Entertainment for poor college students: Harvey County on a dime

Chicken n Pickle in Wichita. Photo by Trey Greening.

By Gina DeFazio

Is your dorm room feeling too small? Have you seen as much of the beautiful Hesston campus you want to see? If so, there are places off campus that will not only add some variety to your life, they’re budget friendly. If you have free time and a ride. Plan ahead with friends or have a local friend show you around.

Free Experiences in Hesston –
Hesston Wellness Center
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
King Park
Disc golf on campus, Interstate park, and at the Crosswinds Conference Center

Students Favorite Restaurants
Lincoln Perk
Panda Kitchen
The Burger Garage and Ice Cream Shop
El Cerrito
Water’s Edge
D’angelo’s Pizzeria
Hesston Bakery and Cafe

Newton –
Chisholm Trail 8 Theaters // daytime showtimes are $4.75 before 6 pm and evening showtimes are $6.00 after 6 pm. There is a $2.00 surcharge for 3D movies.
Play-Mor Lanes
YMCA // $10 with no membership

Students Favorite Restaurants
Great Wall Restaurant
Mojo’s Coffee Bar
Casa Fiesta

Wichita –

Downtown along the Arkansas River:

Indian Center – The Keeper of the Plains // free
Cowtown (historic Wichita)
Wichita Art Museum // $10
Exploration Place
Along Douglas Street Downtown:
Delano
Old Town/Downtown
Clifton Square
The Q-Line (Douglas Street Trolley) // free
In East Wichita:
Towne East Mall
On one corner in Northeast Wichita (13th and Greenwich Rd):
The Alley Entertainment Complex // $12-$13 per hour
AJ Sports
Chicken n Pickle // free outdoor games but indoor pickleball and food are charged
Warren Theaters

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