“The Wizard of Oz.”
“Cowboys and Indians.”
These are some of the kinder perceptions leisure travelers made in survey conducted by Go Wichita, formerly known as the Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Some of the not-so-kind remarks?
“First bathroom break on the way to Colorado.”
“As familiar as some town in the middle of Canada.”
Tumbleweeds were a common theme, too.
Go Wichita and branding agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink are out to change those perceptions with a contest they started today.
“The Search for Wichita Skeptics” encourages Wichita-area residents to nominate people from other places who have less-than-positive views of the city.
Nominations, which involve a bit of Mad-Libbing, will be accepted until April 22. Five finalists will be selected, and those will be narrowed to three winners (selected in online voting), who will win trips to — where else? — Wichita.