Wichita Lands a Spot on 'Most Underrated Cities' List

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KEEPER OF THE PLAINS FOOTBRIDGE, WICHITA, KANSAS | WALTER BIBIKOW/GETTY IMAGES



Thrillist posted an article listing the 'Most Underrated City in All 50 States', and it shouldn't be a surprise to us, but Wichita claimed the title for Kansas!


This is what they had to say:

"The biggest city in Kansas sees little of the spotlight that shines on brawnier, Missourier Kansas City. But don’t sleep on the riches here: at least 33 museums, a Gallery Alley, timeless live music hangouts, nine authentic brewpubs, and in a rarity for Middle America, a half-dozen gay bars (possibly the Sunflower State's entire total). Urban art and Wichita State University set a backdrop for non-discrimination: what Durham is to North Carolina and Austin is to Texas, Wichita is to Kansas..."


"...Historic Old Town now has 100-plus thriving businesses on brick-lined streets showcasing an anthology of mid-1800s converted brick warehouses, antique lamp posts, Coleman’s founding factory, and swank condos. You can sense the city’s rough-and-tumble cowboy history winking at today’s style-conscious happy-hour revelers. Outdoor music festivals include Riverfest (a nine-day country music-ish party) and Vortex (twang meets progressive). The 15 years-strong annual Tallgrass Film Festival is, like so much of this town, big, pretense-free, and criminally overlooked. -- Bruce Northam, American Detour"

Check out the full list here!

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