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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

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

Outdoor Mural Tour

"Wrap Around Winfield" is the cover mural of a self-guided tourguide of 15

Winfield, KS Arts

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

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

Viet Nam War Memorial (Memorial Park)

Constructed as a replica of the Washington D.C. Viet Nam War Memorial, this memorial is found in Memorial Park just east of the Courthouse. The Memorial is engraved with the names of 777 servicemen and nurses from the State of Kansas who were killed or missing in action during the Viet Nam War.

Winfield, KS Memorials

Things to do near Winfield, KS

Circle "E" Feedlot Tours

Custom feeding operation for 12,000 to 15,000 head of cattle. Tours by appointment. ...