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Caldwell Opera House


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Caldwell's Opera House is Caldwell's oldest building. The building housed Caldwell's fist opera house in 1879 and boasts a colorful history, including the site of a shootout between Caldwell citizens and cowboy outlaws. The building was purchased and restored by the Caldwell Historical Society and today is used for cultural and entertainment events. It also showcases a display of historical artifacts from the 1880's during Caldwell's "hey0day" as a "rough and ready" cowtown along the Chisholm Trail.


Address: Corner of Main and Central
Phone: 620-845-2145
Our Email: caldwell@kanokla.net
Our Website:caldwellkansas.com

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Historic Walking Tour

Caldwell, the Border Queen, has seen wild days as a cowtown beside the Chisholm trail, a brief period of booming times during the Oklahoma Land Rush days, and quiet prosperity based on the vast grain fields of Sumner County.

Caldwell, KS Tours

Post Office Mural

The Caldwell Post Office, built in the 1930s, is listed on the National Historic Register, as it displays one of the collection of murals commissioned during the Depression Era by the WPA. The mural, "Cowboys Driving Cattle," was painted by Kenneth Evett in 1941.

Caldwell, KS Arts

"Talking Tombstones Tour"

During the "Talking Tombstones Tour", some of Caldwell's infamous cowtown characters"come back" to tell their stories at their real graves.

Caldwell, KS Tours

Cherokee Strip Bridge

This bridge built by Grant County, Oklahoma and Sumner County, Kansas is a new monument to those hardy and determined men and women who ran the Cherokee Strip Run in 1893.

Caldwell, KS Historic Bridges

Caldwell Cemetery

See the tombstones of Cadwell's notorious ancestors in Caldwell Cemetery. George Wood, husband of Mag Wood, were the owners of the famous Red Light Saloon.

Caldwell, KS Cemeteries

Things to do Historic Centers near Caldwell, KS

Caldwell Opera House

Caldwell's Opera House is Caldwell's oldest building. The building housed Caldwell's fist opera house in 1879 and boasts a co...