Cowley County Treasures
With much to see and do, You can view our visitors guide here or view a sampling of the many must-see treasures of Cowley County;
|Stone Arch Bridges-Rural Cowley County
|A map of the 18 century-old stone arch bridges that dot Cowley County can be downloaded here or from Cowley First or contact the Arkansas City Chamber, Winfield Chamber.
|Cowley Waterfall at Cowley State Fishing Lake
20467 US Hwy 166, Dexter - 620-879-5730 ksoutdoors.com/
Named the 12th Most Beautiful Waterfall by Yahoo Travel and most recently listed as one of The Most Gorgeous Waterfall in Every State by Reader’s Digest.
|Barn Quilt Trail
Rural Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail Map can be downloaded here.
An extension of the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, wooden quilts are displayed on barns and buildings across the county paying homage to the rural heritage of the area.
|Henry's Candy Company
21172 K-15 Hwy, Dexter – 620-876-5423
Bring your sweet tooth to Dexter and stop at the world famous Henry’s Candy Company. Operated by the same family for more than 50 years, the factory is a must-stop for the young and young at heart. Do not miss the experience of watching fourth generation candy-makers create their specialty items! Call ahead for a schedule. Large groups and tour buses are welcome. Open 363 days a year from 10-5; closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.
4 miles north of Cambridge on county road Cowley 7 (281st Rd).
A reconstructed cabin located 3 miles north of Cambridge is the original site of a log cabin built in 1872 by a doctor, his wife and children and his brother.
30811 Horizon Dr, Arkansas City – 620-442-5533 – horizoncenter.org
Low and high ropes courses, team building exercises, and exceptional hiking and biking trails make it an ideal location for family and corporate events. Children and teen camps scheduled throughout the summer.
|Chaplin Nature Center
27801 27th Dr., Arkansas City – 620-442-4133
The Chaplin Nature Center combines 230 acres of magnificent woodlands, streams and prairies. Hiking trails, educational programs, and year-round activities including butterfly count, eagle watching and kayaking attract visitors of all ages.
|Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
31639 US Hwy 77, Arkansas City – 620-442-6750
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum was founded in 1966 to honor those who participated in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of September 16, 1893, as well as to preserve the history of the area. The museum sits on the actual “Cherokee Strip”, giving it great historical value and presence in the National Park Service register.
|Cowley County Historical Museum
Located in Winfield the Cowley County Historical Museum works to preserve the history of the county through educational activities. 1011 Mansfield Street, Winfield, KS 67156.
For more information visit www.cchsm.com
|Kansas Vietnam War Memorial
401 E. Ninth, Winfield – 620-221-2421
Visit this moving Vietnam Memorial Wall honoring the service men and women of Kansas who gave their lives in the war.
N. Main, Winfield – 620-221-5525
The pride of Winfield; the park boasts a themed playground, hiking trails, fishing, and ducks to feed.
|Winfield City Lake
Located on 141st Road the Winfield City Lake offers excellent outdoor recreation for camping, boating, fishing, and swimming in the scenic Flint Hills of South Central Kansas.
Lake office# 620-221-5635 or visit the city of Winfield’s website for more information.
701 N Summit St Arkansas City – 620-441-4470
The newly repaired, painted and restored engine is a popular attraction and something Arkansas City residents are very proud of.