Enjoy the convenience, energy and comforts of staying with the city close at hand. Downtown is home to historic and boutique hotels, as well as familiar hospitality franchises with plenty of options for every lifestyle. Demand in the hospitality market was a catalyst for a new Hilton Garden Inn, which initiated construction in 2017. From sports teams to children’s museums to world-renowned arts and cultural groups, locals and visitors alike can discover new experiences. In 2018, Wichita welcomed visitors to experience the first and second rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which had an economic impact of $10 million. 8 With more than 50 museums and art galleries, specialty conventions and tradeshows that generate an important economic impact, you can explore diverse experiences in the center of it all. THE CENTER OF IT ALL John and Kate at Food Trucks at the Fountain