Founded: 1876, Population: 1,306, Elevation: 862 feet.
The county seat of Chautauqua County and within the Southeast Region of the state. The town is situated between Arkansas City and Coffeyville on Highway 99.
The beautiful wooded hills of the surrounding country, and the active downtown filled with Victorian stores make this one of the prettiest towns in Kansas. Farming, ranching, and petroleum are all important parts of the local economy, but in recent years tourism has become more and more significant. Over 50,000 visitors come each year to enjoy the scenery and attractions of the area that many call the "Kansas Ozarks". Other attractions include The Emmett Kelly Museum,
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05/25 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.