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El Dorado

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El Dorado, Inc.
P.O. Box 350
201 E. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042
316.321.1485
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Things to see and do in El Dorado

Museums

General Store
Just one of the store fronts recreating an Oil Boom Town at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum in El Dorado.

Four different museum venues in El Dorado offer a spectrum of historic and art exhibits that are each uniquely fascinating. For more information visit 360ElDorado/Museums.

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum. Learn of the influences of the Oil Boom on Butler County, and become absorbed in the "Glory of the Hills" in the comprehensive Flint Hills exhibit. For more information go to Kansas Oil Museum.

Coutts Memorial Museum of Art. Over 1,000 works are housed behind the classic columns, including a fine collection of Prairie Printmakers' prints, works by Thomas Hart Benton, Frederic James and a number of fine regional painters. See 360ElDorado/Coutts Museum.

WWII History Center. The Center is dedicated to the history of the World War II era, and showcases information about the war on European, Pacific and Home fronts. To learn more go to wwiihistorycenter.org.

Baseball Hall of Fame. On the site of McDonald Stadium, featuring memorabilia of our local "boys of summer". See Baseball Hall of Fame.

A City of the Arts

El Dorado Main Street Sculpture Program

Designated "A City of the Arts" in 2006, El Dorado offers a surprising selection of public sculpture, public and private galleries, and performance arts. For more information visit A City of the Arts.

El Dorado Main Street Sculpture Program. Sixteen sculptures adorn the downtown area.

Private Galleries. A number of privately owned galleries may be found in downtown El Dorado

Coutts Memorial Museum of Art. Special rotating exhibits in addition to the permanent collection. See Coutts Museum.

Butler Community College Fine Arts. Visual arts exhibits and performance arts are top notch. See Butler Fine Arts.

Historic Sites

Freedom Memorial
Honoring veterans on the grounds of the Butler County Court House.

El Dorado is indeed, Someplace Fascinating! History in El Dorado abounds, from its very beginnings, through the discovery of oil in 1915, to more recent happenings. To learn more visit SomePlace Fascinating.

Eureka! The discovery of oil at the Stapleton#1 oil well on October 6, 1915 brought big changes to El Dorado and changed its history forever. At the Butler County History Center/Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central, one may step back in time and relive this extraordinary period of oil exploration in Butler County.

Sentinels of Time. For a complete list visit SomePlace Fascinating.

Obama Heritage. Did you know that the 44th President of the United States has strong ties to El Dorado? Learn about his grandparents, who lived in El Dorado, and more by visiting Obama Kansas Heritage.

Somewhere natural, quiet, exhilarating

Sailboat marina at El Dorado Lake

The ultimate playground- For the outdoor sportsman, the ultimate playground lies just north and east of El Dorado. With 1100 campsites, 10 boat ramps, and Shady Creek Marina, El Dorado State Park boasts 8000 acres of liquid fun. Miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails will please enthusiasts.

Beauty of the Hills- Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Kansas Flint Hills, beginning at the Butler County History Center, 383 E. Central in El Dorado. The museum's permanent exhibit, Glory of the Hills, depicts the history of the area as well as the science- plant, animals, geography- of this last remaining piece of the tall grass prairie. The drives between El Dorado and Eureka, El Dorado and Cassoday, and El Dorado and Emporia yield stunning vistas.

For more information about El Dorado Lake see http://www.360eldorado.com/CampingAndRecreation/ElDoradoLakeandStatePark.html.

Fore more information about the Flint Hills see http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/sites/butler_county_history_center_kansas_oil_museum.