Wichita, Kansas Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Wichita and the surrounding area. Wichita may not leap to mind as a nexus of oddities, but it is. For culture, there's the Pizza Hut Museum. For art, there's the statue of WuShock, the fighting-mad wheat (and possibly America's weirdest sports mascot). One of America's first Civil Rights sit-in lunch counters has been immortalized -- in bronze. There's a troll under a sidewalk grate. Neighboring towns boast of a talking transparent woman and the world's first Batwing gas station.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Halstead, Kansas

    A life-size see-through plastic model explains her anatomy and the mysteries of life.

  • World's First Batwing Gas Station

    World's First Batwing Gas Station

    Haysville, Kansas

    Built in 1954, restored in 2007. Looks as extreme and futuristic as the day it opened, although you can't buy gas there any more.

  • Pizza Hut Museum

    Pizza Hut Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    Pizza Hut was invented by two Wichita State University students. The first Hut was moved onto the campus as a hut-size museum.

  • Carry Nation Statue

    Carry Nation Statue

    Wichita, Kansas

    Saloon-smasher Carry A. Nation began her destructive career here in late 1900. Her statue holds a Bible in one hand and a whackin' hatchet in the other.

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