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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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

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

Butler Community College

El Dorado has been home to Butler Community College since it was founded in 1927. The then El Dorado Junior College was originally housed within the town's Junior High School. Today the college is located at the southwest corner of Haverhill and Towanda. The El Dorado campus is home to 256

El Dorado, KS Colleges

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