Life in south central Kansas has everything from fields of golden wheat to the mesas of the Gypsum Hills, from wildlife preserves to the city skyline. This area with a population of 750,000, offers the quintessential living experience—small town hospitality, city nightlife and cultural events, or a return to nature on native prairies.
In Wichita, the largest city in the state, you can go back in time while visiting Old Cowtown Museum, or a bit farther down the road, visit the Amish community of Yoder, where horse-drawn buggies are the way of transportation.
To step out of the past and into the future, visit the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson, one of the most comprehensive space museums in the world, or visit Exploration Place in Wichita, which features hands-on interactive exhibits and interactive theaters.
Also, in this region are historic Santa Fe trail sites, pioneer history adventures, and ethnic cultural events in Lindsborg and McPherson. All of this, and you can still see buffalo and elk roaming the plains near Canton.
South central Kansas is home to 30 hospitals.