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Wichita, KS

Population: 400,193
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Wichita Gardens-Botanica

At Botanica, beautiful doesn't even begin to cut it. The Wichita Gardens-Botanica in Wichita, located on Amidon Street‚ is a 9.5-acre horticulture center with 24 different themed gardens. Themes range from the popular Shakespearean Garden, where everything planted is either from the time of Shakespeare in England or is mentioned in one of his plays, to the more than 500 free-flight butterflies in the Butterfly House. Staples such as the Rose Garden also continue to draw big crowds. So whether you're looking for a little whimsy or a simple red rose, you'll find it in Wichita, KS.