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Cool Off from the Summer Sun

The dog days of summer call for sweet, cool relief. In Wichita, savor relentlessly original creations of ice cream, shaved ice, popsicles and more – all created by local innovators. What are you waiting for? Try these three can’t-miss eateries to beat that summer heat.

86 Cold Press is a cold-pressed juice shop founded by local entrepreneur Austin Dugan. After years of battling Crohn’s disease, Austin realized how effective juicing can be in maintaining a critically strict diet. His honed recipes contain organic ingredients such as pineapple, cucumber and lime. A chilled bottle of cold-pressed juice is the ideal – and healthy – way to thrive this summer.

founder of 86 cold press juice in wichita, kansas

Paleteria La Reyna serves authentic Mexican ice cream and popsicles made in-house. Using an original blend of spices and flavors, the creamy texture and unique taste of their ice cream is unparalleled. This family-friendly restaurant also offers raspas, or shaved ice, in mango, pecan, coconut and more. Paleteria is sure to please the pickiest palate on hot summer days.

popsicle from paleteria la reyna in wichita, kansas

With one-of-a-kind eateries like these, you’ll be looking forward to hot summer days in Wichita. Discover more food and drink options and use #RelentlesslyOriginal while enjoying your summer treats.


If you want to be like the great outdoorsman Ron Swanson, now's your chance. Within a half hour drive (or less) of downtown Wichita, you’ll find your sweet spot. Build the workshop that you’ve been meaning to get to. Be the person in the office that owns chickens. Wear work boots and flannels one day and a suit the next. Why not build a gazebo or grow a garden? 

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