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Cowley County, KS

Cowley CountyFrom its rich, green gold, and brown, fields that change with the seasons, to its rugged, tree-lined limestone hills over which the earth's softer hues hang at sunrise, Cowley County is a kaleidoscope - bits and pieces of color, culture, and all the other elements that enrich our lives. Each look, each visit reveals something new.


Located less than one hour from Wichita and two hours from Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the area offers rural living adjacent to urban amenities. Interstate 35 is just 15 minutes away.


Visitors may choose from a charming bed and breakfast, a hunting lodge or a variety of quality name motels. Two vibrant and thriving retail trade areas, located ten minutes apart in Arkansas City and Winfield, are easier to get to and closer together than most metropolitan shopping malls. Udall, Burden, Dexter, Atlanta, and Cambridge are spunky communities whose downtowns are enjoying rebirth.

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Chaplin Nature Center

Along the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River, Chaplin Nature Center combines 200

Arkansas City, KS Nature Centers

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

Southwestern College

It's 113 years old?but it's a whole new SC. Southwestern College is made up of a hilly, 82-acre campus in Winfield, Kansas; a downtown Winfield professional studies center, and two professional studies centers in Wichita, Kansas. The main campus has undergone more than $15

Winfield, KS Colleges

Stan Herd's Prairie Man

Prairie Man is an artistic response to a Kansas petroglyph of an original prairie dweller. The three-acre Prairie Man was created by subtle manipulations of ancient prairie grasses on a south-sloping face of a rock-strewn dry watershed. The piece can be seen from both highway and the air.

Arkansas City, KS Arts

Quail Ridge Golf Course

If you're ready for serious golfing enjoyment, Quail Ridge is hard to resist. Located within the beautiful Flint Hills of South Central Kansas are 18 championship holes of fun and excitement for every golfer.

Quail Ridge, the City'

Winfield, KS Golf Courses

Denton Art Center

The Denton Art Center is the home of the Arkansas City Arts Council. Many exhibits, programs, and classes are held at this Center. This striking 1914 structure was formerly the residence of the Albert Denton Family. Mr. Denton was a prominent banker in Arkansas City. He and/

Arkansas City, KS Arts

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

Cowley County State Lake

Cowley County State Lake, covering 85 acres, is mainly for fishing, but has campsites and picnic areas also. Along with many of the lakes in the area, it features channel catfish, a variety of bass, crappie, bluegill, sun perch and other species.

Arkansas City, KS Recreation

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

Horizon United Methodist Center

"Camp Horizon" is nestled in 160 wooded acres on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River. Purchased by John Hall in 1945 with the dream of building a youth camp, it now provides for a variety of outdoor and recreational experiences.

Arkansas City, KS Trails

Outdoor Mural Tour

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

Winfield, KS Arts

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

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