Attractions by County

Cowley County Attractions

Attractions and Recreation

Barn Quilt Trail

Rural Cowley County - 620-221-9951 - website

Over 160 Barn quilts dot the back roads of Cowley County. Map and information about the Cowley County Trail at visit.cowleycounty.org or see the entire Flint Hills Barn Quilt Trail at www.ksflinthillsquilttrail.blogspot.com

Cambridge Cabin

8610 381st Rd Cambridge 67023 - 620-221-9951 website

Open to the public year round. No admission charged. A reconstruction of the original cabin built in 1872 by a local doctor and his family.

Cowley Waterfall and Fishing Lake

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20467 US Hwy 166, Dexter 67038 - 620-876-5730 - website

Listed by yahoo travel in the top 12 most beautiful waterfalls in America. Located at the Cowley State Fishing Lake on the north west end of the lake. Great fishing opportunity.

Helium Memorial Park

109 N Main, Dexter 67038 - 620-876-5569

A beautiful park commemorating the United State's discovery of helium in Dexter, an event that marked the town's spot in the history books. Be sure to check out the historical marker at the intersection of K15 and Hwy 166 commemerating the discovery of the helium well and helium plant.

Kansas Vietnam War Memorial

401 E. 9th Ave., Winfield, KS  67156 - website

Plans for the Vietnam War Memorial in Winfield began in 1987 when friends who had gathered for a class reunion wanted to find a way to honor their fallen classmates.  The project quickly grew from honoring only Cowley County servicemen to representing all 777 servicemen and nurses from Kansas who lost their lives or are missing in action from the Vietnam War. The memorial is a replica of the Vietnam War memorial in Washington D.C. It was also created as a tribute to servicemen and nurses who served in any world war.

In Toon Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

16401 112th Rd, Burden KS 67019 - 316-302-4393 - website

Open September 3rd through Nov. 6th Friday and Saturdays 10 am - 10 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm. Located 7 miles west of Burden on 112th Rd/Cowley 4 or 1/2 east of 151st Rd/Cowley 1 on 112th Rd/Cowley 4.

Murals of Winfield

Winfield, KS  67156 - website

Winfield was named the "Mural Capital of Kansas" in the fall of 1999 by the Kansas Sampler Foundation due to the quantity and quality of its murals.  A committee was then formed to compile information on the murals, thereby cataloging these treasures.

Prairie Outfitters and Excursions

5001 E. 9th Ave., Winfield, KS  67156 Phone: 620-222-8870 - website

Embrace your inner adventurer by arranging a custom excursion. Offering everything from rentals to guided trips for groups of up to 25, expose yourself to the beauty of South Central and South Eastern Kansas through a paddling or hiking trip today!

Quail Valley Farms

9315 194th Dr., Winfield, KS  67156  Phone: 316-239-5238 - website

Quail Valley Farms is a family run and owned property cradled in a beautiful, lushly green valley. A comfortable home to everything from wild cotton tail rabbits to giant hoot owls, Canadian geese to friendly donkeys, and funny pigmy goats to miniature pot-belly pigs, Quail Valley provides a relaxing environment for all who visit.

Stone Bridges of Cowley County

620-221-2421 - website

Take a self guided tour of 18 historic stone bridges located in rural Cowley County.

Thee Chapel

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1/8 mile east on Cambridge on Hwy 160 - 620-221-9951

Opened in 2015, local residents constructed Thee Chapel from a former oil field house and later a fishing cabin, that was moved to its present location. Thee Chapel was created to an atmosphere of simplicity and reverence of the 1910 era. The pews date back to the era as well as the steeple from a 1900 church in Mulvane. Open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Udall Community Historical Society Museum

109 East First St, Udall 67146 - 620-782-3004

An amazing museum displaying artifacts, historical pieces and information related to the history of Udall and Cowley County including the devastating tornado of 1955. Updated directories for 10 local cemeteries, genealogy on Udall families, memorial brick walkway and stone in the park listing lives lost in the tornado.

Open Wednesdays 3-5 pm and Sunday 1-3 pm or by appointment.

Wheat State Wine Co.

23622 Springhill Farm Dr., Winfield, KS  67156 Phone: 620-229-9463 Website: wheatstatewineco.com

Enjoy a local and genuine winery experience. WSWCo. offers free wine tastings and tours of the winery, vineyard and grounds. All patrons are welcome to picnic on the grounds, or enjoy their wine on our patio, they’ll provide the glasses!

Winfield Aquatic Center

300 Main St., Winfield, KS  67156  Phone: 620-221-5639 - website

The Winfield Aquatic Center is a summer destination for the whole family. At the Aquatic Center, you can take swimming lessons, enjoy open swim in the afternoon, catch a swim meet at night, or reserve the pool for a private party. Equipped with two water slides, diving boards, zero depth entry, and a little kids pool, the Aquatic center has everything your family needs for hours of fun.

Kingman County Attactions

AREA ATTRACTIONS AND POINTS OF INTEREST

Kingman Historical Theatre
237 N Main St
Kingman, KS 67068

Kingman County Courthouse
120 Spruce Street
Kingman KS, 67068

Kingman County Museum
322 North Main
Kingman, KS 67068

Kingman Carnegie Library
455 N. Main St.
Kingman, KS 67068

Kingman County Activity Center
121 S Main
Kingman KS 67068
(620) 532-3925


RECREATION:

Kingman County Activity Center
121 S Main St
Kingman, KS 67068
620-532-3925

Kingman Country Club (Golf & Fine Dining)
1225 N Golf St.
Kingman KS 67068

The Links at Pretty Prairie
1 Power Dr., PO Box 68
Pretty Prairie, KS 67570

Kingman RV Park
810 East E Avenue
Kingman, KS 67068

Kingman Swimming Pool
212 S Main St
Kingman, KS 67068


Kingman State Fishing Lake & Byron Walker Wildlife Area

Kingman State Fishing Lake and Byron Walker Wildlife Area are located on the South Fork Ninnescah River, seven miles west of Kingman, KS on U.S. Hwy. 54. The area encompasses 44,622 acres, including the 144-acre Kingman State Fishing Lake constructed in 1933.  The area offers a wide variety of hunting and fishing. Campers, hikers and bird watchers will also find the area attractive. A hunting permit is required for hunting. Permits are available free at one of the 18 permit/information centers located around the area.

Hunting

The diverse habitat on Byron Walker Wildlife Area includes riparian woodlands, native prairie, wetlands and marshes, making the area great for hunting a variety of game. Most of the prairie habitat has been enhanced with tree and shrub strips, disked strips and food plots. The wetlands are managed using moist-soil techniques with millet plantings to attract waterfowl. Crops are also planted to benefit game species.  Upland bird hunting is generally good. Quail are the primary species on the area, and numbers are typically good. Pheasants can be found on the area, but numbers are generally low because of the lack of suitable habitat. Hunters with dogs should be careful of traffic on U.S. Hwy. 54, which runs through the area.  Fox squirrels are abundant in the timbered areas. Black walnut and bur oak trees are attractive to squirrels when bearing nuts and acorns. Cottontails are abundant near clover or alfalfa patches or brushy habitats. Occasionally, jack rabbits can be taken on the area. Hunting with beagles can be very productive.  White-tailed deer hunting is very popular on Byron Walker. Numbers are generally good and can be found in every habitat on the area. Bowhunters can improve their shooting skills at the archery range located adjacent to the area headquarters.  Turkey hunting is excellent on the area. The special youth/handicap season gives young and handicapped hunters the opportunity to hunt before the regular season opener.  Area ponds, windmills, sunflower fields, wheat stubble and millet fields can offer exciting pass shooting for doves. Dove hunting can remain good through early October.  Waterfowl hunting offers some exciting diversity on the area. The west 1/3 of Kingman State Fishing Lake is open to waterfowl hunting, with the remainder of the lake managed as a refuge. In addition, eight marshes are located north and west of the lake and three more are located south of the lake on the south side of Hwy. 54. The Ninnescah River and a dozen or more ponds are also open to waterfowl hunting.

Fishing

Kingman State Fishing Lake offers excellent fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and channel catfish. Other species stocked in the lake include bluegill, redear, walleye and northern pike. Special length and creel limits are posted at the lake entrance. Crappie generally spawn in April, and good numbers can be found around brush piles and the rock jetties. Northern pikes get active as the ice melts in February. They are usually found spawning in weedy areas along the shoreline. Some fish have reached 4 feet in length. Channel catfish are extremely popular and are easily caught near the feeders from April to October. Some trophy fishermen pursue big redears using a flyrod. Largemouth bass can be caught year-round near any cover type using various lures and minnow imitations.  The area also has numerous ponds that hold fish. These are indicated on the map and can provide excellent fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill. The Ninnescah River passes through the area and provides good fishing for channel and flathead catfish.

Facilities

Picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets and a group shelter are all available for campers, picnickers and fishermen. Camping is permitted in designated areas only. Two boat-launching facilities are located on the east side of the lake. Motorized boating in Kingman State Fishing Lake is restricted to fishing only, and a no-wake policy in enforced. An archery range is available during daylight hours at the headquarters. To ensure all visitors can enjoy their trip to the lake, alcohol and cereal malt beverages are prohibited.


Things to Remember

• Vehicles are restricted to maintained roads and parking areas. Off-road vehicle use is prohibited.
• A no-trash policy is in effect for this area, so please take your trash with you.
• Any blinds used must be portable and temporary, or made of native materials found at the blind site.
• Target shooting on the area is prohibited.
• Consult information signs on the area for all regulations that apply to the area.

Contact:

(620) 532-3242 (Area Office)

(316) 683-8069 (Regional Office)


ORGANIZATIONS

Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce
Wanda Kelsey, Executive Director
620-532-1853
www.kingmancc.com
email

Kingman County Humane Society & Second Chance Store (Temporarily Closed)
http://kingmancountyhumanesociety.org/

Rotary Club

American Legion Post 414

Kingman Community Theatre Association

Kingman County Historical Society