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  • Denton Art Center

    Denton Art CenterThe Denton Art Center is the home of the Arkansas City Arts Council. Many exhibits, programs, and classes are held at this Center. This striking 1914 structure was formerly the residence of the Al...
    Denton Art Center
  • Earl Wright Gallery

    The Brown Center on the Cowley College campus houses the Earle Wright Gallery. The campus itself is worth visiting just to see the many pieces of sculpture that landscape the exterior. ...
    Earl Wright Gallery
  • Scripture Hill

    Passengers on the northbound Santa Fe out of Arkansas City, Kansas, seeing for the first time the huge stone letters on the hill west of the tracks are attracted to the words CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGOD...
    Scripture Hill
  • Stan Herd's Prairie Man

    Stan Herd's Prairie ManPrairie Man is an artistic response to a Kansas petroglyph of an original prairie dweller. The three-acre Prairie Man was created by subtle manipulations of ancient prairie grasses on a south-sloping...
    Stan Herd's Prairie Man
  • Stan Herd Mural

    Painted by Stan Herd in 1992, this mural stands as a great tribute to the Cherokee Strip Land Rush. The mural was painted in commemoration of the Cherokee people and the Cherokee Strip Run. A well-kno...
    Stan Herd Mural

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chaplin Nature Center

Along the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River, Chaplin Nature Center combines 200

Arkansas City, KS Nature Centers

Denton Art Center

The Denton Art Center is the home of the Arkansas City Arts Council. Many exhibits, programs, and classes are held at this Center. This striking 1914 structure was formerly the residence of the Albert Denton Family. Mr. Denton was a prominent banker in Arkansas City. He and/

Arkansas City, KS Arts

Cowley County Community College

Cowley County Community College, (CCCC), dates back to 1922 when it began as Arkansas City Junior College. The vocational-technical school was added in 1967, making Cowley the first community college in Kansas to combine technical and general curriculums. At present, there are 2,000

Arkansas City, KS Colleges

Stan Herd's Prairie Man

Prairie Man is an artistic response to a Kansas petroglyph of an original prairie dweller. The three-acre Prairie Man was created by subtle manipulations of ancient prairie grasses on a south-sloping face of a rock-strewn dry watershed. The piece can be seen from both highway and the air.

Arkansas City, KS Arts

Horizon United Methodist Center

"Camp Horizon" is nestled in 160 wooded acres on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River. Purchased by John Hall in 1945 with the dream of building a youth camp, it now provides for a variety of outdoor and recreational experiences.

Arkansas City, KS Trails

Things to do near Arkansas City, KS

Historical Essays

Historical Essays written by local historian, Dorothy Hoobler, are reprinted from the St. Marys Star. Thanks to Dorothy fo...