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Winfield, Kansas

Winfield, Kansas

Consistently listed as one of America's 100 best small towns, Winfield is known for its beautiful Victorian and Caton homes. One of those homes, Hiatt's was the northern most office of the world-famous 101 Ranch of Marland, Oklahoma. Island Park and Kickapoo Corral are reminders of this city's Native American heritage. Buffalo Bill is reported to have been among the town's earliest businessmen.

A normal day trip to Winfield can be relaxing and enjoyable even when there are no special events. Island Park, the site of the original Chautauquas in Winfield, today is a beautiful place to drive around or stroll through along with the ducks and geese. The park is at the North end of Main Street surrounded by the Timber Creek Lagoon. From late November through December the park is alight with a wonderful seasonal display. Cowley County Historical Museum is housed in a lovely old school building just a few blocks west of downtown. The downtown shopping area is alive and flourishing - definitely a place to try out.

Quail Ridge, the City's municipal golf course, continues to be rated one of the top public courses in the state and a valuable asset for the community.

Winfield entices tourists with its beautiful tree-lined Main Street, Kansas Vietnam Memorial Wall, Iron Gate Inn, the Isle of Lights, Southwestern College, and the annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Baden Square Tour

In 1893, John Peter Baden, an early Winfield merchant and entrepreneur, built St. John's College. It became the first college in the Evangelical Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod system of higher education to admit women. St. John'

Winfield, KS Tours

Hiatt House

The Italianate Victorian home presently known as Hiatt's House Restaurant, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tredway, was built in 1879 by Col. J.C. McMullen, a local banker. Other owners were George Miller of the famed 101 Ranch from 1888 to 1902, and the J.W. Hiatt family from 1902 to 1974

Winfield, KS Historic Buildings

The Iron Gate Inn - The Baden House

This Cross-gable Victorian home was built in 1885 by J.P. Baden, an early industrialist, founder of St. John's College, and one of Winfield's most illustrious citizens. Mrs. Baden founded the Lutheran orphanage.

Winfield, KS Historic Buildings

Cowley County Historical Society Museum

The Cowley County Historical Society Museum is housed in one of Winfield's original schools built in 1886. The native stone building and its historical displays keep local history alive and available to the people.

Winfield, KS Museums

Historic Homes Tour

Welcome to Winfield, Kansas, home to beautiful and unique Victorian homes. These homes, built from 1870 to the early 1900s, were influenced by the fashionable features of the era. An era when hospitality was an art and elegance a way of life.

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Winfield, KS Tours

Things to do near Winfield, KS

Lyon County State Lake

Lyon County State Lake is a 40 acre lake and 442 acre wildlife area owned and managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife an...

St. John Lutheran Church

This beautiful native stone church was built in 1907. August Peters of Alma was contracted to construct the present native li...