What to do and see in Wichita Falls, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 2, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Wichita Falls (/ˈwɪtʃɪtɔː/ WITCH-i-taw) is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay, and Wichita Counties. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 104,553, making it the 35th-most populous city in Texas. In addition, its central business district is five miles (8 km) from Sheppard Air Force Base which is home to the Air Force's largest technical training wing and the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, the world's only multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO.
Restaurants in Wichita Falls

1. River Bend Nature Center

2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041 +1 940-767-0843
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

River Bend Nature Center

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm. River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20 acre, non-profit environmental education facility. River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottom land forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.

Reviewed By jezzway - Dannemora, New York

I had this on the top of my list of things to see/do in Wichita Falls, TX. I got there early and had the place to myself! It was great, I was able to look around. The guides were very friendly and helpful. A good variety of animals to look at and learn about.

2. Museum of North Texas History

720 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-6512 +1 940-322-7628
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Museum of North Texas History

Reviewed By bk7102016 - Iowa Park, Texas

I finally decided to tour this museum. I was greatly surprised at the vastness of the artifacts. I would highly recommend this museum as a place to spend an afternoon. The exhibits are great and well organized. So much to see! So educational! I will definitely return to view the special rotating exhibits and will take out-of-town friends and relatives to this museum.

3. The Wichita Theatre

919 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-6714 +1 940-723-9037
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 35 reviews

The Wichita Theatre

The Wichita Theatre was originally built in 1908, and converted to it's current Art Deco styling in the late '30's. Purchased in 1995 by a local family and restored to it's originally glory, the theatre is now owned and operated by local non profit, 4 Kidz Sake of Wichita Falls. Sporting a state of the art operation, the major Broadway shows produced with local talent have drawn the attention of travelers from across the US. Integrated multi-media with modern special effects, incredible staging and costuming make this facility one of the jewels of Texas. Recently upgraded lobby, restrooms, and concession area make this venue appealing to all who want a warm and welcoming entertainment attraction.

Reviewed By Cherjalynn P

This is a great asset to the community of Wichita Falls! We have since moved away from the area and I sure do miss this theater. My family and I bought season passes during the 2015 season and it was worth every penny. Each show is well produced and the actors are top notch. I highly recommend a stop at the wichita theater.

4. The Falls in Lucy Park

Sunset Drive, Wichita Falls, TX
Excellent
30%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

The Falls in Lucy Park

Reviewed By Jessleighh - Gilroy, California

We stopped here planning to stretch our legs and play with our dog and 9 month old baby who were antsy from a long roadtrip, and upon exiting our vehicle were accosted by swarms of hungry mosquitoes. My husband stood in the middle of the road with the baby while i ran around trying to get the dog to hurry up and pee so we could leave, swatting and slapping myself like a madwoman.

Gorgeous, huge park, but only stayed 5 minutes because i feared i would be carried away.

5. Backdoor Theatre

501 Indiana Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-2513 +1 940-322-5000
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 31 reviews

Backdoor Theatre

Reviewed By HappyTexastravelmom - Wichita Falls, Texas

We have enjoyed performances here for many years. Some of the shows can be a bit more "cutting edge" or "adult" than at our other wonderful community theater, but it is nice to have that option in our town. The performers are so well rehearsed and the small size of the stages creates an intimacy between the audience and the actors. You can go to the dinner shows, or skip the dinner and arrive in time for the performance. One of the best things this theater did was add the handicapped ramp a few years ago. That was a great help to the folks who cannot manage the steep stairs up to the main stage. What an asset the Backdoor is to our community!

6. Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

712 8th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-6510 +1 800-799-6732
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

Reviewed By Mastachiw - Parker

Wasn't sure sure what to expect was real surprised when we came in. The museum includes lots of memorabilia from the history of professional wrestling. Had lots from the golden age before WWE. The admission was reasonable as well. You will spend about an hour and be entertained the whole time. There are toys, costumes and other memorabilia. Definitely worth a visit even if professional wrestling is not your bag. The staff is also very helpful. Recommend you go.

7. World's littlest Skyscraper

701 La Salle, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 +1 940-761-9955
Excellent
29%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

World's littlest Skyscraper

Reviewed By Joe R - Wichita Falls, Texas

Very small three story building with each floor being perhaps 10'X12' square and between 7' and 8' high. Wooden stairs at the back lead up the structure.... watch your head when climbing though. Interesting but not set up as an attraction so read up on it on line before or after your visit since no information is available there.

8. The Kemp Center for the Arts

1300 Lamar St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-7031 +1 940-767-2787
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Kemp Center for the Arts

Reviewed By Christy G

Found this place on accident while looking for the freeway. The outdoor sculptures are interesting - the giant raven with antlers is definitely the highlight of the center. The woman running the centers showed us around the different exhibits and was very friendly. Definitely worth a little detour when visiting Wichita Falls.

9. Wee Chi Ta Mountain Bike Trail

Wichita Falls, TX
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Wee Chi Ta Mountain Bike Trail

Reviewed By Elizabeth E - Cypress, Texas, United States

We weren't quite ready to get back on the road after lunch. This is a nice nature walk and phot spot. We didn't do the whole trail, but the creek running through is clean, not full of trash and pretty to watch and listen.

10. Castaway Cove Waterpark

1000 Central Fwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76306-6167 +1 940-322-5500
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Castaway Cove Waterpark

Reviewed By Kristy K

Water Park is fun, however watch your own children closely. The teenager l;ifeguards are too busy trying to pick up a date, by looking cool, not paying attention to the children going down the rides.
Don't expect any emergency help. I waited over 30 minutes for a "promised" band aid for a child, I decided to leave, because I waited too long for a band aid, and no employee's knew the process to communicate with one another. They clearly aren't trained in emergency situations.
Watch your kids!!!!! You are their best protection from emergency situations.

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