El Dorado, Kansas

El Dorado, Kansas exhibits a rich history of development and innovation. Our modern city maintains its humble roots while offering some of the finest shopping, restaurants, museums and recreation in the area. Offering a wide variety of industrial and civic opportunities, El Dorado proudly upholds its motto, “The Fine Art of Living Well.”

Touring local museums and art rooms will provide the quintessential cultural experience. Home to four museums and several additional memorials, exhibits, and sculptures, it is nearly effortless to spend an afternoon immersed in the arts. A mere walk through our historic downtown can offer not only an educational experience as visitors are exposed to sixteen unique sculptures, but also distinctive dining and shopping opportunities. From chocolate and summer dresses to fine wines and flowers, you’ll find it in El Dorado.

The “Living Well” motto extends its hands far beyond the arts. El Dorado is home to outdoor offerings for all ages. Enjoy the fall foliage on the bike path, cheer on the Broncos summer baseball team, or beat the heat at one of our two splash parks. Located just northeast of downtown, El Dorado Lake offers 8,000 acres of liquid fun and 4,000 acres of developed parks and recreation areas. Amenities include a variety of hiking, biking and horse trails, nearly 1,100 campsites and ten rentable cabins. Our gateway to the beautiful tall grass prairie of the Flint Hills will delight you.

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El Dorado State Park and Lake

Where Special Events Happen El Dorado Lake is located just north and east of the City of El Dorado at the edge of the scenic Flint Hills. The lake has approximately 8,000 surface acres of water with 98 miles of shoreline. There are approximately 6,000

El Dorado, KS State Parks

William Allen White Monument

The commemorative marble monument honors the Pulitzer Prize winning editor who was reared in El Dorado.

William Allen White

The world beat a path to the cluttered desk of William Allen White, publisher of a small daily newspaper, The Emporia Gazette in Kansas.

El Dorado, KS Monuments

Butler County History Center HomeKansas Oil Museum

The Butler County Historical Society portrays our county's unique history. The museum consists of an indoor exhibit building and nine acres of outdoor exhibits. The outdoor exhibits are divided into two areas: Oil field equipment and the K.T. Wiedemann Living History Park. More than 20

El Dorado, KS Museums

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