The South Central Region of Kansas comprises the Wichita Area, and Heartland Country. Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, lies on the banks of the Arkansas River. This colorful "River City" offers first-class cultural attractions, shopping, and excellent food.
In Heartland Country is the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, which boasts a full-scale replica of the Space Shuttle and other space memorabilia, creating an exhibit rivaled only by those at the Smithsonian Institution. The region is also home to expansive wildlife preserves.