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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



Carnegie Library Building

El Dorado's first library was built in 1912 from locally quarried hand-cut, native white limestone. Topped with the Spanish tiled roof, the library was funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

El Dorado, KS Carnegie Libraries

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

Attractions near El Dorado, KS

Eureka's Founding Spring

Located behind the fire station in the creek (Walker's Run) is Eureka's founding spring, now enclosed. It was here, in 1857, ...

Marion Reservoir Trails

For nature lovers who don't care to pursue the water sports, a 1-mile nature trail, called Willow Walk Trail, has been built ...

Marquette Municipal Swimming Pool

The Municipal Swimming Pool in the City Park is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Private party reservations are avail...