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El Dorado, Kansas

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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Butler County Courthouse

The historic Butler County Courthouse was built in 1909. Its Romanesque Style was designed by famed architect, George P. Washburn. Its terrazzo floors are still intact and reflect its elegant history. The first woman jury in Kansas met here in 1912.

El Dorado, KS Historic Courthouses

Stapleton #1 Historic Well Site

El Dorado became, for a while, the world's storybook oil field. Butler County encompassed 1,800 producing oil wells on 25,000 acres. The El Dorado Field is a story of men and events that helped Kansas and the nation emerge from the draft-horse and kerosene-lamp years into the gasoline age. "

El Dorado, KS Historic Markers

Missouri-Pacific Depot

The El Dorado Missouri-Pacific Depot began as a wooden structure in 1883 in a town of less than 2,000 people. It served as a center of activity and development for the community with news being brought in by train and other news transferred by the telegraph located at the depot.

El Dorado, KS Railroad History

Circle Gallery & Frame Shop

"Custom framing, original art, art reproductions and scroll saw hardwood gifts. Circle Gallery has served the custom framing needs in Butler County for over 33 years. From October through May the Gallery serves as the front door for the Iron Horse Concert Hall, a bluegrass and folk music venue. "

El Dorado, KS Arts

Things to do near El Dorado, KS

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