Cowley County, KS
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.
Explore Cowley County
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.
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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 $15Winfield, KS Colleges
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
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
This area was made famous as the gateway to the Cherokee Strip Land Rush that was later called "The Largest Race in World History." This movement attracted settlers from all over the world. Over 110,000Arkansas City, KS Museums
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
Winfield Aquatic Center
Featuring two water slides, zero depth entry, 50 meter pool & diving area. A separate youth pool (for those 48 inches & under) has its very own "Serp 'n Dipity" water slide. Pool Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:15 - 7:00 pm Mondays & Wednesdays 1:15 - 6:00 pmWinfield, KS Water Parks
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
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.
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Chaplin Nature Center
Along the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River, Chaplin Nature Center combines 200Arkansas City, KS Nature Centers
Cowley County Community College
Cowley County Community College, (CCCC), dates back to 1922 when it began as Arkansas City Junior College. The vocational-technical school was added in 1967, making Cowley the first community college in Kansas to combine technical and general curriculums. At present, there are 2,000Arkansas City, KS Colleges
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