THINGS TO SEE & DO:
There are LOTS of things to see, explore and do in and around Winfield, America! This south east Kansas town is rich with culture and events . . . Just look at all there is to do in the area...
Iron Gate Inn Summer Concert
Saturday, June 1st from 8:00pm - 10:00pm: "An Evening at the Iron Gate Inn". Sit on the large east lawn of the Iron Gate Inn and listen to the groovy sounds of three different musical groups:
(1) Czech Republicans
(2) Lane Turgeon Combo
(3) Möbius Strip
This event is FREE and open to the public. Voluntary donations requested. Chairs will be provided free for Seniors, but otherwise please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Musical groups will be selling their memorabilia. Bottled water and lemonade will be sold for $1/ea.
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
Documents the fascinating saga of early pioneers settling Indian lands known as the Cherokee Strip. Very interesting!!
Winfield Arts & Humanities Art Gallery
Mural Capital of Kansas
Winfield was voted the "Mural Capital of Kansas".
Check out the large number of artisan-painted murals around the city. Click here to download list of murals w/ addresses ------------------------------------------>
Bring a camera & get cool photos w/ family & friends!
Self-guided Historic Homes Tour
Download the map and do a self-guided tour of 28 incredible historic homes. One of those historic homes (the Iron Gate Inn) offers complimentary interior tours (call to schedule tour time).
Bill Caton, a renowned architect, lived in Winfield and practiced architecture (especially residential architecture) for over forty years. His projects, the earliest in 1924, are to be found on almost every street of Winfield, and in numerous states from coast to coast. Over eight hundred projects were completed by Bill Caton.
Broadway Recreation Complex
Located at 2200 Broadway Street, (click for map) is adjacent to the K- 360 bypass. The Broadway Recreation Complex is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of a regulation size baseball field, 4 youth fields, 6 soccer fields, 1 football field, and batting cages. To schedule an activity call 620-221-2160.
Check out current events in the area . . .
Intrust Bank Arena
Located in downtown Wichita (about a 45-minute drive), the new Intrust Bank Arena hosts major attractions such as Elton John, George Strait, Harlem Globe Trotters, Sesame Street Live, Martina McBride, the Eagles and many others. Click here to see the Intrust Bank Arena's Event Calendar.
Chaplan Nature Center
Hiking in the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie along the Arkansas River w/ creeks and forests. Go at your own pace. Excellent photo opportunity for wildlife. Check it out at http://www.wichitaaudubon.org/ or call (620) 442-4133.
Old Cowtown MuseumGet a feel for what it was like to live on the prairie in the 1800s. Old Cowtown is a living history museum with blacksmiths, gun slingers, show girls, Civil War Day, Victorian Balls, "An Evening of Burlesque", old time melodramas, the internationally acclaimed Diamond W Wranglers singing group and much more! New shows and events every week. Check it out at http://www.oldcowtown.org/.
The South Kansas Symphony
Housed at the Richardson Performing Arts Center, the season runs October through April and includes the finale "Symphony on the Prairie". Many great classics professionally done. Check it out: http://www.sckans.edu/sks-band/index.htm
Walnut Valley Festival
Don't underestimate this one, folks! In September every year about 20,000 people come to Winfield for this event also known as the "Bluegrass Festival". Lots of Special Events going on during the Festival, National Flatpicking Contests, camping, performers from all over the country, workshops, golf tourney, merchandise vendors and more. Check it out: http://wvfest.com/.
Wyldwood Cellars Winery
Internationally recognized winery including among other wines their own medicinal Elderberry concentrate (may also purchase elderberry plants). In addition to award-winning wines and wine tastings, WCW regularly has family-themed melodrama shows and other entertainment going on. Something new, fun and different. Check it out: http://www.wyldewoodcellars.com/index.html
Cowley County Historical Museum
The Cowley County Historical Society Museum is open from 1 to 4 Tuesdays through Sundays. Tours and various programs are available. Admission is FREE! Fascinating collections dating back to the 1870s. Call 1-620-221-4811. Check it out: http://www.cchsm.com/home.
Kansas Star Casino
The Kansas Star Casino (about a 25 minute drive from the Iron Gate Inn) offers a high energy Vegas experience! Over 1,300 of the newest, hottest slots and 32 table games including Craps, Roulette, Fortune Pai Gow, no ante Black Jack, and more! Check it out: http://www.KansasStarCasino.com
Walnut Valley Farmer's Market
In the Island Park and open Saturday mornings from June - September. Lots of locally grown produce and hand-crafted items. Check it out: www.walnutvalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Winfield Community Theater
K&O Steam & Gas Engine Show
On the Winfield Fairgrounds. See tractor pulls, antique tractors, arts & crafts vendors, lots of activities and other attractions! Check it out: www.KOSteamGas.org
Cowley County Fair
FREE Admissiona dn parking! Exhibits! Prizes! Concessions! Games! Free stage on Midway nightly! Check it out: www.CowleyCountyFair.com
Henry's Candy Company
Ever been to a candy factory? Forget about watching the mechanical taffy pullers! How about some of those SAMPLES?? Henry's Candy Company has been a fixture in Dexter for over 50 years - just a hop, skip and a jump from the Iron Gate Inn. The "Oh Henry" Candy Bar was invented by a man named Tom Henry, whose family still runs this incredible Dexter candy factory. See what over 10,000 visitors a year are enjoying! Call ahead to be there during production times to see the action (620) 876-5423. Check it |