Author Visit and Book Signing

June 23, 2022

Join local author Vanessa Whiteside at Exploration Place to get a signed copy of “100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die.” The book is filled cover to cover with timeless destinations and lesser-known places. It’s the essential guide to adventure for those who like to explore! 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Exploration Place
More details TBA!


About the Book:

Wichita aka “Doo Dah,” is a mid-size city with attractions that easily rival the nation’s largest metropolises in entertainment value. Fun awaits for all who come to discover it! 100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die is a bucket-list book filled cover to cover with timeless destinations and lesser-known places.

Dig into the burgeoning arts scene with tips for the First Friday Gallery Crawl or the Tallgrass Film Festival, founded by a Wichita native in 2003. Find out the story behind the 44-foot-tall Keeper of the Plains statue in downtown. Root, root, root for the home team, the Wichita Wind Surge at Riverfront Stadium. Outdoor activities, delicious dining, shopping, concerts, and a thriving arts scene scratch the surface. As they say, “Wichita is what you make it,” and around every corner is an experience waiting for you.

Wichita native and travel writer Vanessa Whiteside is your personal guide to her favorite parts of her much beloved hometown. Crack the spine on this book and choose an adventure in the city!


About the Author:

Vanessa Whiteside is a native Wichitan who never shies away from telling others about the city she holds dear. She has celebrated her love of Wichita as a contributing writer for the Wichita Eagle, 360 Wichita, and Visit Wichita. Vanessa’s blog,, features travel narratives from the perspective of a former journalist turned curious tourist. In her free time you might find her shopping local, snapping pictures of street art, or winding her way through a museum. 

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