What do Wichita State students do outside of class? Here is a list of attractions and restaurants to help you plan your trip to Wichita.


Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes
On-campus bowling alley and billiards. Grab some snacks and relax in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Intrust Bank Arena
Not only does the arena host Shocker men's basketball games once a year, but it is also home to the Wichita Thunder, Wichita's hockey team. Intrust also hosts a variety of artists and other acts, with headliners such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Luke Bryan and Nickleback.

Bradley Fair
An outdoor shopping center located at 21st and Rock, just a hop and skip away from campus. Do some shopping, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music.

Century II Theater
Located in downtown Wichita, this theater offers Broadway musicals, dance and more!

Old Town
Downtown Wichita has a little bit of everything from shopping, restaurants, theaters, night life, Final Friday art galleries and farmers markets..

Sedgwick County Zoo
Gorillas, penguins and tigers inspire more than 500,000 guests annually. The zoo is open 364 days a year and is located in west Wichita.

Warren Theaters
A common place for WSU students to see movies, the Warren has three locations in Wichita. Don't forget about $5 movie nights at the Old Town Warren, or the Palace, which has $3.50 movies every night.


Bella Luna
Some of the tastiest Mediterranean food in Wichita, Bella Luna has two locations in Wichita, including one on the east side.

Donut Whole
This is probably one of the first places new students will hear about. The Donut Whole is open late and has everything from bacon to Tutti Frutti donuts. It is also a great place to study and listen to live music performed by local bands.

Mead's Corner
Mead's had sandwiches, gelato, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes -- you name it, they've got it! Mead's also features live music from local bands and plenty of board games. It's a great place to study or just hang out.

Knolla's Pizza
Pizza! You will definitely hear WSU students raving about this family-owned pizza place. Find four locations in Wichita. And they deliver!

Old Mill Tasty Shop
Find this historic diner in downtown Wichita, which features sandwiches, ice-cream treats and more in an old-fashioned, family-owned parlor opened in 1932.

Yes, it is fast food, but it is native to Wichita and we love it! You can find several locations across town.

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