Family Activities

The 2018 Central States VHF Society Conference is pleased to offer the following family activities and tours during the event.

Friday, July 27

  • Bus ride through the beautiful Flint Hills to Cottonwood Falls to dine at the Grand Central Hotel. Built in 1884 and remodeled in 1995 this beautiful restaurant and hotel has been given the 4 diamond award by AAA. Upon arrival at Cottonwood we'll drive past the longest continually operating courthouse in Kansas, which was built in 1873. There are many great shops to visit on Main street while there. You will have a lunch choice of either the homemade chicken salad plate served with pasta salad and fresh fruit garnish or the grand cheddar burger that is 8 ounces of fresh ground beef served with the fixings and steak fries. Desert will be peach cobbler with ice cream..
    Cost: $39. Lunch is included.
    Depart Hotel: 8:30 AM
    Return Hotel: 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 28

  • A morning visit to Old Cowtown Museum. Be wowed when you step onto Cowtown's dirt roads and realize you've entered a world off the Chisholm Trail that is frozen in a 1865-1880 loop. Connect with history through artifacts in Cowtown's 10,000-piece permanent collection - textiles, furnishings, furniture, tools, art - that are proudly maintained by Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. Cowtown's unique programming tells the story of Wichita's transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. Admission is $6. After this, then its a short trip over to New Market Square for lunch on your own and an hour of shopping before we return to the hotel.
    Cost: $25.
    Lunch and admission cost ($6) is on your own.
    Depart Hotel: 9:45 AM
    Return Hotel: 3:00 PM