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Recreation

All Star Adventures, 1010 N. Webb Road. Twenty-two attractions including 14 rides. Cost is per activity. Call for hours, 316-682-3700, online at www.allstar-wichita.com.

All-Star Sports West, 8333 W. 21st. Cost is per activity. Call for hours, 316-722-7529.

The Edge Paintball Adventures, K-96 and Ridge Road, outdoor park with nine paintball fields. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; weekdays by reservation. Play starts at $15 for all-day session; group rates available. Information, 316-773-0537 or www.wichitapaintball.com.

Laser Quest Wichita, 2120 N. Woodlawn, Shop No. 470. Open Mon.-Tue. by reservation only. Hours 6-9 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 4-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. Admission $8, per game. Information, 316-652-9500.

Skate East, 1836 S. Woodlawn. Call for hours and admission. Information, 316-685-5711.

Skate South, 1900 E. MacArthur. Call for hours and admission. Information, 316-524-7261.

Wichita Ice Center, 505 Maple. Call for public skating hours. Admission $6, ages 4-under free; skate rental $2. Information, 316-337-9199, online at www.wichitaicecenter.com.

Historic Fun

Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State St., Augusta. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free; donations accepted. Information, 316-775-5655.

Butler County History Center & Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central, El Dorado. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., May-September. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat., October-April. Museum admission $4, $3 for senior citizens, students $2, 5 and under free. Information, 316-321-9333.

Halstead Heritage Museum and Depot, 116 E. First, Halstead. Open 2-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and by appointment. Free. Information, 316-835-2267.

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, 203 N. Main, Newton. Open 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. or by appointment (except major holidays). Admission $3, $2 youth ages 5-17, children 4 and under free. Information, 316-283-2221.

Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 George Washington Blvd. Museum housed inside Wichita's first municipal airport, opened in 1934. Includes hand-on exhibits, historic planes under restoration, flight simulator, Jimmie Allen Flying Club Exhibit, KC-135, B-52, 727 and other historic planes. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $8, $7 seniors 60-up, $6 children 4-12, ages 3-under free. Information, 316-683-9242.

Kansas Firefighters Museum, 1300 S. Broadway. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1-April 30; open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu.-Sat., May 1-Sept. 30, and tours by appointment. Admission $3, senior citizens $2.50, students $2, under 5 free. To book a tour, call 316-264-5990.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Museum admission $4 adults, $2 ages 6-16, children under 6 and members free. Information, 316-265-9314.

Museums/Attractions

CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Information, 316-462-2787.

Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main, El Dorado. Open 1-5 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue., Thu.; noon-4 p.m. Sat. Free; donations accepted. Information, 316-321-1212.

Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Holiday hours closed today; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun., Regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. General admission $9:50, $8 seniors, $6 youth (ages 4-11), children under 4 and members free. Exploration Park open dawn-dusk; free. Information, 316-660-0600.

Great Plains Transportation Museum, street-level visitors entrance at 700 E. Douglas. Outdoor railroad rolling stock displays, indoor displays. Admission $5, $3 ages 3-12. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, year-round. Information, 316-263-0944.

Indian Center Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Museum and gift shop hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Indian tacos available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Wed., and 5-8 p.m. the first, second and four Wed. of the month. Museum admission $7, $5 for seniors 55+ and youth 12-18, $3 children 6-12, children 6-under free. Information and tours, 316-262-5221.

Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. Free. Information, 316-262-7651.

Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson. Hall of Space Museum and Carey IMAX Dome Theater. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). Single venue tickets $8.50, $8 seniors ages 60-up and children 3-12. Building admission includes: one IMAX film, one planetarium show, Dr. Goddard's Lab and the Hall of Space Museum. Tickets $15, $13 seniors and children 3-12. Children 2-under free when sitting on parent's lap. Information, 620-662-2305 or 800-397-0330, online at www.cosmo.org.

Kansas Learning Center for Health, 505 Main, Halstead. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Admission $2, $1.50 students and senior citizens, family $5. Information, 316-835-2662.

Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, 27th and Main, North Newton. Hours 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 ages 6-16, 6-under free. Information, 316-283-1612.

Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $8.95, $7.95 for senior citizens, $6.95 ages 4-12, children under 4 free. Tours and group rates available. Information, 316-263-1311.

Prairie Rose Chuck Wagon, 15231 SW Parallel Road, Benton. Western show with the Prairie Rose Rangers featuring Orin Friesen, family entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, cowboy movies, all-you-can-eat smoked brisket meal. Gates open at 5 p.m. Sat., dinner/show at 6:30; gates open at 1 p.m. Sun., dinner/show at 1:30. Gospel Chuckwagon Supper with Riders of the Cross, every second and fourth Sunday. Tickets $30, $10 for children 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5, 2 and under free. Reservations required, 316-778-2121.

Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. Information, 316-978-3664.

Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun., closed major holidays. Admission $5, $4 students and senior citizens, $2 children 5 and up, Saturdays free. Information, 316-268-4921.

Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Open 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun., closed major holidays. Free. Information, 316-634-2787.

Nature/Outdoors

Botanica, 701 Amidon. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. year-round, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., April-October (except major holidays). Admission $6.50, $5.50 seniors 62-up, $3 youth, under 5 free. Information, 316-264-0448.

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. Extensive wildflower plantings. Visitor and Education Center, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Grounds open dawn to dusk, year-round. Self-guided tour brochure of the gardens available. Free. Information, 620-327-8127.

Eagle Valley Raptor Center, 927 N. 343rd Street West, Cheney. Eagles, hawks, falcons, Snowy and Eagle Owls, Birds of Prey Educational Tour, covered pavilion for picnics and catered dinners. Donation $5, ages 3-under free. Call 316-393-0710 for appointment, online at www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org.

Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th North. Koch Habitat Hall with interactive displays, aquarium, wildlife observatory, gift shop, animal presentations, two miles of wheelchair-accessible nature trails. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Gift shop hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Nature trail hours sunrise to sunset. Free. Information, 316-683-5499.

Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road (aka 39th Street South) at 247th Street West. Admission $3, $2 ages 6-12, under 6 free. For program and observing hours, call 316-794-8995 or 316-WSU-STAR.

Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd. Summer hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, March-October; winter hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November-February. Admission $11, $7 for seniors, $6.50 children, ages 3 and under free. Information, 316-660-9453.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1037 S. 183rd West, Goddard. Adults $11.95, $8.95 seniors, $7.95 children ages 3-12. Information, 316-794-8954, online at www.twpark.com.

O.J. Watson Park, 3055 S. Lawrence Road. Park open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, November-March, closed holidays. Rides closed through mid-March. Park admission free. Information, 316-529-9940.

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