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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

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

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

Cowley County State Lake

Cowley County State Lake, covering 85 acres, is mainly for fishing, but has campsites and picnic areas also. Along with many of the lakes in the area, it features channel catfish, a variety of bass, crappie, bluegill, sun perch and other species.

Arkansas City, KS Recreation

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum

This area was made famous as the gateway to the Cherokee Strip Land Rush that was later called "The Largest Race in World History." This movement attracted settlers from all over the world. Over 110,000

Arkansas City, KS Museums

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

Abilene Driving Tour of Historic Markers

28 bronze markers have been placed through-out the city of Abilene indicating historic sites....

Great Life Golf & Fitness at Chisholm Trail

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Rex Theatre

The historic combination house theatre, circa 1912, will provide a home for the North Central Kansas Community Chamber Orches...