Old Cowtown Museum No spurs required to enter Fritz Snitzler’s Saloon for a root beer or to witness shootouts in this living-history village. (oldcowtown.org)

4. Botanica Even adults can’t resist plunking away on instruments at the Downing Children’s Garden, one of many themed areas at this botanical park. (botanica.org)

5. The Inn at Glenstrae In the Flint Hills Suite, multiple canvas awnings create the feeling you’re glamping in the city. Eggs Benedict breakfasts come with fresh veggies and rich coffee. (theinnatglenstrae.com)

6. Wichita Art Museum The museum’s collection focuses on American artists and stars contemporary glasswork by Steuben. (wichitaartmuseum.org)

7. Central Standard Brewing Head to a shed for funky brews like the Red Cicada made with Kansas salt, hibiscus flowers, ginger and lime. (centralstandardbrewing.com)

8. Keeper of the Plains For 15 minutes each night, fire drums erupt with flames around this riverfront statue honoring Native Americans. (wichita.gov)

Three things you probably didn’t know

1. A 4-ton chunk of the Berlin Wall resides at the Museum of World Treasures. (worldtreasures.org)

2. Amelia Earhart made the Wichita Municipal Airport her hub; it now houses the Kansas Aviation Museum. (kansasaviationmuseum.org)

3. More than 3,000 varieties of nuts, chocolates and gummies await at Nifty Nut House. (niftynuthouse.com)

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